MassDOT reports that as of 5 a.m., the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike is open again and Green Line trolleys are going hither and yon and life is just back to normal and all.
WHDH reports an abandoned house on Cedar Street in Cambridge that was in the process of being demolished collapsed and crashed onto a parked car, crushing it - fortunately, nobody was in either house or car.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will be re-doing the streets around the little rotary, which itself will be rebuilt.
Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:
SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.
Richard Higgins, 78, of Attleboro, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing following a weekend incident in which he allegedly sent a 12-year-old girl flying into the air on Old Colony Avenue while under the influence of both alcohol and a narcotic, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.
The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.
Shortly after 3 p.m., the back of a tractor-trailer sprung open on Mass. Ave. in front of the new Berklee building, and hundreds of backpacks sprung out, immediately shutting the road, as Riggs shows us.
The road towards Boylston will be shut for awhile as the trailer is completely offloaded.
State Police reported around 1:45 p.m. they shut the highway to let Boston firefighters quench the fire, which was on the southbound side where the O'Neill opens back up into open sky.
Mike the roving UHub photographer reports from the Trader Joe's parking lot this afternoon:
Lady smashed into the black car repeatedly until it hit the building, then said she didn't know what happened. Parking is tight at TJ's but wow!
Rick Macomber chronicled a storrowing, shortly after 2 a.m. on the inbound side at the Longfellow.
Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.
Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:
A roving UHub photographer spotted this Batcycle with a fresh Boston parking ticket on Summer Street in Fort Point today.
The long awaited, little anticipated shutdown of the Comm. Ave. bridge began at 9 p.m., affecting motorists, Green Line and bus riders, Worcester Line riders and the braver souls heading to Springfield and Chicago on Amtrak. Boston Magazine runs down the details of the work, which the state says is pretty necessary on account of the bridge falling apart.
UPDATE: State Police report they found the guy - a Lynn man who now faces a variety of charges.
State Police say a guy who caused a three-car crash on Land Boulevard this morning pulled off an old trick when he told the other drivers to pull over to the side of the road to exchange papers, which they did, but he instead just drove away. Read more.
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