Driving

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/2/16 - 1:25 pm

Updated.

A rollover around 1:15 p.m. on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury near the Dedham line killed the driver and injured his two of his four passengers. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By - 2/1/16 - 7:17 am
Zhou

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000 (DA asked for $7,500).

WBZ reports a woman was dragged by the SUV that hit her on Kneeland Street around 1:40 a.m. to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner. A man was also hit, but not dragged.

Xiao Ying Zhou, 44, a massage therapist from Sandwich, will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts of leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. The female victim, 48, remains alive, the DA's office says.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/27/16 - 8:04 pm
Flipped car in Cambridge

Cambridge Street near Harvard Square was closed for a bit this evening on account of this flipped car, Prairie Rose Clayton reports.

By - 1/26/16 - 10:18 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. on Old Colony Avenue at Gavin Way, John Duffill reports.

State Police report: Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:36 pm
Sebastian the Space Saver

If you don't use Facebook, or haven't been on it in a couple of weeks, then you have no idea what the city of Boston today is riffing on. And you're probably better off for that. And enough with the space savers.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:33 am

Posted early this morning on the East Boston Open Discussion on Facebook (you have to be logged into Facebook to see it and its comments):

TO THE PERSON THAT SLASHED MY TIRE YOU LEFT YOUR FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THE TRASHCAN YOU LEFT TO SAVE YOUR SPOT AND I HAVE YOUR TRASH CAN IF YOU WANT IT BACK COME GET IT THE POLICE WILL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR TODAY IT IS A COMPANY TRUCK AND I AM NOT WORRIED THE TIRE CAN BE REPLACED

By - 1/25/16 - 9:27 am
Smashed car on the Zakim Bridge

Tim shows us one of the cars in a two-car crash on Leverett connector northbound around 8:30 a.m.

By - 1/25/16 - 9:14 am
Angry note in East Boston

Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains:

This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.

Megz reports: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 4:31 am

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By - 1/20/16 - 11:13 pm

WCVB reports Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming kicked in a window to rescue a woman on Rte. 1 from a car filling with smoke after a crash.

His heroics - which left him with a gash in his leg that required 22 stitches - came almost a year after then Patriot Vince Wilfork lifted a woman out of a flipped Jeep on Rte. 1.

By - 1/20/16 - 12:12 am

Vague talk about doing something about the rusted out old Northern Avenue Bridge one of these years has suddenly become a more focused goal of city officials now that GE is moving to the South Boston Waterfront; the Globe reports officials made fixing the bridge part of their pitch to GE and seem confident they can come up with the money to fix it up.

By - 1/19/16 - 5:51 pm

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.

By - 1/17/16 - 1:20 pm
Bad truck on Newbury Street

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.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:04 pm

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.

By - 1/13/16 - 10:00 am
Pedestrians told to use sidewalk in Downtown Crossing

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.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

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