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By adamg - 4/9/21 - 2:54 pm
Big beam

Yesterday, a trucker delivered this oversize-load sized steel beam to Robert Street in Roslindale Square so that, starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, workers can begin to replace the bridge that now carries the Needham Line over the street. The bridge dates to 1898.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 11:54 am
Remains of a car on Gallivan Boulevard

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to peel back the remains of crashed car outside 76 Gallivan Blvd. to rescue the three people inside, around 10:45 a.m. All were then transported to the hospital.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 8:58 am

The RMV says vehicle-inspection stations across the state will remain shut as a key vendor on the system tries to recover from a hacker attack, and that there will be no inspections through at least Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:53 am
Tootsie Roll truck stuck on Massachusetts Avenue

Justin de Benedictis-Kessner shows us the Tootsie Roll truck that got stuck sideways on Mass. Ave. this morning, near the Tootsie Roll factory (which now makes Junior Mints) on Main Street.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:12 am

WBZ reports the car-inspection system in Massachusetts is still down, and could be until at least tomorrow.

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By adamg - 4/2/21 - 1:04 pm
License plate reading WKDPSSA

Guy was tooling around the South End today in a pickup with Georgia plates sending a message only Bostonians would get.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 8:52 am

WBZ reports somebody drove into the Whittier Street Health Center clinic at 278 Blue Hill Ave. around 3 a.m., but that the clinic is still planning on providing today's scheduled shots.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 1:20 pm
Smashed in entrance to Subway at South Huntington and Huntington avenues

Debbie Carmichael passed by the remains of the carnage at South Huntington and Huntington avenues, where somebody seems to have plowed into the Subway there sometime overnight. WCVB reports the crash was the end of a chase in which some guy allegedly was trying to flee Brookline Police.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 10:57 am

Dan says his interest was piqued by an article about the abandoned Inner Belt/I-695 project (which is how the abandoned I-95 link would have gotten from 128 in the south to 128 in the north). Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 8:59 pm
Crash outside 99 High St. downtown

Shamus captured the scene on High Street downtown tonight; reports nobody was hurt.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 12:24 pm

Cambridge Police report a Lynn man who got a ticket for blocking the bike lane on Cambridge Street Saturday night made a show of ripping up the ticket and sprinkling it on the road as he drove away. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 11:20 am
Wedged truck

Truck with a wedgie on Mem Drive. Photo by Karson Tager.

State Police report the driver of an "over height" truck wedged his vehicle good and tight under the Mass. Ave. Bridge on Memorial Drive around 11 a.m. "A heavy duty tow is responding," they say. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/21 - 2:30 pm

Driver managed to flip his car at South Street and Taft Hill Terrace in Roslindale Square early this morning. No injuries.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 8:54 pm

Jesse Haley reports he was waiting for the light at Edward Everett Square in Dorchester this afternoon when he noticed a nearby flagpole, on Columbia Road, was swaying in the wind like nobody's business. And then: Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:10 pm

Although the mayor's office announced yesterday that Boston restaurants could begin serving at tables set up on public sidewalks and parking spaces on March 22, the Boston Licensing Board announced today that North End restaurants will have to wait until April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 10:17 pm
Forest Hills crash scene showing motorbike

Arborway crash scene. Photo by Peter Cheung.

Live Boston reports a crash between the drivers of a minibike and a minivan on the Arbroway in front of the Forest Hills T stop around 7 p.m. sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. State Police shut the road for an investigation.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:27 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the new "No Turn on Red" signs on Boston's shortest street, Ukraine Way, which connects Hyde Park Avenue and Washington Street at Forest Hills:

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 9:10 pm
Patient being loaded into ambulance on Columbia Road

Boston EMS brings patient to ambulance on Columbia Road. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston and Doogs report a person, possibly on a motorcycle, wound up pinned under a car on Columbia Road at Edward Everett Square in Dorchester around 7 p.m.

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