The Dorchester Reporter reports the tire place near the T stop has been sold to a developer.
WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday.
The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH reports.
"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.
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 Bailey Street to try to rob the postal worker.
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.
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 guy got behind the wheel of the truck.
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.
An annoyed citizen reports from Peabody Square in Dorchester:
So your policy of allowing folks to park on the sidewalk continues to lead to damage to the new infrastructure. Not only is the bike rack hit for at least the 2nd time a car is damaged too. Help!
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 a dead inbound Mattapan trolley at Butler. Not long after that, an inbound B trolley refused to leave Boston College. And then the drawbridge at North Station got stuck or something, delaying inbound commuter-rail trains.
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:
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.