Memorial Drive

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

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.... Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 11:41 am

Tim watched the car being winched out of the river.

All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.

Photo from the scene.

Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:

By - 8/19/14 - 4:55 pm

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.

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By - 6/15/14 - 9:30 pm
Memorial Driver crash

Overturned car on the right.

Santiago happened upon a crash involving a taxi and a car shortly after 9 p.m. at Mass. Ave. in Cambridge at an entrance to Memorial Drive.

Yesterday:
Car turns turtle on Storrow Drive.

By - 4/3/14 - 6:02 pm

A. Stuck.

Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.

By - 3/30/14 - 11:51 am
Flooding on Rte. 18 in New Bedford

Ric Duarte shows us Rte. 18 in New Bedford, suggests, "Umm ... better stay away!"

That's what happens when close to 4 inches of rain falls. The rain wasn't quite as intense up our way, but Eastie Strong shows what it did to Memorial Drive at the MicroCenter/Trader Joe's entrance:

By - 3/11/14 - 4:32 pm
White geese in Cambridge

Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.

By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013... Read more

By - 5/10/13 - 8:44 am
Truck on Memorial Drive

Just another morning on Memorial Drive, Adam Shutes reports.

By - 4/25/13 - 10:28 pm

The Globe has a long interview with the owner of the Mercedes SUV the bombing suspects allegedly carjacked. And Kevin Cullen recounts the Watertown firefight and the race to save Richard Donohue's life.

By - 4/8/13 - 9:55 am

Drivers this morning were not prepared for yesterday's shutdown of the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge - although they'll now have six months to get used to it.

Kathy reports traffic was tied up in knots on the Boston side. Nikki reports from on board a bus:

Driver of the CT2 is freaking out screaming obscenities at

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By - 4/5/13 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation says it's shutting the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge on Sunday for some major repairs:

All vehicles will be diverted to the surface roadways and through the BU Bridge/Brookline Street rotary, and back on to Memorial Drive.

By - 2/3/13 - 10:32 am

The Storrow Pool is all fun and games until the top of a bus is peeled back, sending nearly three dozen people to the hospital.

Is there any way to prevent this in the future? Clearly, the signs aren't working. Bring back the cowbells the old MDC used to attach to poles across onramps? Station troopers at every entrance? Suggestions?

Here... Read more

By - 1/4/13 - 7:21 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., a driver managed to firmly wedge his box truck into the underpass eastbound at the Harvard Bridge, causing a nice little blockage just as rush hour was getting underway. He tried moving the truck back, but all he did was set of a shower of sparks from where his truck's roof scraped against the top of the underpass.

UPDATE: After working... Read more

By - 11/29/12 - 10:42 pm

Memorial Drive crash

Just as the Cambridge blackout was lifting, three cars failed to occupy the same space on Memorial Drive by the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Brian D'Amico, who took this and several other photos, reports two people were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening... Read more

By - 10/13/12 - 12:34 pm

Sardine can truck

Roving UHub photographer Daniel Weintraub stopped roving long enough to snap a photo of the truck with the newly peeled back roof on Memorial Drive around 11:30 this morning (also note the scaffolding for the oculus installation on MIT's Great Dome, and yes, that is mentioned... Read more

By - 9/25/12 - 9:16 am

A driver with impaired reading skills plowed his truck into the ceiling of the Storrow tunnel eastbound this morning. The ceiling refused to yield, forcing the top of his truck to peel back like a sardine can and backing up Storrow Drive onto Soldiers Field Road way back by the Harvard Business School in Allston and causing similar delays on Memorial Drive when Storrow refugees... Read more

By - 6/27/12 - 3:26 pm

State Police announced today they've terminated Adam Paicos, a trooper caught off duty driving the wrong way on Memorial Drive in April. In a statement, State Police add:

On a date in May, Paicos was observed by a senior command officer engaged in further conduct unbecoming a state trooper, also while off-duty. Paicos was still on probationary employment status when the incidents occurred. The

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By - 6/7/12 - 7:44 am

Crushed truck

Leslie Jones photographed a couple of MDC cops looking at the aftermath of truck vs. underpass on Memorial Drive at the Harvard Bridge on Jan. 18, 1944:

20 ton truck doesn't clear 9 ft. underpass.

The photo, by the way, is part of the BPL's huge... Read more

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