Riverside Line riders are being herded onto buses this morning as T workers try to repair the damage from the tree that fell on the wires at Chestnut Hill this morning. Several bus lines are now running delayed, even aside from the snow, due to buses being diverted to the impromptu D shuttle.
The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"
As Boston Dog kvetches:
Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.
Pict Liberation Army adds:
Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.
A UHub photographer spotted this racist graffiti on a traffic-control box at Beacon and Hawes streets in Brookline this afternoon: She adds:
I called the non emergency police phone number and they came right away.
The Herald reports on - and posts photos of - a trolley that had one or two wheels decide they didn't really like the track they were on near Reservoir around 7:30 a.m. None of the passengers on board was injured, and service has since resumed.
Antonio Brown Jr., 27, of Cambridge and Khari Wilcox, 18, of Dorchester were arrested following the armed home invasion gone wrong at 198 St. Paul St., Brookline Police Chief Daniel O'Leary announced this morning.
The driver of the stolen rental getaway car and another person remain on the lam, police said. Read more.
An inbound D Line trolley breathed its last at Brookline Village around 8:15 a.m., leading soon after to delays.
Jef Taylor shows the salamander he found on the banks of Ward's Pond on the Boston/Brookline line a few days ago.
The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary Street. No service between Kenmore and Coolidge Corner as a result.
Wicked Local Brookline reports the two were opening their respective stores in Washington Square early Wednesday morning when the Dunk's worker collapsed to the sidewalk.
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
An Evans Road resident reported that during the night, someone stuck about 100 forks in their yard.
And, of course, it wouldn't be a Brookline police blotter without at least one entry about menacing "rogue turkeys." Plus oh so much more.
Chris Lopez noticed the sign in the window of Irving's on Harvard Street on Friday about Ethel Weiss, 101.
Really sad day in Brookline. Ethel was always so sweet to my wife and I when we went into Irving's.
Yes, of course Mike Dukakis saves turkey carcasses for months to make into soup, and yes, of course he's been known to take them on Amtrak with him, and yes, of course he gives out his home address so people can drop off their turkey carcasses.
David Harris captured the uneasy standoff at a T stop in Brookline this morning.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a Smythe Street resident found it suspicious that a "large black man" was just standing there, so when she went up to him to ask if he needed anything and he replied "no," she called police - who responded and found "he checked out OK."