Rescue on the high seas of Somerville

Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.

At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.

Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:

Rain, rain, go away ...

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.

T worker facing discipline for Green Line door panel disappearance

A Green Line inspector could be in hot water for an incident on the Green Line this morning in which a door panel on a trolley suddenly fell off the train, a spokesman says:

A Green Line inspector is facing disciplinary action for failing to ensure that the trolley door was secured in the closed position before the train proceeded to Park St. Because of his failure to follow established procedures, a segment of the door dislodged after making contact with a part of the subway infrastructure.

Floody Muddy shuts Riverside Line between Kenmore and Fenway

T workers piling up the sandbags. Photo by MBTA.

With the Muddy River rising fast, around 5:20 p.m., the MBTA shut the Riverside Line between Kenmore and Fenway and workers rushed to the portal just past Fenway to begin laying sandbags to keep the Muddy out of the Green Line, in two separate temporary dams.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Muddy River reached 16.4 feet - 1.4 feet above the flood stage at which its waters might begin pouring into the portal:

Alas: You can't pass at Mass. and Cass

Fenway flooding causes gridlock around 5 p.m. Photo by Brendan.

Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of water. Roads in Franklin Park are also reported flooded.

Student at Brighton school arrested with gun, police officer bit

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 14:20

UPDATE: Around 3:35 p.m., Boston Police broke up what appeared to be a brewing altercation related to the earlier incident at Comm. Ave. and Warren - where they also stopped a Green Line trolley in search of somebody on the train. Police arrested several teens.

School Police today detained a student at the Boston Green Academy, 20 Warren St., after they found him with a gun around 2:20 p.m. The school was put in safe mode until Boston Police arrived to take custody of both him and the gun.

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