UPDATE, 5:10 p.m Trains began rolling again.
It's rarely a good sign when the fire department shows up at a T stop, and this afternoon will not be the exception that proves that rule. A track fire about 20 feet inbound from Broadway station shortly after 4 p.m. brought firefighters to the platform and a shutdown of electrical service so they could take care of business.
The result was "severe" delays on the Red Line, again.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owner of the Patriot, formerly the Blackthorn Bar, at 471 W. Broadway to sell its liquor license to Dylan Welsh, the owner of Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square and the South End, for a new restaurant at 22 W. Broadway to be called Worden Hall.
Welsh is seeking a 2 a.m. closing time for his restaurant, which would also have a 16-seat patio open until midnight.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Justin Holmes captured the scene at Broadway shortly before 8 p.m. when a truck driver had a bit of trouble with a turn.
The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."
The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33 underground parking spaces and space for four small shops.
Most of the units will have two bedrooms; two will have just one bedroom.
Developers hope to begin work on the project this spring.
A disgusted citizen complains about noshers getting their fix at Boston Bagel Co.:
Bagel addicts double parking at this busy intersection. This is a public safety issue and somebody is going to get hurt trying to cross here.
The Boston Licensing Board agreed with eatery manager Angus Mui to delay any action on his request for later hours until after he can meet with neighbors to explain why a 1:30 a.m. closing time is no longer enough.
Mui told the board the community really needs later-night Chinese food and cited hungry third-shifters at the nearby Gillette plant and the postal annex, and even Logan Airport workers. The restaurant had originally requested a 4 a.m. closing time, but Mui scaled that back an hour.
The South Boston Chinese Restaurant, 429 W. Broadway, is scheduled to appear before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request permission to extend its current 1:30 a.m. closing time to 4 a.m.
South Boston has not always taken kindly to the idea of late night food.
The board's hearings began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
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: "Ma'am you need to get on the #9 or 11." "No! No!"
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.
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.
Michael Capuzzo, 20, of South Boston is scheduled for arraignment today for his alleged involvement in a Red Line brawl that sent a man to the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Capuzzo is no stranger to law enforcement.
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:
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.
Transit Police report an argument between a man and a group of six people around 9 p.m. on Sunday devolved into a general beatdown that left the man - and two women who tried to help him, beaten on the floor of the train:
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.
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.
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.