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By adamg - 4/20/21 - 1:26 pm

KTC shows us the brush fire on the side of the turnpike outbound this afternoon:

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 11:45 am
Logan parking tweet

Update: Massport has deleted the tweet; the above is just a screen capture.

Ari Ofsevit facepalms at this Earth Day message from Massport.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:58 pm

WBZ reports the vendor that got hacked and took down the statewide inspection system seems to have unhacked itself enough to let most inspection stations start up again on Saturday.

Gov. Baker said he's expecting the company, Aplus, to make good on any losses garages incurred because they couldn't do inspections.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 10:14 am

Jason Bylsma lives on the stretch of Centre Street between Holy Name and Weld Street. He describes building a $60 home traffic-speed setup using a Raspberry Pi, a cheap camera, some open-source software and a bit of tape and cable ties, and then turning it on to monitor speeds on the street outside his home. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 1:18 pm

The RMV announced today that drivers with expired March and now April inspection stickers will have until May 31 to get their cars inspected. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/13/21 - 1:01 pm
Wanted van

Surveillance photo of wanted van via State Police.

State Police report they are looking for the driver of a white Ford Transit Connect van, whom they say hit a 72-year-old man as he was crossing McGrath Highway while carrying several bags of groceries from the Stop & Shop, then just kept on going, shortly before 8:40 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 9:17 am

At 8:02 a.m., a disgruntled citizen filed a 311 report about some major cacophony on Copeland Street in Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 2:54 pm
Big beam

Yesterday, a trucker delivered this oversize-load sized steel beam to Robert Street in Roslindale Square so that, starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, workers can begin to replace the bridge that now carries the Needham Line over the street. The bridge dates to 1898.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 11:54 am
Remains of a car on Gallivan Boulevard

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to peel back the remains of crashed car outside 76 Gallivan Blvd. to rescue the three people inside, around 10:45 a.m. All were then transported to the hospital.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 8:58 am

The RMV says vehicle-inspection stations across the state will remain shut as a key vendor on the system tries to recover from a hacker attack, and that there will be no inspections through at least Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:53 am
Tootsie Roll truck stuck on Massachusetts Avenue

Justin de Benedictis-Kessner shows us the Tootsie Roll truck that got stuck sideways on Mass. Ave. this morning, near the Tootsie Roll factory (which now makes Junior Mints) on Main Street.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:12 am

WBZ reports the car-inspection system in Massachusetts is still down, and could be until at least tomorrow.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 1:04 pm
License plate reading WKDPSSA

Guy was tooling around the South End today in a pickup with Georgia plates sending a message only Bostonians would get.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 8:52 am

WBZ reports somebody drove into the Whittier Street Health Center clinic at 278 Blue Hill Ave. around 3 a.m., but that the clinic is still planning on providing today's scheduled shots.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 1:20 pm
Smashed in entrance to Subway at South Huntington and Huntington avenues

Debbie Carmichael passed by the remains of the carnage at South Huntington and Huntington avenues, where somebody seems to have plowed into the Subway there sometime overnight. WCVB reports the crash was the end of a chase in which some guy allegedly was trying to flee Brookline Police.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 10:57 am

Dan says his interest was piqued by an article about the abandoned Inner Belt/I-695 project (which is how the abandoned I-95 link would have gotten from 128 in the south to 128 in the north). Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 8:59 pm
Crash outside 99 High St. downtown

Shamus captured the scene on High Street downtown tonight; reports nobody was hurt.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 12:24 pm

Cambridge Police report a Lynn man who got a ticket for blocking the bike lane on Cambridge Street Saturday night made a show of ripping up the ticket and sprinkling it on the road as he drove away. Read more.

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