Driving

By - 10/31/14 - 4:58 pm

Michael Ahern of Dorchester was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for killing bicyclist Doan Bui on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012 by ramming him so hard with his pickup Bui's body flew 150 feet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for six to eight years in a state prison, because evidence showed that not only was Ahern going 20... Read more

By - 10/30/14 - 8:26 am
Car on fire on I-95 in Canton

Perry Jacobs reports the car was in the rest area on 95 south when it burst into flames shortly after 8 a.m., so traffic didn't appear to be much affected.

By - 10/29/14 - 3:03 pm

The City Council today passed an ordinance under which all trucks over 10,000 pounds used by city contractors will have to be equipped with side guards and special mirrors to reduce the odds a bicyclist or pedestrian will be crushed when the truck makes a turn or changes lanes.

The ordinance, which goes into effect in six months, is the first in the nation. The... Read more

By - 10/29/14 - 7:47 am
Dead bus on South Huntington Avenue

The dead bus. Photo by Tyler.

Just ask anybody who tried getting to the medical area via South Huntington Avenue this morning, thanks to a 38 bus whose poor little heart just plum gave out just before Huntington around 7:20 or so, close enough to the trolley tracks to box in a trolley and so jam up the entire inbound side of the road back into JP.

Yes, a 38 -... Read more

By - 10/27/14 - 10:24 pm

Clayton Harper reports MassDOT last week awarded a contract worth nearly $60 million to Barletta Heavy Division of Canton to tear down the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills and replace it with a series of surface roads.

Harper says state engineers want the work started ASAP, partly because a winter teardown will minimize the effects of all that dust and noise on nearby residents,... Read more

By - 10/27/14 - 11:28 am
Somerville cops on scene of crash between minivan and police motorcycle

Tim captured the scene on Medford Street where the pictured minivan and police motorcycle collided shortly after 10 a.m.

By - 10/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 6:20 am

Ed Baur reports several cars in the area of West 3 and Vale streets were flooded this morning. At least two were occupied:

Police cruiser stuck in the water on Vale St. Officer still in the cruiser water is up to the door and is coming in.

Female motorist stock in the water and water is coming in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, A.P. Blake... Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 10:28 pm
Big tree down on L Street in South Boston

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):

By - 10/19/14 - 9:52 am

State Police report a head-on crash shortly before 3 a.m. on the Jamaicaway at Perkins Street killed two, injured three, one critically, and left the road shut for three hours.

A 2007 BMW 530XI with three occupants struck a 2002 Toyota Camry with two occupants. Two of the passengers from the BMW, a 44 year old Everett woman and a 33 year old Revere

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By - 10/17/14 - 4:26 pm
Car on stairs in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department (which provided this photo), reports firefighters responded around 4 p.m. for an SUV up the front stairs of 44 Hill Top St.

The driver is being evaluated for injuries. A woman and two children in the car checked out OK, the department says.... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 9:49 am

Lagrange Street north just past Centre is currently blocked thanks to the latest big rig storrowed at the Needham Line bridge, Cottonmanifesto reports.

By - 10/16/14 - 9:27 pm
Gas prices below $3 a gallon in West Roxbury

On Spring Street at Baker tonight. Any other stations below $3? The two stations on Centre Street were both above $3.

By - 10/16/14 - 3:29 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Michael Ahern of Dorchester guilty of felony motor vehicle homicide for running down a bicyclist on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Doan Bui, 63, bicycling home after a fishing trip, died because Ahern rammed him with enough force to throw him 150 feet from the point... Read more

By - 10/15/14 - 9:27 am

No bridges were harmed in the making of this crash.

By - 10/14/14 - 6:42 pm
Fallen tree on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End

Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.

By - 10/14/14 - 3:23 pm

The Herald reports that Massport is getting ready to build a 1,700-space garage to replace all the parking lots that have been torn up for all the development that is generating all the traffic. that is increasingly clogging the streets of the Innovation District.

By - 10/13/14 - 10:13 am

In response to a citizen complaint about loud street work on Appleton Street at 7:30 a.m. this past Saturday, Mark Cardarelli, supervisor of utility coordination and compliance at the DPW writes:

The Public Works Department is resurfacing Appleton St. Appleton was in disparate need of resurfacing, this is a plus for the residents. The street was posted 2 days in advance as required. Because

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