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By adamg - 9/28/22 - 9:43 pm
Box truck involved in Sullivan Square crash

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the pedestrian was hit on Cambridge Street at Spice Street and suffered injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit and fatal-accident reconstruction team called in. State Police shut the off ramp from I-93; BPD shut Cambridge at Maffa Way.

By perruptor - 9/28/22 - 7:45 am

An off-duty and out of uniform MA National Guard Lt. Colonel spotted a bus with Florida on its side, assumed it was full of migrants sent by De Santis, and aggressively followed it for 10 miles. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/22 - 10:00 am
Van and gasoline tanker

The driver of a van plowed into a gasoline tank truck on Hyde Park Avenue at the Akiki gas station around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. No explosion, but 50 to 60 gallons of fuel leaked onto the street. The station was still shut, a cleanup crew still on scene, at 9:30 a.m.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 10:44 pm
Car on tracks at Sullivan Square

A woman whose car somehow flipped onto the tracks that run alongside the Orange Line at Sullivan Square early Saturday walked away largely unscathed, Live Boston reports. The cause of the crash remains under investigation; Live Boston reports another vehicle might have fled the scene.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 9:04 pm
Aftermath of a crash at Murray Circle in Jamaica Plain

Residents along the Arborway and the parkway part of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have long had to watch the aftermath of motorists taking out street-light poles. One reports on the latest carnage this weekend, to go with the photos she took. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:34 am

The Dorchester Reporter previews tomorrow's Open Streets festival, the third non-Newbury shutdown this year of a street to motorized vehicles for part of a day.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 10:45 am
Truck stuck at a bridge on Soldiers Field Road

Javi came upon this freshly storrowed box truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound, just before it turns into Storrow Drive, around 10 a.m.

The logistics company that owns the truck is based in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:54 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on changes coming to Cambridge Street between Court Street and the Longfellow Bridge.

More details on the plans.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 10:38 pm
Man and blonde dummy on a motorcycle in Coolidge Corner

Turlach MacDonagh spotted this couple in Coolidge Corner today.

Headline thanks to Andrew Hong.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 2:01 pm
Seized barrels

Two of the seized barrels.

State Police report arresting five Extinction Rebellion climate-change protesters they say were getting ready to use several pink 55-gallon drums outfitted so they could lock arms through them to make traffic even worse than usual this morning on the Leverett Circle Connector and on the ramps that connect to it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 8:35 pm
Acela train about to go under bridge

Part of the problem: All the trains leave little time for repair work.

MassDOT says the River Street bridge in Cleary Square is beyond repair, so it's started work on designing its complete replacement - with preliminary plans hopefully available for the public to look at in the first quarter of 2023. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 4:12 pm

Massachusetts yesterday sued a driver from upstate New York for the $1.85 million in damage it says he caused when the boom of the excavator he was hauling on a flatbed slammed into a turnpike overpass and then, 30 miles down the road, slammed into another overpass, after which the excavator fell off the flatbed and took out a stretch of guardrail. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 9:06 am
Eggs on Memorial Drive after storrowing

Eggs over easy on Memorial Drive this morning

Duke Nukem for a Limited Time Only got a great view of the results of an 18-wheeler driver trying to get to the Trader Joe's on Memorial Drive this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 11:22 am

The signboards along the Expressway say drivers should expect delays between 1 and 3 p.m. today as the president arrives in town for his "cancer moonshot" speech at the JFK Library.

Only thing is the speech is at 4 p.m. And then the officials White House schedule says he'll be staying in town for a Democratic National Committee reception at 6 p.m. We'll go out on a limb and assume that's not at the neighboring Bayside DoubleTree, so that probably means a motorcade somewhere downtown or in the Back Bay. And then he departs Boston at 7:10 p.m., which means still more traffic issues as he gets taken to Logan.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 12:24 pm

Mayor Wu and BTD today announced plans for 9.4 miles of new bike lanes to be marked out and built in Boston by December, 2023, part of a three-year plan to ensure that half of all Bostonians will be within a three-minute walk of a "a safe and connected bike route." Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 10:55 am
Bicyclist on I-93 north - in the tunnel

Joshua Fabian spotted this dude pedaling as hard as he could last night in the O'Neill Tunnel under the streets of Boston. No word if he kept going up onto the Zakim.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 12:16 pm

WCVB provides the eye-in-the-sky coverage of a storrowing this morning on Soldiers Field Road. Judges award it a 9.5 out of 10 - perfect roof-peeling form, instant traffic backup, plenty of exposed cartons. Bonus half point awarded for attempting to sail down the road while towing an SUV. Point deducted for failing to scatter contents across the roadway.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 10:10 am

Around 5 a.m. on Columbus Avenue where Centre Street turns into Ritchie Street, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:20 pm
U-Haul trucks on Allston Street

Colin Moore shows us the scene on the Brighton end of Allston Street this Allston Christmas eve. Meanwhile, we seem to have had our first storrowing, although across the river on Mem. Drive.

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