Parades from both ends of Jamaica Plain converged today, as they do every May, to march to the Southwest Corridor for the neighborhood's annual Wake Up the Earth festival in front of Stony Brook station, where residents converged for arts, music, progressive politics and all sorts of food and stuff to buy - as well as the usual ad-hoc slide for kids down one hillside.
Suddenly finding himself with no way to go further north than Stony Brook around 6:20 a.m., Todd Cosentino had plenty of time to photograph the flatlined Orange Line train at Stony Brook. The T says service has since resumed.
UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Jen Vesp reports: "FYI, the Orange Line is an absolute nightmare this morning. I've only been waiting 50 minutes to fit on a train."
Around 2:50 p.m.
A train is being held in the station, its doors closed, passengers inside.
Transit Police have posted photos of a guy who rode up to Stony Brook station on a bicycle Monday morning, went to the bike rack and stole a tire off another bike.
A man already wanted for various crimes was charged with another early Saturday: Knocking over a vending machine at the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line, Transit Police report.
A surveillance video shows Dayquan Hardy, 22, apparently being quite happy with his work - possibly because he knows he's cheated death by vending-machine crushing. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old from Everett early this morning on charges he swiped a phone right out of the hands of a woman sitting on an inbound Orange Line train next to a door open after the train pulled into Stony Brook.
The kid, too young to have his name released, didn't get far, police say: Other passengers chased him and a T worker "was able to prevent the male from escaping."
Boston.com reports City Feed and Supply on Boylston Street was held up this afternoon by a white guy in glasses with a gun.
This is the fourth such armed robbery in Jamaica Plain this month by a white guy in glasses with a gun.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley and BPD District E-13 Capt. Alfredo Andres are planning a community meeting this Monday to discuss three recent shootings - one fatal - in the area.
The session starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.
Police are looking for two guys they say politely said hello to commuters leaving the Orange Line station this afternoon before they settled on a particular woman, followed her home and then robbed her of her phone.
A couple days ago, we considered an incident at Stony Brook involving a fat-shaming doofus and the woman he made cry.
A man who says he also watched the incident unfold explains why crying lady wasn't exactly Miss Innocent, that, in fact, she had been subtly tormenting the guy and an older woman she sat between from Downtown Crossing all the way into JP.
Before he left the train, hipster dude went up to a woman and told her to lose weight. Alison, who saw the victim burst into tears after vaguely Macklemorish dude swaggered off, pens an angry Missed Connection that you shouldn't read if you're prone to vapors:
I asked her what you said---and in between sobs she goes, "he said 'Have some respect for yourself and lose some weight'".
Brian D'Amico reports State and Boston police flooded the area around the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line after a knife fight shortly after 4 p.m. - even as people nearby celebrated Boston's ties to the Dominican city of Bani in the annual Convite Banilejo. A State Police helicopter and K9 units were brought to the scene to look for a third suspect.
Jamaica Plain Patch reports on a late-night incident at Stony Brook station in which four riders teamed up to capture and detain an alleged cell-phone thief - despite some punches from the guy's accomplices.
NOTE: This post originally said Stonybrook Wine and Spirits had been robbed again on March 17, two months after it was robbed by a guy with a prominent facial scar.
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