And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.
Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are... Read more
Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who attacked another man on a Blue Line train entering Revere Beach on Sept. 17 after the two had had an argument at Maverick.
He's described as Hispanic, 30-35, about 5'7" with a heavy build and black hair.
If you see him, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
A rider on an 80 bus sent the driver to the hospital with bruises when he attacked her last night, according to Transit Police.
Police say the alleged attacker, about 60, will received a summons to appear in court for the incident, around 7:10 p.m. near 456 Medford St.
Jesse Haley happened by the bus just as the man ran out:
MBTA has... Read more
The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:
After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his... Read more
Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.
Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.
"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey... Read more
I was waiting for a Forest Hills train this afternoon when a guy coming through the tunnel from Copley Place approached the bars on one side of the fare gates. He reached through the bars, grabbed the cone, maneuvered it upwards until he had it in hand, then dropped it down over one of the fare gates, which triggered the electric eye to open the... Read more
Incoming Celtics player Kelly Olynyk will help the T inaugurate the first electronic signboard to let you know the next trolley is approaching/arriving, in a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Kenmore station.
For the first time on the Green Line, electronic message boards will provide "Next Train" information.
The T says it will explain exactly what that means at the ceremony.
Olynyk, who went... Read more
And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:
No fire. Disabled train removed from service.
Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more
Adrienne M. photographed and meme'd up an Orange Line car today.
Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.
Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more
John Keith is so liking the idea of a rail connection between Back Bay and the South Boston waterfront that he went out and took lots of photos - including of the parking lot where cars now park right on the tracks.
The Globe gets the scoop on a plan to use small self-propelled diesel cars to shuttle people between the Seaport and Back Bay station via a short and dormant track the state acquired in last year's CSX deal.
For you oldtimers, think Budd cars, only more modern. And, yes, the state is planning on buying some of the units for use on the... Read more
A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.
Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more