"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy.
"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy.
Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.
With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts... Read more
Boston Police report the Youth Violence Strike Force and postal inspectors took Keyon Taylor, 21, into custody around 1:20 a.m. on Blue Hill Avenue.
Meanwhile, an affidavit by a postal inspector working on the case suggests the investigation is not over - after the attack, police found Taylor's alleged driver and another man in the van from which Taylor allegedly jumped out of on... Read more
Federal officials report arresting a Dorchester man for a December attack on a postal worker on Bailey Street - and say a second suspect - whom they say actually beat and shot the worker - remains at large.
Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, was arrested this morning on federal charges of conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee.
Keyon Taylor,... Read more
Boston Police report the postal employee was working in his truck, parked on Bailey Street around 6 p.m. when a masked man jumped in and demanded "the draw."
Police say that when the worker asked "what draw?" the robber beat him in the forehead with a gun, shot him in the wrist and ordered him out of his uniform. And then, police say, the... Read more
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Bailey Street, per Alertnewengland.
The T shut all bus and subway service to and from Ashmont; police also shut the roads around the shooting scene.
Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.
Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.
UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by... Read more
Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in a single weekend, rather than the traditional weeks or months.
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
Boston Police report they are investigating two separate incidents of indecent assault and battery near the Ashmont T station on Friday and today.
According to police, a woman was walking from Ashmont station around 12:20 a.m. on Friday when a black man, possibly Jamaican, began chatting her up:
The victim began to feel uncomfortable when the male grabbed her from behind placing his hand... Read more
Transit Police report they are investigating three attacks by "rowdy and unruly youths" on Red Line riders between Ashmont and JFK over the past week. Patrols on the line have been increased.
Police report they found witnesses who reported a large group of men at the Dot. Ave. Tedeschi, but no victim. Not long after, however, they found the victim a few blocks away at Washington and Ashmont streets.
He "had no immediate information on the suspect/s"... Read more
Transit and Boston Police are looking for three suspects for a shooting at the busway at Ashmont station around 10:20 p.m. The victim was taken to Carney Hospital with a grazed leg.
Two of the suspects are black, in black hoodies, both about 5'8" with slim builds. The third is white, in a gray hoodie, also about 5'8" and slim. They may have run onto... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter introduces us to Jeff Gonyeau, who has the only keys to the fancy clock in Peabody Square in Dorchester, the clock that Martin Richard's parents helped restore, in the square they helped rebuild. When Gonyeau heard the news, he walked to the clock, set it to the time the explosions went off and then stopped the clock.
Our world has stopped.... Read more