The Boston Fire Department ordered residents out of the four-story building at 175 Maverick St. after a rear brick wall undergoing some work began to collapse around 3 p.m. A few minutes later, fire commanders decided to get residents of 177 Maverick to leave as well.
Workers getting off the last train at Maverick could have a place to get some tacos if the Boston Licensing Board approves a 2 a.m. closing time for Taqueria Cancun, 192 1/2 Sumner St.
But if the board votes Thursday to extend the restaurant's closing time from the current 11:30 p.m., owner Jose Torres will have issues with landlady Maria Salgado, who attended the board's hearing this morning with a lawyer to voice her opposition because of the potential impact on the residential tenants in the two floors above the restaurant. Read more.
The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.
Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.
Alex Jafarzadeh shows us a darkened Maverick station on the Blue Line around 6 p.m.; reports trains were still running despite the lack of light.
Shortly after 5 p.m., riders began reporting issues on the other side of the harbor on the Blue Line.
The E Line, meanwhile, got shut between Northeastern and Heath due to a power problem.
Transit Police report an inpsector at the Maverick Square Blue Line jumped into action yesterday morning when he heard a passenger's cries for help - and prevented her alleged purse snatcher from leaving the station.
According to police, the woman, 66, was on an outbound Blue Line train, her purse next to her, around 9 a.m. When the train pulled into Maverick. David Smith, 28, of Winthrop, "forcefully grabbed" her purse and ran off the train.
A concerned citizen complains about the rush somebody appears to have been in to dispose of a Christmas tree at Havre and Maverick streets in East Boston.
Allen Morrison posted a copy of 16-mm footage of trolleys running from Maverick to Suffolk Downs in 1949.
H/t A.P. Blake.
The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA last night approved a 16-story replacement for an old 9-story industrial building on New Street, next to LoPresti Park.
A Portland developer who recently bought the nearly 4-acre parcel will give the BRA $7.8 million to build affordable housing somewhere else; the BRA approved that after the developer said the project would be financially unviable if it had to incorporate affordable units into the project.
Around 10:15 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s with black hair and a ponytail who showed a knife.
Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday at London and Sumner streets.
Boston Police report arresting two teens and a Cambridge man on charges of disturbing the peace at 3 a.m. today outside 63 Maverick St.
One of the teens, 17, was also charged with illegal possession of a loaded FIE Corp Titanic .32 Long Caliber gun found when the three ran away from arriving officers, police say.
An East Boston couple were arraigned on assault and battery and robbery charges yesterday after they allegedly beat a cabbie who wouldn't step on it to get them to a doctor's appointment on the other side of the harbor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors say Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 31, hailed a medallion cab around 10:50 a.m. on Friday outside the Maverick T stop and asked to be driven to Boston Medical Center. But after crossing under the harbor and getting to Merrimac Street, the couple realized they might not make their 11 a.m. appointment on time:
Concerned citizen is concerned about what appears to be a grave - complete with flowers - on the East Boston Greenway near the caboose and the fire station:
Some sort of witchcraft nobody ever die there yet it's a cemetery plot.
A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:
I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?
Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are on private property.
Transit Police report that when Thomas Caruso, 55, was told yesterday afternoon that the bus he was trying to board at Maverick was full and he'd have to wait for the next one, he began screaming and then kicked the bus's door, cracking its glass.
Transit Police report arresting Jeffrey Phillips, 29, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident around 5:35 p.m. at the Maverick T stop.
Police say Phillips groped a woman getting on a bus at the station. Even as she reported the incident, Phillips continued boarding - police say officers found him in a seat on the bus.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in East Boston District Court.
Around 6:10 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.