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By adamg - 6/12/21 - 3:40 pm
Flaming Honda SUV

Matthew Murray captured the engulfed Honda SUV shortly after 2 p.m.

George Lewis got an even closer view shortly before Murray: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/21 - 12:14 pm

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the mega-pothole/trench along Blue Hill Avenue at Morton Street in front of the B-3 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 12:15 pm
Car into house on Dana Avenue in Hyde Park

BostonGal videoed the result of a crash on Dana Avenue in Hyde Park just past Truman Parkway in Hyde Park this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 1:57 pm
Destroyed box truck on Soldiers Field Road

Joe Kidston captured this fine storrowing this afternoon on Soldiers Field Road near the Harvard Business School.

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By adamg - 5/27/21 - 3:16 pm

If you're going to storrow, do it in style with an 18-wheeler: WBZ has some video of the driver doing the Backup of Shame after losing the top of his trailer at Mass. Ave. One point deducted for not having tons of stuff to spill all over the road, though.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 10:16 pm
Police say: Stop double parking on Centre Street

BPD District E-5 is sending out fliers to Centre Street businesses to post in their windows warning of a crackdown on double parkers along West Roxbury's main commercial drag. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:41 pm
Stunters on Centre Street in West Roxbury

West Roxbury residents couldn't help but notice the ad-hoc procession down Centre, Spring and Baker streets towards VFW Parkway yesterday afternoon.

Kerry Castor of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association was outraged: Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:37 am
A very low speed-limit sign on the Jamaicaway

Any lower and they'll have to dig a trench.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:38 pm
Storrowed U-Haul

Schmitt spotted this storrowing aftermath being hauled down a Back Bay street today. What makes it a bit unusual is that it's an actual U-Haul - most recent storrowings have involved anything but U-Haul box trucks.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 10:33 am

The Ephemera Society of America has an overview of the sign work of Vincent Zarrilli, who made hundreds of black-on-yellow stencilled signs protesting what would become the Big Dig, along with the "Dukakis Artery rats" he said would flood the city during construction, and promoting his alternative for a "Bay Bypass" - basically a double-decker bridge across Boston Harbor, from Dorchester to Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 1:07 pm

WGBH posted a news clip from 1985, when the driver of an out-of-state moving van executed a perfect storrowing: Jammed his truck under a bridge, which peeled the roof off his truck and left stuff scattered all over the road: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:42 am
Crash scene in Mattapan - traffic light destroyed, car bursts into flames

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a driver suffered only minor injuries after speeding down Morton Street, jumping the median strip and taking out a traffic light, after which his car burst into flames, on Morton Street near Theodore Street, around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 9:08 am

State Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver reports motorists might be seeing some unusual messages on highway signboards today, May the Fourth: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 9:20 am
Placard on rear windshield says car owner sucks at parking

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about somebody who parked in a Waltham Street space that's supposed to be open in the mornings for drop offs at a daycare there. "I did not put the sign on their windshield," the complaint emphasizes.

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