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By adamg - 5/20/24 - 1:44 pm

Brookline Police report officers responded to the Brookline Reservoir off Rte. 9 on a report of a body floating in the water around 5:40 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/24 - 12:27 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit by the sister of Juston Root, shot 31 times in 3 seconds by Boston and State Police officers along Rte. 9 in Brookline in 2020, ruling that the officers had more than enough reason to fear for their lives and the lives of nearby people, both because he had pulled what appeared to be a gun on officers outside Brigham and Women's Hospital and because when the officers approached they thought he was about to pull a gun on them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 11:19 pm

The latest Rte. 9 rage report from the Swellesley Report involves a man who was trying to pass somebody on the right near the Wellesley Hills fire station, only that person gave the man the finger, so the man responded by throwing a bag containing an egg sandwich at the finger waver. He was cited for vandalism and littering.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 1:27 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 9 in Wellesley

Wellesley Police reported around 1 p.m. that the driver of this car flipped on Rte. 9 eastbound just past Oakland Street. Only minor injuries, they report.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police this afternoon released some preliminary information on the morning incident that ended with a Brigham and Women's Hospital valet wounded, the suspect dead, the hospital locked down and several cars damaged in a crash that shut the westbound side of Rte. 9 in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 11:51 am

What started as a dispute between owners of adjoining parcels on Rte. 9 in Brookline over a luxury condo project one of them wants to build has turned into a federal lawsuit over whether companies based outside of the state should be forced to register with Massachusetts just to be able to file a lawsuit in state court here. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/18 - 4:10 pm
Crash on Rte. 9

The Newton Fire Department reports a three-car crash on Rte. 9 eastbound made a mess, blocked that side of the road and brought a hazmat crew running to determine whether the transformer on the pole was leaking.

By adamg - 6/13/18 - 9:44 pm
Green Line trolley on Rte. 9 in Framingham

John Costello was waiting for a light on Rte. 9 westbound outside the Shoppers World Olive Garden around noon today when a Green Line trolley rolled past.

For the past few years, the T has been sending trolleys out to some factory in upstate New York for rehabbing, but generally, the take the turnpike to the New York line, so what was the trolley doing on Rte. 9? Maybe the flat-bed driver just had a hankering for some unlimited breadsticks.

By adamg - 1/1/18 - 8:21 pm
Geyser on Huntington Avenue

Jessica Feldish got some video of an MWRA water main turned geyser on Huntington Avenue outbound, at the Brookline line just past where it goes under the Jamaicaway. Needless to say, avoid the area.

By adamg - 10/16/17 - 9:36 am

The Golden Triangle Planning Study is looking at improvements to the mall capital of Massachusetts, bordered by routes 9 and 30 and Speen Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.

By adamg - 4/15/16 - 10:46 pm

Natick Police report the management evacuated the Jordan's Furniture and IMAX theater around 7:45 tonight after a staffer at the theater "received a live phone call stating that there was a bomb and an armed gunman inside the theater." Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/15 - 9:02 am

Black ice made for a horrible commute and walk this morning. Patty reported:

Rt 9 East bound in Wellesley has a van on its side and a lot of ladders strewn across the street.

Ryan added:

Anybody cycling to work today please be careful. Invisible patches of ice everywhere, bike lanes/paths thinly salted.

By adamg - 9/25/14 - 8:58 am
Newton crash

But the driver of an SUV apparently trying to park at the new Rte. 9 mall with the Wegmans gave them one this morning.

By adamg - 8/30/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports town officials are looking at raised "cycle tracks" for either side of the highway as it passes Washington Street:

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the design proposed by Tedrow and the Bike Union are the “floating bus stops.” The concept is common in Europe and it is included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide that many American cities including Boston now endorse, but it would be a first time it is used in Massachusetts. ... In essence, the bikeway travels behind the MBTA bus stop instead of in front of it, creating a crossing point where pedestrians can access the bus stop. The room for this marvel at Gateway East was provided by the removal of a unnecessary travel lane.

By adamg - 3/19/14 - 12:32 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports selectmen put off a vote on letting a Peet's replace the Starbucks on Rte. 9 in Chestnut Hill after neighbors complained Starbucks customers were slobby bad drivers and selectmen decided they wanted the landlord to explain how he will keep the Peet's from replicating the mistakes of the Starbucks.

By adamg - 12/30/13 - 8:40 am
Bad crash in Chestnut Hill

Remains of a pickup that slid under a truck in Chestnut Hill. Photo by State Police.

Rain turned to black ice overnight, causing cars to crash and overturn across the region and sending pedestrians and bicyclists plunging to the ground.

Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was conscious when extricated by firefighters.

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