As GE, city and state officials told reporters about all the wonderful things GE will bring to Boston in a warm room upstairs at 60 State St., about 50 protesters marched outside downstairs to protest everything from the tax breaks GE will get here to the use of its jet engines by Israeli warplanes. Read more.
Jordan Frias found himself in a rush-hour-like crowd at State Street around 10 p.m., 15 minutes or so after a train switched to the Pearly Gates track at Maverick.
MBTA General Manager Frank DiPaola says an exterior metal panel fell off a southbound Orange Line train at State Street last night and then a second train ran over it, leading to a chaotic scene that involved passengers kicking out windows to escape the second train when it and the station began filling with smoke. In a statement, he says: Read more.
Heather Parker reports she was on an Orange Line train to Forest Hills, when there was a bang and what looked like flames as the train entered State Street shortly before 9 p.m.
Passengers evacuated the train, the station filled with smoke and firefighters arrived and asked the T to shut power in both directions, from Community College to Tufts.
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.
Transit Police report members of the Special Crimes Unit last night arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden on a charge of being stupid enough to get a blow job on the outbound Orange Line platform at State Street last Friday.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court; technically, the charge is open and gross lewdness. No word on the hunt for the woman seen ministering to him.
Boston Metro reports the long arm of the law is about to grab the man getting some oral loving on the Orange Line the other night - and the woman giving it to him. Transit Police say they'll throw the book at the two - and not a copy of the Kama Sutra.
No, seriously, get a room; you're grossing out the other people on that Orange Line platform.
A woman was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
The T cut power so that firefighters and EMTs could try to remove the woman, who initially was still breathing when they got to her, but the medical examiner was requested around 11:40 p.m.
Transit Police report the victim was 29. Foul play is not suspected.
Other recent incidents:
Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.
A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has so far failed to result in any new liquor licenses in Roxbury.
Suya Joint had an older license, which could be re-sold - with the Boston Licensing Board's approval - anywhere in the city.
Transit Police report they are looking for these three guys on charges they beat and "verbally abused" a man at State Street on the Orange Line around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The three are in their early to mid-20s.
The first subject was wearing a black and white horizontal sweater, blue jeans and blue sneakers. The second subject was wearing a dark colored jacket with a white hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark jeans and brown boots. The third subject was wearing, dark colored zip-up sweater, dark jeans and dark boots.
So this train pulls into State Street and the doors just won't open, to the point where people start banging on the doors, which, of course, does nothing to make them work. The T finally managed to unload that train somehow, but now it's reporting "severe" delays on the Citrus Line.
Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.
Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.
JB Parrett looked up to see one skyscraper reflected in another on State Street.
At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.
UPDATED with latest info from the T.
Around 8:50 a.m., an inbound Orange Line train pulled into State Street and there was a large "bang." Chuck Giroux photographed people rushing out of the station.
Although initial reports seemed to indicate the train had hit part of a fallen light fixture on the tracks, a T spokesman says the bang came from the subway equivalent of a shock absorber giving out:
At 5:10 p.m., Lauren Finkelstein reported from the outbound side of State Street:
Smoke filling the cars/station on the orange line at state st stop. Everyone being evacuated.
A minute later, the T sent out an alert about "minor" delays due to what it says is a disabled train at State.
Tim Lawrence shows us the scene at State Street around 5:20 p.m., where trains are being slowed by recalcitrant switches.
Oh, and by the way: Government Center shuts for two years this week.
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