MassDOT has a site to explain the rehab work, which will be followed by 11 months of nighttime and off-hours work.
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
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
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
Joel Barciauskas is stuck trying to get onto the Southeast Distressway by South Bay.
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.
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.
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
A weary citizen in East Boston sighs:
I'm not sure if this is asking too much, but on border st and white st in East Boston, I've already shoveled out 5 parking spaces, and everytime I come home at night people have moved put of theirs and into my shoveled out spots. I'm exhausted from having to shovel a new one every night.... Read more
The state shut the eastbound Storrow tunnel this morning due to flooding.
Wicked Local Brookline reports that, according to police, a visiting bicyclist from Jamaica Plain got upset at a motorist going around him on Washington Street, apparently because he was riding in the middle of the street to avoid just that sort of thing, so he caught up with her at a light and smashed her windshield with his bike lock. Police then arrested him.... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this interesting parking job on Warren Avenue in the South End this morning.
BK reports from the Riverway:
Thanks 2 my sister-in-law who introduced me to candy crush I have something to do in this parking lot.
Boston Police report somebody unfamiliar with Southie moved a sawhorse by the curb in the 400 block of W. 4 Street yesterday afternoon and parked his car.
Officers then spoke to a witness who stated he observed an unknown suspect shooting nails into the tires of the victimâ€™s motor vehicle. The suspect then took the saw horse and fled on foot towards W. Broadway... Read more
A woman charged with putting a pedestrian into the ICU Sunday night could spend the time until her trial behind bars after her family said it could only scrape together $2,500 in bail, not the $500,000 set by Judge James Coffey.
Coffeey agreed with a request from the Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Brian Brodigan for the high bail for Kathleen Abban due to... Read more
Quilayute reports somebody with the nom de neige of Dave went along E. 6 Street last night moving space savers that had been plonked down before most of the snow had even hit.
In JP, rapidly turning into Southie on the Pond, the cones came out with maybe a couple inches on the ground.
Around 10:45 p.m. in East Boston, meanwhile, police responded to an A&B call on Princeton Street: A woman was standing in a space to hold it for somebody on their way when a guy not of her acquaintance began pulling into the... Read more