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If you live in Boston, you are likely familiar with the notion of getting "storrowed" (there's even a hashtag for it). On Storrow Drive, there are numerous warning signs and blinking lights that forewarn you about a bridge that has only an 11-foot clearance, and yet somehow drivers ram into it anyway. This can be somewhat explained, according to local lore, the confusion about ramming it is due to the aspect that when new students show-up for college in Boston, they often rent a vehicle that either is higher than 11 feet, or pile stuff on top of vehicles that end-up being higher than 11 feet. They then use Storrow Drive to get to their university and sadly either ignore, disbelieve, or don't notice the warning signs about the low bridge height. As an old saying goes, when a movable object strikes an immovable one, the moving object is going to likely lose out. Though the Bostonian bridge story gets some occasional attention, perhaps the big winner for offending low bridges goes to the 11 foot 8 inch bridge nicknamed The Can-Opener.

String of violent assaults interrupts Michelle Wu's feel-good honeymoon

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A string of recent random violent assaults -- including an 82-year-old man pummeled by ATV and dirt bike riders -- is interrupting new Mayor Michelle Wu's feel-good start to her administration. Wu has said nothing so far about the shocking, brutal attack on the elderly man that started on Boylston Street and continued onto Storrow Drive last week. But she has had time to announce the extension of outdoor dining season in Boston and sign an ordinance to divest city funds from the fossil fuel industry, making good on her "Green New Deal" for the city. But reality gets in the way of the best-laid plans, and right now Wu needs to confront a wave of lawlessness that is putting a damper on tourism and businesses like restaurants, and show support for the victims. So far all we've heard is silence.

Boston fatal crash: Northampton man dies in Sumner Tunnel

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A 24-year-old Northampton man died in a single-vehicle crash in the Sumner Tunnel early Sunday morning, according to police. Two other people were seriously injured in the crash, which is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police. When the troopers arrived on scene, they found three people in the vehicle. The 24-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Another rideshare driver arrested in Boston, accused of indecent assault and battery

Boston Herald

Another rideshare driver has been arrested in Boston about a month after a different driver was accused of kidnapping a passenger in the city. Boston Police on Tuesday said that 25-year-old rideshare driver Sonpreet Singh turned himself in, and was arrested on a warrant for indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. Last Wednesday, an alleged victim entered BPD's District 14 in Brighton to report that she was indecently assaulted by a rideshare driver. Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit conducted an investigation, and were able to identify the driver as Singh and obtain a warrant for the Somerville man. This alleged incident comes about a month after another rideshare driver was arrested after he allegedly trapped a woman inside his vehicle in Brighton.

Boston dirt bike and ATV riders attack and seriously injure 82-year-old man: State Police

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A pack of dirt bike and ATV riders surrounded and assaulted an 82-year-old Brookline man last week, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police who are investigating. Massachusetts State Police is now asking for the public's help in identifying multiple suspects who attacked the elderly motorist in Boston last Thursday. The man remains hospitalized, but is expected to survive. The victim at around 7:30 p.m. was driving his 1996 Buick Century from Park Drive to Boylston Street, approaching the Bowker Overpass, when he saw 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs approaching him. "The bike and ATV riders forced the victim onto the curb on the right-hand side of the road and several of them began smashing the windows of the victim's car," State Police said in a statement about the incident.