Mayor Walsh said this morning that city officials are looking to base how much motorists pay at a meter based on where and when they're parking.
In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Walsh said these "flexible rates" could dramatically reduce the time motorists spend searching for spaces - which they would do by driving off those unwilling or unable to pay peak rates. Read more.
City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.
A Cambridge woman who bought an Audi A3 TDI in 2010 has sued Volkswagen Group of America for breach of contract, breach of warranty and "unjust enrichment" for selling diesel cars that belched more pollutants than allowed. Read more.
Jim Nichols came across this scene in Roslindale Square this afternoon: A mismatch between the height of a van and the height of the Bank of America drive thru.
Fox 25 reports.
Paul was kind of amazed to see how somebody park a scooter at the South Bay mall today.
Psychlo Hexane sat behind this on Mass. Ave. near Porter Square this evening.
Cambridge Police report on the water-main break at JFK and Mt. Auburn streets this morning:
Inbound traffic to Harvard Square from Memorial Drive will be closed. Traffic coming east from Mt. Auburn Street will be diverted to Eliot to JFK Street outbound to Memorial Drive. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area during the AM commute and likely through the weekend.
Without water, some businesses have shut.
A South Boston man with one OUI conviction under his belt and facing charges for another alleged OUI incident was ordered held without bail after he allegedly hit a woman walking across Day Boulevard yesterday evening - sending her 15 feet into the air - and then just driving off, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.
Runner Cait ran across this BMW protected with swim noodles in the Back Bay today.
The City Council today unanimously proposed an ordinance that lets police fine any scooter or ATV riders they see popping wheelies, standing on the seats or doing other stunts on city streets. Read more.
Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.
Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:
Penny Cherubino at BostonZest shows us the newly re-striped intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street this morning.
Electronic signboards now warn motorists to "BE ALERT FOR CYCLISTS."
The intersection is where Anita Kurmann was struck and killed by a semi while bicycling earlier this month.