Two teens who robbed two women - and pistol whipped one of them - near Ashmont station early this morning were arrested not long after when police activated the tracking app on one of the phones.
A man was shot around 6:30 p.m. outside the station and in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street. A suspect was arrested not long after on Wrentham Street.
Police report the victim, 19, was shot in the stomach. Police say he is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.
Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took it couldn't just drive it away.
I made the police report right after I found it missing, but they think it quite unlikely to ever be recovered as they are usually broken down and sold for parts/scrap.
David Finnerty photographed Peabody Square tonight after the power around the T stop went out.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the tire place near the T stop has been sold to a developer.
WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday.
The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH reports.
"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy.
Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.
Boston Police report the Youth Violence Strike Force and postal inspectors took Keyon Taylor, 21, into custody around 1:20 a.m. on Blue Hill Avenue.
Meanwhile, an affidavit by a postal inspector working on the case suggests the investigation is not over - after the attack, police found Taylor's alleged driver and another man in the van from which Taylor allegedly jumped out of on Bailey Street to try to rob the postal worker.
Federal officials report arresting a Dorchester man for a December attack on a postal worker on Bailey Street - and say a second suspect - whom they say actually beat and shot the worker - remains at large.
Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, was arrested this morning on federal charges of conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee.
Boston Police report the postal employee was working in his truck, parked on Bailey Street around 6 p.m. when a masked man jumped in and demanded "the draw."
Police say that when the worker asked "what draw?" the robber beat him in the forehead with a gun, shot him in the wrist and ordered him out of his uniform. And then, police say, the guy got behind the wheel of the truck.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Bailey Street, per Alertnewengland.
The T shut all bus and subway service to and from Ashmont; police also shut the roads around the shooting scene.
An annoyed citizen reports from Peabody Square in Dorchester:
So your policy of allowing folks to park on the sidewalk continues to lead to damage to the new infrastructure. Not only is the bike rack hit for at least the 2nd time a car is damaged too. Help!
Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.
Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.
UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by a dead inbound Mattapan trolley at Butler. Not long after that, an inbound B trolley refused to leave Boston College. And then the drawbridge at North Station got stuck or something, delaying inbound commuter-rail trains.
Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in a single weekend, rather than the traditional weeks or months.