A dead train gave Orange Line commuters extra time to check e-mail or read the Metro cover to cover and back again. Around 7, Ford Inbody tweeted:
Overall from Sullivan Square to Back Bay took me 52 minutes. Normally around 20 in the morning.
That included waiting 20 miunutes at Sullivan just for a train to show up and 10 minutes just sitting at... Read more
Signal problems at Sullivan Square mean sardine-level packing on inbound Orange Line trains this morning.
Meanwhile, there are major delays on the Worcester Line due to a train hitting and killing somebody.
A man convicted of beating up two women on the Orange Line in 2010 allegedly spent two months this year spitting racial insults at an MBTA worker at the Sullivan Square stop - and punched out a CharlieCard machine - the state Attorney General's office charges.
Joseph Balistreri, 39, faces three... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a man from a Pittsburgh suburb at the Sullivan Square Orange Line stop last night before he could
get the tar beaten out of him strangle a local following the end of the Penguins' O-4 series.
According to police, officers arrived at a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. at the station to find Ryan Baessler, 29, of Carnegie, PA, with his... Read more
Looks like the Charlestown roadway is getting the same treatment as the Forest Hills overpass: The city announced today it's going for the surface-road approach rather than an underpass:
"In partnership with the Charlestown community, we're working to transform Rutherford Avenue from a highway to a neighborhood-friendly, urban boulevard," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "Residents will be able to take advantage of new connections... Read more
The 6:30 a.m. inbound train died. As of 9 a.m., it still hadn't made it into Boston.
Boston Police report arresting five people "in various levels and forms of undress" on drug charges at a Sullivan Square home early this morning. A sixth person was arrested on a warrant for motor-vehicle violations.
Police say 87 Cambridge St. had become a place where those in the know could buy drugs and partake of "sexually-themed instruments and costumes."
Police say three of... Read more
Two people filed complaints this weekend about Teamster parking habits outside the Schrafft building, at the bus stop and in the rotary:
Every time the Teamsters meet they park their bikes there and they are NEVER ticketed. If an ordinary citizen parked their bike there try would be towed They also park their cars in the Sullivan Circle rotary and, again, are never ticketed.... Read more
It would probably be safer if the ferret stood behind the yellow line.
Meanwhile, and totally unrelated, except it also happened at an Orange Line stop, Andrea reports:
Some guy at Sullivan Station just turned into a corner and starting peeing 2 feet... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting one of three men who allegedly held a woman up at knifepoint just past midnight Sunday at the Sullivan Square T stop - after a police dog bit him in the ass.
According to a police report, a woman was standing by the upper busway when three Hispanic... Read more
A federal appeals court ruled today that MBTA cops had the right to arrest a Mexican man at the Sullivan Square T stop after the Madrid bombings because he and other "Middle Eastern" men in his van seemed to be doing the same things terrorists might do before trying to blow up the station.
The man, a Mexican resident alien living in Texas, had argued... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man for an attack on two women on the Orange Line last month.
Joseph Balistreri, 36, was arrested at his home around 1:30 p.m. today after Transit Police say they received numerous tips from people who recognized him from grainy photos posted yesterday.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports crews were called to the Sullivan Square T stop around midnight after somebody was hit by a train there. Not long after, the department reported the person was dead. The MBTA started running shuttle buses between Haymarket and Wellington after it shut power in both directions to let firefighters attempt to extricate the person.... Read more
It's one of those mornings on the Orange Line. Tom Lee tweets:
I've been stuck in the Sullivan Square Orange Line station For the past 30 mins while the Fire Dept investigates why an alarm is going off!
Channel 4 reports Somerville Police have arrested a man for a series of recent robberies on women, including one in which a woman was stabbed outside the Sullivan Square T stop.
Wicked Local Somerville posts a police drawing of the guy wanted for stabbing a woman in the chest Monday night when she wouldn't give up her handbag.