A Roxbury 15-year-old was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today at her first court appearance on charges she threw bleach in a man's face during a robbery on a 28 bus last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, had her bail set at $20,000, the DA's office says
The DA's office provided this account of... Read more
Will also try even harder to eliminate the herding instinct among buses on 15 lines that carry about 40% of bus riders, the T reports.
Transit Police report they are investigating three attacks by "rowdy and unruly youths" on Red Line riders between Ashmont and JFK over the past week. Patrols on the line have been increased.
All but Orient Heights on the Blue Line and Charles/MGH now have electronic countdown clocks to let passengers know when the next train should arrive, the MBTA says.
The T adds it's improved the algorithms used to calculate arrival times, in particular at stations right at the beginning and end of lines, for "an elevated Countdown experience."
Orient Heights, currently under renovation, should get... Read more
The T argued that Mattei had some of her conditions, which her family says forced her to drop out of college and will require home care, before the crash.... Read more
Downed wires at Copley and the resulting fire around 10 a.m. mean no service and lots of grumpy commuters... Read more
MBTA bus drivers have also been attacked with cups of urine, WBUR reports.
Eric Kaminsky reports T workers are telling people to walk over to Downtown Crossing if they want to get anywhere.
Transit Police report arresting a man from a Pittsburgh suburb at the Sullivan Square Orange Line stop last night before he could
get the tar beaten out of him strangle a local following the end of the Penguins' O-4 series.
According to police, officers arrived at a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. at the station to find Ryan Baessler, 29, of Carnegie, PA, with his... Read more
Orange Line service was halted around 8:45 this morning as police worked to remove a guy who for some reason decided to get on the tracks at Haymarket.
Transit and Boston Police are looking for three suspects for a shooting at the busway at Ashmont station around 10:20 p.m. The victim was taken to Carney Hospital with a grazed leg.
Two of the suspects are black, in black hoodies, both about 5'8" with slim builds. The third is white, in a gray hoodie, also about 5'8" and slim. They may have run onto... Read more
Personally, I think the new alerts are just plain awful, as compared to the old ones.
Say there are Green Line signal delays at Copley Junction:
Under the old system, the alert would read something like:
Green Line experiencing 10 to 15 minute delays due to a signal problem in the Copley area.
Under the new system, the new alert would read:
Green Line... Read more
The Orange Line was shut in both directions after a woman was struck by an inbound train at Stony Brook around 2:45 p.m.
The station was evacuated and the T put together alternate bus service in both directions between Forest Hills and Ruggles.
Around 9:45 p.m. on the outbound side of the Orange Line station.
Nakia Hill tweets:
Omg! I just witnessed some brave passengers help a [man] who fell on the train tracks as a train approached. They saved his life!
Curt Nickish also saw his rescue:
He's bleeding but being attended to.
Casey was right there:
He fell right in front of me.... Read more
A Marblehead man admitted today he head butted an MBTA bus driver at Wonderland last July, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
John Kerivan, 48, headed into court asking for a suspended sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to assault and battery on a public employee. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Ozbolt, who headed... Read more