Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets is shut until BWSC workers can repair a water-main break caused when some Eversource workers inadvertently punctured the main. The water is flowing towards Washington Street.
By now, the story of why I-95 doesn't go straight through Boston is well known: Bands of determined residents helped convinced Gov. Francis Sargent we really didn't need a couple of superhighways rammed through Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville - I-95 and the I-695 "inner belt." Read more.
Something went wrong this evening and all the parkways in Jamaica Plain ground to a complete halt, as Fred discovered. Read more.
Vice President Pence will be in town for a private Republican fundraiser (no, Charlie Baker won't be there) at the Langham that starts right about, oh, the time the afternoon rush hour begins.
Oliver Street will be closed at 3 p.m.; parking is already banned in the square.
They're red in all directions, Margo Romanowski reports.
A St. Mark's Area resident reports his car and a neighbor's car were broken into last night. He admits he didn't lock his car; the thief got away with a GPS - but left about $10 in change.
Ilana Brownstein spotted this flier today outside Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm. Ave., just past the BU Bridge.
Cambridge Day reports and takes a look at efforts to increase bicycle infrastructure in Cambridge.
Mayor Walsh today announced a series of steps aimed at speeding bus service in Boston, which he'll pay for in part by increasing parking fines. Read more.
A crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike shortly after 4:30 a.m. involving at least two cars sent several people to the hospital. WCVB's Josh Brogadir happened on the scene moments after; his video shows a mangled vehicle and people lying on the ground. Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person appears to have been ejected from a car.
For the second day, a Massachusetts driver has come face to face with fowl death in the form of a turkey that smashed into a windshield at highway speed. Read more.
Sean Ingram, 64, had bail set at $500 today at his arraignment on charges of OUI, second offense, leaving the scene of a property-damage collision, assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) and resisting arrest for an incident yesterday on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Wasn't it great when they installed that new computer system and everything just sped up? Wait, what? Oh. Around 12:50 p.m. Tommy Von got in line to get a ticket to get in line to get to a counter at the Watertown RMV.
Or is that side of the BU Bridge still technically Soldiers Field Road? In any case, if he has any passengers, they're probably relieved he had good enough reflexes to stop before plowing into the lower train bridge there.
WBUR explains why the Registry is shutting down through Monday (if everything goes well); has to do with new federal requirements for state IDs used to get into federal facilities or to get on an airplane.
Cambridge Police are looking for help to ID the driver who hit a 14-year-old on a bicycle as the teen was turning from Western Avenue onto Putnam Street around 7:20 a.m. on March 15 - and then kept driving. Read more.
Thomas photographed the car fire on I-93 south around Mystic Valley Parkway around 6:15 a.m.
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