WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.
Alex C. captured two Lamborghinis and a Ferrari whose drivers figured the absolute best place on Boylston Street to stop and compare the size of their, um, wallets this afternoon would be the bus stop at Clarendon Street. He reports:
I told them they were in a bus stop right after they parked there, and they were like "whatever."
Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.
The Newton Fire Department reports no injuries when this trash truck felt compelled to obey the law of gravity at an embankment on Langley Road this morning.
Around 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white Acura rear-ended a prisoner-transport van on Hyde Park Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, then kept on driving, at relatively low speeds. Read more.
Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.
State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.
Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.
Around 6:40 p.m. on Wood Avenue at Mariposa St. The fatal-accident reconstruction and homicide units were called in, just in case.
Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.
Regular street sweeping in Boston resumes today in those parts of the city not lucky enough to be the North End, the South End or Beacon Hill. If you're new to town, you can look up your street-sweeping day.
Also, the Sox open at home today.
Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.
Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.
A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a car parked on East 2 Street:
There is no resident sticker affixed to this vehicle. If a sticker was issued why isn't it on the vehicle? How do the residents know if a sticker was issued? If it had a sticker I wouldn't be wasting my time and yours!
The money is part of a $157-million national settlement with states over the way VW ginned up its diesel engines to show up as "clean" during emissions tests, the state Attorney General's office reports.
Lisa Jacobson captured this near miss on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this afternoon.
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