An E Line trolley gave up the ghost at MFA, a Red Line train went express to Valhalla on the Braintree branch and an Orange Line train turned blue at Green. Or as MBTA Haiku put it:
Kicks off with a delayed train.
Cyber Monday gift.
Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.
They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.
Developer Chris DiSisto says the condos he built at Amory and Green streets in 2012 worked out so well he wants to replicate their success across the street. In a filing with the BRA, DiSisto is proposing a 15-unit apartment building across Amory from the T stop that would also have retail space - including for a restaurant DiSisto says he wants to run. Read more.
Kate Lockwood reports:
It's not every day you see someone get on the T carrying a live 6-foot snake. So that happened.
She says the woman had the snake around her neck and that the pair got off at Green Street. She adds the snake:
Was a kind of light brown with black spots I think. I was trying not to stare!
Has Penelope moved to JP?
Around 10:30 p.m. The robber put a knife to her back as she was on her phone, took the phone and fled. He's described as Hispanic, about 5'6" and 170 lbs with a chinstrap beard. He wore a black and yellow Bruins winter cap with a pom-pom on top, a white track suit and sneakers with pink laces. He may have fled on an inbound Orange Line train.
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Darryll Fernald will be at the Green Street T stop with a shovel. And then he'll go out in search of people who still need help digging out. He's taking requests - and hoping other folks will join him in a roving JP cleanup squad.
Mike Fedore caught up with some carolers on Green Street in Jamaica Plain this evening.
Ezra Freedman wonders:
For years there have been cans of Tab at the end of the Green Street platform, what's the deal?
Ed. note: So that's what happened to Steve Slyne's stash after his place in West Roxbury got turned into the Real Deal!
Around 12:15 p.m. on the inbound side. Photo of the scooter on the tracks.
John reports he watched the guy get helped up and his scooter retrieved, says he almost drove off the platform a second time.
A T spokeswoman says the person declined medical attention and that service was delayed for about 18 minutes.
Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he masturbated on an Orange Line train on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Ramon Antonio Baez, 25, got on an inbound train at Green Street shortly after 3:30 p.m., and sat across from a woman who'd boarded at Forest Hills:
Shortly thereafter the male removed his penis from his pants and began to masturbate while leering at the reporting party.
The city reports about 500 customers are without power in Jamaica Plain today but that NStar is looking to restore their service by 3 p.m.
One Green Street resident reports the power went out around 5:45 a.m.
The inbound track needs repairs, but that requires some special parts, which are currently on order, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says:
The speed restriction will remain in place until the repairs are made. Upon the arrival of some parts needed to make the repairs, the work will be scheduled for a weekend within sixty days.
Steph reports spotting a parakeet flitting around outside the Green Street Orange Line stop this morning.
Steve Laniel photographed the reason so many police cars raced to Green Street by the T stop around 1:30 this afternoon.
CSA at Green St., followed by dispatcher Rhiannon Bernier and
train driver Frank Limone. Audio from MBTA.
Casey reports on a near tragedy averted at Green Street, where daughter Roozle's stuffed Nummy bunny fell onto the tracks as they were getting off the Orange Line today:
The entire train gasped. Nummy was gone. Roozle immediately started screaming, "My friend! Nummy! She fell on the tracks and now a train is going to run her over! She will be squished by the train! On the tracks! I NEED MY FRIEND!!!" I ran ahead to find anyone who could help us.
Don't worry, there's a happy ending, involving a driver who brought the train to a halt halfway up the tracks at the station - at rush hour - got out - and rescued Nummy.