A Brighton Municipal Court jury yesterday convicted John Biesiot, 36, of Chicago, on 15 counts of vandalism for incidents in 2008 and 2010 that left several T cars tagged up with nom de paint of Wyse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge David Driscoll sentenced Biesiot to a year and a day in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, and will hold a hearing next month to determine how much Biesiot will have to pay the MBTA for cleaning up after him.
The jury found Biesiot not guilty of tagging up the Blue and Orange Lines, the DA's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
Melissa Obleada shows us part of the mural being painted on the barriers around the Government Center T-station construction site.
Anybody know who's doing the painting?
UPDATE: It's the same guys who did the Nelson Mandela mural in Roxbury, working with Heidi Schork and the Boston Mural crew (H/t Joyce).
issues the T alerts appears to be directionally challenged
Green Line D branch: Service currently terminating at Park Street Station. For eastbound (emphasis added) D branch service, please board at Park Street.
Last updated: Sep 23 2014 02:05 PM
And I won't even comment on management's ongoing policy of "oh, we've decided it's suddenly inconvenient for us to run D service all the way to North Station (despite our promises to do so and even though it's only 2 in the afternoon), so we'll change the service".
Matt Hrono reports T workers were handing out these "tickets" at red lights along Huntington Avenue this morning.
The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.
DD808 shows us the above-ground progress on rebuilding the Government Center T stop.
The Amateur Planner charts seven years' of T ridership data and ponders why Green Line and commuter-rail ridership remain depressed even as Red, Blue and Orange Line numbers are going up.
Ari Baronofsky observed migratory students on the Green Line this afternoon:
Dear students, welcome to the MBTA, now please step away from the doors and move into the %+*Â£ train!
Some sort of wire ish means busing for Riverside riders between Riverside and Newton Highland - and problems for riders further down the line, as Phil R. reported at 7:50 a.m.:
You KNOW the D line is F'D up when you wait 25 mins at Newton Ctr for packed like sardines train & they don't collect fares.
Mister Jon captured the scene in Kenmore Square, where refugees streamed out of the Green Line after a trolley derailed.
Patrick Kineavy and Alex Lovejoy of the MBTA recently explored a long-abandoned fallout shelter next to an abandoned trolley tunnel under Tremont Street (the one you see on the right on the inbound platform at Boylston).
Imagine having to subsist on whatever's in this barrel:
The Amateur Planner proposes a paved transit way with tracks for not just the B Line but the 57 and BU bus routes.
While we've never done this, other cities have, and it would have a whole host of advantages, including getting buses out of traffic (and bike lanes), stations better able to serve people with disabilities, even some additional parking spaces. Throw in the long-fabled transit priority for traffic signals and you might even see shorter commute times.
JB Parrett photographs the Zakim Bridge from under the Green Line viaduct across the Charles.
When caught, Nelligan will face arraignment for felony vandalism and trespassing for the Boylston incident and separate charges for three graffiti incidents in Brighton.
The Red Line and the Green Line (C in particular) have had better mornings, as have their riders.
And speaking of the Green Line, at 11, some folks will see if they can outrun the Green Line between BC and Blandford Street. Watch them live.