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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 1:32 pm

City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) today proposed creation of a city office to hire hundreds of Boston residents to provide traffic flagging at the growing number of construction projects she says Boston Police simply can't cover. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports a man suffered serious injuries just before midnight on Thursday when a driver hit him on Bennington Street, then kept going. The station does not say exactly where on Bennington Street, though.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 5:41 pm
Flaming pickup and SUV

Heading north on the Expressway, Kevin Tinsley captured the flaming remains of a pickup rammed into by the driver of a Jeep near the Neponset Circle exit early this afternoon, creating a jam up that left 93 south at a standstill as police closed the road to allow firefighters to douse the flames. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 4:03 pm

Update: Victim identified: Frederick Hines, 39, of South Boston.

State Police report a man on a 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide "went off the roadway, struck the raised curb, entered the grass median and struck a tree" on a curve at Columbia Road and Babe Ruth Park Drive around 2:40 a.m.

He was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 10:28 pm
Crash in the midle of Cleveland Circle

Danielle Johns captured the scene in Cleveland Circle around 10 p.m., not long after the drivers of a pickup and an SUV crashed, reports:

I’d avoid Cleveland Circle for awhile if driving. Bad accident where it’s probably going to take some time to clear. Everyone seems okay at least.

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By adamg - 5/8/22 - 2:13 pm
Mass. licensing plate reading: THXRMV

Our own eeka quickly donned her roving UHub photographer cap when she spotted somebody driving around advertising their gratitude for the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:56 pm
Goslings being corraled on I-93 southbound

State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get the to somewhere safer.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 9:13 am

Nothing does a storrowing quite like the Fenway/Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive - the curve means trucks catch the bottom of the upper ramp at an angle, so not only are they peeled open, they're left at quite the jaunty angle. The truck in those photos belongs to Gourmet Catering in Forest Hills, so you'd think the driver would be familiar with the reason to stay off Storrow, but maybe he's new.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:25 am

Jamaica Plain News has a photo of the newly car-dehanced entrance to Papercuts on South Street.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:47 pm

WBZ reports the man didn't just turn onto the train tracks:

The man drove down the tracks for a distance before coming to a stop nowhere near a crossing.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:17 pm
Wrecked car and cruiser

Remains of the vehicles after crash. Photo by State Police.

State Police report that a drunk driver with three people in his car rear-ended a cruiser parked by the side of I-95 northbound at the Norwood/Canton line shortly after midnight, sending all four people to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:49 am

Cambridge Police report a Somerville resident with a suspended license was nabbed for driving while texting shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 11:13 am

A vexed North End citizen files a 311 complaint about all the bleepity-bleep beeping on Salem Street: Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 11:47 am
Red Sox license plate - issued by New York

Spotted in the Boston Common garage today.

By adamg - 4/15/22 - 10:34 pm
Car with 'SMAHT' license plate

Pahked on Belgrade Avenue late this afternoon a few blocks away from Rozzie Squayuh.

By adamg - 4/15/22 - 11:23 am
Fake stop sign

Responding to a 311 complaint about a stop sign on Minot Street at Branton Street in Dorchester, BTD says it didn't put the sign up and will have a crew take it down. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 5:35 pm
Crooked Charlestown street

A roving UHub photographer snapped Charlestown's Medford Street, which, despite being about as straight a street as you could find in Boston, is currently decorated with the waviest yellow lines this side of an acid trip.

He adds that should you find your way up there, stop by Jenny's Pizza (which, via Karson Trager, actually posted a photo of the wavering line yesterday).

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:13 am
Bus backing up on Soldiers Field Road

It was close but no cigar for storrowing fans this morning. Ari Ofsevit watched the driver of this bus slowly making his way backwards on Soldiers Field Road this morning after realizing that hey, those "CARS ONLY" signs were actual warnings, not mere suggestions, and that he wasn't going to make it under that bridge up ahead.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:34 pm
Pet Supplies Plus on VFW Parkway

Somebody this afternoon drove into Pets Supply Plus on the southbound side of VFW Parkway just before the Dedham line. Brendan surveyed the damage. WHDH reports no injuries.

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