In the Athens of America, why wouldn't we express ourselves in the ancient tongues? This pair of small posters outside the Forest Hills T stop literally say "A crow doesn't pluck out another crow's eye," in Latin. It's how they gory Romans referred to the concept that we usually explain as "honor among thieves." But why did somebody feel the need to express this?
What's the MBTA refund process when you tap in, realize it's fubar and then walk home?
Ben Quahog reports that the upper busway at Forest Hills briefly became Boston's longest bus parking lot around 5:20 p.m. when a bus died pretty much at the exit, keeping about a dozen other buses from moving.
Around 9:10 p.m. on Hyde Park Avenue in front of the lower level of the T station by two black teens, one in a red hoodie, one in a gray hoodie.
Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.
Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.
UPDATE, Friday morning: Kate Hutchinson reports a crew from Barletta, the company doing the Arborway project, cleared the ice.
With both the Arborway and the T stop undergoing major construction work, pedestrians heading towards South Street from Forest Hills are supposed to cross Washington and continue north.
But apparently the city, MassDOT and DCR can't decide who's supposed to shovel the walk, so nobody has. Read more.
Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the proposal for Stonley Road, a small road behind the Arborway bus yard.
Jamaica Plain News reports Forest Hills residents will no longer have to hoof it all the way up to Centre Street for gourmet burgers, because Grass Fed is opening a second location in the space where Tonic used to be, across from the T station.
An 18-year-old was arraigned today on charges he opened fire on a group of teens after an argument on a bus entering Forest Hills station Friday morning. Read more.
The owner of Fazenda Coffee Roasters across from the Forest Hills T stop is seeking an all-alcohol license with which to change the coffeehouse into a restaurant specializing in "tastings" - menus that pair particular drinks with a changing roster of food items. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the flat roofs that will replace the old pointy canopies that covered the upper busway at Forest Hills station.
Clay Harper watched the demolition of the upper busway at Forest Hills this morning. It's part of the work to add a berth for those extra-long 39 buses now that the old trolley station they'd been using is in the way of the new Arborway.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) hope to hold a hearing at which MBTA officials can explain the differing fares for commuter-rail stations within Boston city limits - in particular at stations south of Forest Hills. Read more.
And won't that make waiting for a bus tomorrow fun?
The metal coverings over the upper busway are being torn down as part of the overall Arborway/Forest Hills station changes - which, on a temporary basis, include smushing all the upper-busway routes that used to be split between two lanes into a single lane.
The T or MassDOT or somebody last week shifted the taxi stand at Forest Hills from in front of the station down Washington Street near Ukraine Way. The sign did not go unaltered for long.
Cab drivers are not happy about the shift, Jamaica Plain News reports.