UPDATE: The DA's office reports Capuzzo was not arraigned today. He instead faces a clerk's hearing to determine whether authorities have probable cause for a criminal complaint. A date has not yet been set for that hearing.
An inbound Red Line train checked out at Wollaston shortly after 8 a.m. Dave Curran reports from the station:
Operator outside hitting something with hammer
Four of five suspects in the Red Line beatings that sent a man to the hospital on March 9 were arraigned yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Among them, Kevin McCarthy (booking photo on right), about whom the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says:
McCarthy was convicted last year of taking part in the group beating of three men... Read more
Transit Police report arresting two South Boston residents and a Dorchester man on charges they beat a man on a Red Line train and two women who tried to come to his aid on Sunday.
Police add they obtained an arrest warrant for another South Boston man for his alleged role in the attacks on a train entering Broadway station.
Michael Davis, 36,... Read more
NECN weatherman Matt Noyes received an unusual plea: A woman who had just bought a bag of rare coffee beans as a gift for her husband lost them on the Red Line yesterday and is seeking their return:
Yesterday at 4pm during rush hour a polite passenger traveling south on the redline from Kendall Square stood up to give an older woman her seat.... Read more
An inbound Red Line train refused to go past its expiration date at Wollaston, causing what the T called "moderate" delays at the start of rush hour this morning. Or as Sara put it:
Been waiting over 20 min for a train at #wollaston. #commute #freezing
UPDATE, 9 a.m. Another Red Line train saw a bright white light, this time at Harvard, and immediately... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Tyreke Mastin, 20, on charges he trailed two women in the Quincy Adams parking garage in failed attempts to steal their cars last Thursday.
In both cases, the women were able to get into their cars and drive away.
Mastin, arrested at Hynes station on the Green Line, was scheduled for arraignment in Quincy District Court on a charge... Read more
A Red Line train figured out how to go six feet under on the inbound side of the Longfellow shortly before 9.
"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy.
Steve Abreu asks about this mysterious sign heading up from the Downtown Crossing T stop:
Whatever happened to Shopper's Park? What was it?
Transit Police report two incidents in the Quincy Adams garage shortly before 8 p.m., yesterday.
In the first, a woman walking to her car on the second level noticed a man first stare, then follow her, around 7:50 p.m.:
The reporting party sought out other patrons also returning to their vehicles to walk with. When the male noticed this he crouched down between parked... Read more
Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.
That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.
Jared May looked up the stairs today from the bottom of the T's deepest subway stop, at Porter Square (actually, if you look closely, you can see there are two in this crowd - there's a second person higher up the stairs).
Hynes is being evacuated due to a smoking train.
This comes an hour or so after an inbound Red Line train breathed its last at Broadway, creating what the T acknowledged were "severe" delays.
As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more
Paul Chicarello reports the following happened on a stalled Red Line train (of course) at Central Square around 7:25 p.m.:
Oh god ... someone just pushed the emergency button to ask the train driver why we are standing by. She was obviously pissed.
Person: "I've got somewhere I need to be!" Motorman: "this button is for emergencies ONLY!"... Read more