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By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 10:26 pm
Hyatt Regency in Cambridge with heart reflecting off Charles River

617 Images photographed several Boston-area hotels that are lit up to show support for healthcare and other essential workers during the Covid-19 crisis, including the Hyatt Regency on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, which reflected off the Charles River tonight.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 6:14 pm

State Police report a woman walked out from between two cars on Memorial Drive outbound at Ames Street and was hit by a pickup truck, around 8:15 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 1:41 pm

State Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Flasher

Flasher

State Police report they're looking for a man who likely didn't reckon a woman would try to hold him for police after he exposed himself to her while she jogged along Memorial Drive last Thursday evening - or that their interaction would be recorded by a surveillance camera.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 9:14 am
Geese crossing in a crosswalk on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Derek Lessing watched some careful geese cross Mass Ave. at Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning.

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By adamg - 7/11/19 - 11:14 am
Overpass with trophies on Memorial Drive

Scott noticed a whole lot of trophies lined up under an overpass over Memorial Drive. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 11:11 am
Geese in Cambridge

Steve Bercu made sure not to get in the way of this thundering herd of geese on Memorial Drive this morning.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 9:00 am

WBZ reports that Cambridge's own giant gas-company sign had its first letter blink out this week.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:13 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Utah man after he tried to claim packages at a Memorial Drive hotel at which he wasn't even staying yesterday - and after he tried hiding from police by secreting himself inside a car trunk in the hotel's garage. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/18 - 1:19 pm
Another truck storrowed

The bridges of the river roads (and Dorchester) put a few more notches in their support beams this year as truck drivers continued to either drive into them or had to make an ignominious reverse drive of shame after narrowly avoiding a haircut caused by not paying attention to those "CARS ONLY" signs: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/18 - 6:00 pm
Somebody almost storrowed on Memorial Drive

Oh, so close! A roving UHub reporter watched a near-storrowing on Memorial Drive, at the Mass Ave. bridge underpass early this afternoon:

An MIT police officer saved the day, they flagged the college-aged U-Haul driver down and backed him up to the offramp to Mass Ave.

By adamg - 8/29/18 - 10:41 am

State Police report they and MIT Police are trying to figure out who sprayed several rounds in the area of the Phi Beta Epsilon building, 400 Memorial Drive, sometime before 10 a.m on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 10:04 am
Scooter heads just laying on the street in Cambridge

Stephen M. reports this grim scene on DeWolfe Street at Memorial Drive this morning: Somebody's disassembled a couple of those rental scooters that suddenly showed up in Cambridge and Somerville last week - and left behind evidence of their work.

By adamg - 7/23/18 - 5:04 pm
Tree falls to sidewalk along Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Scott discovered a new impediment to pedestrians and bicyclists along Memorial Drive this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 8:39 pm
Storrowed street sweeper

And at these heights, I can see why!

Tim captured the action on Memorial Drive shortly after 6:30 p.m. You can almost hear the loud "bonk."

By adamg - 1/13/18 - 10:49 am

KMV had his eye on an underpass on the outbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow earlier this morning when two cars tried to make it across a new lake there, but only one made it.

By adamg - 12/19/17 - 10:04 pm

Cambridge Police report that shortly after 8:15 p.m., a "tall masked man" stole a 2017 Audi from the Shell station on Memorial Drive. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/17 - 1:44 pm

Cambridge Police report a Harvard student running along Memorial Drive near Western Avenue was attacked around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm
18-wheeler

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

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