The T ran fine in the snow; it's today the trains won't go

The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.

So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.

But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.

Channel 4 reporter says he was just having fun in the storm, not an on-air breakdown

WBZ interviews its own reporter, Bill Shields, reassures worried viewers who briefly made him a trending topic on Twitter yesterday that he was just trying to lighten the mood in his shoreline storm reports about being too old for this kind of stuff, not foreshadowing a grumpy exit from the TV news biz.

Jewish groups, city councilor organize vigil for refugees at Holocaust Memorial

City Councilor Josh Zakim and HIAS, a group originally formed to aid victims of Russian pogroms resettle in the US, will hold a vigil in support of refugees at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Holocaust memorial downtown.

The vigil, part of a national Day of Jewish Action for Refugees, is also being organized by the local ADL, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Neighborhood shoveling resources

Blizzard of 2015

Shoveling snow is hard, but important, work. When a winter storm hits, it brings its share of challenges and opportunities with it. Perhaps, shoveling snow is just not your thing. Or you are physically unable to shovel. Maybe, you or your kids are looking to make a few extra bucks. Or quite simply, you are looking to pay it forward and want to lend a hand to your neighbors in need.

If you can relate to any of the above scenarios, then let your neighbors know on Nextdoor.

If you are not yet familiar with Nextdoor, Nextdoor is the private social network for neighborhoods used by neighbors in 125,000 US communities and over 1,600 in MA. In addition to snow shoveling help, neighbors can use Nextdoor to get recommendations for things like plumbers and babysitters, ask for help in finding a lost pet, and discuss safety and quality of life concerns.

In service,

Joseph Porcelli

Professional Neighbor at Nextdoor and former founder and organizer of and #Snowcrew.