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By adamg - 7/18/24 - 5:13 pm

There are places to be courteous and let someone in ahead of you, but a Boston rotary is not one of them. A really peeved roving UHub driver from Roslindale is worried somebody's going to get killed if people don't stop stopping in the middle of a rotary to let somebody else into the flow of traffic (reminder for outatownas: People already in a rotary have the right of way): Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/24 - 3:07 pm

DCR planners told the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association last night they hope to go out to bid this spring for a contractor to add traffic signals and do related intersection changes where Walter Street meets Centre Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 12:10 pm
Slide shaped like a football that Gronk has just spiked

One guess where they got the idea for this slide.

DCR last week unveiled designs for the Gronk Playground it will be installing on the Esplanade - centered around a slide meant to immortalize the way Rob Gronkowski used to spike a football after a touchdown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 9:44 am
New bright-yellow CARS ONLY sign being installed at Storrow Drive entrance

Photo of new signs going up by DCR.

DCR announced yesterday it's replacing the dark CARS ONLY signs at ramps to Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road and Memorial Drive with glaring yellow in-your-face CARS ONLY signs. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/23 - 3:36 pm

StreetsblogMass reports on yesterday's announcement by DCR that, despite a plea from the Cambridge City Council, this year it will only shut Memorial Drive to cars on Sundays, rather than for the entire weekend as it did back in the days when everybody cared about Covid-19 and fresh air and stuff.

By adamg - 11/13/22 - 1:31 pm

Remember this past summer when DCR put up all those electronic signboards along the parkways and had cops stationed at what seemed like every 10 feet to direct traffic to or away from the US Open at a country club in Brookline and we all grumbled, but in the end it seemed to work? Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/22 - 10:10 am

Workers from DCR, who put down a string of boulders across one of the few remaining parking lots in Stony Brook Reservation on Friday will remove them today - and pick up the trash that led them to put them there - state Rep. Rob Consalvo (14th Suffolk) says, adding that ISD will join the trash picker uppers to see if they can identify who dumped the trash and possibly fine them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/22 - 10:08 pm
Sign says closed due to littering

No more woods for you! Photo by JPYuppie.

Update: State rep says the lot will be re-opened today.

DCR, which has been hauling boulders into Stony Brook Reservation for years to close off parking space, this weekend shut off access to a small parking lot on Enneking Parkway that provided access to the main paved path that circles around the reservation forest and Turtle Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 11:29 pm

After initially announcing two weeks of rolling closures of the Southwest Corridor bike path that was supposed to be an alternative to the shuttered Orange Line, DCR now says it only needs to do repair work for three days, starting on Thursday, Aug. 18. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 2:23 pm

Update: Work shortened to just three days, starting Thursday.

In the run up to Friday's month-long Orange Line shutdown, one of the alternatives touted by officials, at least for people south of downtown, was riding a bike up and down the Southwest Corridor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:30 am
Proposed new Esplanade visitor center

Rendering via Esplanade Association.

The Beacon Hill Times reports the Esplanade Association has pledged $20 million to spruce up and maintain a long neglected part of the Boston side of the Charles just north of the Teddy Ebersol Fields. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 8:50 am

DCR reports it closed the Olsen Swimming Pool on Turtle Pond Parkway yesterday after learning somebody associated with the pool - who had last been there yesterday - had tested positive for Covid-19.

The pool and its grounds will be "deep cleaned and sanitized," DCR said, adding it does not know when the pool will re-open.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:40 pm

DCR announced today that people can swim outside roped off areas at Walden Pond again starting Friday.

Of course, there are limits: Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 10:26 am
Proposed Charles River Park

Restoration won't include removing the highways, though. 1886 view of the proposed Charles River parks from BPL Leventhal Map Center.

DCR is aiming for a fall start of a pilot program to test various methods for restoring the banks of the Charles River Basin and reducing the amount of invasive trees and other plants along the banks that it says crowd out native species and reduce the vistas of the scenic waterway. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 9:00 pm

The state Department of Public Health announced today it's ordering all indoor ice rinks shut from 5:30 p.m. on Friday until Nov. 7 because of a rise in Covid-19 cases linked to youth hockey players. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 3:06 pm
Boats, Jet Skis at M Street

Of late, some concerned citizens have been filing 311 complaints about the M Street beach. Many are about overcrowding there, or the gross conditions or both. But some aggravated citizens are filing complaints about the boats:

Boats anchored too close to shore AND I didn't see resident parking stickers on them either.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 5:11 pm
Duct-taped Massachusetts State Park admission tag

DCR posted this work to advertise its yearly unlimited parking pass for state parks. It's only $60, although DCR does allow as how it's not edible.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:37 am

DCR officials will be visiting Roslindale and Jamaica Plain twice in a week to discuss ways to make the Arborway and Centre Street safer from Hebrew SeniorLife and Forest Hills up to Jamaica Pond - even as expansion plans at Faulkner Hospital could mean more cars on the road. Read more.

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