The MBTA reports "minor" delays inbound due to a train joining the choir eternal at Andrew.
The MBTA advises us of "moderate" delays between Andrew and Harvard due to an unspecified "track problem." Liz Loveland, however, disputes the "moderate" part:
Delays severe despite alert claim of moderate. Train on standby for ages at Park with no room at all.
A Brockton man out on bail after he allegedly exposed himself in January was ordered behind bars yesterday at his arraignment on charges he punched, kicked and verbally attacked a man with cerebral palsy on the Red Line Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Thomas Kennedy, 63, was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court yesterday on charges of assault and battery on a disabled person, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and a civil rights violation.
And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.
Where have you gone, Ms. Penelope?
The Red Line turns its lonely eyes to you
(Woo woo woo)
And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.
Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are wont to do.
Transit Police report arresting Kyle Stappen, 25, of South Boston, last night on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, suboxone (used to treat heroin addiction).
Detectives nabbed him around 7:30 p.m. as part of a Transit Police attempt to crack down on drug sales at the Red Line stop.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in South Boston District Court.
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Police say a plainclothes officer bought some heroin from Kevin Miles, 47, then arrested him, after which police found additional bags of the drug.
Police say the buy was part of "an ongoing commitment to our community members/neighbors of South Boston to address drug related activity."
Monday, Andrew station, a whole ten days after somebody else fell on the tracks at Broadway.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man on charges he indecently assaulted a woman around 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 at Shawmut and then another woman around 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Andrew.
So this guy from East Boston strikes up a conversation with another guy sitting on a bench in the busway at Andrew station this afternoon. He's feeling mellow, gets a joint out of his right jacket pocket, lights up and offers his newfound friend a toke.
Unfortunately for the man, the guy was an undercover Transit Police officer, assigned to anti-drug duty at the South Boston station, police report.
Boston Police report a nearly month-long operation with their MBTA counterparts has resulted in 24 arrests of alleged drug dealers and their minions in and around the Andrew stop on the Red Line:
Since July 6, 2011, this effort proactively targeted a criminal element who frequently utilized the station to arrive, enter and leave the Andrew Square area to conduct unlawful drug transactions.
MBTA Transit Police report a man stopped for jumping through a broken fare gate at Andrew station yesterday afternoon tried to bolt from officers questioning him, possibly because of the gun with the safety turned off that he was packing.
According to a police report, officers spotted Hamilton Rodriguez of Chelsea jumping over a cone at a broken fare gate around 1:20 p.m., which would have gotten him a citation.
Instead, as officers were talking to him, he tried to run away:
A man in the process of being removed from an MBTA bus for threatening to kill the driver and his family at Andrew station yesterday evening took all his clothes off and offered passersby a whack at his genitals, according to an MBTA Transit Police report.
The MBTA reports police officers interrupted a possible drug sale at Andrew station on the Red Line yesterday morning.
According to a police report, MBTA and Boston officers in the station noticed Stephen Brennion, 31, a man known to them, sitting on the outbound platform with another guy shortly before noon yesterday:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man wanted for a probation violation for armed robbery and home invasion at the Andrew stop on the Red Line this morning.
Police say Samuel Nelson, 23, formerly of Dorchester, was letting a woman companion "piggyback" with him after he tapped his CharlieCard at the fare gate around 10:30 a.m. - as plainclothes officers were patrolling the fare area. In a report, one of the officers writes:
After more than a week trapped inside the Andrew T stop, a red-tailed hawk was successfully captured with the help of a professional bird-catching company, according to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, which tweets:
The hawk from the MBTA station has some head & eye trauma, but is in relatively good condition. It is being kept comfortable. X-rays pending.
Channel 5 reports the hawk trapped inside the Andrew station on the Red Line has been there for a week now. The Animal Rescue League tried again, for the second day, to free it, without success.
The Animal Rescue League is on scene, trying to unwrap a hawk trapped in some netting at the station.
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