Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Investigation into the crash may slow down the evening commute in Newton.
Route 9 may be a bit slow for part of the evening commute, as Wellesley Police are looking into a crash that happened at about 3 p.m. this afternoon. The crash took place at the Route 9 intersection with 128, west of the interchange. The incident involved a Wellesley Police cruiser and one other vehicle. According to Wellesley Police, the police cruiser was overseeing a detail at Route 9 Eastbound with a National Grid crew. It was behind a cone cordon inside the work site. The other vehicle drove into the cordoned-off area and into the police cruiser. Both the driver and the officer were transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The officer was evaluated and did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. The officer has since been …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The accident happend on the Route 9 east ramp from Hammond Pond Parkway.
A driver was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital Wednesday morning after a single-car rollover accident at the Hammond Pond Parkway/Route 9 interchange. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to State Police. The accident occurred at 9:34 a.m. on the Route 9 east (Boylston Street) ramp from Hammond Pond Parkway. The vehicle involved in the accident hit a parked car and both vehicles were towed from the scene, State Police said. According to State Police, there was a passenger involved with the accident, but only the driver was transported to the hospital.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Planners seeking feedback on future of Route 9, but already have some visions of green space and pedestrian access.
A foot-friendly, public transport-compatible Route 9 could be in the cards -- and your feedback could shape the future for the thoroughfare. The road could see a rise in traffic of about 40 percent, as commercial areas along 9 are set to expand by around 88 percent in the coming years, according to representatives from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). In order to get ahead of that, the MAPC and MetroWest Regional Collaborative kicked off a series of meetings in May focused on how to develop Route 9 to deal with what is in store for Route 9. MAPC is hosting another public forum on Route 9's development on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Framingham's Raymond Callahan Senior Center entitled "The Future of Route 9: What …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Boston Globe's YourTown presents a photo slideshow of Route 9's history.
Whether you call it Boylston Street, Worcester-Boston Turnpike, Ted Williams Highway, United Spanish War Veterans Highway or simply Route 9, the highway that divides part of Newton and Chestnut Hill is more than 200 years old. The Boston Globe recently pulled together a slideshow depicting some of the history of the road, from Brookline Village in 1915, through the disappearance of Framingham's Shopper's World and growth of the Natick Collection, to the former Omni Foods site in Newton. According to Westborough Patch Blogger Glenn R. Parker, Route 9 follows the 19th century Boston-Worcester Turnpike, which was used for agriculture and dairy farms. Wikipedia tells us that Route 9 or part of it, is named for Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Ted …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Recent work has caused significant back-ups in the area.
If you've recently traveled on Route 9 eastbound near Elliot Street in Newton, you've probably experienced traffic-back up due to National Grid work. According to National Grid Spokeswoman Deborah Drew, crews are currently repairing underground equipment where they have found gas leaks. Although there is no exact completion date, Drew told Patch today that the utility company is "hoping to complete the work in the near future." The utility work, which has been going on since March 14, takes place during the week and sometimes on weekends. It requires one lane (the right lane) be shut down just before the Elliot Street intersection. The work, Drew continued, is "very complicated" due to its location on Route 9 and because the equipment is …
Multiple injuries have been reported.
Updated 1:02 p.m. Newton Police report that Route 9 westbound has been reopened. 12:47 p.m. State Police are reporting that Route 9 westbound is still shut down at Parker Street and traffic is being diverted. More updates will be posted as they become available. Posted earlier: Police have shut down part of Route 9 westbound this morning after a car accident near the Parker Street bridge. According to State Police, two cars are involved with the accident and serious injuries have been reported. Police could not confirm the number of patients. Scanner reports indicated that the Jaws of Life was requested to the scene. The call came in for the accident around 11:15 a.m., according to scanner reports. State Police are on scene along with …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Woman allegedly robs a Newton gas station at knife-point. The vehicle may be connected to a Wellesley robbery last night.
Updated 11:15 p.m. Framingham Police said Monday night that Chelsea Ingalls will be arraigned in Framingham District Court Tuesday morning and "charged with Newton and Wellesley robberies and an attempted robbery of CVS in Framingham on Christmas." According to Lt. Ronald Brandolini, Framingham police also charged Ingalls with possession of heroin. MyFoxBoston reported Ingalls was also arrested after she allegedly stole the purses of two women who were attending the Boston Pops Concert at Symphony Hall on Dec. 18. 7:15 p.m. A Framingham woman was arrested earlier this evening after she allegedly robbed a Newtonville gas station at knifepoint, Newton Police said. Chelsea Ingalls, 27, of 15 Village West Road, was arrested by Framingham …