Peter Recore was on the bike path in Allston around 5 p.m. when he spotted this big bus on Storrow Drive at the Cambridge Street off ramp - slowly backing up with the help of state troopers, one of whom was no doubt writing a ticket out for being a dumbass.
On Sycamore Street near Florence Street. Lucy Fitzgerald reports:
Drunk driver hit four + cars at 450 this am on sycamore in Rozzie. Shook the house. Pushed one car up onto lawn of house.
State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.
research and common sense say that slowly rolling through a stop sign on a bike shouldn't be illegal, Vox
Please read the article before you engage in the debate.
Arlington Police report Chief Frederick Ryan was driving down Grove Street around 5:30 p.m. when he spotted a car coming down the road on the wrong side - followed by a man in another car, honking at her in a vain attempt to get her to stop.
Ryan turned on the emergency lights on his undercover car and forced Brenda Drinkwater, 60, of Revere,... Read more
An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:
Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!
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Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.
Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."
The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.
Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more
John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.
Editors at the New York Daily News labored hard over their cups of cawfee to come up with:
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation rolled out traffic messages which dropped the 'r' in favor of 'ah' to resonate with drivers using the notorious New England pronunciation.
When I saw this photo by BU Police this morning, my first thought was something like, "Hah, if only - nice Photoshop job". But no, the state Department of Transportation really has programmed signboards on Boston-area highways to urge people to use theyah blinkahs when changing lanes - or risk a fine.
State Police report an alert trooper noticed something a little off about a passenger in a car heading inbound in the I-93 HOV lane in Quincy around 6:35 a.m. today:
After further investigation, Trooper [John] Carnell discovered the operator had propped up a work jacket with a mannequin head affixed to the top of the jacket in an attempt to create the illusion of... Read more
A concerned singer writes:
Always personalize your parking tickets. Thanks, Boston! pic.twitter.com/LYeROMgQRj
â€” Neko Case (@NekoCase) May 5, 2014
The city replies:
MassDOT posted this photo of a storrowed container that fell off the back of a truck this morning when the top hit the bottom of the Longfellow on the inbound side.
"Please remember height restrictions," MassDOT suggests to truck drivers unable to figure out what "CARS ONLY" means.
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
A concerned citizen complained about this truck being towed on Commercial Street in the North End:
NO TRAFFICE TRUCK OUT OF THE WAY NO COMERCIAL SPOTS AROUND WHY TOW A GUY THAT IS DELIVERING TO BOSTON RESIDENTS
The city marks the complaint "closed," then adds:
Were do you draw the line. do we allow vehicles to park on hydrants because there's no fire. vehicle... Read more