After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:
On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:
Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore but no buses to be seen, most walking.
The Daily Free Press reports on the final planting of memorial bulbs in Kenmore Square on Saturday.
Melissa Jean watched the sunset this evening.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Boston and State Police made ten arrests in the area around Fenway Park last night - in addition to the guy Transit Police arrested after he allegedly ran into a Green Line tunnel.
Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.
The T has posted an explanation of service after the Sox game - basically, if runs long, the T will extend subway hours or hold some commuter-rail trains.
The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.
No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.
Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.
"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said.
Providing arrival time information will take additional technology to track Green Line trolleys; the T hopes to release a schedule for installation of that sometime in the next few months.
Cheryl Stober reports on the annual summer migration:
The owners of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., say they're giving the bar a mathematical name in the hopes of attracting all the science nerds who now live in the area, but othewise aren't planning any major changes to the watering hole.
The new name, Arc, comes from the geometrical notion of a curve, bar attorney Karen Simao told the Boston Licensing Board today. She added a compass will be part of the bar logo.
UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.
The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the Green Line right-of-way. The trolley operator stopped, and notified a Green Line supervisor. Service was interrupted for twelve minutes while the humans and waterfowl were cleared from the right-of-way.
Michal Skrzypek wonders what the cinnamon raisin d'etre is for the bagelful (and rollful) pickup he spotted this afternoon.
Green line inbound passengers. My train is so 100% stuck between kenmore & hynes. Expect delays. Also send breakfast.
And to top it all off, the electronic signboard at Park Street continues to show White Sox ads.
The Daily Free Press interviews a guy who seeks donations for opening the door at the Kenmore Square 7-Eleven on a proposed city ordinance that would restrict areas open to panhandling - specifically, the middle of the street.
"At least I'm doing something for someone,â€ť Price said. "I'm not robbing or stealing. I'm only asking, and the person I'm asking can say yes or no. I've got no shame in my game."