WalkUp Roslindale held a standout at Walter and South streets this morning to let drivers know they should ease up on the accelerator now that the default speed limit in Boston is down to 25 m.p.h.
Ryan spotted this oxygen tank doubling as a space saver on Eagle Hill in East Boston today.
A pre-teen boy was hit by an SUV on Blue Hill Avenue near Fessenden Street around 5:50 p.m. Not long after, police stopped a suspect at Wildwood and Middleton streets, off Morton.
Traffic was diverted from Blue Hill Avenue onto Norfolk Street.
MassDOT reports that due to damage to utility wires caused by the flipped over cheese truck, Exit 10 at Squantum Street will be shut for the evening rush hour. Officials are hoping to get it open in time for the morning rush. Also:
Effective at midnight tonight, there will be intermittent closures of I-93 north and southbound in Milton.
Dumps 38,000 pounds of cheese, takes out power lines. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/03/16/southeast-expressway-milton-inters...
Song about the incident to be titled "30,000 Pounds of Havarti".
State Police report stopping this guy on the turnpike in Weston today, add:
Don't be that guy ...
NBC Boston reports two people were injured around 3:20 a.m. when their car slammed into a car that State Police said was too close to a plow truck putting down salt at American Legion Highway and Morton Street.
Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.
City officials today unwrapped a wishbook of projects to turn Boston into a 21st-century city with reliable transit service that connects people in remote neighborhoods with jobs in growing districts nowhere near downtown and with bike lanes and sidewalks that become safe and reliable ways to get around. Read more.
The roads around the Landmark Center are a mess this morning becuase of the flooding that Lindy captured around 6:30 a.m. She advised:
Avoid the area if you can. I was on foot so not bad but traffic/public trans is AWFUL
Rick Macomber captured some of the flooding even earlier, around 4:30 a.m. Read more.
State Police say they continue to investigate the incident, in which they say Correia made it across the southbound side of I-93 before getting hit on the northbound side just past Columbia Road.
Updated with State Police info.
State Police say a Somerville man fleeing a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown early this morning plowed into several cars on Bow Street in Everett, then was picked up while walking down Rte. 99. Read more.
In response to a 311 complaint about some Massholish parking on G Street in South Boston (person consistently parking "between a driveway and a handicap spot" and basically taking up two spaces with one car), the city says:
There is no violation for being a bad neighbor. Sorry.
WalkUp Roslindale is sponsoring hour-long standouts over the next month at key Roslindale intersections for the next four Saturdays, starting in Roslindale Square.
Boston reduced its default speed limit from 30 to 25 m.p.h. in January.