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By adamg - 9/25/21 - 11:50 am

WBZ reports somebody drove into Foreign Auto Body Co. on Cambridge Street around 3 a.m.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 11:54 am

State Police report a Waltham man headed outbound on Soldiers Field Road lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle, hit a guardrail on the left side of the road and went flying off his bike, around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/21 - 6:24 pm

Shamus Moynihan, who lives in JP, but who has occasion to travel along Huntington Avenue from time to time, suggests:

As part of orientation, could you please teach a class called “How to Cross a Street”? This current wandering en masse into the middle of Huntington ave with headphones in while staring at their phones isn’t working out.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 9:13 pm
Woman up to her ankle in Jamaica Plain pothole

A disgruntled citizen files a 311 report about a pothole on Spring Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain that she says is ankle deep, which she proves by standing in it up to her ankle.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 11:58 am

Monday was the last day of coronavirus-related parking without payment for residents with parking stickers at meters in their own neighborhoods: BTD workers are once again ticketing even the be-stickered who don't feed a meter or who stay at a metered space for more than two hours.

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By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 3:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a car fire on the turnpike in the Pru tunnel - which sent smoke into the first floor of Copley Place - and found the flaming car and two separate crashes, one involving six cars, the other two cars.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 6:08 pm
Stuck truck at the Grand Junction Bridge

Ethan McCoy got a grand view of the storrowed box truck at the train tracks by the BU bridge (where Storrow turns into Soldiers Field Road outbound) shortly before 5 p.m. today. Looks like the driver doesn't follow DCR on Twitter.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 8:02 pm
Overturned car on Harvard Avenue

Chris in 02134 spotted this overturned car on Harvard Avenue at Glenville Avenue around 5 p.m.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 9:11 am

WBZ reports on the watery crash around 6:30 a.m. Driver hauled out in better shape - by a passing crew team - than the car, which may have first hit a pickup before smashing into the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/21 - 12:20 pm

MIT News reports on a study done on Boston and Phoenix that found that changing our traditional dark asphalt road surfaces to something lighter could reduce the urban "heat island" effect and in turn reduce local greenhouse emissions. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 5:48 pm
Car with HTTPS licence plate

Spotted at Castle Island today.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 4:12 pm
Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

C. Riordan couldn't help but notice the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile on 93 near the 95 split today.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 4:08 pm
Storrowed truck in Belmont

Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac shows us what happens when a truck driver doesn't stay to the middle of the Belmont Center Bridge.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 9:39 pm

WBZ reports both the driver and another officer were injured in the crash, which did not involve any other vehicles, on Huntington at Belvidere this afternoon.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 7:44 am
Car on train tracks

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-car crash near Washington and Herald streets around 4 a.m. ended with one car on its back on the commuter-rail tracks 40 feet below. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 5:33 pm
Pole knocked down by car on Rowe Street

Ed Grzyb surveys the damage, urges people to avoid Rowe Street.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 11:39 pm

Winthrop Police have charged an East Boston man for a fatal crash at Hagman Road and Waldman Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 8:46 pm
Sumner storrowing

Kevin the roving UHub photographer was forced to stop roving due to an 18-wheeler that ground to a halt after entering the Sumner Tunnel this evening. State Police reported one lane was shut around 6:30 p.m., but that the truck was removed and the lane re-opened shortly before 9 p.m.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 12:05 pm

State Police report that a couple of tires flew off an 18-wheeler's trailer on the southbound side of 128 in Needham this morning, flying across the road and slamming into at least two cars on the northbound side. Amazingly, there were no injuries.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report Sgt. Patrick Byrne was arrested by State Police after a single-car crash yesterday. Read more.

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