First workday back and all, of course.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
WBZ reports the Malden Fire Department is investigating what made at least four manholes explode today.
WBZ reports on the fire in the Medford Street strip mall where Edge Liquors is.
The Herald reports the guy confessed after police noticed inconsistencies in his story.
UPDATE: The power problem is on account of the third rail catching fire.
From the T web page:
Orange Line notice: Due to a power problem at Malden Center, please board on the northbound platforms between Oak Grove and Wellington for northbound and southbound service.
A shuttle train will operate in both directions between Oak Grove and Wellington Stations. Please board on the northbound platforms.
Last Updated: 10/11/2016 10:16:15 AM
Jenn came upon a wedged-in truck on Medford Street in Malden this afternoon.
Adriana Li notes the profusion of Chinese restaurants in Malden.
An Orange Line train with X's where its eyes used to be is causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.
The body of Kenneth Manning, 35, of Malden, was found floating on the Somerville side of the Mystic River near Shore Drive and Ten Hills Road around 6:30 p.m., yesterday, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A California restaurant chain called the Broken Yolk Cafe is suing Robert's Broken Yolk of Malden in an attempt to make it change its name - and to pay for the "irreparable injury" the chain's reputation has suffered from the alleged name poaching. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a man's conviction for operating under the influence of a controlled substance because the difluoroethane in the can of compressed air he was observed huffing while in his running car in Malden is not on a state list of prohibited substances. Read more.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
Starting tonight, the T will be shutting down the Orange Line between Wellington and Oak Grove starting at 8:45 p.m. at night so workers can get the tracks ready for winter - except for Friday and Saturday nights, when service will run as usual.
You may recall that particular stretch of Orange Line proved particularly troublesome in the winter of our discontent. Workers will be installing heaters along the third rail and at switches to prevent the tracks from turning into a glacier again, in a $12.7 million project, MassDOT reports.
A morning power failure that hit parts of Medford and Malden (and at least one Dunkin' Donuts in Everett) also brought the Orange Line to a crawl, with the T announcing the dreaded "severe" delays. While the trains run off the T's very own power supply, the signals that control the trains get their juice from National Grid.
Anybody recognize this kid on his bar-mitzvah day? Scooter reports:
I bought this photo at Urban Renewals in Allston because I couldn't resist this guy's fashion sense (polka dots, bow tie, plaid? YES)! The frame says it's from Malden. Does anyone recognize this stylin' bar mitzvah dude?
See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.
On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta spotted at JFK/UMass for the ride to Quincy and Braintree:
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