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.
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 as a 54-year-old man, could die, the DA's office say.
According to a statement:
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 shoplifting and attempted larceny from a person.
Channel 4 reports he was a 24-year veteran and was in the second car of an E train.
It makes it more difficult for the firefighters to hook up a hose to put out your car's engine fire:
The Universal Hub Eye in the Sky captured the scene around 9:25 this morning involving a Boston Transportation Department supervisor doing prep work for the Kennedy motorcade at Huntington and St. Alphonsus and firefighters trying to extinguish the fire in his car.
A Green Line commuter forwards this note to the Green Line superintendent and the Executive Office of Transportation:
This morning(8/24) at 7:50 A.M I boarded E Line,Green Line Car 3885B headed inbound at Longwood. The operator did not respond when I said good morning but this is nothing new to be ignored by MBTA workers. Then when the trolley went underground the operator proceeded to tail-gate the trolley in front of it at the Copley, Arlington and Boylston stations. At one point he left only 15 feet or so between the cars. At one of these three station before I got off at park Street he yelled out an expletive about a passenger he though was taking to long to enter the train. He said, "come through the F' ing doors." I am out of work. I would gladly take his place and treat MBTA passengers with respect and not endanger their lives.
The lights at the busy intersection are out, leading to a mess you might want to route around if you can.
Why crews were chopping down the trees along Huntington Avenue - you might want to have an aspirin handy because the story will make your head hurt.
Get stuck at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street around 2:30 today? Emergency crews blocked off traffic to let a hazmat crew sop up a large antifreeze spill after an accident.
Channel 4 reports a man driving down Huntington Avenue early Wednesday was nearly done in by a frozen loaf of bread heaved into his windshield from a Wentworth dorm named Baker Hall. This is the second such incident involving the dorm in two weeks, the station says:
"I think they should put screens on the windows to prevent it," one student said.
A tour of Baker Hall:
Channel 5 reports.
BPL Main Branch steps filled with Obama supporters yelling "USA! USA! USA" and "Yes we can!"
Heather: "It's almost like a World Series celebration." Well, yeah, except without the rioting and people dying.
A generator being tested, at the Westin Hotel in Copley Square around 10:30 this morning.
And is not impressed:
... [Y]ou get on the #39, which stops every 10 yards and each time picks up between 6 and 8 students from Wentworth, MassArt or Northeastern, all of whom are carrying backpacks the size of Amy Winehouse's beehive. You are at least 18 stops from your final destination, and already it's like being stuck in an old toolshed with 9 dozen wet dogs, half of whom have wracking, croupy, Dickensian coughs. ...
And that's before the driver decides to take a break to make a call on her cell phone.
Maybe it's just as well the MBTA and its predecessors have spent the last 60 years or so taking out trolley lines; imagine if there were more streets like Huntington Avenue by Mission Hill where Massholes got to scream and curse out trolley drivers for daring to stop to let passengers off?
... This guy is literally leaning out the window, screaming at the driver of the first [trolley] car. I of course had my window cracked to hear every sweet word of invective this moron was letting loose.
And then had a good chuckle because just ahead of the first car, just past the intersection, was a cop car. And as we all started moving again, guess who was getting pulled over? ...