Driving

By - 9/25/14 - 8:43 am
Storrowed truck at Bowker Overpass

Ric Duarte was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider the impressive sardine-canning of a truck whose driver learned the Bowker Overpass is not meant for his ilk.

Antoinette Antonio reports the box truck is wedged in nice and tight, so it's going to take some work to get it out.

State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 4:05 pm

Dedham Police report they are investigating whether solar glare contributed to a crash this morning that left an elderly Dedham woman dying in her church's parking lot.

According to police, Anne McIntyre, 70, was crossing High Street shortly before 7 a.m. to get to mass at St. Mary's Church, 420 High St.. "She was struck by a 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report the driver of a car that collided with a Boston ambulance at Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:30 p.m. on Monday was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.

Two EMTs in the ambulance were also transported - in another ambulance, to Boston Medical Center - for treatment of minor injuries. They were on their... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 8:02 am
Parking issue in South Boston

Ryan O. came out of his home this morning to find his car like this, on East Broadway:

The joys of trying to get to work while living in Southie!

He updates that the story had a happy ending: His neighbors knew whose cars those were and their phone numbers and just kept calling them until one finally answered and came out to move... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 7:56 am

Boston today launches an app to let people pay their parking tickets via their smartphones.

TicketZen, available for both Android and iOS devices, lets users scan the bar code at the bottom of their tickets, which will connect their payment information to the city's ticket-paying system.

The app provides a smoother user experience than navigating to the City’s parking ticket payment website from

... Read more
By - 9/23/14 - 7:47 am

UPDATE: Police report the driver of the car died.

Jil Murphy reports it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Monday at Fairfield and Beacon streets. Stanley Staco reports serious injuries.

This is the same intersection where two pedestrians were killed in a crash in June.

Photo of the scene.... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 1:34 pm
Stuck truck in Fields Corner

From the "How do they even do that?" department comes this picture, by Fields Corner Main Street, of a truck whose driver tried but failed to make a U-turn at a major intersection shortly after 1 p.m.

By - 9/18/14 - 1:26 pm
Audi on fire on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Jimmy Doan happened upon this flaming car a little after 1 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near MIT and Memorial Drive.

He reports nobody was inside the car, at least not when he arrived.

Anson Stewart captured the Mass. Ave. scene from the other side of the road and behind the car:

By - 9/18/14 - 9:37 am

What will happen here after spending $250 million of our money?

Tonight at 6:30 at the Jackson Mann Community Center, learn how MassDOT plans to spend 250 million public dollars to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston.

At 4:30, learn how the Boston Society of Architects thinks this project should start the transformation of one of the last major piece of developable land in Boston.

Both meetings will be at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 8:54 am

Well, seems Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in town today. And as befits somebody of his august position, naturally, he stayed at the Ritz and got a motorcade full of Escalades that, of course, got a full police escort and had Storrow Drive blocked at rush hour?

His public schedule.notes he and his entourage will do it all again tomorrow,... Read more

By - 9/17/14 - 6:06 pm

NECN reports the fatal crash happened on Lynn Street. Linuxlibrarian reports it happened around 4:45 p.m. near the Rte. 60 movie theater.

By - 9/13/14 - 5:35 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. The bicyclist got the worst of it, was taken away in bad shape, but is expected to survive.

By - 9/10/14 - 11:44 am

Seven Star Street Bistro, 153 Belgrade Ave., is seeking a beer and wine license for the dining room it's been building out the past few months.

The restaurant, which currently has just one table, wants to add a 16-seat dining room. It's seeking permission to stay open until midnight.

The Boston Licensing Board figures out tomorrow whether it has any beer and wine licenses to... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 9:53 pm

Outbound, just past Harvard Avenue, around 9:40 p.m. Comm. Ave. outbound is shut between Harvard Avenue and Allston Street for the investigation.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:34 pm
People looking towards the Jamaicaway crash

Sean Olson reports a car rolled over on the Jamaicaway near Bynner Street, ejecting one person, around 7:50 p.m. About 40 minutes later, with the area still crowded with emergency workers, a bicyclist crashed into a tree there, as well, he reports.

The Jamaicaway is shut in both directions.

By - 9/9/14 - 9:55 am
A traffic warning from the MBTA

Matt Hrono reports T workers were handing out these "tickets" at red lights along Huntington Avenue this morning.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:30 am

It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but Dendanator assures us that, yes, an old lady was driving down Rte. 2 this morning in a car full of live sheep.

Earlier:
Turkey in a car on I-95.

By - 9/8/14 - 12:10 pm
Big truck on small downtown street in Boston

Ellie happened to be well clear of the intersection of School and Washington streets this morning when an 18-wheeler that had somehow gotten on School Street tried to turn onto Washington, without much success.

Perhaps the driver once tried to get into the Midvale School for the Gifted.... Read more

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