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By adamg - 6/13/24 - 12:03 pm
Map showing trees to be removed on the lot

Woodman, spare those trees, well, some of them. Map shows trees to be chopped (blue), saved if possible (red) and left alone (yellow).

Cambridge and Algonquin Gas Transmission today filed a plan that will let the pipeline company use part of a quarter-acre city parcel off Rte. 2 in Lincoln to haul in new equipment for a pipeline facility on the company's adjoining lot. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/24 - 1:33 pm

Cambridge says a pipeline company that wants to cut down trees on a small city-owned parcel near the city reservoir on the Lincoln/Waltham line is disregarding the law, the rights of the town of Lincoln and the purity of Cambridge drinking water in its demand to use the parcel as a way to get heavy equipment to a neighboring lot for installation. Read more

By adamg - 5/8/24 - 7:32 am
Two views of Cambridge's land, next to the gas-company site

Two views of Cambridge's land next to the gas-company site, from the company's affidavit.

Update: City responds.

A Texas gas-pipeline company yesterday asked a federal judge to order the city of Cambridge to let it cut down trees on a city-owned lot in Lincoln so it can haul in some pipeline equipment for installation on a neighboring parcel the company owns. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 5:40 pm
Big car fire on Rte. 2 at 128

KaZbek spotted this flaming car on the ramp from Rte. 2 west to Rte. 128 in Lexington around 3:30 p.m.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:50 am

Heather Hegedus at WFXT reported on traffic delays in two areas this morning: There was a car fire on 128 south in Lexington and there was a couch in the road on Rte. 2 west in Arlington.

By adamg - 6/28/17 - 10:37 am

State Police report the crash left just one lane open inbound this morning and that some people were injured.

By adamg - 1/4/17 - 9:11 am
Old Christmas trees on pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 on Arlington/Belmont line

There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.

By adamg - 8/26/16 - 12:40 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Lanes & Games will be open for at least another year before it's torn down for residential buildings.

By adamg - 8/23/16 - 10:27 pm

Cambridge officials and residents this week consider a developer's plans to replace the Lanes & Games bowling alley on Rte. 2 with two "multistory elevated residential structures" to be called the Residences at Alewife Station. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/16 - 12:07 am
Potatoes on the highway

The Littleton Fire Department shows us what happens when a truck carrying potatoes rolls over and gets mashed against a guardrail, in this case on Rte. 2 eastbound at 495 Friday afternoon.

H/t Rick, who surmises the driver didn't keep his eyes peeled.

By adamg - 1/23/15 - 11:10 pm

State Police report on a bizarre collision in Arlington shortly before 7 p.m. that injured two. According to State Police:

By adamg - 11/24/14 - 8:08 am

Good thing it's only raining. Let's see:

By adamg - 9/9/14 - 8:30 am

It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but Dendanator assures us that, yes, an old lady was driving down Rte. 2 this morning in a car full of live sheep.

Turkey in a car on I-95.

By adamg - 8/27/14 - 10:08 am

Lin Dolin and Lauren report seeing signs on Rte. 2 and on ramps heading to 93 and Storrow warning drivers of rental trucks to stay off Storrow Drive.

By adamg - 9/11/13 - 10:04 am

Truck on fire

A pickup by Rte. 128 was on FIYAH around 9:30 a.m., as Ryan Toohill discovered. State Police shut the road to so firefighters could fight the fire.

Jenrad, who got stuck in the resulting gridlock, took a photo, in part to show her boss why she was late for work:

By adamg - 3/15/10 - 1:20 am

MORNING UPDATE: The Muddy River dropped below flood stage overnight (graph), so it looks like Riverside service is back. But looks like the Red Line between Ashmont and Fields Corner has been knocked out by flooding. Also, the main road through Franklin Park is shut, mhowardkarp reports.

In general, of course, but more specifically at:

By adamg - 9/9/09 - 8:52 am

Channel 5 alerts us that at least one swimmer down on the Cape seemed determined to recreate the Jaws poster:

... "[The shark] sensed that swimmer in the water from a quarter of a mile away. And we all know that sharks have these extra-sensory ways of seeking their prey and this was visual proof to me," Breen said. ..

In other menacing news, Channel 5 also reports a rogue manhole cover attacked several cars on Rte. 2 in Lincoln this morning.

By adamg - 12/21/08 - 10:44 am

Halley recounts her commute home on Friday afternoon from Lexington to Arlington via 128 and 2:

... Next was Rt. 2, a big toboggan run disguised as a highway. Again, people were slaloming along at a fairly reasonable pace and then some unfortunate blockhead would stop dead in front of you for no clear reason, or some ass in a warlike fashion would fly past you in their SUV making you eat their slush. As the hill got really steep around Arlington Heights and the Park Ave exit, I saw a bunch of cars just stopping in mid-highway. The visibility was so lousy, I couldn't see what was ahead of them ... they looked like they'd all stopped dead to look at dinosaurs suddenly crossing the highway or something equally shocking. At that steep height, like a bunch of kids in line at the pool's high diving board deciding they didn't really want to jump, they looked ... scared. ...

By adamg - 12/4/08 - 7:56 am

Stephanie Ebbert's lead on this story about a state trooper on Rte. 2 and a woman in labor both sums it up and makes you want to read more:

All too often, the congested roads of Greater Boston conspire with the vagaries of childbirth to leave a mother-to-be in a car on the roadside at one of life's most critical moments. A hard-bitten state trooper shows up and morphs into a highway midwife, clearing the newborn's nose and mouth, cutting the cord, and sometimes even saving a life.

This is not one of those stories.

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