State transportation officials signed off today on a $20.4-million reconstruction project along a bicycle-unfriendly stretch of Commonwealth Avenue that will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and wider sidewalks on both sides. Read more.
The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.
To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.
It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.
The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story apartment building at 40 Malvern St.
The proposal, by the Hamilton Co., will include 4 one-bedroom units and 44 two-bedroom units. Of those, 6 will be affordable. The company is also planning a 44-space parking lot.
Around 10 a.m., Terry Hatfield captured the scene at Packards Corner, where somebody managed to drive a fair ways down the outbound B Line tracks before, of course, getting stuck.
Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.
Tim Murphy gives us a look at Packards Corner in the 1940s, when you could still take a trolley from downtown to Watertown Square, back in pre-MBTA days.
Imagine how bad this area would be today if there were still no traffic lights?!
Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.
Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.
The New York Times reports from the front lines at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Packards Corner.
UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "There was no damage to the tracks. No injuries. The auto was towed away, and trolley service resumed. It's unclear how this atom-splitter ended up on the Green Line tracks.
Around 8:25 p.m. Jonathan D. Roger reports:
Police, however, did not buy his story any more than the woman who followed him off the train and held him until the law arrived after she got a glimpse of his junk.
Michael Galvin, 37, of Somerville, was arrested on a charge of open and gross lewdness for an incident on an outbound B trolley around 6:40 p.m. yesterday.
According to police, he exposed his penis to a woman as the trolley approached Packard's Corner: