Silver Line buses make first runs to and from Chelsea

Photo by Cybah

Shortly after 5 a.m., the first of the new SL3 buses left Chelsea for South Station by way of Airport, and running in part on a dedicated road atop an old rail line.

Our own Cybah, who has been chronicling construction of the new line, was on the first bus that left South Station for Chelsea and posted photos of the new line.

The T shot some video from one of the buses traveling along the new Silver Line route in Chelsea:

Things on the line, which offers a shorter ride between Chelsea and downtown Boston than, say, the 111, were humming along until shortly after 9 a.m.:

Police use beanbag gun to subdue barricaded man trying to blow up his Charlestown apartment

Boston Police report a man barricaded himself in his Walford Way apartment, ripped a gas line out of the wall and then failed to blow the place up because he couldn't get his lighter to work.

Police say when officers arrived at 106 Walford Way around 12:10 p.m., the man was still trying to ignite the gas.

Officers were able to quickly and tactically enter the residence and, using the less-lethal, Super Sock round shotgun, disarmed the male and placed him into custody. The male was transported by EMS to an area hospital for evaluation, and officers will seek complaints against him for Attempted Arson, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Disorderly Person.