The Boston Fire Department reports contractors were doing roof work at a Mass. College of Art and Design building at 621 Huntington Ave. when the building's rubber roof caught on fire. The building was evacuated and Huntington Avenue was shut down; no injuries reported.
The department says investigators are still looking at the exact cause of the fire.... Read more
Absolutely, we shouldn't be encouraging rapscallions to whip out their Sharpies and mark up the T, but you have to almost admire the effort, or at the very least, the amount of time, that went into this defacement of a blank sign on the E line. One wonders if a judge would sentence him based on the number of letters if he gets caught... Read more
The MBTA will expand the number of three-car trolleys on the Green Line on Monday - and will start running them on the E branch for the first time, which also means the return of triple-trolley service to Lechmere.
The T restored some three-car service on non-E lines last year. The expansion means the number of tripled-up trains will increase from 13 to 32 on... Read more
Our Eye in the Sky shows us a Honda CR-V being towed off the Green Line at Longwood and Huntington about 1:30 this morning (and no, there was not an even larger tow truck to the right pulling the tow truck that was pulling... Read more
UPDATE, 7 p.m.: Boston Police identify the victim as Simin Arad, 50, say the bus had a green light, that she walked in front of the bus and that the driver tried to stop.
UPDATE: Channel 5 reports the victim, a woman in her 30s, has died.
Not looking good: The intersection is shut as both the homicide and the fatal-accident reconstruction... Read more
The Huntington News reports:
The manager of Symphony Market reported a student urinated on the shelves in the rear of the store then made a purchase with his credit card.
Our Longwood Medical Area correspondent files the following dispatch to go with his photo:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a homeless man for exposing himself to an E trolley driver at Longwood last night after being asked to pay his fare.
According to a police report, Derek John Agresti, 40, initially responded to being asked to pay for his ride around 8 p.m. by swearing at the driver... Read more
The woman's screams attracted bystanders, who stayed with her until police arrived. Wentworth Institute of Technology and Boston Police spent some time scouring the area looking for Jerdon Brooks, 48, then... Read more
The MBTA confirms a bicyclist died after a collision late this afternoon near the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington avenues. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said "an active investigation" is underway by MBTA and Boston police. Channel 4 reports it appears the still unidentified bicyclist tried passing the bus on the left, lost control, then slipped under the bus.... Read more
Photo from outside and above the MFA.
The MBTA reports a car hit the side of an inbound trolley at Huntingon and Forsythe around 1:40 p.m. The trolley was undamaged; the car sustained minor damage to the front bumper and its driver was given a ticket for a moving violation, the T says.
The MBTA says the outbound E is stopping at Brigham Circle because of "fluid on the tracks" on South Huntington. MBTA Transit Police report it's diesel fuel, which affects the trolleys' traction and makes it harder for them to start. Also, there's a train that doesn't want to move at Government Center, causing what the T says are 10-25 minutesdelays.... Read more
An MBTA bus was traveling at a low rate of speed down Huntington Avenue shortly after midnight. when it hit a man now in the ICU, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
State Police homicide investigators have joined MBTA Transit Police in trying to figure out what happened on Huntington Avenue near the Prudential Center because there is a possibility the victim, identified only... Read more
Boston Police report a guy who made off with a salad from the salad bar at the Pru Shaw's yesterday tried to hold a woman up on Huntington Avenue even as he was stuffing the salad into this mouth.
A security guard who was trailing Hector Tetzaguic, 38, of Dorchester, grabbed him and held him until police arrived, BPD says. He was charged with... Read more
Channel 4 reports he was a 24-year veteran and was in the second car of an E train.