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:


A crowd of people in bikes pedals through a wide brick plaza. In the center, wearing a black helmet and blue hoodie, is Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

PHOTOS: Boston’s 2023 Bike To Work Day

Between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m., convoys of riders coming in from Mattapan, Dorchester, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Chelsea, and other cities across the region arrived in City Hall Plaza in waves, while City of Boston Transportation Department staff welcomed them with cowbells and cheers.