Alex Kingsbury reports three cars parked on Washington Street near the Peters Park baseball diamond were hit by baseballs this morning, although only one of them will get the Giant Glass jingle stuck in your head.
Boston today gave a company experimenting with driverless cars permission to expand its testing from the Seaport to the entire city. Don't worry, at least during testing, you'll still have somebody to stare down behind the wheel: Read more.
Matthew McClocksey caught the action up from the O'Neill Tunnel southbound at South Station around 9:30 a.m.
Jack Sullivan also grabbed a photo.
George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.
Butch reports it took him 45 minutes to go the roughly two miles from Jamaicaway to Forest Hills this afternoon.
Investigators are looking for the driver of a dark blue or black Chrysler 300 that they've identified as the one that slammed into Pierre Desir on Morton Street early Saturday and then just kept driving early on May 26. Read more.
With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.
The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.
Hitchhiking has always existed here in the United States. In the 1940's, soldiers who were frequently going on leave, and/or returning to their bases after h having been on leave, often hitchhiked. During the 1960's and 1970's, however, hitchhiking became even more popular, as it was cheap, easy, and, in instances, provided conversation and companion for both the hitchhiker and the driver alike, and for some people, a sense of adventure and a cheap way to see the country and/or a part or parts of the country that they'd never seen before. It is also true that not as many people owned cars, but that was only part of the reason.
And at these heights, I can see why!
Tim captured the action on Memorial Drive shortly after 6:30 p.m. You can almost hear the loud "bonk."
MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.
While driving in hyde park, many drivers had to stop or speed up to get a head start in an attempt to grab a dog running in and out of traffic. At least 5 -6 vehicles were in pursuit with the unspoken team effort to save this poor dog. As cars stop in one both lanes, people jump out collectively. The dog b-lines across the street to avoid strangers, the same time one impatiant drive cuts around worried drivers who stopped and watched, he floors the gas and crushes the dog. Who then limps toward a small crowd for help crying uncontrollably.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Pierre Desir.
State Police report a pedestrian was struck and killed on Morton Street near Fuller Street around midnight by a driver who just kept on going west on Morton.
State Police say they victim, a man, 40, was declared dead at the scene.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.
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