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UPDATE, 5:30 a.m.: The MBTA says repairs were completed overnight, regular service resuming.
Something about Blue Line trains just hates those overhead wires. Mike Miccoli, though, doesn't mind:
Oh sweet! The MBTA is providing free shuttle buses! During rush hour! Those guys are the best!
The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.
Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak.... Read more
Daniel Weintraub files this report:
Last night a fallen soldier, escorted by 2 active Marines was returned to Boston on my flight from Atlanta. The casket was received with full honors outside the gate by the Massport FD, Local State Troopers, Local... Read more
Channel 4 reports Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn are suspending their effort to get a casino built in Foxboro, now that Foxboro voters have given anti-casino forces a majority on the board of selectmen - giving the Suffolk Downs proposal even better odds at getting the one eastern-Mass. casino license. Voters in East Boston and Revere still get to vote on the idea, however.... Read more
A Revere man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on charges he beat and sliced up a drinking buddy early Friday, then dragged his body into an alley - leaving behind at least two of his fingerprints in his victim's blood - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Cristian Santa, 20, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in East Boston... Read more
Sara photographed the cab line at Logan around 12:45 this morning.
Boston Police report arresting Cristian Santa, 20, on charges he fatally stabbed John Barrientos, 50, early Friday.
Barrientos's body was found behind 220 Chelsea St., around 7 a.m. on Friday.
Santa, arrested around 10 p.m. on Saturday, will be arraigned tomorrow in East Boston District Court.
MassDOT reports some good news for East Boston drivers.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started around 5 p.m. at 7 Havre St. did an estimated $250,000 in damage. Two firefighters were treated for debris in their eyes. No residents were injured, the Red Cross and the mayor's office are assisting residents to find new places to stay.
The cause of the fire is under investigation; ISD is on scene... Read more