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MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on indecent assault and battery charges for an alleged attack at the Forest Hills busway on Saturday.
According to a police report, a 21-year-old woman was waiting for the 16 bus with her cousin when Gary Maggiacomo came up behind her... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports an unexpected federal grant could provide enough money to start work on the $200-million rehab of the "temporary" facility - which the T recently said it couldn't do at all.
Dudley Square Main Streets reports June 25 is Art Smart, featuring art, food and entertainment between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. But also, Mayor Menino and MBTA General Manager Rich Davey will be on hand to unveil the Dudley station's newest amenity: A state-of-the-art public restroom.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the City Council's Environment and Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 13 to press the MBTA to replace the allegedly temporary bus facility for which the T has been planning a replacement since 1998.
An SUV driver and a passenger on an MBTA bus were taken to the hospital when the two vehicles collided on Hyde Park Avenue around 5:30 p.m. - the driver with a cut left arm, the passenger with a hand injury, the MBTA says. Two more passengers... Read more
The two MBTA bus drivers caught yelling at each other as they tried to maneuver around a tight turn in Chelsea's Bellingham Square earlier this week will be suspended for 30 days, then fired, the T said today:
Video footage from Bellingham Sq Police surveillance cameras was reviewed and revealed that the operators did not maintain a high level of professionalism, did not comply with... Read more
It was near the end of another routine run for a driver just settling into her route. But then, out of nowhere, a hulking man grabbed Sharina Byrd's neck with one beefy arm and took control of the 86 bus's... Read more
The poles holding up the overhead wires for the 71 and 73 electric buses may be too declassé for leafy Belmont, but gritty Watertown wants nothing to do with diesel buses, Wicked Local Watertown reports:
Town Councilor Vincent Piccirilli read several letters from Watertown and Belmont residents requesting that they vote to maintain trolley service to save on noise and air pollution. Residents attending... Read more
UPDATE: Lyons was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail in Brighton District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police charge an Everett man who had trouble keeping his pants up had no problems wresting control of an 86 bus and trying to crash it - but was foiled by... Read more
A 14-year-old student who was punched, robbed and warned not to snitch by two classmates at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line around 2 p.m. yesterday thought he'd managed to escape them by making his way to the Cambridgeside Galleria.
But, he told police, the two - and an older guy - were waiting for him when he left the mall around 5:40 p.m.... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting two teens at the upper busway at the Forest Hills T stop yesterday morning on charges they attacked a police officer trying to stop them from smacking around a woman who objected to one of them lighting up a cigarette.
According to a police report, Shirrell Niles, 17, of Newton, was about to light up around 11:50 a.m. in front... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting one of three men who allegedly held a woman up at knifepoint just past midnight Sunday at the Sullivan Square T stop - after a police dog bit him in the ass.
According to a police report, a woman was standing by the upper busway when three Hispanic... Read more
Driver just put the bus in park in the middle of Mass Ave., between stops. "People aren't moving back enough, so I'm not moving."
"You're already twenty minutes late," a woman protests. "Buy a car," he replies. She exits; he stands, punches the ceiling, then drives.
This was it, for me. This was the... Read more
MBTA Transit Police today charged Brian Donovan, 18, of Dedham, in connection with a crash that left an MBTA bus in a Dudley Street storefront, a teen pinned against the wall, on April 11.
The Globe reports on the arraignment today of two Roxbury teens for that bus crash on Dudley Street.
Michael Anthony Baptista, who said he was on his way to a job fair, was released on personal recognizance. Felix Garcia was ordered held for violating bail conditions on unrelated larceny and assult charges.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office paints a different picture, saying... Read more