An unspecified power problem on the very same stretch of track between Forest Hills and Stony Brook that was shut for winter "resiliency" upgrading this weekend mean not Orange Line at all for riders between those two stops and lots of issues for riders on the rest of the line this morning. And that was on top of problems caused by an inbound train at Tufts cut down by Death's Scythe around 6:30 a.m.
Shortly before midnight on Round Hill Street at Gay Head Street. His injuries did not appear life threatening.
Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the woman who was using a thick wad of bills to bring some joy to Centre Street.
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.
Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.
Matt Karolian shows us the last seconds of his camera-equipped drone's life in the Arnold Arboretum.
There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.
Results from Monday testing of Jamaica Pond water show cyanobacteria levels more than three times higher than the maximum considered safe for people and their pets, the Boston Public Health Commission reports. Read more.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Roxbury Preparatory Charter School will move into the 86 Wachusett St. location being vacated by Match Community Day School, which is moving to new space on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line.
The Boston Public Health Commission reports that water samples taken Monday from Jamaica Pond show blue-green algae counts are higher than the amount allowed for water activities by people and pets. Read more.
A developer wants to turn a two-acre parcel on Allandale Street into 20-unit subdivision it says will add no demands to the regional electricity grid and will be able to withstand the stronger storms that could come with global climate change. Read more.
Clay Harper shows us the last standing support for the old Casey Overpass between Hyde Park Avenue and the rotary.
The Boston Public Health Commission today banned boating and fishing at Jamaica Pond and warned residents to stay away from the water, because of a massive bloom of blue-green algae. The commission says: Read more.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting reports on stubbornly high mercury levels in fish across the ponds and lakes of New ENgland, including Jamaica Pond:
On Bostonâ€™s Jamaica Pond one recent sunny afternoon, Shu Bao Chen of Boston tied bait to a hook as one of his two young girls dangled a fishing pole over the still water. He said he was unaware of the stateâ€™s blanket advisory that no children under 12 and no women of childbearing years should eat any fish from freshwater bodies in Massachusetts.