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By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:57 am

The Town (2010) - Robbery Scene

Boston Police report arresting a man they say boxed in two officers on Salem Street in the North End while they were trying to respond to a domestic-violence call and then tried to escape, but with rather less success than Ben Affleck in "The Town." Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:11 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Operation Ryan came across a peeled back trailer this morning at the Orange Line bridge over Medford Street in Malden.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 3:20 pm
Storrowing on Rte. 128 in Danvers

State Police report having to shut Rte. 128 southbound in Danvers this afternoon after the rear of a truck somehow smashed into the Endicott Street overpass, destroying the truck and sending the driver to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MassDOT inspectors were called to the scene to make sure the overpass was not compromised by the crash.

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 3:01 pm
Michelin Man wonders where the rest of him is

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this bodyless Michelin Man on West 3rd Street, between C and D, in South Boston.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 9:29 pm

An association of auto manufacturers today filed suit against Massachusetts to block the access to computerized vehicle information that voters just this month decided the companies have to provide. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/19/20 - 11:30 am
Storrowed backhoe

State Police report the Callahan Tunnel remained shut even after a crew unwedged the backhoe whose trailer driver managed to get it stuck at the entrance so an engineer can make sure the cramming and jamming didn't damage the tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:33 pm

MassDOT announced today it's re-opening the HOV lane on I-93 southbound to help deal with the congestion that's been returning to local highways since the spring - after the Conservation Law foundation threatened a lawsuit. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:47 am

State Police report a 70-year-old bicyclist from Dorchester was killed in a crash with a utility truck at Blue Hills Parkway and Eliot Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:59 am
Storrowed truck on its side

The driver of a Frugal Furniture rig showed how it's done this morning on the Fenway off ramp from Storrow Drive outbound, delivering what passing photographer Charley A declared a solid storrowing.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 11:05 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted on OUI charges for a 2014 crash because state troopers handcuffed him and restrained him so a nurse could withdraw two blood samples that were then used against him at his trial. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 8:57 am
Firetruck inside Codman Square Bank of America

Engine 52 in Bank of America. Photo by Aaron Zaubi.

A fire crew responding to a fire at Charlie's House of Pizza, 1740 Dorchester Ave., crashed into a car and then the Bank of America in Codman Square early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 3:10 pm
Smashed State Police cruiser

Photo by State Police.

A Brockton resident faces an OUI charge after crashing a Ford F-250 into a State Police cruiser on I-93 southbound in Milton, just before Squantum Street, around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, State Police say.

The trooper was taken to Milton Hospital with minor injuries, while Kimberly Johnson, 40, was taken to a State Police barracks to be booked on a charge of OUI - alcohol.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 1:27 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 9 in Wellesley

Wellesley Police reported around 1 p.m. that the driver of this car flipped on Rte. 9 eastbound just past Oakland Street. Only minor injuries, they report.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 4:22 pm
Truck driver stopped before storrowing

Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 10:24 am

State Street Project Virtual Public Presentation #2 - Design Concepts

City officials are hoping to make the current temporary bike lane on Street Street between Congress Street and Surface Road permanent by the end of next year - and to widen sidewalks and take steps to make intersections safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:43 pm
Water main break, flooded road in Dorchester

BWSC responds to another water-main break. Photo by John Smith.

Shortly before 10 p.m., the BWSC reported a water-main burst under Columbia Road where ht passes under the Southeast Expressway, near JFK/UMass station.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:40 pm
Stripes are down for new bike lane, parking spots on Charles Street

Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.

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