A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but could be disturbing).
Around 1 p.m. today, Jenn Martinelli reports:
LiveEastie.com interviews one of the owners of Shuckin' Truck, which now serves up seafood in East Boston.
We do try to source our seafood from the family of fishing vessels in RI. However, due to the fact that we now operate 7 days a week, it's hard for them to keep up with the demand. Our secondary source is directly from the Boston Pier every morning.
Blue Line service was shut around 10:15 a.m. to let Boston firefighters remove a woman from under a train. A T spokesman said the woman was alive when extricated, adds, "She did not fall. She was not pushed."
Boston Police report five street holdups in the Maverick area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. since last Thursday.
In all of the cases, victims were approached by two or more men, who then relieved them of their cash and, if they have them, cell phones. In two cases, the robbers wore black and white bandanas; also in two cases, the robbers displayed handguns.
Firefighters rushed to 269 Sumner St., a three-story residential and commercial building at the corner with Orleans Street - just 50 yards from a firehouse. Firefighters were ordered off the roof.
The Fire Department reports 21 residents were displaced. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
AlertNewEngland reports somebody was stabbed around 6:30 p.m. at the Maverick Square Burger King and that the suspect, a Hispanic teen, fled into the Maverick T stop.
The Globe reports the teen is expected to survive, as is the dog a police officer shot this afternoon in Maverick Square.
MBTA Transit Police report a man who "suddenly entered" the tracks at Maverick shortly before service ended early this morning died. Police say he was white, 47.
The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.
Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak.
Jimbo passes along some possible news involving the long-vacant Public Welfare building in the East Boston square.
Boston Police report officers on patrol in East Boston around 9 last night spotted a man chasing another man around Maverick Square with a machete. Before they could intervene, the attacker swung at his victim several times, opening him up in the arm and thigh. One officer used his belt as a tourniquet to help stop the victim's blood loss.
Josue Pineda, 22, of East Boston, now faces several charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.
Mike Hillwig survives a trip with a cell-phone-chatting driver on the 120 bus who got enraged by a minivan that cut him off: