A mechanical problem on an outbound Orange Line train ended with smoke in the front car and passengers ordered to evacuate at Haymarket shortly before 5:15 p.m. - bringing service towards Oak Grove to a halt and firefighters racing to the station as fast as they could during rush-hour traffic.
At 5:15 p.m., JahHills reported:
Orange line at Haymarket just came to a sudden... Read more
Concrete Plaza has daily views of the work to replace the old Government Center T stop, from somebody who works across the street.
BostonPoop reports on a collision this morning:
Some guy just crashed into a RotoRooter vehicle on Cambridge Street. Looks like their day just went down the drain.
At South Station on the Red Line.
Meng Mao captured the scene this afternoon as local cab drivers circled Uber's downtown office to protest its service.
Click to hear the sounds of dozens of horns held down in fury as cab drivers urge Uber to recognize the error of its non-regulated ways.
Anybody know whose name is covered up on this plaque and why?
WD captured the old Filene's building in late afternoon.
The MBTA reports some unspecified power problem between North Station and Sullivan Square means only one track is in operation right now.
Track problems at Park Street mean travel problems for riders heading to Mission Hill, Brighton, Brookline and Newton.
A Lawrence man faces arraignment today on charges of assault and battery and indecent exposure for an incident around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday at the Park Street T stop.
Transit Police report that Saud Alradada, 21, of Lawrence, went up to a T worker standing by the fare gates and punched her in the shoulder for no good reason:
The victim yelled out to... Read more
Standing at Aquarium, Matt Lowe shows us what happens when a train dies on the Blue Line, in this case around 8 p.m. outbound.
The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:
New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'
It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC... Read more
Suffolk Construction has posted this time lapse from the April weekend when it poured more concrete than had ever been poured in a single effort in Boston, as part of the construction of the Millennium Tower atop what used to be Filene's.
Photos from the concrete pour.
Police blocked off Franklin Street around 1:20 p.m. due to a couple of suspicious items in a white SUV parked outside 260 Franklin St.
Bill Yelenak captured the scene - police have opened all the vehicle's doors and its hatchback.
Another view, by Jed Hresko:
The objects in the SUV, which had... Read more
Mike Dash introduces us to the strange story of James McClintock, a Confederate engineer who built the H.L. Hunley, a submarine that sank the Union ship Housatonic in 1864, and who later showed up in Boston to work with a con man on recruiting investors for a new type of naval mine. McClintock disappeared after an explosion in Boston Harbor in 1879. But did... Read more
Around 7:30 p.m., H reported:
On a dark Red Line train stuck between Kendall and Park...
Transit Police posted this video of quick action by Det. Sean Conway around 2:10 p.m. yesterday at Park Street:
The male was about to jump into the "pit" area when the quick acting detective was able to grab the male, practically in mid air, and prevent him from harming himself.