Police, firefighters and EMTs responded to 3968 Washington St. shortly before 5:10 p.m. for a crash that left one pedestrian dead, another injured and the building in need of emergency stabilization. Read more.
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This morning, John snapped the latest example of a driver plowing into a building in Roslindale Square, on South Street just past the curve from Washington Street, although the damage was nowhere near as severe as the last time somebody did that.
The city reports that all parking meters are free all day on Friday, OK, officially because it's Evacuation Day, not St. Patrick's Day, but still.
Matthew Malloy of Ocean Street in Dorchester really, really wants to buy an electric vehicle. But he doesn't have a driveway and ISD has warned him that if he tries to run an extension cord over the sidewalk to a car parked at the curb, he'd get fined.
Roving UHub photographer Melissa H. spotted this newly jaunty pedestrian-crossing sign on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge this morning.
Matt Frank happened upon this wrecked, flipped car on Washington Avenue between Cary Square and Rte. 16 in Chelsea around noon, and reports it caused traffic jamming for about 45 minutes.
Roslindale man got up to 120 m.p.h. in I-93 drag race before slamming into another vehicle and killing its driver, police say
State now says it can repair Hyde Park's River Street Bridge enough to re-open it in the spring of 2024
MassDOT has updated its plans for the River Street Bridge in Cleary Square, closed since May: Do enough repairs to the crumbling span to re-open it to vehicle traffic in the spring of 2024, while it continues to work towards a more permanent replacement in a year to be determined. Read more.
A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a gas hog from Connecticut whose owner has managed to defeat the reason Boston's been busy installing EV-charging stations in municipal parking lots, like the one on London Street in East Boston: Read more.
A car went up in flames around 9:15 a.m. on Hemenway Street in the Fenway, as a UHub correspondent shows.
Say, we don't get many school buses on this road; yeah, and with these bridge heights, I can see why
Nichole Davis shows us a school-bus near-storrowing, inbound, by the Copley tunnel.
WCVB reports somebody driving outbound on the inbound side of the turnpike tonight slammed into somebody head on just before the Pru tunnel, then managed to disengage from that and keep going, hitting more vehicles.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Dylan Etheridge, 26, to 6 to 10 years in state prison for OUI manslaughter for a high-speed crash on Bennington Street in 2019 in which he flipped his car, then ran away as his two passengers lay trapped inside - one of whom died - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
State Police report a Canton man walking on 128 south in Needham was killed by a hit-and-run driver early this morning. State Police did not say why the man was walking on the highway, but said the vehicle that killed him left behind debris that investigators are now analyzing for possible clues.
Four-month shutdown of the Sumner Tunnel this year reduced to two - but similar shutdown now planned for next year
MassDOT announced today that it's replacing its plans to shut the Sumner Tunnel between May and September this year with plans to shut it between July 5 and Aug. 31, as it works to renovate the 88-year-old tunnel. Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: Abandoned car that hasn't gotten an inspection since 2018, which it failed
A fed-up citizen files a 311 report about a Porsche Cayenne that's been sitting on Creighton Street in Jamaica Plain for months now - with a 2018 rejection sticker. Read more.
Shortly before 4:45 p.m., a car on the southbound side of I-93 in the tunnel erupted in flames. And that's why the ventilation shaft at Essex Street and Surface Road began belching black smoke.
The Dorchester Reporter reports MassDOT is looking at a new, $122-million bridge to replace the current drawbridge because while the bridge is not yet falling down, falling down, it is crumbling. Any replacement, which could be years away, would be coordinated with state plans to raise Morrissey Boulevard, which now floods on the regular.
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