Man pounds out poetry - on a portable typewriter.
Transit Police report charging a Hub man with shtupping himself on a Red Line train last night while making lewd comments to two women sitting across from him.
More specifically, Richard Johnson, 48, of Boston, "had his penis out of his pants and was masturbating/fondling himself," police say, adding he got off at Downtown Crossing.
Johnson is scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal... Read more
The past few days, morning commuters on the Red Line have noted the presence of a well dressed man who just happens to not be wearing shoes.
Andrew Coates, who took this morning's toe shot, wonders:
Is this a new holiday? No shoes day on the Red Line?
Shortly before 9 a.m., Transit Police tweet.
The woman was hit at the busy crossing at Waverly and Concord streets.
Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.
Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more
Just to switch things up a bit, a Red Line train died in the middle of the day, at South Station, leading to what the T describes as "severe" delays. At 1:22 p.m., Flea reported:
30 minutes and I haven't made it from Wollaston to North Quincy yet.
There was a disabled train then a disgruntled moron who started walking on... Read more
Cambridge Day reports the city has given the movie house permission to screen films until 2:30 a.m., Fridays through Sundays; owners cite later T service hours for the potential new market.
Not one, but two Red Line trains groaned and left this plane of existence this morning.
Matt Laskowski captured the scene at Broadway around 9 a.m., reports:
Had to unload train, nearly 30 minutes waiting so far. Scrambling T workers. Doors were closing on passengers as they were exiting over and over.
Earlier, around 7:20 a.m., another inbound (natch) train pushed up some daisies at... Read more
A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.
Transit Police report charging Alexander Frank, 21, of Framingham, with committing self service while staring at the woman sitting next to him on an inbound D Line trolley around 9:45 a.m. on April 8.
The woman exited at Longwood; Frank did not get off there.
Police say detectives nabbed Frank yesterday at Riverside station. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Newton District Court on... Read more
the MBTA closing Arlington Station all day on
Patriot's Day Marathon Monday? Service alert from the T:
Branches Affected: B, C, D, E
Apr 21: Arlington and Copley Stations will be closed all day due to the Boston Marathon.
Start of day Mon 4/21/14 until end of day Mon 4/21/14
Affected routes:... Read more
Green Line B branch
Green Line C branch
The T plans to install 300 ads on trains and buses to alert riders that, after a brief interlude, upskirting is once again against the law.
In March, the legislature rushed to pass a law against aiming a camera up a woman's skirt after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled the law used to prosecute a man for doing that on the Green Line did... Read more
Mike Moura reports the Peoples United Bank branch at 485 Mass. Ave. in Central Square was held up around 3:15 p.m. by two guys - who then had to deal with an exploding dye pack.
The T stopped one train at Central Square, but after police didn't find any dye-covered people on it, service was allowed to resume.
WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday.
The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH reports.
Mass Transit reports the first of 40 new commuter-rail locomotives is scheduled to pull out of North Station at 10:30 a.m., as part of Train 213 on the Haverhill line.
The locomotives, built in Idaho, will replace locomotives with an average age of 35 to 40 years, providing more reliable service, less pollution and better fuel efficiency.... Read more
Matt Robare asks:
I'm looking for T-accessible, good gin & tonics at reasonable prices. Any ideas?
Check out the listing for this charmer:
The MBTA invites interested parties to bid on the sale of MBTA property, located at 68 Emanuel Street, Revere, Massachusetts. The property for sale consists of a single family residence and the associated approximately 3,500 square feet of land.
A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.
The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more