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.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. Read more.
But it was a small fire, around 2:40 p.m., and the Boston Fire Department made quick work of it, and the Orange Line is back to running in the current fashion, so hardly worth mentioning.
Orange Line service was halted for awhile around 5:40 p.m. after somebody fell on the tracks at Sullivan Square. Police were able to get him off the tracks to await the arrival of EMTs so that service could resume.
On Thursday morning, a rider on the 93 bus handed driver Richard Cooper a wallet that was just sitting there - a wallet with $1,735 in it. Cooper, who has worked for the T for 28 years, gave the wallet to an inspector at Sullivan Square station, who handed it over to a supervisor at the Charlestown garage. The T reports:
On Friday, the wallet's owner, a Charlestown woman, was reunited with her wallet and the $1,735. She had called the T to report the missing wallet. After the woman verified her name and the wallet's contents, Bus supervisor Michelle Smallcomb handed it to a very happy Jazmine Tucker. She told the supervisor she was on her way to the bank when she left the wallet behind.
UPDATE: Noor ordered held without bail pending a Sept. 17 hearing on violating conditions in his conviction on the attack last year, the DA's office reports.
Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say began beating another man who wouldn't give him money at the Sullivan Square T stop around 12:15 a.m. today.
Some sort of electrical problem at Sullivan Square means the T is now busing Orange Line riders between Wellington and North Station.
Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person was ejected from a vehicle and at least two other people are in bad shape outside the Engine 32 and Ladder 9 fire station at 525 Main St.
BPD homicide detectives are on scene due to the severity of injuries - two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition; one in non-critical condition. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract one of the people.
Liston617 drove by the scene, reports one car was "smashed to pieces."
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