Somebody got his hand stuck in a Red Line door at Central, somebody else pulled the emergency cord and, boom, instant delays that led to people piling up at stations up and down the line as T workers set about opening the door and re-setting the brake, or whatever it is they do after somebody pulls that cord. At least we know it works.
Cambridge Police report a Dorchester man was stabbed and chomped at Bishop Allen Drive and Douglas Street after he took umbrage to a remark one of two guys out in the street made about his wife around 2 a.m. today. Read more.
On the Red Line, giddy up and go is now giddy up and went as riders pour into stations, where they are forced to just stand there due to a train that died at Central Square around 5 p.m. At 5:41, Kathleen Mulligan reported:
Literally approaching an hr into my commute to go from kendall to park.. 2 stops
An MBTA bus broke down on Prospect Street in Central Square this morning. Daniel watched the crew that towed it away.
RoadTrip New England took in the Cambridge Carnival International in Central Square today.
The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.
Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.
The scene at Cambridge City Hall to honor Sparks as his remains were brought to Cambridge - 65 years after he died in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.
The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.
Blake Stacey reports from an inbound Red Line train sitting in the tunnel just short of Central Square:
There is literally a trash fire on the tracks in front of us (just north of Central).
Conductor on PA: "It's just newspaper, don't worry."
Vanyaland reports River Gods in Cambridge has shut forever.
Jason ran across an MIT frat celebrating the Fourth on Mass. Ave., near Miracle of Science in Central Square.
Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.
Tamas K-L enjoyed the updated crosswalk put down in Central Square.
Cambridge Police report they are investigating "a series of gunshots" shortly after 2 a.m. in a Bishop Allen Drive parking lot. Read more.
A man who robbed the Cambridge Savings Bank at 630 Mass. Ave. in Central Square around noon tried escaping on the Red Line.
That was a mistake, police say. Read more.
An inbound Red Line train is being held at Central so police can look for a guy who other riders reported might be holding a sword - even if he's not apparently doing anything threatening with it. The result for other riders is "moderate" delays.
UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: The sword was plastic. Police told him to be more careful with his toys in the future and Red Line service was set to resume.
Cambridge Police report a man is under arrest for an incident around 8 a.m. that started as a fight in Central Square and ended with one combatant pistol whipped and his fellow fighter dragged behind a car for several blocks. Read more.
Two men got into a fight at the 616 Mass. Ave. Dunkin' Donuts yesterday afternoon that ended when one smashed the other in the face with a chair, Cambridge Police report:
A suspect and victim - both believed to be homeless - were engaged in a fight inside the coffee shop; the victim was struck by a chair and sustained a cut to his face and transported to a hospital for treatment.
There was so much blood from the gash that officers at first thought they were responding to a stabbing, police say.
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