Driving

By - 1/3/14 - 3:48 pm
Crash on 128 north in Newton

The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.

By - 1/3/14 - 3:05 pm

Per the mayor's office. And you know what that means: 48 hours of space-saving frenzy (and then it all stops, right?).

Ed. note: Video NSFchairs at the end.

H/t JR Strauss.

By - 1/2/14 - 7:54 pm
Unshoveled space

Rory Nolan doesn't have a car, so doesn't need a parking space. Shortly after 5 p.m., he reported he cleared three spaces in the street:

Seeing how long it takes some1 to take or mark it. Let's go.

Around 7:30, he reported:

Going on 3 hours and it's still open. Difference between Allston and Southie.

In fact, a few minutes later, he updated:... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 3:09 pm
I Street parking saver in South Boston

A wary-eyed citizen reports from I Street in South Boston this afternoon:

This is absolutely ridiculous and unfair. This person left for work and left trash on the street to hold a spot. Across the street at 32 I Street another resident left for work and put a foot stool out in their spot (which we moved to park our car because up and

... Read more
By - 1/2/14 - 9:26 am

Glub, glub at Washington and Kneeland around 4 a.m. Avoid the area, the city says.

Earlier:
Bus-swallowing sinkhole.

By - 12/30/13 - 10:00 am
Dead Sam Adams truck in Jamaica Plain

A Sam Adams truck, about to make a delivery to Blanchard's around 9:30 a.m., kicked the bucket right in the middle of Centre Street, forcing police to block the road in both directions until the truck could be moved.

"Usually, I'm more than happy to see Sam Adams," Tiffani Faison, who took the photo, commented.... Read more

By - 12/30/13 - 8:40 am
Bad crash in Chestnut Hill

Remains of a pickup that slid under a truck in Chestnut Hill. Photo by State Police.

Rain turned to black ice overnight, causing cars to crash and overturn across the region and sending pedestrians and bicyclists plunging to the ground.

Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was... Read more

By - 12/29/13 - 4:38 pm

Interesting ad on Craigslist right now:

Looking for a South End Parking Permit for 2014. Work in the area with pay per day parking garage and looking to see if anybody who lives in the South End who doesn't have parking permit would like to get one and sell.

Willing to pay $200 cash for the 2014 year.

H/t Johnson.... Read more

By - 12/27/13 - 5:02 pm

Lands on a car, doesn't survive, around 3:30 p.m.

By - 12/26/13 - 4:10 pm

MassDOT has a site to explain the rehab work, which will be followed by 11 months of nighttime and off-hours work.

By - 12/26/13 - 3:43 pm

Thomas Tinlin, head of the transportation department under Tom Menino, will become hief of operations and maintenance for the state Department of Transportation next month.

Tinlin is ending almost a decade as the Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department. During that time Tinlin introduced technology to modernize operations, embraced a multi-modal approach to roadway design and led the implementation of transportation plans for countless planned

... Read more
By - 12/25/13 - 12:16 am

Around 8 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Amory Street, Stanley Staco reports, adding the person went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. The Globe reports she died at the hospital.

By - 12/24/13 - 6:17 pm
55 Harvard Ave., Allston

DPW worker cleans up mess outside store. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a driver somehow managed to drive in reverse into the Artful Edge, 55 Harvard Ave., around 4 p.m. Arriving emergency crews found the Subaru embedded in the framing store. The driver was unhurt, but one pedestrian was cut by flying glass.

Police are investigating the incident; ISD also arrived to look at the structural state of the building.... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 11:11 am
Car on pedestrian bridge

Conrad Crawford posts a photo of a New Yorker who somehow managed to get his stupid car on the Northbank Bridge - that swoopy bridge between Cambridge and Charlestown that's supposed to be for pedestrians and bicyclists - last night.

He reports the boulder at the beginning of the bridge had been moved for some reason. He adds that for some reason, the... Read more

By - 12/23/13 - 2:03 pm
93 Slow

Joel Barciauskas is stuck trying to get onto the Southeast Distressway by South Bay.

By - 12/20/13 - 4:38 pm

With the help of some online friends, Adam Mazo figured out a solution that didn't involve either nail guns or fists, but instead the season's best passive-aggressive note.

By - 12/20/13 - 3:48 pm
Van catching fire

Mike passed the flaming remains of an apparent rear-end collision around 3 p.m. just before the off ramp from Rte. 3 south to I-95 north.

By - 12/19/13 - 6:13 pm
Slow going on 93 in Quincy

With little else to do as she sat there, Karen photographed the speed signboard on 93 north in Quincy early this evening.

The delays, it seems, were caused by all the hubbub over a police standoff with a wanted man inside a house on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy.... Read more

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