Tim Murphy, who normally drives trolleys on the Mattapan Line, was driving a Green Line trolley on Saturday. At 2:49 p.m., he found himself between Hynes and Copley - basically right under the spot where the bombs exploded four years earlier. He reports:
I felt that I needed to say something. So I stopped the train just before the Copley Junction, where the Heath Street trains join the subway, and got on my PA and asked for everyone's attention. This is what I said:
"4 years ago, at this exact time, about 30 feet above this spot, the first of two devices went off and changed our city forever. Before entering Copley I would just like to observe a moment of silence to remember those who were lost and to think of those of us who continue to struggle on a daily basis from the effects of that day. On a more personal note for those running on Monday, from someone who was there in Copley Square when it happened, I can't even begin to tell you just how much it means to us that you continue to support our city. Thank you a thousand times over."
Then the train erupted in applause, something I wasn't expecting, we then observed a moment of silence and proceeded into Copley Station. The rest of that trip I had people in tears coming up and thanking me.
WHDH reports two women who left the Chuck E. Cheese in Everett last night were shot at in Chelsea and then got themselves to a fire station in East Boston. Unclear if they were injured by the gunfire or by glass shattered by the gunfire.
Kristen Mobilia, who has long been active in the Fenway Garden Society, which oversees the Fenway Victory Gardens, has filed papers with state elections officials for a possible race against District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) City Councilor Josh Zakim.
To get on the fall ballot, Mobilia will have to file enough signatures on nominating petitions that the city elections department will release next month.
Mobilia is also director of finance and administration at VideoLink, LLC, a Newton company that creates and manages videos for corporate clients.