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By adamg - 6/3/22 - 11:18 am
Kid disgusted with pothole

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint, complete with photo of a particularly pained observer, about an unfilled sinkhole on Ledgewood Road in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/22 - 3:26 pm

Mayor Wu today announced plans to turn Dartmouth Street in front of the Copley library into a pedestrian area between June 7 and June 17th - in a pilot that could lead to the block being shut to traffic permanently - and to re-create the Newbury Street open-streets pedestrian program on long stretches of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain one day in July, Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall in August and Dorchester Avenue in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 9:29 am
Flames and smoke from one of the crashes

John Adams's dashcam captured the fire that erupted in a crash on Rte. 3 northbound in Braintree this morning. Kevin Brennan's copter video shows at least four vehicles involved. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 11:59 am
Couch just sitting in the middle of Sparhawk Street in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a couch just sitting in the middle of Sparhawk Street in Brighton last night.

By adamg - 5/27/22 - 8:00 am

The Harvard Crimson provides an overview of the growing brouhaha over whether Cambridge should rescind the pandemic-inspired Saturday shutdowns of its river road. On the one hand: Bicyclists and others who appreciate the addition to the long-standing seasonal Sunday shutdown. On the other hand: Nearby residents who say they are trapped in their homes by drivers diverted from the road.

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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 2:22 pm
Ryder truck and Storrow Drive pedestrian bridge

Clare captured the near storrowing on Storrow Drive inbound this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 5:21 pm

MassDOT alerts us that traffic on the Tobin Bridge could be slowed tomorrow so that some movie production company can get just the perfect shot of the bridge that has come to symbolize crime-ridden Boston in all the best violent-crime movies set here. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 3:31 pm

MassDOT reports it shut the River Street bridge over the train tracks to vehicle traffic today after "bridge inspectors identified beam deterioration during a routine and fracture critical inspection." Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 1:32 pm

City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) today proposed creation of a city office to hire hundreds of Boston residents to provide traffic flagging at the growing number of construction projects she says Boston Police simply can't cover. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports a man suffered serious injuries just before midnight on Thursday when a driver hit him on Bennington Street, then kept going. The station does not say exactly where on Bennington Street, though.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 5:41 pm
Flaming pickup and SUV

Heading north on the Expressway, Kevin Tinsley captured the flaming remains of a pickup rammed into by the driver of a Jeep near the Neponset Circle exit early this afternoon, creating a jam up that left 93 south at a standstill as police closed the road to allow firefighters to douse the flames. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 4:03 pm

Update: Victim identified: Frederick Hines, 39, of South Boston.

State Police report a man on a 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide "went off the roadway, struck the raised curb, entered the grass median and struck a tree" on a curve at Columbia Road and Babe Ruth Park Drive around 2:40 a.m.

He was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 10:28 pm
Crash in the midle of Cleveland Circle

Danielle Johns captured the scene in Cleveland Circle around 10 p.m., not long after the drivers of a pickup and an SUV crashed, reports:

I’d avoid Cleveland Circle for awhile if driving. Bad accident where it’s probably going to take some time to clear. Everyone seems okay at least.

By adamg - 5/8/22 - 2:13 pm
Mass. licensing plate reading: THXRMV

Our own eeka quickly donned her roving UHub photographer cap when she spotted somebody driving around advertising their gratitude for the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:56 pm
Goslings being corraled on I-93 southbound

State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get the to somewhere safer.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 9:13 am

Nothing does a storrowing quite like the Fenway/Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive - the curve means trucks catch the bottom of the upper ramp at an angle, so not only are they peeled open, they're left at quite the jaunty angle. The truck in those photos belongs to Gourmet Catering in Forest Hills, so you'd think the driver would be familiar with the reason to stay off Storrow, but maybe he's new.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:25 am

Jamaica Plain News has a photo of the newly car-dehanced entrance to Papercuts on South Street.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:47 pm

WBZ reports the man didn't just turn onto the train tracks:

The man drove down the tracks for a distance before coming to a stop nowhere near a crossing.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:17 pm
Wrecked car and cruiser

Remains of the vehicles after crash. Photo by State Police.

State Police report that a drunk driver with three people in his car rear-ended a cruiser parked by the side of I-95 northbound at the Norwood/Canton line shortly after midnight, sending all four people to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Read more.

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