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By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:37 am
A very low speed-limit sign on the Jamaicaway

Any lower and they'll have to dig a trench.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:38 pm
Storrowed U-Haul

Schmitt spotted this storrowing aftermath being hauled down a Back Bay street today. What makes it a bit unusual is that it's an actual U-Haul - most recent storrowings have involved anything but U-Haul box trucks.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 10:33 am

The Ephemera Society of America has an overview of the sign work of Vincent Zarrilli, who made hundreds of black-on-yellow stencilled signs protesting what would become the Big Dig, along with the "Dukakis Artery rats" he said would flood the city during construction, and promoting his alternative for a "Bay Bypass" - basically a double-decker bridge across Boston Harbor, from Dorchester to Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 1:07 pm

WGBH posted a news clip from 1985, when the driver of an out-of-state moving van executed a perfect storrowing: Jammed his truck under a bridge, which peeled the roof off his truck and left stuff scattered all over the road: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:42 am
Crash scene in Mattapan - traffic light destroyed, car bursts into flames

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a driver suffered only minor injuries after speeding down Morton Street, jumping the median strip and taking out a traffic light, after which his car burst into flames, on Morton Street near Theodore Street, around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 9:08 am

State Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver reports motorists might be seeing some unusual messages on highway signboards today, May the Fourth: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 9:20 am
Placard on rear windshield says car owner sucks at parking

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about somebody who parked in a Waltham Street space that's supposed to be open in the mornings for drop offs at a daycare there. "I did not put the sign on their windshield," the complaint emphasizes.

By adamg - 4/30/21 - 5:16 pm
Couch on Storrow Drive

Probably best not to ask how that couch wound up on Storrow Drive just before Tess got there, shortly before 2 p.m. You don't know where that thing has been.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:05 am
Big crane lifts big truck

It takes a big crane to lift a big truck. Photo by Tony Bove.

Cambridge Day has the blow by blow of the big-rig driver getting his truck stuck on a railing on Alewife Brook Parkway at the Fresh Pond Mall.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 10:35 pm

State Police reported at 10:11 p.m. that Memorial Drive between JFK Street and Flagg Street was shut as investigators processed the scene.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:32 pm
Raccoon being rescued from the top of a light fixture on the turnpike

Ari Herzog could only watch in amazement this evening as Newton firefighters used a ladder truck, a thin lasso and a box to rescue a raccoon that had somehow survived crossing the turnpike and then climbed up the top of a light fixture sprouting from the Jersey barriers that separate the two sides of the highway.

Video: Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 10:08 pm
Downed traffic light on the Jamaicaway

Passing birds can now cross.

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 report about a traffic signal on the Jamaicaway inbound at Perkins Street that crashed to the ground this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 1:26 pm

KTC shows us the brush fire on the side of the turnpike outbound this afternoon:

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 11:45 am
Logan parking tweet

Update: Massport has deleted the tweet; the above is just a screen capture.

Ari Ofsevit facepalms at this Earth Day message from Massport.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:58 pm

WBZ reports the vendor that got hacked and took down the statewide inspection system seems to have unhacked itself enough to let most inspection stations start up again on Saturday.

Gov. Baker said he's expecting the company, Aplus, to make good on any losses garages incurred because they couldn't do inspections.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 10:14 am

Jason Bylsma lives on the stretch of Centre Street between Holy Name and Weld Street. He describes building a $60 home traffic-speed setup using a Raspberry Pi, a cheap camera, some open-source software and a bit of tape and cable ties, and then turning it on to monitor speeds on the street outside his home. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 1:18 pm

The RMV announced today that drivers with expired March and now April inspection stickers will have until May 31 to get their cars inspected. Read more.

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