By - 2/27/14 - 8:00 am
Pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue

Julio Salado reports that when his car hit a pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue between Applebee's and the circle this morning, the jolt was enough to trigger his car's airbags to deploy and send him to St. Elizabeth's with a bruised arm. In addition, the force of the airbag's expansion ripped his jacket.

By - 3/21/13 - 11:18 am

HolePatch guy shows DPW how to putty up holes. Photo by city of Boston.Hole Patch employee patches hole. Photo by city of Boston.

By - 2/21/13 - 11:35 am

The city's crack Pothole Patrol Crew will swarm the South End today, taking names but no prisoners as it fills in winter potholes like nobody's business.

By - 4/16/09 - 2:14 pm

Today's Globe gives us in-depth coverage of Navestock, England, which admits to specifically not filling in potholes as a method of controlling driving speeds. You can't drive around it, and that's the hole, er, whole story.

By - 5/15/06 - 12:30 pm

The Boston Globe is on a pothole patrol, and we need your help.

If you know of a nasty pothole in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, or Somerville, take a photo and e-mail it as a jpeg to:

[email protected]

Please include the address and describe the location of the pothole, the date the photo was taken, and your own name. Photos and the results of our pothole hunt will be published in a future edition of City Weekly.


Emily Sweeney
The Boston Globe