The Polish-American Club on Boston Street and a Norwell billboard company yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of a plan to build an electronic billboard aimed at motorists on the neighboring Southeast Expressway. Read more.
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Michael Spicher spotted some geese littles taking advantage of a puddle near the Expressway and the narrow end of Fort Point Channel that splits the South End from South Boston today. Amy Deveau, who lives nearby, though, is not liking the scene:
this stresses me out. I helped escort a family of geese under 93 and stopped traffic in both directions and when we all made it to the other side I burst into tears. I hope these lil guys make it back to the channel.
Enoch Pratt reports this baby bunny was running up the Leverett Connector today when a woman stopped, jumped out and managed to scoop up the bun and get it off the highway.
Heading north on the Expressway, Kevin Tinsley captured the flaming remains of a pickup rammed into by the driver of a Jeep near the Neponset Circle exit early this afternoon, creating a jam up that left 93 south at a standstill as police closed the road to allow firefighters to douse the flames. Read more.
State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get them to somewhere safer.
Long vacant state parcel off Kneeland Street could become home to 20-story building with both residences and life-sciences labs
The MassDOT board today approved a 99-year lease for construction of a new building between Kneeland, Lincoln and Albany streets that would include a deck over a part of I-93. Read more.
SkibbleyD83 had a good view of the car on 93 north that burst into flames shortly before 5:30 p.m. Read more.
John Smith captured the folded over car carrier with a freshly blown transmission just at the ramp to the South Station bus terminal around 6:30 p.m.
Mike McD adds:
Bus access to South Station and access to the the station’s parking garage off I-93 appears blocked by jack knifed car carrier on ramp.
Man driving the wrong way up the Expressway dies in head-on crash that injured driver going the right way, State Police say
Another state trooper charged for bad off-duty behavior on the Expressway, this time for trying to strangle his girlfriend
A state trooper was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail today at his arraignment on charges of domestic violence, kidnapping and strangulation for an incident in May on the Southeast Expressway n Dorchester - which authorities say they only learned about when his now former girlfriend sought a restraining order against him last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Drunk off-duty trooper leaned over to kiss his girlfriend while speeding down the Expressway, causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist, DA says
A man just one week out of the State Police Academy topped off a night of drinking in Boston by spinning out his SUV on the Expressway in an attempt to kiss his girlfriend early this morning, leading to a motorcyclist slamming into his stuck vehicle and dying, the Suffolk County District Attorney charges. Read more.
C. Riordan couldn't help but notice the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile on 93 near the 95 split today.
Police say guy got his old Caddy up to 80 m.p.h. in the O'Neill Tunnel; charged him for that and the loaded guns and drugs they say they found in the car
A Framingham man already not supposed to drive due to a previous OUI charge led a state trooper on a high-speed chase that started at West 4th Street and Frontage Road and ended in the O'Neill Tunnel northbound, where the trooper clocked him going past 80, swerving from lane to lane all the while, with a broken tail light on his 2003 Cadillac early Wednesday, State Police say. Read more.
MassDOT reported this afternoon that it expects to have all southbound lanes on I-93 near Roosevelt Circle re-opened to traffic sometime tomorrow after completion of repairs to keep that storrowed overpass from collapsing until more permanent repairs can be made - a process the state says will take several months. Read more.
Repairing storrowed I-93 overpass could take months, and that will mean delays all the while, state says
MassDOT is urging motorists to avoid I-93 south in the area of Roosevelt Circle in Medford today as crews make emergency repairs to an overpass that lost a battle with an oversized load on a truck yesterday. Read more.
Truck is wedged in real good - and looks like it dented the bridge, which is not something you usually see in your more mundane storrowings involving box trucks. State Police advise:
Roosevelt Circle (Route 28 over Route 93) is closed. Avoid this area for the remainder of evening.
Matthew Murray captured the engulfed Honda SUV shortly after 2 p.m.
George Lewis got an even closer view shortly before Murray: Read more.