Memorial Drive

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.

By - 1/29/15 - 4:13 pm
Gridlock in downtown Boston after blizzard

Gridlock at Boylston/Charles/Tremont. Photo by Guglielmo.

Traffic reporter Scott Eck is calling this a chaotic afternoon, with drivers on many local roads just not moving.

One of the worst is Memorial Drive, which is at a complete standstill. Where, specifically? Pretty much from one end to the other.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.

By - 11/4/14 - 8:37 am
Truck that shouldn't be on Memorial Drive

Antibike snapped a truck that shouldn't be there this morning on Memorial Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge.

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. Christine reports it's so windy on 95 north of the city that "cars are almost hitting each other."