A Roslindale man was charged with open and lewd grossness on Thursday after several passengers on his Orange Line car told police he stood up, opened his fly and began masturbating as the train hurtled through Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the parking lot across the street from the Forest Hills T stop will be put up for a foreclosure auction on March 3.
Capt. John Greland at E-13 reports police are looking for somebody who broke into at least nine cars in the Weld Hill area, possibly after 5 a.m. - the last time a cruiser patrolled the area. Only change was taken, even though some of the cars had GPS units in them, he says:
Whoever did the breaks is liable to mention it to others about the GPS's left in the vehicles.
A brawl that erupted around 2:45 p.m. yesterday at Forest Hills disrupted bus service through the station as MBTA and Boston police tried to clear both combatants and groups of teens who gathered to watch, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
An Illinois man is being held in lieu of a total of $25,000 bail for allegedly treating Orange and Red Line trains as his own personal canvas, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Jim Clay Harper, 24, of the well-to-do Chicago suburb of Wilmette, was arraigned today in West Roxbury District Court on two counts of vandalizing property for allegedly spray-painting "ETHER" on trains at the Forest Hills T stop. He was already being held on similar charges involving Red Line trains in Dorchester, and is also suspected of tagging Blue Line trains at Orient Heights, according to the DA's office.
No more envious sighs when the subject of the Alewife cage comes up, Boston Biker reports. The new storage room opens Sept. 29, with room for up to 100 bikes.
Say, that's not something you see every day: Jaime Rebhan photographs a particularly neigh-borly park ranger outside Forest Hills station today.
Apparently lots of trains are heading toward Forest Hills, not so many going in the direction most people really want to go in the morning.
At 8:46, Travis Farrenkopf tweeted that when he got down to the platform at Forest Hills, there weren't any trains. Then one came in - and promptly went out of service.
At 9:23, Beth summed it up:
Today the part of the Green Line will be played by the Orange Line!
So delays on the Orange Line this morning.
Panhandler this afternoon on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing:
Could you give me some money for absolutely no reason at all? I've run out of excuses.
Orange Line operator on the PA this evening as the train pulled into Forest Hills:
I hope you had a good time on the Orange Line! Please remember to take all your belongings. See you again!
The Globe reports on an incident this morning involving a Route 32 bus whose driver had to stop short to avoid hitting a van that pulled out in front of it.
Because unlike the tire guy, this dude started by smashing bottles on some woman's porch on Woodlawn Street, police say. He left after the resident called police to complain about some drunk breaking bottles on her porch and sidewalk, but first he took the time to set her recycling bin on fire, police say. Boston Police tracked him down to the Forest Hills T stop, where MBTA cops were already holding him for allegedly spitting at a T worker.
Robert Coveney, 48, of North Quincy, was charged with arson and destruction of personal property.
I was driving by the lower level of the Forest Hills T stop around 2 and saw what looked like the remains of quite a fire: A gutted and blackened low-rider Civic or Accord being pulled up onto a flatbed truck right in front of the station.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting an Everett man yesterday on charges he kept feeling up a woman who didn't want to be felt up on the train between Green Street and Forest Hills.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or, in the case of the Arborway overpass by the Forest Hills T stop, when somebody paints over some graffiti, take advantage of that by drawing a head and hands atop the "body" (his left hand is actually on the other side of the pillar). He's been there for several months now, too.
The Herald breathlessly reports on an incident at the Forest Hills T stop on Wednesday:
Scores of Metro readers were stunned when they picked up the free newspaper the other morning and discovered a frightening front page splashed with anti-Israel rantings.
Why no pictures of either the frightening front page (come on, we're Herald readers, we can take it!) or of stunned Metro readers lying prostrate at the bottom of the escalators like pigeons just given electric shocks?
The Jamaica Plain Gazette recaps a community meeting over the Arborway bus yard in which residents squared off on the issue of whether to approve sudden MBTA changes - which even Danny G didn't know about - to a plan for the yard or to think about them for a bit. The T, the city and residents first began discussing changes to the bus yard 10 years ago.