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By - 3/14/13 - 7:41 am

The Herald reports that the first person arrested for the MBTA bus-driver beating was turned in by somebody who overheard him talking about the attack - and that among the evidence against him is a tweet the next night about how his hands hurt.... Read more

By - 3/10/13 - 12:42 pm

WBZ reports on the attack early Saturday on a Route 16 bus at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue. Transit Police report:

The bus operator informed officers after he came to a stop to drop off and pick up a passenger he was unable to continue due to several teen aged males standing in front of his bus preventing him from pulling out. Suddenly

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By - 2/28/13 - 10:01 pm

Victim Will JackCourtney Jackson.Updated Friday morning.

A man shot in the stomach around 9:50 p.m. at the Dudley MBTA station was pronounced dead not long after at Boston Medical Center. WBZ reports the man was shot in the station, then stumbled onto a crowded 28... Read more

By - 2/25/13 - 3:38 pm

Due to inspections that found "structural issues," NECN reports.

Boston Metro reports the state wants federal transportation officials to shut the entire company down until it fixes the problems.

By - 1/18/13 - 7:21 am

Max Grinnell asks:

Policy wonk moment: which T bus route has the most affluent residents? Anybody know?

By - 1/14/13 - 11:07 am

A Walpole man is scheduled for arraignment on charges he allegedly beat three women waiting for a bus at Ruggles on Saturday.

According to MBTA Transit Police, Francis Cocuzzo, 40, went up to a woman waiting for a 28 bus around 6 p.m. and shoved her with his forearm:

The 2nd female victim intervened and told Cocuzzo to stop his behavior. Cocuzzo responded by grabbing

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By - 12/30/12 - 5:25 pm

MBTA and Boston police are investigating whether a woman struck by some sort of pellet around 1:45 p.m. today on Washington Street near Arboretum Road was shot by the same people who shot at an inbound 35 bus in the same area last night.

MBTA Transit Police report the driver of the bus last night "observed two individuals standing in a driveway who... Read more

By - 11/15/12 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police today identified the BU student who died on Brighton Avenue on Monday as Chung-Wei Yang, 21.

Police add:

Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed.

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By - 11/12/12 - 7:38 pm

Bicycle after crash at Brighton and Harvard.The bicycle after the crash. Photo copyright Scott Eisen.

A 21-year-old BU student died after a collision at Brighton and Harvard avenues with an MBTA bus.

Scott Eisen reports the bus seems to have simply driven away.... Read more

By - 10/23/12 - 8:17 pm

The Globe reports a T worker who found a wallet on a Charlestown bus seat with $900 inside returned it to its owner.

By - 10/18/12 - 8:46 am

MBTA Transit Police report a man responded to a bus driver's refusal to let him off the bus exactly where he wanted this morning by punching the driver in the head, pushing out an emergency-exit window and jumping out.

Boston EMTs rendered aid to the driver, stopped at 700 Albany St. around 5:40 a.m. Police continue to hunt for the puncher.... Read more

By - 10/17/12 - 10:53 am

Ramirez-RodrigueMBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say went even more berserk than he already was when ordered off a bus in Dudley Square for swearing at the driver.

Police say that around 7:45, a route-45 driver picked up Carlos Ramirez-Rodrigue, 38, at Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street:

Ramirez-Rodrigue entered the

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By - 10/11/12 - 3:42 pm

Man wanted MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who allegedly slapped and spit at a bus driver for passing him by.

Police report the route-428 driver was attacked around 6:30 p.m. yesterday at Main and Forest streets in Malden. They provide this account:

The 34-year old... Read more
By - 10/11/12 - 12:53 pm

SpitterMBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who spit at a T bus driver around 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Washington and Harvard streets in Charlestown.

If you know him, drop a dime to 617-222-1050 or send a text to 873873.... Read more

By - 10/11/12 - 9:46 am

MBTA Transit Police report that when they asked Dennis Banks what he was doing inside a stairway in a building at the Arborway bus depot yesterday evening,

Banks replied he was "taking a s***" or better stated Banks claimed he was going to the bathroom on the stairs.

Then officers noticed "a freshly cut four foot section of half inch copper resting on a... Read more

By - 10/8/12 - 7:13 pm

Harvard Square turkey

ChinatownKicks watched this turkey in Harvard Square yesterday.

Copyright ChinatownKicks. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/28/12 - 8:19 pm

Shortly before 8 p.m., a man who'd just gotten off a bus on Washington Street was robbed by three men on Wellsmere Road near Kittridge. He told police they put a knife to his throat and took his phone.

They're described as black, in their late teens or early 20s. Two were above 6' tall.

By - 9/28/12 - 7:35 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette gets action - and dishes that bus drivers have a button they can press that automatically generates a report to MBTA Transit Police about bus stops filled with delivery trucks or other vehicles.

By - 9/27/12 - 12:42 pm

The state auditor's office today released a report that found a nearly $102-million discrepancy over five years between the cash the MBTA actually took in through fare boxes on buses and trolleys and the amount those boxes said they were fed.

The MBTA said that simply reflects software issues, not massive amounts of theft or money rolling behind driver's seats, and the auditor's office... Read more

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