Memorial Drive

By - 1/13/18 - 10:49 am

KMV had his eye on an underpass on the outbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow earlier this morning when two cars tried to make it across a new lake there, but only one made it.

By - 12/19/17 - 10:04 pm

Cambridge Police report that shortly after 8:15 p.m., a "tall masked man" stole a 2017 Audi from the Shell station on Memorial Drive. Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:44 pm

Cambridge Police report a Harvard student running along Memorial Drive near Western Avenue was attacked around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By - 6/25/17 - 6:09 pm

Andrea watched a Boston Cab driver hop onto the sidewalk to get around the Sunday ban on cars down Mem. Drive.

By - 6/9/17 - 5:04 pm
Storrowed truck on Memorial Drive

Lilac Scoring forwards a couple of photos of some height impedance leading to some boffo storrowing on Memorial Drive at Mass. Ave. this afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/4/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports it got all the data it needed from closing off half the lanes on the turnpike between Allston and Beacon Street yesterday and so at 7 a.m., it re-opened the two lanes it had shut on each side.

Around 9 a.m., DCR tweeted that it was still planning to shut Riverbend Park and open Memorial Drive in Cambridge to car traffic today. Read more.

By - 6/2/17 - 5:17 pm

DCR is alerting pedestrians and bicyclists they better stay off Mem. Drive between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge this Sunday, because it will be open to traffic so that motorists don't have to be inconvenienced by the narrowing of the turnpike across the river.

By - 5/14/17 - 9:31 pm

State Police report a woman suffered serious injuries trying to get across Memorial Drive near Micro Center around 5:15 p.m.

State Police say the woman, whose identity they are still trying to ascertain, was hit in an westbound lane by a motorist driving a 2009 BMW M5. The road was shut in both directions for an investigation.

By - 8/31/16 - 10:04 am
Truck backing up on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

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.

Then the guy put his truck in reverse, and ignoring his two passengers' arm waving and Boese's horn blaring, plowed right into Boese's rental car: Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 4:36 pm
Truck peeled like a grape on Memorial Drive

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.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:20 am
Truck stuck on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Lisa Plesko reports:

Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).

By - 1/4/16 - 11:50 pm
Hawk outside a Cambridge window

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.

By - 8/28/15 - 5:59 pm

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.

By - 8/18/15 - 9:52 am

State Police report a Boston woman walking by the Weld Boathouse near JFK Street was attacked early this morning: Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:19 am

Brandon Constant reports water was gushing out of a water main at the Larz Anderson Bridge and JFK Street around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Photo of the rushing waters from the 36-inch main.

By - 5/12/15 - 12:52 pm

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.

By - 3/3/15 - 11:54 pm
Trader Joe's in the snow

Brad Kelly headed to the Memorial Drive Trader Joe's the other night for some French Toast fixin's.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/19/15 - 3:11 pm

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.