What Would It Take to Drive Boston's Snow to California?

As we deal with two winters in the U.S.—warm and dry out west, cold and snowy in the Northeast—exasperated Californians watched as Boston got nearly 100 inches of snow in a month. The storms brought up a common question among parched westerners: what would it take to ship Boston's snow to California? » 2/23/15 4:39pm 2/23/15 4:39pm

The Average Commute In Boston Now Includes Your Casual Flipped Car

The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides. » 2/18/15 1:57pm 2/18/15 1:57pm

No, Your City Doesn’t Have The Worst Drivers

As many of you know, I recently moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where – and I am told this by several longtime residents – the drivers are the worst. I find this interesting, however, because I had previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where many native Atlantans had assured me that local drivers are the worst. » 2/17/15 2:56pm 2/17/15 2:56pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 6:45am 1/26/15 6:45am

Traveler Attacked By Naked Man Who Fell Through Bathroom Ceiling

An elderly man was viciously attacked by another man at Boston's Logan International Airport on Saturday. Oh, and the attacker had fallen from the airport's women's bathroom ceiling. And he was naked. » 11/23/14 7:20pm 11/23/14 7:20pm

Massholes: Boston Has The Worst Drivers In America

A round of congratulations is in order for Boston, which just supplanted Washington D.C. as the home to America's absolute worst drivers. Great job, Boston! » 8/26/14 10:22am 8/26/14 10:22am

Boston Fails To Celebrate Like It's Been There Before

It's probably too late now, but since the Red Sox have won three championships over the past 10 seasons, perhaps this advice will come in handy again in the near future: On the night of a possible World Series clincher, don't park anywhere near Fenway. » 10/31/13 9:07am 10/31/13 9:07am

World's Greatest Masshole Nearly Crashes Into State Trooper

The Massachusetts State Troopers released this video of a speeding car coming within inches of smashing one of their officers to bits in Boston's O'Neill tunnel. » 10/15/13 10:27am 10/15/13 10:27am

Boston Airport Does Fire Drill On 9/11, Scares Shit Out Of Everyone

If you thought crass commercial tributes to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were ill-advised, your jaw will be on the floor when you read what Boston's Logan International Airport did today: a fire drill, complete with actual smoke and flames. Ace move, folks! » 9/11/13 5:20pm 9/11/13 5:20pm

Woman Threatens 'Racist' Cop With 'Voodoo' Hex After She Causes Crash

A woman who allegedly ran a Boston Globe truck off the road while under the influence decided it would be a good idea to call a cop racist, threaten him with a voodoo curse, and show off how she was cheating the welfare system. Smart. » 8/07/13 2:54pm 8/07/13 2:54pm

American Flag Falls Off Bridge, Causes Accident In Boston

This probably takes the phrase "wrapping yourself in the flag" in a different direction than intended. But on Friday, someone driving Toyota Camry got a surprise when a large American flag hanging on the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston became detatched and fell in front of the car. Flags do… » 7/14/13 2:00pm 7/14/13 2:00pm

Temporarily Superhuman Daughter Lifts Jeep Off Injured Dad

One of my most persistent fears when I'm working underneath a car is that it's going to fall on me somehow. I know that's rare, but accidents happen, like they did to Adam Simmons of Plymouth, Mass. Fortunately, his daughter was there to LIFT THE FREAKING JEEP OFF HIM WITH HER BARE HANDS. » 7/11/13 3:05pm 7/11/13 3:05pm

Two Boston Parking Spots Go For $560,000 After Bidding War

How much is parking really worth in a big, car-unfriendly city like Boston? In one neighborhood, more than half a million dollars, it turns out. » 6/14/13 2:23pm 6/14/13 2:23pm

Feds Shut Down Hazardous Hole-Filled Chinatown Bus Line

In a move that confirmed everything you've always suspected about Chinatown bus lines, the Feds shut down the Lucky Star bus service operating between Boston and NYC today, labeling their operation as an "imminent hazard." » 6/06/13 5:21pm 6/06/13 5:21pm

Boston Was The First To Deliver Mail By Car

Boston isn't known as a center of automotive history, but here's something they should be known for: Boston was home to the first mail truck. » 5/03/13 12:32pm 5/03/13 12:32pm

All Of Boston Is Shut Down As Police Search For Bombing Suspect

Public transportation ground to a halt in Boston this morning and parts of the city have been effectively shut down as authorities continued a massive manhunt for the man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon and in the fatal shooting of a police officer last night. » 4/19/13 8:56am 4/19/13 8:56am

Radio-Controlled Toy Car Parts May Have Been Used In Boston Bombs

Authorities have said that the bombs used in the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week were largely homemade and built with conventional pressure cookers. Tonight FBI officials released more surprising details on the bombs: they may have been built using parts from radio-controlled toy cars. » 4/18/13 5:26pm 4/18/13 5:26pm

Explosions At The Boston Marathon; 3 Dead, Scores Injured

Minutes after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 2:50 p.m., reports started rolling in. We began this post soon after, with chronological updates continuing through the evening. Some photos might be graphic. » 4/15/13 5:41pm 4/15/13 5:41pm

In Boston, People Will Throw A Sawhorse At Your Car If You Steal Their…

You know if you park your car wrong in some countries, there might be an ax in your back window. If you park your car in Boston after saving a spot, you might have your tires smashed in.  » 2/17/13 3:00pm 2/17/13 3:00pm