Just at the start of rush hour, a train just outside Malden Center proved worse off than a doorknob. The Malden Fire Department had to be called into to evacuate the packed train, which means the T had to shut off power in both directions between Malden and Wellington. Shuttle buses were bruited about.
JulesB captured the scene outside Oak Grove station early this morning.
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Transit Police report they want to talk to this guy about a series of bogus phone calls to 911 about alleged crimes in the Malden Center T station.
Over the past month Transit and Malden Police have received several 911 emergency calls alleging various crimes in progress at the MBTA's Malden Center station. The calls originate from within the station. Subsequent to a joint... Read more
Wayne Dutch asks:
Any suggestions for good breakfast places north of Boston? (Malden, Saugus, Revere, Lynn)
Kristin MacDougall reports an amok truck got stuck tonight at Pleasant and West streets in Malden.
One of the first trains from Oak Grove this morning got to Malden said that's it, it's not going any further and refused to move.
Ken Murray reports the hit and run, during which a light pole was also hit, happened around 11:40 a.m. on Ferry Street:
I heard the crash, looked out the window and ran down. Saw the truck take off up Belmont St.
Transit Police posted this video of a guy spitting at a driver around 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Malden Center, on a bus being operated as a replacement for the Orange Line.
As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.
O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for this woman for allegedly spitting at a Route 426 driver around 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Lynn and Wesley streets in Malden.
Transit Police report arresting a Malden man Wednesday afternoon on a charge of open and gross conduct after bystanders observed him "committing a lewd act in the bushes by the busway" of the Malden Center T stop.
In addition to the alleged self love, police say, John Rodriguez's "personal areas were fully exposed to passersby," during the 2 p.m. incident, police say.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
The 21st annual Bike to the Sea Day is coming up on Sunday, June 2nd. The ride, which runs from Everett to Nahant, raises funds for the construction and maintenance of the Northern Strand Community Trail.
The trail itself will run through the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn along the MBTA owned Boston & Maine Saugus Branch Railroad. Sections in... Read more
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA... Read more
As I was riding by Oak Grove (on the commuter rail) on my way home earlier, I noted a change. One side of the platform is now closed off, complete with fake walls to block whatever's going on from view of the passengers.
Anybody have an idea as to what they are doing, and why they need to reduce the station capacity by fifty percent... Read more