Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, was charged today with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and one count of wire fraud in the widening State Police overtime investigation and agreed to plead guilty, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Brian the roving UHub photographer spotted the flaming car inbound near roughly Mass. Ave. around 3 p.m.
Shamus Moynihan also watched the car go up in flames: Read more.
MassDOT says the turnpike is back to four lanes on each side under the Commonwealth Avenue bridge, 24 hours earlier than scheduled.
Roving UHub photographer Ross Rotatori captured the signboard on the turnpike just before South Station this morning; hopes the next one has the rest of the alphabet.
Jack DeManche discovered why the turnpike inbound was all clogged up in Allston, on a day when a lot of drivers were on vacation.
WCVB reports the three troopers - two now retired - were assigned to Troop E on the turnpike, which State Police disbanded after the station reported on potential overtime abuse there. More to come after an 11 a.m. press conference by the US Attorney's office.
Rick Macomber shows us the scene on the ramp from 128 north to the turnpike, where a tractor trailer rolled over before 5 a.m. and kept the ramp shut until around 8:15. State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.
Same place, different truck in May.
State Police report an early-morning rollover by a tractor trailer hauling frozen food shut the ramps from the turnpike to 128 and the ramp from 128 north to the turnpike. The vehicle was righted and moved out shortly before 7 a.m.
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jacques Merveille, 32, on charges he beat a homeless man with a rock at an encampment near a Copley Square ramp on the Massachusetts Turnpike on the afternoon of April 27, 2017, leaving him needing emergency surgery, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
This video is from February, but don't worry - the state still says there's no need for a train station - or buses that connect to the rest of Allston, until at least 2040.
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.
The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.
MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.
The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.
WBZ reports on what caused big delays on the turnpike from Weston back this morning.
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