Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.
A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.
On his way into work this morning, Biker Rider paused to watch more of the newly LEDed signs being installed.
They just get taken down, spruced up and then returned to their rightful location in Sullivan Square. Alex Carlson took a Schrafftsie today in the Schrafft Building parking lot.
The Herald reports.
Miles on the MBTA goes on a ride on a hydrogen-powered bus the T is trying out on route 109 out of Sullivan Square.
Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.
Shortly before 8 p.m., a train crawled into a hole at Sullivan and refused to come out, causing the dreaded "severe" delays.
Meanwhile, a Green Line trolley died at Boylston and a Red Line train flatlined at Porter. But at least the Blue Line kept things snappy.
A downtown developer has filed plans for a 171-unit, two-building complex where Cambridge Street and Rutherford Avenue come together.
In plans filed with the BRA today, Berkeley Investments says it will gut and rehab the Graphic Arts Finishers building at 32 Cambridge St. and replace a second building at 572 Rutherford Ave. for a new development it says will knit an existing neighborhood to the south with the Sullivan Square T stop. Read more.
Rogue Statistician reports:
Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.
Mayor Walsh's office announced tonight that Boston has signed a "Surrounding Community Agreement" that includes $68 million worth of payments to the city over the next 15 years and an effort to spend at least $20 million a year with Boston businesses over the same period.
The agreement marks the end of the city's increasingly futile court challenges to the Wynn casino on a parcel in neighboring Everett. Read more.
Boston and State Police started reopening roads and ramps around Sullivan Square around 10 a.m.
A concerned citizen reported this morning:
What is all over the street around Sullivan Sq? It's a fine powder that's being thrown up into the air whenever making a cloud you can't see 20 feet through? Is it a chemical from a truck? There is tons of it! Please clean it up!
The Globe reports the city of Boston has filed a second lawsuit to try to block the Wynn casino - this time focusing on environmental and Sullivan Square traffic concerns, rather than the alleged corruption angle that was getting laughed out of court.
Boston Police are investigating the death of a motorcyclist in a crash around 11:05 p.m. on Thursday at 55 Cambridge St.
A police spokesman said the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and that the driver was pronounced dead at the scene; said additional information was not available this morning.
Creatine Avenger shows us that Sullivan Square commuters have 99 problems - all of them related to this tractor trailer that overturned early this morning. Things remained a mess as of 7:37 a.m., Jesse E-V reports.
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