Driving

By - 7/31/14 - 12:08 pm
Almost stuck truck at Storrow Drive entrance

GM2059 shows us a near-Storrowing around noon at a Storrow Drive entrance. Guess there's no question this time whether or not there's a warning sign in place. The State Police cruiser on the left is blocking the road so the driver can back up, of course.

By - 7/30/14 - 2:34 pm
hatchet in dashboard

State Police report a hatchet came flying through the windshield of a car traveling south on I-95 in Topsfield this morning due to the carelessness of the driver of the landscaping truck in front of them - who failed to tie down the hatchet:

Thankfully, the axe only went halfway through the windshield. The passenger who is partially seen in the photo was shaken

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By - 7/30/14 - 11:34 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub photographer Ryan Smith happened upon this freshly Storrowed truck at Silber Way sometime after 11 a.m. today.

By - 7/29/14 - 11:33 pm
Colorful garage in Fort Point

Heather Parker attended the formal lighting-up tonight of Joanne Kaliontzis' glowing art on the side of the Channel Center Garage. More photos.

By - 7/29/14 - 11:24 pm
Safety rally on Cambridge Street

Chris Rich attended the Cambridge Street safety rally in Allston this morning.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/29/14 - 10:47 am

Around 10:30 a.m.

KWAPT reports the truck had to be jacked up to get the person out.

Aerial photo of the scene.

By - 7/28/14 - 9:22 am
Bromfield Road flooding, Somerville

Flooding on Bromfield Road, Somerville. Photo by Dan Adams. See it larger.

Fast-moving morning showers flooded roads across the area, from small sidestreets to Rte. 9 and Storrow Drive. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Essex County.

In West Roxbury, emergency workers responded to Spring Street at the Shaw's plaza around 9:20 a.m. to rescue two motorists whose cars stalled in up to four feet of water at the neighborhood's traditional storm-flood... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 12:16 pm

A Mattapan man was indicted earlier this month on charges he killed a man just standing on the sidewalk on Cummins Highway last November.

Dervin Hibbert, 53, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle and motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, which carry minimum mandatory terms of five years and one year, respectively, the Suffolk County... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 11:20 pm
Car turns over in Jamaica Plain

Car turns turtle. Photo by Elizabeth.

Shortly after 11:10 p.m. on South Street near St. Rose. The driver managed to escape OK. Traffic is, of course, a mess.

By - 7/24/14 - 6:21 pm

MassDOT and the City are designing a new Cambridge Street, but while we have waited for these plans to become a reality there have been multiple pedestrian and cyclist deaths on Cambridge Street in recent years.

As we plan for the future, the new street needs world-class design for mass transit and people walking, running, and biking. But safety measures can't wait!

People who walk,... Read more

By - 7/23/14 - 9:59 pm

A truck driver from New Jersey discovered tonight that 18-wheelers like his can't fit under the train bridge that crosses the VFW Parkway by the West Roxbury Education Complex. Boston Police are on scene to help him back up his big rig - and to write him a ticket.

By - 7/21/14 - 1:57 pm

Clinton Blackburn doesn't follow the Red Sox and he's not much of a fan of the signs that Brookline's put up on certain streets about how people have to pay more for parking on game nights, such as the one on which he got a ticket while just trying to get some Chengdu dry hot chicken at Sichuan Gourmet:

“Red Sox parking available” doesn’t

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By - 7/21/14 - 9:14 am

A concerned citizen reports on an incident Friday evening on Washington Street in the South End:

Unprofessional conduct by BTD employee: at 7:45pm, female BTD exited BTD van ticketed car on Washington St whose meter just expired (15 min prior to end of enforcement) then did a ridiculous happy dance before getting back into van. As van drove by crowed outdoor restaurant (Toro) she

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By - 7/21/14 - 8:41 am

The Globe reports on the incident last night at Frawley and Huntington, which sent the bicyclist to the hospital in bad shape. WBZ has photos of the car he hit.

By - 7/20/14 - 3:55 pm

The state begins its new toll-plaza-less tolling system on the Tobin tomorrow. Drivers with EZ-Pass transponders will have $2.50 added to their bill for every inbound trip. Drivers without the transponders will have their license plates photographed and scanned and a bill for $3 will go to the registered owner of the vehicle for each trip.

By - 7/18/14 - 10:55 pm
Remains of car outside Sullivan Square firehouse

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by Boston EMS Incidents.

Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person was ejected from a vehicle and at least two other people are in bad shape outside the Engine 32 and Ladder 9 fire station at 525 Main St.

BPD homicide detectives are on scene due to the severity of injuries - two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition; one in non-critical condition. Firefighters... Read more

By - 7/18/14 - 9:58 am

Boston Police report Officer Clifton Singletary was helping the driver of a wayward 18-wheeler stuck near the top of Beacon Hill navigate off the hill yesterday when somebody in the truck yelled the brakes had failed:

As the truck began to slowly roll out of control down Walnut Street, Singletary sensing danger ahead, immediately sped ahead to the intersection of Walnut and Beacon Streets

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By - 7/17/14 - 12:15 pm
Truck on steps down to Boston Common

Truck plunge. Photo by Goodrica.

In what will go down in the record books as one of the most Boston of truck crashes ever, a driver from Georgia who reports getting discombobulated by a GPS that put him on Storrow Drive somehow wound up near the top of Beacon Hill from which he rolled down Walnut Street and then was unable to stop as his 18-wheeler plowed across... Read more

By - 7/17/14 - 9:34 am

A 26-year-old man tried getting from one side of the Cambridge Street turnpike onramp to the other last night but didn't make it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The man was hit by a Camry whose driver remained on the scene and showed no signs of impairment, the DA's office says. Although state troopers continue to investigate the crash, no charges have been... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 8:31 pm
What happens when the fire extinguisher goes off at a gas station

Vera photographed a seeming impossibility this evening: Snow in July - at the Centre Street Gibbs station.

Marc W reports the overhead fire extinguishers went off for some reason at the station (Boston Police report it was just baking soda). He also took a photo:

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