Mike Ball, who lives on Fairmount Hill why he's loving the newly expanded service on the Fairmount Line into South Station. Now if only they could add Saturday and Sunday service, he sighs.
Transit Police report arresting Christopher Broxton, 36, of Quincy, on charges he grabbed money out of a Red Line rider's hands at JFK/UMass on Monday.
Broxton, who then allegedly fled with his pit bull, was arrested Friday thanks in large part to tips from the public, Transit Police said.
That the... Read more
Around 2 p.m., Emzylemzy demanded to know:
WHY IS THERE A LARGE DEAD FISH IN THE BRIGHAM CIRCLE TRAIN TRACKS?
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man who went up to somebody counting money on the Red Line platform around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, grabbed the money, then fled up the stairs to Columbia Road.
Photos and video after the jump, but first a fun little game: Guess the guy's race.
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The Tavern in the Square chain wants to set up shop in South Station, where thirsty commuters have had to content themselves with soft drinks and yogurt-based concoctions ever since Clarke's closed to make way for another drugstore.
Tavern in the Square goes before the Boston Licensing Board on July 31 for permission to buy a liquor license from United Airline's lounge in Terminal C... Read more
A roving UHub photographer spotted this sparkling new bad boy outside A-1 downtown today. It's the new ride for some lucky patrol supervisor. Good news for those of us who don't like anything to change: They kept that unique stencil-ish font.
Meanwhile, Phil Coombes spotted this MBTA... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Police say a plainclothes officer bought some heroin from Kevin Miles, 47, then arrested him, after which police found additional bags of the drug.
Police say the buy was part of "an ongoing commitment to our community members/neighbors of South Boston to address drug related activity."... Read more
Around 4:50 p.m., Clownface3 found herself on a stuck inbound train just before North Station:
Orange Line train from Oak Grove heading into North Station is stalled in the tunnel, making weird noises. 3 minutes & counting.
And did I mention that I'm in a car filled with 20+ kids heading home from a summer camp field trip?
The camp counselors are telling the... Read more
There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.
Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:
This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.
Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.... Read more
WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.
Around 6:30 p.m. near the Fairmount Line at Dana Avenue, AlertNewEngland reports.
Around 12:15 p.m. on the inbound side. Photo of the scooter on the tracks.
John reports he watched the guy get helped up and his scooter retrieved, says he almost drove off the platform a second time.
A T spokeswoman says the person declined medical attention and that service was delayed for about 18 minutes.... Read more
Around 11:10 a.m.
Transit Police report the victim was a white male in his late 30s. After firefighters extricated him from under the train, he was taken to Somerville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The T substituted shuttle buses for Red Line service until about 1:15 p.m.