Transit and Boston Police are looking for the driver of a white mini-van or station wagon who managed to slam into both a trolley and a light pole there around 1:40 p.m., leaving behind a front bumper and taking out a traffic light before somehow disengaging from the mess and speeding down Comm. Ave. towards BC.
A concerned citizen complains about this example of sidewalk parking on Johnson Street in suburban West Roxbury:
Car consistently parked on sidewalk even blocking entrances to house. Isn't this a fire hazard? Also people can't walk on the sidewalk & have to cross or walk in street.
The city transportation sprang into action, rushing out to ticket that bad boy.
Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.
Modee spotted this space saver on Mill Street in Dorchester.
A roving UHub photographer came across this protest against the way somebody claimed a parking space on Monmouth Street, Eagle Hill, without spending a lick of time actually shoveling it out today.
Cover a hydrant with an empty trash can and voila: Instant parking space. Sure, you have to hope your house doesn't catch on fire, but what are the odds of that?
The city is lifting the snow emergency at 8 a.m., which lets you be lord of all you shovel for 48 more hours, since Marty Walsh kept Tom Menino's space-saver rule.
There were no injuries, but the building sustained structural damage from the collision - firefighters had to shore up the front wall before a tow truck could... Read more
T riders and drivers alike reported hordes of people and crowds of cars going nowhere fast. T riders trying to get into their cars at the ends of lines reported slogs just trying to get out of garages and parking lots.
Abigail Taylor reports:
Snowly Moly! It just took me... Read more
So move those cars off snow-emergency routes now, although towing may not actually start until 8 p.m.
No school for BPS kids tomorrow.
Darrel Daniel notes some good news in the storm for the mayor: He's canceled his trip to the National Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, so he won't have to walk around with a Broncos jersey on.... Read more
An annoyed citizen complains about somebody on Mohawk Street off Preble in Andrew Square early this afternoon:
Man saved FOUR parking spots before show even falls.
A concerned citizen complains about this creative reuse of the sidewalk on Loring Street in South Boston:
While working with the elderly we had to leave the sidewalk and walk in the street because if these 2 cars taking up there own sidewalk parking spots. Every weekend into Monday it is like this...... Really????... Read more
State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club.
They got the driver out; are now figuring out how to get the truck out. Booms were brought in to contain fuel leaking from the... Read more
State Police report this car flipped over in the snow on Unquity Road this afternoon. Only minor injures, they report, adding the road had to be shut for a short time.
The aptly named Summit Avenue, which runs from Brighton into Brookline, is currently shut. A car slid on the Brighton side, blocking the road. A tow truck called in to remove the car also slid on the Brighton side, blocking the road even more. A new tow truck has been summoned.
A pipe sprung a leak this morning at Prince and Thacher, which will lead to road closures in the area to let BWSC crews do what they need to do.
It's here again. We shouldn't be surprised because it's mid January, but the New England Auto Show has shown up again at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. For locals who haven't been to the NY Auto Show or the one in Detroit, the one here is adequate. While you won't see a ton of prototypes on the show floor, you will get a chance... Read more