Orange Line

By - 9/18/12 - 3:37 pm

BottariMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Malden man on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident involving a female Orange Line passenger on Sept. 13 somewhere between State Street and Malden Center.

Gerard Bottari, 61, was scheduled for arraignment today in Malden District Court, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 9/15/12 - 11:25 am

Donut & DonutsDonut & Donuts, Sullivan Square T stop. Photo by Truck Stop Tea Party.

Ferrara's in the North End. Photo by David Schachner.Ferrara's in the North End.... Read more

By - 8/29/12 - 4:57 pm

Johnson (l) and Bacai.Johnson (l) and Bacai.UPDATE: The MBTA reports detectives tonight found and arrested Bacai.

MBTA Transit Police report obtaining a warrant for Ivan Bacai, 23, for his alleged role in stomping a mentally disabled man at the Downtown Crossing Orange Line stop... Read more

By - 8/29/12 - 8:31 am

Jose SolerMBTA Transit Police report two minors trying to procure some mid-day booze at a Forest Hills liquor store wound up in a fight with a guy who jabbed himself with a needle, pulled out some blood and then told them they'd better back off because he has AIDS.

Police say Jose... Read more

By - 8/28/12 - 10:08 am

Lashus (l) and Akiba.Lashus (l) and Akiba.UPDATE: Third suspect arrested.

MBTA Transit Police report arresting two of four people they say ended an argument early Morning on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing by beating and kicking their solitary opponent.

Karen Akiba,... Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 6:15 pm

Happened shortly after 5:50 p.m., based on the tweets from people in suddenly sweltering cars sitting on tracks just outside the station. Rescuers were able to get him safely off the tracks in just a few minutes.

"Well/at least a/c back on," Frank Conte reported at 5:57. Andrew Choy praised the driver on his train for keeping riders up to date: "Packed train... Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 3:54 pm

The Globe reports police are looking for two men and two women who beat up a man on the southbound Orange Line platform shortly after midnight, then boarded a train towards Forest Hills.

By - 8/4/12 - 11:35 am

Channel 4 reports Orange Line inspector Jackie Osorio helped slow a train coming into State Street just as a woman was jumping onto the tracks - just like in 2009, when another woman fell on the tracks at North Station.

This time, the train was unable to come to a halt before reaching the woman, but fortunately for her, she was able to... Read more

By - 7/24/12 - 7:11 pm

Train-stopping tree. Photo by MBTA.Train-stopping tree. Photo by MBTA.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Orange Line came to a stop when a tree fell on the tracks between Jackson Square and Stony Brook. At 7:05, the T reported normal service had resumed, and of course by "normal," they... Read more

By - 7/22/12 - 4:34 pm

Brian D'Amico reports State and Boston police flooded the area around the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line after a knife fight shortly after 4 p.m. - even as people nearby celebrated Boston's ties to the Dominican city of Bani in the annual Convite Banilejo. A State Police helicopter and K9 units were brought to the scene to look for a third suspect.... Read more

By - 7/20/12 - 2:45 pm

Joshua Rodriguez, familiar to visitors at Faneuil Hall for playing what he calls "junkyard jazz" on old buckets, will face charges for allegedly punching a man out at the Orange Line station on June 16.

Rodriguez, 21, was arrested by State Police on an unrelated charge elsewhere. If there is time left after... Read more

By - 7/17/12 - 9:13 pm

Sure, there were hot trains and stinky people on the Red Line, and no doubt some Blue Line cars had the AC cranked up too high, but for sheer misery, nothing beat the Green and Orange Lines this evening: Dead trains, one rider who wanted to be dead and wandered onto the tracks, Red Sox fans, that single-door policy above ground and, oh, yeah, stations... Read more

By - 7/16/12 - 3:04 pm

Alleged punks

MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who knocked a man into unconsciousness at the Orange Line station and his alleged toady:

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, a 55-year-old male was the victim of an Aggravated Assault and Battery at Forest Hills Station. The victim

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By - 7/13/12 - 9:00 pm

A fare-hike protest that began outside the Park Street T stop this evening ended at Chinatown station on the Orange Line, where 25 protesters held open the fare gates on the inbound side and cheered when maybe 10 people went through the open gates - although some pressed their Charlie Cards to the readers... Read more

By - 7/12/12 - 6:30 pm

Northbound Orange Line riders reported more delays during this afternoon's rush.

By - 7/10/12 - 6:19 pm

At Tufts.Tufts crowd. Photo by Lalunkee.

A couple days after the Globe highlighted the workers who keep the ancient Orange Line running, hundreds of commuters found themselves on steaming platforms waiting for trains that just didn't come, thanks to two dead trains that had to be pulled out of... Read more

By - 7/3/12 - 9:00 am

BradyBoston Police have their stop-sign runners and speeders and MBTA Transit Police have their fare piggybackers. A man stopped for allegedly evading the fare at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop yesterday afternoon proved to have warrants for more serious offenses, police say.

According to a police report, plainclothes officers watched William... Read more

By - 6/25/12 - 9:14 am

Meg Fowler Tripp reports from the Orange Line terminus:

All but 2 ticket machines & 2 gates not broken @ Forest Hills + rude T staff + seeing 1/2 people get on bus free = bah, fare increase.

No, not the guy with the pencil 'stache?

One of the ladies: "Like it's my @$&%! problem the machines don't work." -- after an older person

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By - 6/22/12 - 12:41 pm

The MSPCA reports Mace the pomeranian mix is now short a couple of toes, which had to be amputated after getting mangled at the top of an escalator at the Forest Hills T stop:

The doctors concluded that Mace's foot was so damaged that surgery was scheduled the following day to remove two of his toes. Doctors at Angell expect Mace will make a

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By - 6/19/12 - 8:05 am

Around 8:15 p.m. yesterday, Rachel Zarrell spotted Sob Story Guy getting on the Orange Line at Chinatown:

Needed money to get to Worcester to "treat his staph infection." Was pretty gross.

But by 11, he'd either gotten it looked at or had just become resigned to it. Colin Steele reported from the Red Line near Harvard:

No story this time, just "anybody? Anybody?"

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