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By adamg - 4/4/24 - 10:10 am

A woman suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when hit by a large box truck at Essex Street and Atlantic Avenue around 6:30 a.m. The truck driver remained at the scene.

By adamg - 4/3/24 - 2:41 pm

City councilors today agreed with a move by Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) to look at doing way more to keep pedstrians alive - the day after a man in a wheelchair died under the wheels of a concrete truck on Frontage Road and the week after a 4-year-old girl died under the wheels of a pickup behind the Children's Museum. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/24 - 11:34 pm

Update, Wednesday: Updated with new information from State Police.

State Police report a Boston man in a wheelchair was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash with a Boston Sand and Gravel truck hauling concrete at Frontage Road and Traveler Street around 10:10 a.m. today. 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 - 3/2/24 - 11:58 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to people with reservations about the $44-million project, which would include new center bus lanes.

By adamg - 2/14/24 - 4:01 pm

A pedestrian was taken away in critical condition after being hit by Engine 24 on Bowdoin Street near Geneva Avenue in Dorchester around 12:25 p.m.

Two ambulances were summoned to the scene, one for the victim and one for firefighters on the truck, which is based in Grove Hall.

By adamg - 2/8/24 - 9:18 am

The Dorchester Reporter has the details on the $32-million project that will stretch into 2025 and include new signals, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, new trees and a roundabout at roundabout at the Weybosset/Greenwood Street intersection.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 9:58 am

Boston.com reports police say a man who was standing on the sidewalk in front of the Emporium gas station and car wash on Washington Street in Roslindale "inexplicably" ran into the street around 5:30 p.m. on Monday and was hit by a 30 bus.

By adamg - 1/30/24 - 8:59 pm
Stroller taking up good part of sidewalk in Charlestown

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about the parked and locked strollers that block the sidewalks in Charlestown these days, like on Bartlett Street: Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/24 - 12:31 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a growing effort to convert the "tunnel cap" that covers the Red Line between Fields Corner and Ashmont into a something more parklike, a greenway for pedestrians and bicyclists. Small sections are already in use for parks, but other sections are fenced off.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 2:00 pm

WCVB reports on the fatal crash around 3 a.m. at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street. The driver remained on scene, WCVB reports.

By adamg - 12/18/23 - 7:56 pm

Boston Police report they are hunting a driver they say hit a pedestrian at Alford and Dexter streets then drove off as the man died, shortly after 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:39 am

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee told police that when the Ford F-150 in front of him on Centre Street in West Roxbury wasn't moving, he figured he'd just swing around into the left lane and be on his way, according to a copy of a Boston Police report on a crash at the crosswalk at Centre and Maple streets around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 11:18 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the new North Washington Street Bridge, bedeviled by construction problems, will open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Dec. 9. Only one side of the bridge will be open to traffic in both directions - with final completion not expected until December, 2024, since contractors first have to take down the current temporary bridge to complete the inbound side of the permanent bridge.

By adamg - 11/28/23 - 9:07 pm

A Sumner School staff member suffered minor injuries this afternoon while helping students cross Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square near the former Washington Irving Middle School that is now the Sumner's upper school, according to e-mail sent to parents by school Principal Meghan Welch. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/23 - 9:34 am
Two renegade basketball hoops in West Roxbury

First hoop asks: Wanna piece of me?

A determined citizen spent part of Sunday night cruising West Roxbury looking for wheeled basketball hoops just sitting on sidewalks like they owned the joint, and reported not one but two hoops on Willowdean Avenue and another 1.5 miles down the parkway at Temple Street and Temple Terrace. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/23 - 4:58 pm

WCVB reports one person was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash at Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. A second person was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 9:13 pm
Pedestrian crossings dug up at Centre and Hastings streets

Thomas Gunning Kelley looks over dug-up pedestrian crossings at Centre and Hastings.

A contractor hired by BTD has begun tearing up pedestrian crossings along Centre Street in West Roxbury as the first phase of a project that will reconfigure the road from four car travel lanes to two, with new center turning lanes, pedestrian crossings and dedicated bike lanes along the sidewalks, protected from traffic by parked cars. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 11:53 am
Volvo getting charged via extension cord

How do you charge a Volvo XC-90? Very slowly with an extension cord.

An upset citizen files a 311 complaint about the way one Jamaica Plain resident has taken to recharging a Volvo by way of an extension cord out from the house and across the sidewalk: Read more.

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