Kevin was just minding his own business, riding the Red Line down towards Braintree when the train breathed its last and stopped shortly before 5 p.m. in that vast no-man's land between JFK/UMass and North Quincy - after the driver announced "he is having problems 'moving the train.' "
Note - this subject originally came up in another thread, but I felt it deserves more attention, so I'm posting a separate story
The MBTA recently released new commuter rail schedules effective November 21st. Read more.
Three photos of Bostonians standing in lines today. Can you guess which one is different from the other two? Answer (and photo credits) in the comments.
The Boston Sun reports the news of the possible impending sale of the former Hotel Alexandra at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street comes in time to quiet neighborhood calls for the city to take the building by eminent domain.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports a meeting between residents and city and BPS officials on the issue immediately got off to a bad start when one BPS official basically told residents they were racists who don't want minority kids in their neighborhood.
UPDATE: BPS forwarded this statement: Read more.
State Police report somebody walking in one of the southbound lanes of Rte. 128 in Waltham died after being hit by several vehicles shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday. State Police say they are trying to determine, among other things, why the person was walking on the highway.
The Globe reports the real backers of Question 1, which would carefully define a trailer home in Revere as a possible site for a slots parlor, screwed up and filed their financial forms too early, so now we know that, rather than just one guy living somewhere way outside the continental US, the real backers of the ballot question are a bunch of casino developers.
A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.
If you don't mind divulging your vote, this poll is for those who have already voted ONLY. Thank you! If you did a write-in vote, feel free to state who in a comment. Thank you!
At Washington and Roxbury streets around 9:20 p.m. Police found a box cutter a couple blocks away.
The Crimson reports administrators made the decision after discovering the lewd rating of women athletes that started in 2012 continued right through this year.
Does anyone know of bars in Boston that are hosting election return viewing parties? Might need to drink through this one.
Sigh, as I feared when family members returned from early voting in Boston, all those ballots will be treated as absentee ones come Tuesday. That is, they will arrive in masses of envelopes inside larger envelopes for the wardens and clerks to process.
Our training for the recent primary included a promise that Elections would be able to process voters from the 255 precincts via smart computer tech. That would have meant fewer ballots for each precinct to handle. But no... Read more.
Adam Castiglioni admired the foliage today in Leventhal Park in Post Office Square.
David Koraca, a.k.a. David Corazza, was sentenced to two to three years in prison after admitting he bilked clients who thought they were hiring "a Harvard-educated attorney" who, in fact, only took classes at the Harvard Extension School - where he bilked classmates out of thousands of dollars - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A federal judge has approved a lawsuit settlement in which Commonwealth Academy in Springfield will change its name to Springfield Commonwealth Academy and the Commonwealth School in the Back Bay will pay the academy $25,000 to cover the costs of the name change. Read more.
The Globe reports the sneaker company wants to flee Canton for new digs in our very own Hub, joining New Balance and Converse.
Of course, the move will be accompanied by layoffs. And, of course, even though the company already said it's moving to Boston, the mayor's office is looking at what sort of tax breaks it can unwrap as a housewarming gift.