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By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:15 am

Michael Ratty reports he was out with his young daughter this morning:

I just got yelled at (while pushing Millie in the stroller) for not crossing the street *fast enough* so I am happy to report that human behavior in Boston has not changed.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:21 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about people running the light at Poplar and Beech streets in Roslindale, in particular a woman in an SUV around 8:30 this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 8:53 am
Snow-covered rear window

Jonathan pulled in behind this guy at a gas station on the Fellsway in Medford this morning. Once the guy got out, did he clear the roughly eighth of an inch of obscuring snow off his rear window? No. He got the gas going, then got back into his nice, warm, still running car.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 3:22 pm
Dunks license plate on a Porsche on Beacon Hill

That license plate on that car on Beacon Hill, parked in front of a handicap ramp. It was cold, so Ryan didn't stick around to see if the driver came back double-fisting iced coffees and wearing cargo shorts with a Sox cap on.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 12:16 pm

J.L. Bell reports on a 1775 ordinance on Boston drivers:

Complaints have been made to the Selectmen that numbers of the Inhabitants have been greatly disturbed by the driving of Slays thro’ the Town, with the beat of Drums & other noises, at unseasonable Times of the Night; To prevent such Disorders for the future, Orders have been given the Constables of the Town Watch to stop such offenders and make Report of their Names, that they may be dealt with as the Law directs.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:50 pm
Dumbass parking in Roslindale Square

Look at that Masholemobile squished in on the right there.

A roving UHub photographer paused to pay homage to the Masshole who parked in a small no-parking area in front of the Square Root in Roslindale Square this evening, making it almost impossible for bus drivers to make the turn onto Cornth Street and so gridlocking the Square.

Ed note: No, the bus isn't equipped with some weird antenna - it's stuck in front of a mobile mounted on a small island at the intersection.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 7:45 pm
By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:41 am

WCVB reports a ferry from Hull ran aground on Long Island this morning after being cut off by a "sport fishing boat." Photos from the evacuation.

By adamg - 7/12/19 - 12:10 pm
No right turn, right turn must turn right

Melissa the roving UHub photographer came upon some peak Massachusetts road signage this morning on McGrath Highway, just before Lechmere in Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 9:51 pm
Pickup truck travels down a dedicated bike lane in Boston

Parking in a bike lane? Boring, not worth mentioning anymore. But even a jaded Bostonian like our own roving UHub photographer AlisonO could only watch in amazement today when a guy in a pickup drovee down the protected bike lanes, the ones blocked off to keep people like him away, on Staniford Street so he could get to the parking lot on the corner with Merrimac that much faster.

Just when I thought Boston drivers couldn't surprise me.

By adamg - 4/3/19 - 6:43 pm
Sidewalk driver

Photo by Quincy PD.

Quincy Police report today on an encounter with a Masshole: Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/19 - 7:47 pm

State Police report charging both women in that Rte. 128 incident on Friday that made the national news. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/19 - 10:51 am
Person shoveled out car onto sidewalk in Dorchester

Steven Ayr could only marvel at what he saw on Victory Road at Houghton this morning:

24hrs after storm, someone shoveled out their car, dumped everything on the sidewalk, then put out a space saver. Either this person is a complete jerk or this is a political art installation commenting on the broken nature of Boston transit priorities.

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 9:05 am
Car in the South End whose driver didn't clear the rear window of snow

Matthew Gilberti captured this charming South End scene this morning, reports three BPD cruisers, including the one pictured, drove by the snow-covered car without stopping its driver.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 2:56 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man's third OUI conviction for an incident in which a Revere police officer stopped him after watching get out of a traffic jam on American Legion Highway by pulling off the road and driving on the sidewalk for 200 feet. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 12:59 pm
Two cars collide in Peabody

There's probably a good story behind this photo that Craig Caplan took on Rte. 1 in Peabody at lunchtime today. Note the involvement of a white SUV, similar to the white SUV involved in that other notable recent incident that made all the papers and the national news (although granted, this is a Lexus; the other was an Infiniti).

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 6:00 pm

We're referring, of course, to the guy who drove down the turnpike with the other guy on his hood. Hood guy faced a criminal charge as well. However, the third guy, the one who pulled out his gun at the end of it all, is OK, because he has a license to carry. NECN recounts the action and provides copies of court documents with the two initial guys' conflicting stories.

By adamg - 1/23/19 - 9:57 am
Prius covered in ice

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this possibly city-owned Prius in the South End whose driver doesn't think he needs to look out the rear window - and who doesn't seem to care what will happen later today when it warms up and all that ice comes flying off the car. Bonus:

Driver also did not utilize any indicator/blinker when changing lanes and making turns.

By adamg - 11/9/18 - 11:02 pm

Don't worry: Matt captured this Medford action with his dashcam, not his phone.

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