Boston Magazine reports on the crash this morning.
The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.
Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in... Read more
Chad Gowey reports on the incident shortly before 8 p.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange Line:
Blown away by the two strangers we just saw rescuing a disoriented commuter from the tracks
Police report the man became disoriented and fell. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.... Read more
A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.
The manager can apply for a... Read more
Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more
A pair of turkeys caused a rubbernecking ruckus along Mass. Ave. near Columbus this morning. The two birds proved to disbelieving bystanders that they can, in fact, fly, swooping over cars and the heads of pedestrians in a crazed flight from the roof of one building to the porch of another.
Transit Police report one man's apparent idea of a joke left one of their canines with an injury - and the man under arrest.
Police say Antonio Brown, 25, of Cambridge, walked up to a K-9 patrol car at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop around 7:50 p.m. yesterday and "began to hiss, grunt and bark" at Viktor the police dog:
These actions caused... Read more
Transit Police report officers doing fare-evader duty at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line yesterday evening quickly became interested in the gentleman who was demanding a customer-service agent let him in for free because "he was an 'Active Duty' member of the US Armed Forces."
Police report Christopher Keefe, 28, of Braintree was not, in fact, an active-duty member of the US Armed Forces.... Read more
Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:
Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.
A pair of alleged rappers were arraigned today on charges they reacted to a complaint about the volume of their vocals at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line Thursday night by doing a little Jim Croce on their critic's head.
Boston Municipal Court Judge Robert J. McKenna released Shakera Bowden of Dorchester and Curtessa Franklin of Canton, both 19, on personal recognizance, according to... Read more
An annoyed citizen files a complaint from Mass. Ave. near Berklee:
Could this lamppost have been installed in a less convenient place? Doubtful.
The city agrees, replying:
The boston transportation department is working with the berkeley school of music contractor to relocate this traffic signal which was not approved in the field by btd.
Around 9:45 p.m. on the outbound side of the Orange Line station.
Nakia Hill tweets:
Omg! I just witnessed some brave passengers help a [man] who fell on the train tracks as a train approached. They saved his life!
Curt Nickish also saw his rescue:
He's bleeding but being attended to.
Casey was right there:
He fell right in front of me.... Read more
Happened around 5 p.m., service was halted in both directions. Cop got her kid, both got off the tracks and service resumed a few minutes later.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld first-degree murder convictions for two men who decided to escalate an Orange Line staredown with a rival in 2003 by shooting him, only the guy with the gun missed and instead put a bullet into a woman whose baby was only two weeks from term.
The baby was delivered alive in an emergency Caesarian section, but died shortly after.... Read more
A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole... Read more