A Brighton Municipal Court jury today convicted Nikloas Papadopoulos of negligent operation - a misdemeanor - for a Sept. 6, 2013 crash that paralyzed a Dorchester man in the pickup he smashed into and put one of his own passengers into a wheelchair with a traumatic brain injury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Adam Castiglioni reports Newbury Street was shut to traffic between Hereford and Mass. Ave. at noontime, apparently to let crews clean up whatever this truck dumped or leaked on the road.
Melissa Benedict, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death for an incident around 8 a.m. yesterday on Washington Street near Harvard Street that left a man lying in the street, dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE: This post is proof of Betteridge's Law and the fact that I can be awfully unobservant since the signs have been there for 7 months and are only related to the Tower construction.
This sign recently popped up in Downtown Crossing (along with a twin at Summer and Winter). A signal of the city's intentions, or just a temporary measure until Millennium Tower is finished? In either case, many hardened Bostonian pedestrians were paying the sign no heed yesterday.
UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.
A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.
UPDATE: State Police reported at 7:22 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.
State Police report somebody drove the wrong way down Rte. 128 northbound around 4:20 a.m. just before Rte. 3 in Burlington, causing a crash that shut all lanes northbound. They estimate the road could be reopened by 7:30 a.m. WBZ reports two taken away in critical condition.
Wellesley Police report an officer pulled over this car cruising down Linden Street around 3:30 p.m. and issued the driver a citation for
driving like a moron failure to clean off the windshield.
A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to marvel at the backbreaking work that obviously went into clearing this space on East Broadway in South Boston tonight.
But fortunately, it happened in the middle of a light traffic day, like around 2 p.m. and they began functioning again after about 20 minutes.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting about the roar from the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel. Also, state officials agreed to cut through the bureaucratic morass that currently means sidewalks over the trench don't get shoveled after snowstorms.
A peeved citizen complains this morning about this space saver at Havre Street and Cunard Way in East Boston:
Why are people holding parking spaces when its not eve snowing