Alvarado faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as a number of firearms violations, police say. Read more.
UPDATE: The MBTA warns Longfellow-related slowdowns could last two to three days.
Red Line trains in both directions are moving kind of slow this morning, due to the weekend track work on the Longfellow Bridge.
At 7:40 a.m., Justlippe reported:
I left Central at 7:10am. We're just now hanging half out of the tunnel headed to MGH.
A pair of South Boston residents who set out for Broadway station on the Red Line refused to let the fact that the 9 bus never came stop them from getting to Newbury Street for a gallery show. They set out on foot down Broadway to the station - making sure to stop at every bar on the street for a fortifying shot of whiskey. Read more.
First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.
Ailing signals are keeping southbound Red Line commuters from dinner tonight, but possibly driving them to drink.
The T reports it's now busing passengers from Andover south due to a train that grappled with death, and lost.
Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.
Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.
The Boston Business Journal reports the MBTA even beat out New Jersey Transit for breakdowns, at least as of 2014.
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.
UPDATE: Another Blue Line train died, at Airport. More trolleys died, at Waban and Arlington.
So far this morning, trains have shuffled off this mortal coil on the Green Line (Brookline Village and Reservoir on the D and Washington Street on the B) and the Blue Line (State Street). Riders on the Orange and Red lines didn't miss any of the fun, however, due to what the T says are now fixed signal issues near Wellington and JFK/UMass (the Blue Line also had some signal woes). Red Line riders also saw trains slow due to the ongoing work on the Longfellow.
Around 5:25 p.m. near 94 Vinton Rd. in Melrose, Transit Police report.
Our own Suldog makes the case for preserving the historic trolleys that run between Ashmont and Mattapan Square.
CommonWealth reports on the report, which says T officials should have known in 2013 the costs for the stalled project were out of control:
The transit agency had no in-house expertise to rein in the out-of-control costs and relied too heavily on an inexperienced private sector project manager for estimates that were constantly and significantly below the contractorâ€™s estimates.