Anybody who gets a parking ticket in Boston today, tomorrow or Saturday can pay for it with a toy, specifically, "a non-violent, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value than the ticket fine."
MassDOT reports it's opening the remaining fourth-lane sections of 128, er, 93/95/1/Hut!, between Randolph and Westwood this week. Schedule of segment openings. Important note:
With the opening of the new fourth travel lane, the authorized use of the breakdown lane for travel during weekday peak commuting periods will be discontinued to enhance driver safety and provide emergency vehicle access.
In other words, from now... Read more
Although maybe it helps when you say you're from the Boston Transportation Department. In any case, somebody complained about somebody else saving a space on Henchman Street in the North End with a traffic cone. A city minion marked the case closed tonight:
[T]old resident to remove cone and did.... Read more
A box truck being carried on a flatbed truck hit the ceiling of the O'Neill Tunnel southbound around 9:30 a.m., causing some damage to wired in the ceiling, State Police report. The trucks were out of there and the damaged wires removed. Traffic impact was minimal, State Police say.
The Globe reports on a crash around 1:15 a.m. at Mass. Ave. and Haviland Street.
No doubt the driver of this $40,000 Lexus, spotted on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury the other day, had some old shmatte on.
In response to a citizen complaint about sheer chaos on the road, the city reports it's looking at installing traffic signals at Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue just north of Readville station - an intersection that has it all: Hills, curves and, of course, Massholes.
Playing the role of Rte. 24 today is Rte. 3, which State Police advise ground to a near halt shortly before noon due to an apparently unrelated trio of incidents:
A rollover northbound near Derby Street sent two people to the hospital. Ten minutes later, a couch on top of a vehicle fell off on the southbound side of the same stretch of road, which... Read more
The Globe reports.
Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed.... Read more
Wellesley Police posted this video, showing an alleged drunk driver bursting out of the Whole Foods parking lot onto State Street (around 1:00) Friday morning. WCVB reports the driver is an ER doctor at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and that the driver of the car she hit was taken to the hospital with two cracked ribs.... Read more
The Daily Free Press updates us on the condition of Brenda Wynne, the Stingray Body Art co-owner seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on Comm. Ave. in Brighton on Oct. 31. Benefits being planned for her in January at the Brighton Music Hall and she hopes to be out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to attend. Still no sign of the coward who hit... Read more
At 7:20 a.m., jegerentwit tweets from the Allston war zone (where police will be asking "papers, please" for anybody claiming to live there):
Scores of tow trucks on Comm toward BC. Anyone towed from Comm Av should consider suing Aerosmith & naming Boston.
Dan Walker, who lives right there and doesn't understand the angst, responds:
It's posted all over the street and BPD... Read more
Police are looking for the driver of a white SUV that hit Brenda Wynne around 4 p.m. yesterday on Commonwealth Ave. near its intersection with Kelton and Warren streets.
Friends say Wynne, who owns Stingray Body Art, had her pelvic bone broken in three places, as well as her nose and leg. She also suffered a large gash in her forehead from where she hit... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Bridging Forest Hills, which unsuccessfully tried to get the state to replace the crumbling Casey Overpass with a new overpass instead of surface roads, hasn't given up its fight and is now trying to get Mayor Menino to help it convince MassDOT to change its mind. Menino had previously spoken against replacing the overpass with surface... Read more
The state shut Morrissey Boulevard between UMass and Freeport Street around 11:15 a.m.
A police officer from Hyde Park will face charges in Suffolk Superior Court for a May 24 crash at Austin and West streets that broke a Hyde Park woman's leg and fractured one of her vertebrae, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Richard Jeanetti, 36, was indicted today by a Suffolk County grand jury for the crash, which prosecutors say was caused when an... Read more