The MBTA has installed a signal system at Ashmont that will keep Mattapan trolleys from leaving if a Red Line train is about to pull into the station.
T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the system comes in response to complaints from Red Line riders who would get... Read more
Shuttle buses instead of trains thanks to this, at Savin Hill.
Boston Police are looking for a gray Honda in connection with a stabbing around 1 p.m. at Ashmont St. and Dorchester Avenue. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the back but his injury did not appear to be life threatening.
A lightning bolt hit the building's third-floor balcony spread to the two other balconies and went to three alartms. None of the ten residents were injured, the department says, estimating damage at $250,000. One firefighter went... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's efforts to reduce the screeching from Mattapan trolleys going around the curves at Ashmont station.
Boston Police tweet a man, 26, was stabbed at Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue early this afternoon. No immediate word on his condition.
Kate Norton reports that a driver on the 215 bus to Ashmont was doing more than just stopping at the regular bus stops: As he saw people struggling in the snow, he'd stop the bus and ask them if they were heading to Ashmont.
He did it for people his whole route. ... I want to write a letter to the MBTA. So... Read more
Boston Police are looking for two guys who held up the Ashmont Convenience Store, 1996 Dorchester Ave., around 12:30 p.m. today.
Both suspects are described as black. One was reported to be about 5'6" and wearing a red sweater. They were both last spotted walking north toward Fuller Street.
UPDATE: It was a tribute to Vince Droser; see the comments for more.
In the meantime, Al Willis shows us the giant adult head at Ashmont with a Santa cap.
The Dorchester Reporter details the proposed fix, which involves putting "tuned vibration absorbers" on the wheels of the venerable trolleys on the Mattapan line.
Boston Police report two detectives driving down Dorchester Ave. around 7 last night broke up a two-on-one attack by the Ashmont T stop.
According to police, the victim was waiting for a ride in front of the Wainwright Bank when the two teens, one 17, the other 13, jumped him. One began punching him in the face while the other tried to get his... Read more
Adam Pieniazek discovers Google has moved Ashmont north of Savin Hill.
Channel 5 reports a man was shot around midnight at the Ashmont station's bus stop. He was taken to the hospital; expected to survive.
The MBTA is promising noise-weary Ashmont residents relief from the loud screeching of Mattapan Line trolleys at the loop at Ashmont station - in the form of special quilted blankets to be fitted around the wheels - the Dorchester Reporter tells us. The Reporter says MBTA General Manager Richard Davey last night promised to keep meeting with residents until the noise from the new... Read more
Anna Rice reports that for at least the second day in a row, all the card readers at Ashmont are broken, so riders can get on the Red Line for free.
A Mattapan man with a history as a high-risk sex offender was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after an MBTA inspector saw him masturbating as he followed a woman walking toward a Red Line train, the MBTA says.