Boston Magazine reports the owners of the Cornerstone Bar, across from the Broadway T stop, have submitted a letter to the BRA that they want to tear the place down and replace it with apartments, offices and a restaurant.
Anywhere she wants.
Alison Farquhar recounts an incident on a Red Line shuttle out of Broadway this afternoon:
Belligerent old Polish lady INSISTED the JFK/Andrew shuttle should drop her off at Old Harbor... so it did.
It would be one thing if she accidentally got on the wrong bus and it was too late, but she was stalwart.
Before it even left Broadway:... Read more
So when they do, the fire department comes calling. Peter Dziedzic had a front-row seat for the action when an MBTA bus apparently caught fire shortly before 8 p.m. in the Cabot bus yard near Broadway station in South Boston.
Transit Police report that when a woman dropped her wallet on an inbound Red Line train between JFK/UMass and Broadway on March 27, this guy:
Intentionally sat on her wallet to conceal it. The subject fled with the wallet at Broadway MBTA Station.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more
UPDATE: The DA's office reports Capuzzo was not arraigned today. He instead faces a clerk's hearing to determine whether authorities have probable cause for a criminal complaint. A date has not yet been set for that hearing.
Four of five suspects in the Red Line beatings that sent a man to the hospital on March 9 were arraigned yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Among them, Kevin McCarthy (booking photo on right), about whom the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says:
McCarthy was convicted last year of taking part in the group beating of three men... Read more
Transit Police report arresting two South Boston residents and a Dorchester man on charges they beat a man on a Red Line train and two women who tried to come to his aid on Sunday.
Police add they obtained an arrest warrant for another South Boston man for his alleged role in the attacks on a train entering Broadway station.
Michael Davis, 36,... Read more
Jason Rowe snapped this photo around 5:20 p.m. at Broadway where, naturally, an inbound Red Line train had to be pulled out of service:
Distinct smell of overheated brakes.
The smell quickly made its way down the tunnel to South Station, David Harris reports:
No communication from MBTA. Loads of people waiting.... Read more
A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more
The Herald reports some people want to call the arriviste area around Broadway station Broadway Village.
"If it sounds pretentious, itâ€™s not intended to be," the Herald reports and then promptly contradicts itself by quoting people who say they're trying to get past the era when "residents were lower on the economic and social scale" and Whitey Bulger had a bar there.... Read more
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