The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the fact a man had a transparent blue plastic cover over his license plate was not enough of a reason for a state trooper to pull him over on Rte. 495 in 2011.
And because that was the only reason the trooper pulled Michael Bernard over, the illegal gun the trooper found on Bernard during a pat frisk... Read more
Charlie MacSteven spotted the ultimate Masshole snow vehicle today on Comm. Ave. along BU. He counted 18 snowmen on the roof.
Somebody on Bateman Street in Roslindale finally found a use for that stubby little column that probably looked so darling in the store - as a space saver.
GoddessOfCarbs shows us the SUVs of two of our fine drivers who couldn't have been bothered to clear the snow off their vehicles this morning.
Ed. note: Drove the kidlet to Forest Hills this a.m. for the bus to school, noticed that SUV drivers seem totally unaware you can get a long brush for those hard to reach places before all the snow comes... Read more
A perplexed citizen in East Boston wonders what sort of spell he needs to cast to get a handicap ramp uncovered:
Did you know there is a handicap ramp at the corner of Marion and White? I do. But this person doesn't because once snow covers it. It's like the ramp is a student at Hogwarts sneaking around in an invisibility cloak. After being... Read more
Jed Hresko spotted this stroller saver at Academy Homes in Roxbury.
Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on Adams Street towards Park Street.
Anyone with info can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the... Read more
Pete Septoff was agahst to discover some "sociopath" simply dropped a cone in an unshoveled space in Cambridge today. So he took quick action:
The cone now pines for fjords.
State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.
UPDATE: The Globe reports he died.
Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.
Stanley Staco reports a woman in a Mini Cooper with Rhode Island plates was very intent on driving north on the southbound side of I-93 in Quincy around 3:30 this morning.
State Police gave chase - and had the OK to ram the car - but a MassDOT plow driver positioned his vehicle to block the car, which promptly rammed it and then, being... Read more
A concerned citizen reports from Manthorne Road in West Roxbury this afternoon:
Unnecessary "space savers"
Boston firefighters rushed to East Broadway around 9:35 a.m. when a car drove into Jack Conway Realty.
It is a Mercury Marquis. The driver put it in reverse in the Rite Aid lot across the street. It traveled across Broadway
At 10:10 a.m., the department reported the car's two occupants were still inside and that firefighters are waiting for a building inspector to arrive... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports plans to replace the concrete-dropping Casey Overpass are on hold because the Massachusetts Historical Commission is raising questions about Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to significantly alter what turns out to be the rather historic rotary on the decrepit overpass's southern end.
At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:
RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays
In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.
The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more
Today is the deadline to help fix Cambridge Street by signing the community letter to MassDOT at http://tinyurl.com/CambridgeStreet.
Comments can also be emailed to email@example.com with your own comments (mention "Project File # 606376").
Please join dozens of residents and advocacy organizations telling MassDOT
- Do not install a median fence.
- Make the car lanes and shoulders narrower to create a safe space for ... Read more
State Police report they are looking for the driver of a dump truck that lost a mattress on Rte. 128 southbound in Burlington yesterday, causing a chain-reaction collision that ended with a woman dead.
State Police say the vehicle is a large dump truck with a white cab and possibly black netting or a tarp covering the bed - out of which flew the... Read more