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By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:31 pm
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Tow driver ensures storrowed truck is ready to be hauled away. See it larger.

Mike the roving UHub photographer wasn't able to rove much this morning after another driver cleverly used one of the bridges on Storrow Drive to disassemble his truck.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 6:54 pm

Ben Brophy has a dashcam to remember his first one by: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 11:05 am

A man who has gotten two speeding tickets on Rte. 3 in Burlington - one for doing 96 m.p.h. - has sued the state and one of the troopers who ticketed him, alleging the current 55-m.p.h. limit there is illegal. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 2:55 pm

NBC Boston reports there were no students onboard and the driver was able to escape without injury when the bus erupted in flames this morning.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 3:19 pm
Bumper sticker: I survived Storrow Drive!

Bumper sticker in the field, on an actual bumper.

I got a bunch of these stickers printed as one way to thank folks who have graciously sent in contributions or even subscribed to UHub, because, really, we all share a love of a good storrowing, as long as it doesn't involve us. If you'd like one (or a more traditional Universal Hub sticker, which looks just like the logo up above, only larger and glossier and sticky on the back), here's how.
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By adamg - 10/4/21 - 9:17 am
Ruined SUV on Litchfield Street

Roman Lilligren reports "some crazy driver with a huge trailer sideswiped multiple cars" on Litchfield Street in Brighton yesterday. WBZ reports an Uber driver who saw the carnage happening managed to follow the pickup long enough to get its license number.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 3:57 pm
Fruit on Mass. Ave.

This afternoon, roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko watched what happens when you're driving a truck full of fruit down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and you can't be bothered to secure the back of the truck: Fruit goes flying everywhere.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 1:05 pm

State Police report a man from Alaska who had just arrived in Massachusetts for a vacation today died on I-95 northbound in Danvers when a metal tool flew off a truck and came through his windshield. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 10:14 am

Update: Man from Hartford, CT charged.

WFXT reports on the second such incident this week, this time right outside the BPD police academy on Williams Avenue in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 9:47 pm
SUV in question

SUV, with fresh damage from hitting a kid

Update: Police say they've found the SUV and that the investigation is continuing. WBZ reports the boy suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Boston Police have released photos of a white SUV with fresh damage to its right front fender, whose driver hit a kid at Columbia Road and Intervale Street in Dorchester around 7:20 a.m. and then kept driving. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 8:43 pm

StreetsblogMass reports MassDOT announced today that it will be replacing the current elevated loop system where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be on the turnpike and the neighboring stretch of Soldiers Field Road with a $1.7-billion ground-level set of roads.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 9:00 am
Cruiser and jackknifed truck on 128 in Weston

Photo by State Police

State Police report a trooper on a construction detail on Rte. 128 southbound in Weston was seriously injured around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the driver of an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of the cruiser, destroying it and forcing his truck to jackknife across the highway.

The trooper, who was able to radio for help, was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries, State Police say.

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.

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.

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