Driving

By - 3/7/14 - 9:10 am

The Globe reports MassDOT and State Police will be experimenting with lane closures in the Pru tunnel this weekend as they get ready for a series of lane closures later this month and next month so workers can remove the tunnel's ceiling.

The ceiling was originally put in place to protect the girders that hold up the Pru and the convention center should... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 7:56 pm
Roslindale crash

Mary Fitzgerald spotted the aftermath of a crash outside the Subway on Washington Street in Roslindale Square around 7:40 p.m.

By - 3/4/14 - 7:48 pm

Elizabeth reports:

Harvard just sent notice that most of Harvard Sq will be closed to cars 4-6:30pm tomorrow. Major traffic issues expected.

The president will be in town for fundraisers.

By - 3/2/14 - 10:08 am
Car in Arlington restaurant

Photo by Arlington PD.

Arlington Police report on an incident around 6:15 p.m. yesterday in which a car wound up inside Scutra, 92 Summer St.:

Arriving on scene, officers evacuated the area and treated a 70-year-old Arlington woman who was later transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following an investigation, the vehicle operator, Nick Martirosyan, age 57 of Arlington, was placed under arrest and charged with

... Read more
By - 2/28/14 - 7:47 am

Hingham Police reported yesterday:

Officer just stopped driver for speeding & driver was shaking. Said he just won $50K & was going to Lottery HQ. Showed him scratch ticket.

The officer let him continue on his way to Lottery HQ in Braintree with just a warning to slow down.

By - 2/27/14 - 9:28 pm
Stuck truck in Malden

Kristin MacDougall reports an amok truck got stuck tonight at Pleasant and West streets in Malden.

By - 2/27/14 - 8:00 am
Pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue

Julio Salado reports that when his car hit a pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue between Applebee's and the circle this morning, the jolt was enough to trigger his car's airbags to deploy and send him to St. Elizabeth's with a bruised arm. In addition, the force of the airbag's expansion ripped his jacket.

By - 2/26/14 - 8:01 am

WBZ reports on an apparent asshole loose in the Garden City.

By - 2/25/14 - 12:44 pm
Bad parking in West Roxbury

A concerned citizen complains about the parking habits seen on Centre Street in West Roxbury at lunchtime today:

Left car in traffic - in front of a fire hydrant, walked down to post office. 7292 MR Lexus.

So, that would be: Parking in front of a hydrant, parking too far from the curb and obstructing traffic. It's the West Roxbury trifecta!... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 2:17 pm

UPDATE: BWSC found the shut-off valve around 2:25 p.m. and police began letting traffic down Washington again. But traffic might be slow for awhile due to the ever popular residual backups - and DPW's need to clean up debris from the flood and put down sand for when all the water freezes.

The neighborhood's main road is now rolling in the deep thanks to a... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 6:29 pm
Bus on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub photographer Adam Schnabel wasn't roving all that quickly around 5:55 p.m. today, thanks to the driver of the bus who at least managed not to get storrowed on the BU Bridge just up ahead.

By - 2/21/14 - 11:45 am
Turnpike marker

Driving through Oak Square this morning, I noticed the little sign pointing the way up Washington Street to the turnpike. By itself, no big deal, except note that it shows a green Pilgrim hat - a remnant of the days when the Massachusetts Turnpike had its own authority and for some reason decided to use green Pilgrim hats for its logo (after discarding an earlier... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 4:34 pm

On the outbound side. Police have put up some cones to try to warn off motorists until the DPW can fill those holes.

Meanwhile, the Burlington Mall is shut down due to a car-eating sinkhole.

By - 2/19/14 - 4:06 pm
Flattened truck

Because this truck, which roving UHub Photographer Joe W. ran across (well, not literally) at Pleasant and Hancock streets in Dorchester this morning, could sure use one.

By - 2/18/14 - 3:06 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 in South Boston tweets somebody got angry enough about finding somebody in "his" space on E. 6 Street near P Street yesterday that he vandalized the car.

Only he didn't stop there. To make sure the car owner realized why the entire driver's side of the car was now dented and scratched, he left a note on the windshield... Read more

By - 2/17/14 - 7:59 pm
Propane tank

A concerned citizen complains about this propane space saver on E. 4 Street:

New definition of "don't mess with my space". Rather dangerous!

By - 2/16/14 - 2:42 pm
Hawaiian Punch as space saver in East Boston

Blythe the roving UHub photographer marvels at the Hawaiian Punch bottle being used to save a (completely unplowed) space in her neck of the East Boston woods today. Throw in some frozen Snickers bars and you've got a party.

By - 2/16/14 - 12:41 pm

Shortly after noon, a car went flying into the building at 71 S. Huntington Ave., in the latest of an unending series of crashes along the street south of the intersection with Huntington Avenue.

The building inspector was summoned to check the building for structural damage; the E Line stopped running past Brigham Circle.... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 12:00 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.

Mission accomplished:

Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.

... Read more

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