Police say they found Justin Green, 29, hanging onto the top roof rail from the rear of the train, as it was pulling out of North Quincy around 5:30 p.m. A witness then told police he had seen Green doing the same thing at Wollaston.
Police say Green objected to being charged because he has "a God given right to do anything he wants" and that the only person that would have been harmed was himself.
Police, however, say Green forced a halt in Red Line service while they got him off the train.
They add that in addition to disorderly conduct, Green was packaged into a cruiser for a ride to Transit Police headquarters because he was wanted for evading jury duty.
The mayor's office now says people near Landmark Center can expect to hear three explosions between 1 and 3 p.m. tomorrow as contractors use the sound waves to test pilings and other underground structures near the Muddy River reclamation project.
The sound will last approximately one second each time. Seven police details will be on site during the testing to stop vehicles briefly on nearby roads.
Boston Police report the homicide unit and the Boston Fire arson unit are now both investigating the Sunday-morning fire that left one BU student dead and sent 15 other people - including six firefighters - to the hospital.
The Herald reports Inspectional Services is investigating how 18 people - half of them BU students - came to be crammed into what is officially a two-family house at 87 Linden St. City Councilor and mayoral candidate Mike Ross also wants to know more about the house - he wrote a city ordinance that bars more than four students from living in a single unit.
Boston University today identified the student as Binland Lee, set to graduate in September.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the governor is slamming a pro-Collins ad featuring a photo of him and Nick Collins in the Bay State Banner, because he hasn't taken sides in the race between Collins, Linda Dorcena Forry and Maureen Dahill.
This isn't the first time Patrick has had to deny endorsing somebody, although at least this time his signature wasn't forged on the alleged endorsement.
Meanwhile, WBUR provides an overview of the race to represent the Southie/Dot district.
It's hard to imagine how many miles of train tracks used to exist within Boston city limits (let alone how few will be left once Harvard gets around to ripping out the Allston yard). Here we see the train yard in front of Commonwealth Pier in South Boston, sometime shortly after World War I. Today, the pier is better known as the World Trade Center and the tracks have mostly been replaced by highway ramps, parking lots and surface roads. Nearby is Fan Pier, named for the way the train tracks there fanned out toward the water.
The Back Bay used to have its own large train yard - since replaced by the Prudential Center and the Massachusetts Turnpike:
A flood of complaints poured in late this afternoon from downtown, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, where a large contingent of people on dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs briefly took over the streets.
At 5:26, Gabe tweeted:
A legit gang of a couple dozen 4wheelers and dirtbikes just ran the red light at Washington & Essex street...confused.
At 5:47, Caitlin tweeted:
What's up with the gang of dirt bikes, ATV's and motorcycles on Newbury St? Weaving in and out of cars with no helmets?
Bill Ilott reports counting 30 riders tonight and says this is the third Sunday in a row for the activity.
Helmetless dirt-bike and ATV riders have long been the scourge of streets such as Blue Hill Avenue.
Mr. Miguez reports the guy has been going around Brighton for years, condemning trees to death:
Sometimes he uses an axe, other times a saw. My landlord says his favorite tactic is to take a claw-hammer and strip a circle of bark off the tree all the way around the trunk. This destroys the tree's ability to draw water up from the ground, and it eventually dies.
A car spotted fleeing from the scene was registered to somebody in Roslindale, and about an hour later, police began investigating a car and possible witnesses at the McDonald's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
Michal Skrzypek wonders what the cinnamon raisin d'etre is for the bagelful (and rollful) pickup he spotted this afternoon.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 6:30 a.m. at 87 Linden St. killed one resident, injured nine more and sent six firefighters to the hospital. BU Today reports the dead person was a BU student.
The Boston Fire Department says the injured residents and firefighters are expected to live. The department reports one resident jumped out a window to escape the flames; three others were brought down on ladders.
WBZ reports three firefighters were injured falling from the second to the first floor.
Police officers patrolling South Boston tonight were urged to be on the lookout for a white trolley party bus, careening through the streets of the neighborhood, its passengers throwing eggs at pedestrians and yelling at them.
Around 9 p.m., Matthew Gaskill reported spotting the eggmobile on East Broadway, heading toward the city.
UPDATE, 10:52 p.m.: Amanda Hitt reports seeing a white trolley bus with "what looked like an egg yolk stain on the side" parked on Canal Street.
A disgusted citizen complains about W. Dedham Street in the South End:
News organizations left their trash and tape all over our sidewalks following coverage of POTUS visit to the Cathedral. Please fine all and have them clean up. Multiple tv stations are in violation and can be identified easily as this picture shows.