Thursday’s Headlines

  • An MBTA train struck and killed a man near the Kingston/Plymouth Line’s crossing of Main Street in Hanson early Wednesday morning (Patriot Ledger). Hanson’s Main Street, a state highway, has only one sidewalk, and there are no crosswalks leading to the commuter rail platform adjacent to the crash site.
  • The CambridgeSide Mall is dying, but Cambridge planners are not rushing to the rescue with zoning changes to allow denser mixed-use redevelopment (Cambridge Day).
  • Mechanical problems on the M/V Governor led the state’s Steamship Authority to cancel several trips Wednesday morning (Boston Globe).
  • MassDOT says “it’s safe to drive the Chicopee Curve (on Interstate 91) as long as you slow down to the posted speed limit,” reports WWLP, after MassDOT and State Police spent hours cleaning up a few tons of proof that drivers ignore posted speed limits:


Deodhar's e-bike leans against the wall as he exits the storage shed.

Zipping Through Town On An E-bike with Aseem Deodhar

Last fall, Rad Power Bikes, an e-bike vendor who envisions “a world where transportation is energy-efficient, enjoyable and accessible to all,” offered a sweet deal on one of their popular bikes – just irresistible enough to prompt many people to leap into the electric bike world. In October, the company’s RadMission e-bike went on sale […]