Chris Dunn watched firefighters deal with a burning car at Warren and Clifford streets shortly before 5 a.m.
At 4:33 p.m., somebody sent 311 this photo of a space saver on Forbes Street in JP and demanded the city do something about it:
Someone clearly did not shovel this apt but is taking an ownership of the spot. Please remove this trash can and let the owner know that s/he cannot do that.
State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.
Somebody keeps running over the school-crossing sign near the Ellis School on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. WalkBoston reports some enterprising soul - teacher Sam Balto - has put TB12's visage atop the sign to see if that can keep it safe.
KMV shows us the cause, at Back and Clarendon streets.
Police were stumped this afternoon by a large piece of tree trunk that wound up at the intersection of Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rick watched a mighty woodsman dispatch the errant wood.
The recently finished DCR repaving of Truman Parkway in Hyde Park included the creation of a bike lane on the southbound side. But as Vivian Gerard discovered and photographed yesterday morning, motorists responded to the new lane by ignoring it. It's especially bad in front of the apartment building at 605 Truman, just before Fairmount Avenue, but a quick drive at lunchtime today showed both car owners and truck drivers ignoring the lane south of Fairmount as well.
MassDOT reports crews will shut the intersection of South and New Washington streets in Forest Hills this weekend for work related to the Casey Overpass replacement project. Read more.
You have to, um, admire somebody who paid extra to get this plate. Lisa McColgan, who spotted it, is grateful:
My Monday is going to suck less now.
Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.
Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.
The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:
Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.
The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.
Cambridge Day reports Cambridge residents and business owners pissed off by bicyclists and their bike lanes have started strategizing how to take over transportation planning in the city.
A Dracut state rep says it's time to crack down on people who blithely walk in between and not at the green while looking at their phones - or listening to their Beats - and wants to see fines increased from the current $1 to up to $200 (for repeat offenders; the first fine would be $50).
Ed. questions: Dracut? This is a problem in Dracut? Do they even have sidewalks or traffic lights there?
Take note, kids: THIS is how you storrow a truck.
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