Nahani Otien reports Keytar Bear was killing it tonight at Downtown Crossing.
Ari floats the idea of a short elevated atop Cambridge Street to complete the fabled Red/Blue connector - an idea currently gathering dust on some state shelf due to its cost.
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he pretended to be a cop during an incident at the Quincy Center Red Line stop earlier this month.
According to police, Michael Murray, 33, went up to a car parked in the pick-up area at the station around 5:25 p.m. on March 17:
Transit Police report arresting a man they say was brought to ground by Red Line riders who heard a woman struggling with him as he tried to grab her purse.
Cesar Gonzalez, 26, police say, followed a woman off a Red Line train around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and reached for her purse:
The victim held tightly onto her purse and was yelling for help. At this time several good Samaritans heard the victim screaming and came to her aid tackling Gonzalez to the floor and restraining him until the police arrived.
A train died at Downtown Crossing around 5:30 p.m., as of 6:15 p.m., riders trying to head south were still being thwarted.
Mike Long reports his train just sat outside Charles/MGH for 10 minutes before finally pulling in.
Party Orca surveyed the human gridlock at Downtown Crossing:
Traffic onto the Red Line southbound at DTX is backed up to the escalator to Orange Line to Oak Grove. Turn back now and have a beer.
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.
Michael Capuzzo, 20, of South Boston is scheduled for arraignment today for his alleged involvement in a Red Line brawl that sent a man to the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Capuzzo is no stranger to law enforcement.
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:
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.
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. At JFK the polite passenger got off the train leaving behind a brown paper grocery bag with $100 of rare coffee bean inside. 8 bags of small batch rare coffee bean from the FlatWhite. Mostly rare coffee bean from Africa and Ethiopia.
He says the woman even tried to catch up with the train at Braintree with no luck.
Ed. note: FlatWhite and not Flat Black?
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 caused what the T calls "severe" delays. Signal problems at Boylston plunged Green Line riders into a snail-like existence.
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 of attempted carjacking, police say.
Transit Police report an argument between a man and a group of six people around 9 p.m. on Sunday devolved into a general beatdown that left the man - and two women who tried to help him, beaten on the floor of the train:
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.:
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.