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.
The Stadium Sports Bar and Grill, 148 State St., had to answer today to a series of police complaints about alleged fights and overcrowding on four separate occasions in June and July.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing, its lawyer played the usual downtown-bar gambit - that any problems on State Street at closing were not its fault but the fault of other nearby bars.
Police are looking for a "Middle Eastern" man who held up the Citizens Bank branch inside the Citizens Bank tower at 28 State St. shortly after 9:40 a.m. The suspect was wearing a black leather jacket and black leather pants, with a yellow shirt under the jacket.