Sullivan Square

By - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."

By - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By - 10/23/17 - 9:43 am
Rolled over truck in Sullivan Square in Charlestown

Cleaning up the mess. Photo by Ben Walsh.

NBC Boston reports a truck carrying scrap metal rolled over in Sullivan Square this morning, making the commute through there even worse than usual.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:58 pm

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:34 am

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.

By - 7/12/17 - 6:16 pm
Crammed trains on the Orange Line

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.

By - 1/6/17 - 8:16 am

A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.

By - 12/6/16 - 12:05 pm
New Schraffts signs

On his way into work this morning, Biker Rider paused to watch more of the newly LEDed signs being installed.

By - 11/29/16 - 9:29 am
Schrafft sign going up in Sullivan Square, Charlestown

Bike Rider delayed his walk to work in the Schrafft building this morning to watch part of the iconic sign being hoisted back up to the roof - now with LED lights instead of more fragile neon tubes.

Yesterday:
The sign was delivered back to the building.

By - 11/28/16 - 1:40 pm
Schrafft sign on a platform

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.

By - 11/19/16 - 10:18 am

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.

By - 10/21/16 - 1:13 pm
Self propelled artillery in Sullivan Square

For the past couple of days, people have been reporting flatbeds moving mobile artilllery units around the area. Biker Rider spotted some in Sullivan Square in Charlestown this morning.

By - 8/5/16 - 12:47 pm
Newsstand in the old Sullivan Square station

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.

By - 4/26/16 - 10:58 pm

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.

By - 3/18/16 - 11:32 pm
Wanted for Sullivan Square attack

Transit Police report a guy clad in sweats used a knife to rob a man of his backpack around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday inside the Sullivan Square Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 5:26 pm
32 Cambridge St. in Charlestown proposed development

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:31 pm
Pink flamingos in the snow

Rogue Statistician reports:

Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.

By - 1/27/16 - 8:16 pm

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.