Boston Police report a Dorchester man punched a Starbucks worker in the face Monday for serving him something that did not meet his definition of tea.
Police say officers responded to the Starbucks at 11 West Broadway around 9 a.m. on Monday to find a barista applying ice to his face:
The victim, stated he was working behind the counter when he was approached... Read more
The Globe reports Michael Norton is only using "Sobo Bistro" as a placeholder until he comes up with a better name for the Italian restaurant he wants to open at L and Broadway.
UPDATE: Transit Police report they've identified the suspects and will seek criminal complaints against them. One's 21, the other's 18, and both are from South Boston, police say.
Transit Police report they are looking for these yahoos for kicking in a window and tipping over one of those bomb-resistant trash barrels just for the apparent hell of it at Broadway station on Sept. 27.... Read more
Get rid of these stupid things! They are taking up valuable parking spaces. This is a high traffic area right in front of a busy store and Dunkin Donuts. Someone is going to get hurt!... Read more
Word from Boston Bikes by way of Southie Bikes is that a community meeting on proposed bike lanes on West Broadway scheduled for Monday has been abruptly called off:
Neighborhood groups, businesses and elected officials will continue to meet and discuss the possible expansion of bike lanes in South Boston.
Just another example of Nanny State pinkos like Menino trying to foist their naive socialist ideas on the old town and destroy the neighborhood's proud tradition of double parking on Broadway, John Ciccone thunders, adding, of course, that Obama sucks.
H/t Chris Mullen.
Ed. note: Ciccone's column is called "Information Center," which will no doubt bring up fond memories for those of you... Read more
The T announced tonight that workers will have all the damage from Saturday's third-rail and cable fire at Broadway fixed by early tomorrow morning:
Regular Red Line service will resume at start of service tomorrow. We thank you for your patience as we dealt with this issue.
Update, Sunday morning: Bustitution continues as workers repair the third-rail damage at Broadway.
The Boston Fire Department ordered the Red Line shut in both directions around 10:05 p.m. as the station filled with smoke from a third-rail fire.
Firefighters initially responded to the Gillette complex, where the smoke was first detected.
The T did not shut the power off to allow firefighters onto the tracks... Read more
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: MBTA reports normal service resuming.
UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: BFD reports "recovery completed" and station turned back over to the T.
Around 8:30 a.m. at Broadway on the inbound side.
The Boston Fire Department reports the person did not survive the impact. After Transit Police finished their investigation around 10 a.m., firefighters went through the process of recovering the remains.
Transit... Read more
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
The Boston Licensing Board this week approved a request from a new Subway at 11 W. Broadway to open at 7 a.m., rejecting complaints from the neighborhood about the potential liabilities of methadone patrons loitering there, as opposed to in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street, which already opens at 5 a.m.
This is the second time in a little more than... Read more
Police officers patrolling South Boston tonight were urged to be on the lookout for a white trolley party bus, careening through the streets of the neighborhood, its passengers throwing eggs at pedestrians and yelling at them.
Around 9 p.m., Matthew Gaskill reported spotting the eggmobile on East Broadway, heading toward the city.
Around 3 p.m. on Friday, somebody waiting for a train at Broadway noticed a woman "performing a sexual act" on a man. Rather than yelling at them to get a room, the shocked rider notified Transit Police, who arrived in time to consummate an arrest of the both of them for lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct, the T reports.
This time, the rail was between South Station and Broadway, shortly before 1 p.m., and, of course, its impact was felt all up and down the Red Line.
Mykah Murphy tweeted from Park Street:
MBTA workers shouting at one another, no Ashmont/Braintree bound trains leaving Park station. No trains on Alewife tracks.
The best is they are telling us to... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man for the sort of crime that might make the parents of a young child think twice about ever getting on the T again.
According to police, the parents and their 2-year-old daughter boarded an inbound train at Wollaston around 6 p.m. - to the sounds of a couple across the train arguing with each other. Police say... Read more
Keryn Egan reports the T had to take a train out of service at Broadway around 5:30 p.m. when a pack of 12-year-olds kicked out a window. She adds one of the doltlings almost followed the window out of the train. All together now: Awww.
The T forwards this video of the woman who fell onto the tracks at Broadway on Saturday afternoon, causing delays on northbound trains. According to a Transit Police report:
I interviewed a witness, who stated that prior to the incident, he observed her standing on the platform and "nodding." While "nodding", she moved closer and... Read more