Substitute bus service for C commuters this morning, the MBTA reports. Photo of the tree that did in the C Line.
MBTA Transit Police arrested a Connecticut man early this morning after an incident on an outbound C trolley.
According to a police report, Jessie Gove, 25, of Windham, CT, attacked another passenger shortly before 1 a.m. in Brookline:
This unknown suspect approached him, grabbed his legs and tossed him in an upward motion by pulling and lifting his legs. [Victim] said this suspect then begain to strike him while saying "Give me your shit." [Victim] stated during the assault the suspect grabbed his cell phone, iPod and wallet.
[Victim] stated he resisted being robbed by the suspect and a violent struggle ensued. During the struggle, [victim] suffered a bruise under his left eye.
When the trolley reached Kent Street, Gove jumped off and ran toward St. Paul Street. Brookline Police, who were the first to arrive on scene, swarmed the area and found him about 35 minutes later by the Holiday Inn on Beacon Street.
Innocent until proven a dumbass.
First, a disabled train and a medical emergency at Chestnut Hill caused 25-minute delays on the D line. Then the C line got all messed up due to a disabled train at Cleveland Circle (at least it didn't have to be pushed very far). Now the C line outbound is dead at St. Paul due to another needs-to-be-put-out-of-its-misery trolley.
New footprint; click for larger version.
Construction begins next summer on a $500-million project across from Fenway Park that will replace a non-descript parking lot and aging commuter-rail station with new housing and offices - some built on a deck across the turnpike - and a large new train station, developer John Rosenthal and city and state officials said today.
That makes at least three bicyclists hit by cars in two weeks in a town that has been busy putting in bicycle lanes. No word on his condition, but cops and EMTs were on scene when Bonadies went by.
Brookline Police report an incident on Beacon Street near Washington Square:
Victim reported that a pane of his condo's glass window was found broken. Victim stated that before the break he had heard a loud sound of breaking glass. A crab apple sized pod was found on the kitchen floor. The pods grow in the rear of the condo. Police checked the rear of the building.
Donald Sutherland was unavailable for comment.
Service all messed up on the C line due to the inability of a trolley and a car to occupy the same space at the same time at St. Paul Street, the T reports.
First the C line died past Coolidge Corner thanks to some sort of power problem, now, around 8 p.m. on Move-In Monday, the B isn't going past Babcock outbound thanks to a dead trolley.
The T is busing commuters from Coolidge Corner to Cleveland Circle on the C line because a tree fell on the trolley tracks at Fairbanks Street.
Boston Police report three armed holdups around the Public Garden within a span of a few minutes Thursday evening. In all three cases, the victims were robbed of iPhones by Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s.
In one case, a man reported he was approached by four or five Hispanic teens who showed a gun, demanded money, got away with his iPod. In another case, a man reported he was talking on his iPhone when approached by four Hispanic teens, one of whom ripped the phone from his hand and ran in the direction of Beacon Street.
In the third case, a man walking down Public Alley 421, near Beacon and Arlington, was on his iPhone when approached by two young Hispanic males, one of whom showed a gun and demanded his phone. In that case, police say one of the suspects was about 5'7," clean shaven and with a long dark pony tail, dressed in a gray hoody and sweatpants.
Boston Police report that when officers went to 587 Beacon St. to evict a woman squatting in an apartment there, the woman said she'd just rented the place from the building owner, who gave her a key and everything.
According to the building manager, the person named by the victim as the owner of the building was, in fact, not the owner.
While officers were talking to the victim, the victim’s cell phone rang. The victim promptly stated to the officers that the call was from the suspect. Officers instructed the victim to set up a meeting with the suspect, during which the victim could pay the suspect the remainder of the money. As instructed, the victim asked the suspect to meet her in front of 587 Beacon Street. When the suspect showed up to claim his money, officers took the suspect into custody.
Officers then made sure that Nicholas Toledo, 23, had a place to stay for the weekend so that he could appear in court bright and early on Monday to answer a charge of fraud. This is not Mr. Toledo's first run-in with the police at that address. See the second item here.
First, Fox in Detox did NOT hit the woman who was just standing with her bicycle at Washington and Beacon in Brookline, blocking an entire line of cars who had the light. But she has a better understanding now of why somebody might have been tempted.
The entire street will be shut to cars on Sunday, May 31 for the Brookline Bike Parade, which begins at 12:30 p.m.
And that's why C trolleys weren't getting past Washington Square, where MBTA police caught up with the gentleman, who apparently objected to the way the other guy was talking to the trolley driver, Laurel tweets.
Patriot and Redcoat run the Marathon. And yes, she got all the way to Brookline holding a hobby horse.
Presidents' Day was a couple months ago, Abe:
That's a lot of runners on Beacon Street:
Gnomi's mind starts to wander as every trolley but a C pulls into the station.
A C-line rider reports around 10:20 this morning:
My c line train was just stopped at St Paul by several police cars. A few officers boarded then left. We waited around for about 5 minutes and then were allowed to continue on.
Gnomi addresses the moron fashion photographer yesterday who did everything from blocking people from getting on and off the train at Washington Square to smoking on the platform and signs it:
That chick who insisted on being able to get to the waiting area despite your desires to get that perfect shot.
Sean Sullivan left the shutter open for awhile in Coolidge Corner.
Copyright Sean Sullivan.
Riggs normally boards a C trolley at Coolidge Corner but reports he made the mistake of trying to get on at St. Paul this morning:
... The personnel on the platform were yelling at everyone to board at
the front (where it was packed and not a soul could fit). The train
operator was on the intercom instructing us to enter at the rear.
Like stunned sheep, we all stood with mouth agape, unsure what to do. The doors closed, and off went the trolley.
Next train, same deal - right down to the operator telling people to board at the back and the platform people telling people to enter via the front doors. ...
J reports on her commute from hell this morning on the Green and Red lines:
... It started with a very slow train ride from Coolidge Corner to Kenmore, with extended stopping time at each station. And in the process the train got more and more crowded. Then the train decided to break down at Kenmore. We all got off the train just when another train was coming through, so I managed to squeeze myself in. Then another slower than snails commute to Park Street where I changed to the Red Line. The platform was packed! Then another slow commute to South Station. ... No wonder the rat race kills people. It's not work. It's the damn commute!!!