Maybe the escalator was out of service

Dylan Manley was at Chinatown on the Orange Line and reports service was halted around 4:20 p.m. when a man decided to go from one platform to the other by way of the tracks:

He walked down platform on NB side, jumped onto tracks, and walked across to SB side.

The T shut power as police got the trackwalker off the tracks - which turned out to be a good thing, Daniel Borque, who was also at Chinatown, reports:

He fell on third rail being hauled out. It was turned off or he'd have been a goner.

Dognapped on Gallivan Boulevard

UPDATE: Max found OK, tied to a post in Quincy.

News around Dorchester reports:

This poor dog is Max. He was taken from the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard. The owner secured him to a pole as he had in the past to run into the store. and that is when Someone took him . If you were in the area from 8:00pm- 9:00 pm last night and remember anything please contact Boston Police. The family is obviously devastated.

EDM replaced by twang on 101.7

Evolution 101.7, the electronica replacement for WFNX, signed off the air forever at noon, after a run of about 18 months. The frequency is now playing country music as its owners go about "building the new country revolution, one artist at a time."

Evolution folks say you can still stream them over the InterWebs and they're still on one of those HD channels that roughly 57 people can listen to. But that's basically what 'FNX said when they went off 101.7 as well; they lasted a couple of months.

H/t Tim Lawrence.

A blood mystery outside Roslindale library

Boston Police are trying to figure out where the blood in front of the BPL branch at Washington and Poplar streets came from this morning.

Although officers searched the area and contacted local hospitals, they did not find a victim to go with the blood, a BPD spokesperson said. Around 9:15 a.m., police took down the crime-scene tape they had put around the library.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Nick Pizzolato reported:

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They really want their Glocks: Gun owners, gun sellers, gun-rights groups sue state over Glock ban

Several gun owners, including a Boston resident, a couple of gun stores and two pro-gun groups say a state ban on the sale of more recent Glock models violates their Second Amendment rights and the stores' Fourteenth Amendment rights.

In a suit filed this week in US District Court in Boston against Attorney General Martha Coakley, they argue a state regulation that requires guns with magazines to give users an indication the thing is ready to fire is too vague because it doesn't specify just how the guns should indicate that status and that, in any case, the banned Glock models in fact have the same sort of indicators as approved models from other manufacturers.

The plaintiffs seek an end to the ban and lawyers' fees.

Glock itself is not a party to the suit.

Scruffy-bearded guy sought for Dorchester bank robbery

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:14

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Mt. Washington bank branch at 489 Gallivan Blvd. was held up shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday by a scruffy-bearded white man in a Red Sox cap.

The man was about 5'10" with a medium build and in his late 20s or early 30s.

617-223-6407 if you have any info.


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Partners Healthcare job posting has portents of what it's really up to

Paul Levy, who used to battle the Mass. General/Brigham and Women's conglomeration when he was in charge at Beth Israel, continues the fight and writes that a posting for a vice president's job shows the behemoth shows little signs of slowing down what he says are its efforts to keep running the health-care show around here.