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By adamg - 3/4/22 - 10:27 am

A man in a crosswalk at Centre and Hastings streets was hit by a Centre Street driver around 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Boston Police say. The victim, who police say did not suffer serious injuries, was taken to a local hospital for observation. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:18 pm

A federal judge ruled yesterday that a Massachusetts native who now lives in Florida can try to bust up an agreement between Boston and local advocates for the disabled on repairing and installing thousands of new intersection ramps, but he's going to have to put up enough money to reimburse the advocates' lawyers for their time to defend against what the judge called a "frivolous" appeal. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/21 - 9:44 am

On the Cambridge Street side of the hospital around 6:20 a.m.. WBZ Newsradio reports the woman died. WFXT reports the driver stayed at the scene.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 9:31 am

BU Today reports the death of Jennifer Formichelli, an English teacher at Boston University Academy, around 7 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Hill Avenue and Walk Hill Street.

By adamg - 10/24/21 - 2:03 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a Masshole at the rotary where West Roxbury and VFW parkways meet in West Roxbury: Read more.

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By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:50 pm

The new bridge will connect the Assembly MBTA stop with the Northern Strand bicycle path. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:04 pm

A federal judge yesterday formally approved a deal between advocates for people with mobility problems and Boston, under which the city will install or repair roughly 15,000 access ramps at intersections over the next ten years. 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 - 7/30/21 - 10:23 am

Newbury Street will be shut to cars between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 15, 22 and 29, BTD announced today.

The return of Open Newbury Street will be between Berkeley Street and Massachusetts Avenue those days.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:18 pm

State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/21 - 2:18 pm

A federal judge today gave preliminary approval to a deal between mobility activists and Boston, which agreed that over the next ten years it will install and repair a total of 15,000 handicap ramps that people in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues can actually use. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part of Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:36 pm

Last month, Alex Cox finished what he'd set out to do several years ago: walk every single street in Boston. Jamaica Plain News then asked him to name and explain his ten favorite streets in JP.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:20 pm
Detour signs along the Muddy River

Turlach MacDonagh was walking along the Riverway when he looked across the Muddy River and spotted these seemingly contradictory detour signs.

Earlier:
World-class signage at Logan.

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 - 4/1/21 - 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 - 3/31/21 - 10:58 am
No break in barriers between outdoor patios along Hanover Street

Some North Enders have been grumbling for weeks about the loss of parking spaces along Hanover Street as restaurants ready their pandemic-inspired outdoor patios for their official opening tomorrow. One fuming citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning abut the way some of the barriers just don't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:23 am

WCVB reports a driver slammed into somebody at the intersection of Chelsea and 13th streets in Charlestown, then dragged him a half mile before driving away, around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:04 am
Victim's boot

A victim's boot. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the driver of a small SUV hit two pedestrians at 1270 Commonwealth Ave., inbound just before Harvard Avenue, around 7 p.m. on Monday.

Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, one of them with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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