Driving

By - 6/19/15 - 7:21 pm
Crumbling Casey Overpass continues to come down

Karen Springer is your host for this episode of "Today in the Demise of the Casey Overpass."

Ed. note: It's too bad the supports weren't just a bit closer together - or taller. Because it would just be super amazing to take off just the roadway, then have a bulldozer or something push the very first/last one and watch them all tumble like dominoes.

By - 6/18/15 - 8:15 am
Batman on 128

Joe Donahue forwards J. Steven's pic of the cowled crime fighter on Rte. 128 this morning.

Maybe he's heading to the Gucci store in Newton, which keeps getting swarmed by handbag thieves.

By - 6/17/15 - 10:51 pm
Casey Overpass coming down even more in Jamaica Plain

Mike Davis shows us the new wide open vista where the middle of the Casey Overpass used to be.

On the plus side, LindaK writes: Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:00 pm
New Jersey driver in the Harvard busway

Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.

Earlier:
Excuse me, is this Hahvahd Yahd? We want to pahk our cah.

By - 6/14/15 - 10:45 pm
Truck stuck in O'Neill Tunnel in downtown Boston

Alex Carlson came across this truck jammed tight into the O'Neill Tunnel southbound, just past the turnpike exit, around 10:30 p.m.

Not sure how he managed to get as far as he did!

By - 6/13/15 - 11:59 am
Dunkin' Donuts truck stuck at Ruggles

Robert Orthman watched a Dunkin' Donuts truck storrowed at the Ruggles busway this morning.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:54 pm

NYTimes:

Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people

BOSTON — More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:31 am

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 3 a.m. at Commercial and Charter streets. A third person was taken to the hospital in bad shape. WCVB reports a BMW convertible rolled over. Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 10:38 pm

Jason Grover reports the driver of this car thought he'd come under fire this evening and was so shook up, he crashed his car at Columbia Road and Hamlet Street. In fact, it was fireworks, not gunfire, Grover - who said he got a whiff of that distinctive fireworks smell - says:

There were a series of sharp cracks that could have been mistaken for gunshots then our building shook.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:53 pm

WMEX host and one-time crime reporter Michele McPhee was arraigned today on charges of OUI and attacking the trooper trying to arrest her on an I-93 exit ramp early this morning after he allegedly failed to acknowledge knowing who she was or why that should make him let her go. Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 12:30 pm

Clay Harper shows us a couple of excavators contentedly munching on the Casey Overpass.

By - 6/10/15 - 8:12 pm

UPDATE: 9:07 p.m. Negotiators succeeded in talking him down and he's now in police custody.

The Tobin Bridge is shut to inbound traffic as Boston and State Police negotiators try to convince a man who climbed the girders up to the top to come down. Just in case, the Coast Guard and the Boston Fire Department have personnel stationed on and near the Mystic River.

Samantha Irene photographed the bridge without traffic.

By - 6/9/15 - 11:42 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Gregory Colandris, 24, of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing death for a crash Nov. 23, 2013 at the Hyde Park/Dedham line that left his passenger dying in the front seat as he ran away. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 2:42 pm

Westwood Police posted this video of the railroad bridge near the Roche Bros. vanquishing yet another truck, on Saturday.

By - 6/7/15 - 10:59 pm

State Police report they are investigating how Brandon Spikes's Mercedes Maybach came to be abandoned on the 495 median strip around 3:30 a.m. - and whether some fresh front-end damage might be related to a Nissan SUV getting hit from behind not far away on 495 northbound. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 11:18 pm

UPDATE: Dorchester man arrested.

Shortly before 11 p.m. outside 100 W. Selden St. One of the victims, just 8, died, WBZ reports.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:07 am

Shortly after 7:30 a.m., a truck driver seemed to figure he felt more like a car driver this morning and didn't realize that wasn't the case he suddenly found himself unable to get under the footbridge just before the Kenmore/Fenway exits westbound, as hkergrrl shows us.

State Police arrived not long after and shut the road in both directions to get the fool thing off the road, after helping the driver to unwedge the truck and turn it around, as Jack Loughran observed: Read more.

By - 6/4/15 - 10:35 pm
Seized dirt bikes in Dorchester

Seized bikes. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report officers seized 22 motorcycles, dirt bikes and scooters and one ATV on Tuesday on Lincoln Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 12:52 pm

The mayor's office announced today that Charlestown will be used as a pilot for a new street-cleaning program in which cars will no longer be towed if they block street sweepers - but will instead get ticketed with fines that will be increased from the current $40 to $90. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 3:46 pm

Here's one way to encourage people to sign up with the MBTA's pay-by-phone system for commuter-rail parking: Raise the cost of parking by $2 a day for people who don't use the system.

The T says the price increase goes into effect on July 16 for people who do not buy monthly permits. People who pay by phone, however, will get a $2 daily discount starting that day. Read more.