The Zakim gets all the attention, but the old commuter-rail bridge next to it has its own charms, including a spiral staircase to the top. Molly Hester admired its form from North Point Park in Cambridge yesterday.
Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.
They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.
It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.
Small bus fire in front of 100 Federal St. boston. Fire followed a loud explosion pic.twitter.com/neY0OlJ0NA
â€” NHVT (@nhvt504) July 8, 2015
Around 4:30 p.m., people across the Financial District heard a loud boom. Those who happened to be on Federal Street in front of the Bank of America building, saw flames coming out of the rear tire well of an MBTA bus, followed quickly by the arrival of Boston firefighters, who doused the engine.
After they were done, T inspectors tried to figure out what had happened before the bus was towed away.
Just got an alert from the T that they are now running shuttle buses between Oak Grove and Wellington due to a track problem at Malden Center.
Shuttle buses replacing Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Wellington stations due to a track problem
Last Updated: 7/7/2015 1:56:04 PM
Orange Line experiencing moderate delays due to a track problem at Malden Center
Last Updated: 7/7/2015 1:43:14 PM
Update - As of 2:40 pm, shuttle buses cancelled, but T still reporting minor delays.
But he's not very happy about it this morning. Seth Moulton tweets:
No a/c on the train from Salem this morning! Come on, @MBTA and @KeolisNA! #sweltering #ma6 #mapoli
Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.
iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.
Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt GÃ¶del to John von Neumann.
Arlington Police report they are looking for a guy who had permission to blindfold and cuff a Spy Pond Parkway resident this afternoon - but not to take his cash and car. Read more.
MassDOT today approved a $222.2 million contract to replace the T's current fleet of 325 CNG buses with a new fleet of CNG/hybrid buses.
New Flyer, Inc., of Winnipeg, is expected to start delivering the 40-foot buses, many of which will run out of the Forest Hills yard, in July, 2016, with all buses in service a year later.
The federal government will pick up 80% of the cost.
The Boston City Archives recently posted a collection of photos of Boston street cars, including this photo of trolleys lined up in Copley Square for the School Boy Parade on June 6, 1937, and a photo of the scene on Tremont Street around 1895 - two years before the first subway tunnel in America opened underneath Tremont: Read more.
Whether it will be another Dunkin' Donuts to replace the one that was almost directly underneath one of the two Dunkin' Donuts on the street, however, remains an open question. A T spokesman says a vendor has yet to be chosen for the space, although he adds whoever it turns out to be will be banned from selling popcorn.
The renovated junction for the Green and Blue lines is scheduled to open next year.
UPDATE: The MBTA reported at 7:19 p.m. that service had resumed.
Sean Olson reports an electrical fire in the tunnel near Chinatown station shut the Orange Line shortly before 6 p.m. The Boston Fire Department made quick work of the fire and let the T restore power at 6:19 p.m. , although the T was still reporting service was knocked out between Back Bay and North Station at 6:40 p.m.
A train that headed across the rainbow bridge is causing the dreaded "severe" delays in both directions on the Red Line this morning.
UPDATE: The T reported at 7:44 a.m. that regular service had resumed.
Starting tonight, the T will be shutting down the Orange Line between Wellington and Oak Grove starting at 8:45 p.m. at night so workers can get the tracks ready for winter - except for Friday and Saturday nights, when service will run as usual.
You may recall that particular stretch of Orange Line proved particularly troublesome in the winter of our discontent. Workers will be installing heaters along the third rail and at switches to prevent the tracks from turning into a glacier again, in a $12.7 million project, MassDOT reports.
A dog wandering through the Green Line tunnel between Boylston and Park today was rescued thanks to an alert trolley driver and Green Line Inspector Tara Egan, the MBTA reports.
A T spokesman says: Read more.