Thursday, January 3, 2013
State Police release new details in the crash this morning, which caused a backup in traffic along 128 and The Mass. Pike.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 this morning near the Newton rest area, between Route 16 and Grove Street. He was in the median strip, and may have been struck while trying to cross the highway around 6:30 a.m. Just after 6:30 a.m. this morning, State Police say an 18-year-old man was killed while crossing Rte. 128 on foot. According to a press release just sent, he was hit by the car on the sorthbound side of the highway, and was thrown across the median onto the southbound side of the road, where he was hit by another vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say they are notifying his next-of-kin. The accident backed up traffic on Rte. 128 and on the Mass. Pike. Below is the full press release from the Mass. …
Drivers can expect significant delays on Route 128 north and south after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Newton this morning.
More than three hours after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 in Newton, traffic remains backed up in the north and southbound lanes of the highway. Route 128 south appears to still be at a standstill between Burlington (Route 3) and Newton, according to Google Maps traffic. The northbound side has moderate to heavy traffic through Needham to the Mass Pike. According to a State Police statement, the pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 this morning near the Newton rest area, between Route 16 and Grove Street. The victim was in the highway's median strip, State Police said, and may have been struck while trying to cross the highway around 6:30 a.m. The victim has not been identified at this time.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The controversial to re-route trucks carrying gasoline, oil and other flammable cargo outside the city and along Route 128/95 went into effect earlier this summer.
The so-called suburban migration apparently also applies to trucks toting hazardous materials. According to The Globe, trucks filled with gas, oil and other hazardous materials that used to cut through Boston on Route 93 have been rerouted out to Route 128/95 during the daytime in accordance with a new policy the Department of Transportation put into effect earlier this summer. The plan has been the subject of considerable debate over the past year, with support from the North End and other Hub neighborhoods and opposition from suburban communities along the already heavily trafficked highway. DOT spokeswoman Sara Lavoie told the Globe the decision to implement the plan came after months of hearings and legal notices. However, Jack Troast…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Lexington's Ted Day writes in support of Concord Democrat Joe Kearns Goodwin as a candidate for State Senate in the Third Middlesex District.
Monday, August 6, 2012
To the Editor, The 3rd Middlesex District is one of the most prosperous and diverse electorates in the Commonwealth. From the city blocks of Waltham to the forested hills of Lincoln, one State Senator will represent 160,000 people in nine towns. When Joe Kearns Goodwin runs for State Senate, he knows that while he must cherish and protect the individual identities of each town in his constituency, there are issues best served through a regional approach. There is no better example of this than the matters surrounding Route 128. Route 128 is both the economic and transportation lifeline for the district. It connects the Mass Pike with Route 2 and Route 3, creating the grid that links our towns. It is also the largest area of job growth in …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
State Police and Lexington firefighters are on the scene.
UPDATED: 4:50 P.M. The following release is from the Massachusetts State Police: Today at approximately 1:21pm, troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Concord Barracks repsonded to a single vehicle crash on I-95 southbound at Rt.2 in Lexington. The facts and circumstances remain under investigation with the assistance of troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. Initial investigation by Trooper Michael Alker indicates that a 2011 Honda Pilot, operated by an 80-year-old Lincoln man, left the Rt.2 eastbound overpass and crashed onto the southbound lanes of Rt.2. The operator was transported by Lexington Fire and EMS to Leahy Clinic in Burlington with …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Leaders in the devleopment of the Shanghai Zhangjiang Innovation Park will tour the Shire campus and hear an overview of bio and high-tech development in Lexington and along Route 128.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The following press release was provided by Melisa Tintocalis, Lexington's Director of Economic Development. The Town of Lexington will be hosting a Chinese delegation from the Shanghai Zhangjiang Group, Ltd. (“Zhangjiang”) on April 27, 2012 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The members of the delegation are key leaders in the development of the Shanghai Zhangjiang Innovation Park in China which has over 3,000 companies in technology industries, such as biotech, pharmaceutical, and clean energy. Zhangjiang is forging a scientific collaboration with the Harvard Medical School and is learning how our state and local governments create incentives to encourage and support the development of technology clusters. The town’s Economic Development Department, in…
Friday, December 2, 2011
A New Hampshire man on parole for his fifth operating under the influence offense, was arrested yesterday evening in Lexington by a State Police trooper who found him asleep at the wheel on Route 128 and and wearing an ankle bracelet.
The following is a press release from the Massachusetts State Police. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Dec. 1, Massachusetts State Police Trooper John Ciszek arrested a 50-year-old Laconia, New Hampshire man for his 6th OUI offense and operating a motor vehicle without a license after finding him passed out in the breakdown lane. Trooper Ciszek was working his assigned shift at the Concord barracks when he observed an Oldsmobile Bravada stopped in the breakdown lane of Route 128 southbound in Lexington. The trooper stopped to check on the well-being of the operator and found him asleep with the car running. The trooper had difficulty waking up the operator, identified as Timothy Converse, 50, of Laconia, New Hampshire. …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Nicole Parziale, 39, of Burlington, indicted on charges, including felony motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of liquor, in connection with a May 14 fatal accident on Route 128 in Lexington.
The following is a press release from the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. A Burlington woman has been indicted on charges in connection with the May 14 motor vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Glenn Robichaud, 55, of Bedford, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public Wednesday, Aug. 24. Nicole Parziale, 39, of Burlington, was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury on charges of felony motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor causing serious injury (3 counts), and operating a motor vehicle without a license. She will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on August 31 at 9 am. “We…
Monday, July 25, 2011
Police coverage of Bedford Street.
Riding down Bedford Street right before the Route 128 overpass, I noticed a car on the other side flashing its headlights. It was the middle of the day, so I figured it was the universal signal that a police officer was sitting inside a patrol car on a side street holding a radar gun and we better slow down. I was partially right. The officer was a few hundred feet after the overpass, standing along Bedford Street, with the radar gun pointed at traffic. As someone who lives in the area and gets cut off on that overpass on a regular basis, I was rather pleased. Maybe we’d all slow down and think about our driving – if only for a moment. In fact, I’d love to see a police car sitting at Eldred and ticketing all those yahoos who insist on …
Behind all the people, and the verdant summer trees, black raspberry bushes and Japanese knotweed, you can still see signs of where the trains ran, and might run again.
On sunny summer days, visitors to the Minuteman Bikeway have a hard time seeing the trains. There are so many distractions: But behind all these people, and the verdant summer trees, black raspberry bushes and Japanese knotweed, you can still see the trains—or at least signs of where the trains were, and might run again. As everyone who has glanced at the rear wall of the Lexington Depot knows, Lexington was once host to the Boston & Maine Railroad Lexington Branch line, which ran trains from West Cambridge through Lexington and on to Bedford and Concord. The last train ran through town in 1981, and the railroad right-of-way was fairly quiet until 1992, when the Minuteman Bikeway was built on the railbed. Somehow, the Bikeway's builders …