The mayor's office today announced plans to seek an operator for a new, permanent coffee kiosk in City Hall - but this time in front of the lobby security checkpoints, so people who somehow miss the Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Boston News Cafe on City Hall Plaza don't have to go through a metal detector for a steaming cup of joe. Read more.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, a woman was riding the Orange Line when two guys, one white, the other black, got into an argument that escalated with the white guy physically attacking the black one:
The aggressor pushed/threw the victim on top of me as I was sitting and started punching him. My glasses were broken and head scraped in the process.
Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.
A Blue Line train decided rush hour would be a good time to die, and it did, at State Street.
Steve Abreu looked out his window shortly after 4 p.m., when anti-Trump protesters who gathered there began to march towards the Common.
Meanwhile, scores of state troopers traveled to the South Boston convention center this afternoon to go over plans for protecting the much larger march planned from the Common to Copley Square. Read more.
Transit Police will step up patrols in North Station and Boston Garden security guards will no longer be allowed to eject the homeless from the train station following the Globe's report on how some security guards apparently took out their aggressions on homeless people in the station.
The Globe reports on aggressive security measures against homeless people in North Station, including a Dec. 9 incident in which surveillance video apparently shows a guard smashing a man in the face with his own cane on Dec. 22.
They have yet to go before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license; once they do, the actual opening will be a week or two away.
What's the easiest and quickest way to get from North Station to South Station?
Currently I take the orange to the red line but that is usually a 20 min affair in the morning and worse at 5pm.
I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter or boosted board.
WHDH reports one man was stabbed in the neck, the other in the back during a fight that may have involved wooden stakes pulled out of the ground around 4 p.m. outside the Subway shop, 144 Tremont St.
Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.
A trolley that has gone to meet its maker at Boylston Street is causing "moderate" delays, the T advises.
JB Parrett captured Mayor Curley with an IPA today.
WBUR reports on the 40-year lease.
Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.
Two men got into a fight on an outbound Orange Line train approaching North Station shortly before 12:30 p.m. The loser got punched in the eye; the winner fled out the station and onto the street, where he melted away into the crowds.
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