Richard Boese had come to a dead stop this morning, as one does in these bucolic days before classes begin, because there was a box truck in front of him, driven by someone who suddenly realized those "CARS ONLY" signs actually applied to him.
Nick McNulty happened upon a newly shorn U-Haul with a driver who learned around 2 p.m. why they don't allow trucks on Memorial Drive, in this case, inbound under the Mass. Ave. bridge.
Lisa Plesko reports:
Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).
Nate Russell snapped this visitor today on a little ledge outside his company's offices on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. "We've seen him before in the trees but never this close," he reports.
DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.
State Police have released surveillance photos of the man they say attacked a woman walking on Memorial Drive near JFK Street early Tuesday.
In a statement, State Police say: Read more.
You wouldn't think it would need to be said, but apparently it does:
Motorists driving trucks, including box and rental trucks, are urged to check the height restrictions along their planned route and make route adjustments as necessary. Specifically, truck drivers on Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road, and Memorial Drive are urged to pay attention to all relevant signs regarding bridge height.
A Belmont man convicted of his second OUI offense appealed, arguing his arrest was illegal because a trooper only showed up at his home based on the word of an anonymous 911 caller and that's just not good enough to warrant a potential arrest.
The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.
Antibike snapped a truck that shouldn't be there this morning on Memorial Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.
And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out. Christine reports it's so windy on 95 north of the city that "cars are almost hitting each other."
All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.
Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:
UPDATE: State Police identify the victim as Mark Keiser of Boston.
State Police report a collision around 7 a.m. on the eastbound side of Memorial Drive just past the Mass. Ave. Bridge ended with a 50-year-old Boston man dead.
The reason why the pedestrian was on the roadway is unknown at this time and is part of the investigation.
Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.
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