An MBTA bus driver is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court tomorrow on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly ran down a Boston parking supervisor trying to give her a parking ticket in Kenmore Square this morning.
A city transportation worker is in the hospital this morning following a confrontation with an MBTA bus driver in Kenmore Square that ended with the driver plowing into the worker - and several parked cars - WBZ reports.
The collisions, which happened around 8:30 a.m., started as an incident in which a BTD supervisor told the driver - eating breakfast - to move her bus out of a left-turn lane and the driver refused, WBZ says.
Kenmore Square quickly became a giant parking lot as emergency vehicles and police flooded the area.
Nancy Chen at WHDH reports the driver was noshing on a bagel and drinking coffee when she was asked to move.
UPDATE: An overhead wire became an underfoot wire on the Riverside line around 9:30 p.m., leading to busing, passengers being forced to evacuate trolleys to walk back to stations, etc.
Maybe the trains just couldn't bear all the weight of soccer fans heading to Fenway. Or the anguished ghosts of riders past were reaching up and grabbing the wheels of the trains. Whatever, Perry reports:
Wow! It took 3 green line trains and 90 minutes from govt ctr to kenmore! Way to suck, MBTA.
Updated with new information from the DA's office.
An economics consultant from Maryland was arraigned today on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident on the Green Line near Kenmore Square in 2004, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors charge Timothy Day spurted on a woman's pants and pocketbook on a crowded B trolley between Copley and Kenmore Square on June 22, 2004.
Prosecutors initially indicted an unknown individual linked to a specific DNA sequence, extracted from the remains of the material on the woman's purse, retrieved from the trash after she threw it away in disgust.
The Popeyes in Kenmore Square: Keeping Red Sox pitchers fed since 2011. Photo by Greg Schrank.
NStar reports it'll be shutting off power to 8,000 customers (and remember, each "customer" could represent several people) starting around 3 a.m. to reconnect them to the power grid:
Beacon to Boylston between Kenmore & Copley.
A man who allegedly pulled out a knife on B trolley in Allston tonight was arrested after passengers fled at BU Central, the MBTA reports.
Ronald McNally, Jr., 53, was arrested by BU Police around 6:45 p.m. after he also got off the train and witnesses IDed him, the T says. There was no fight or injuries aboard the trolley, the T says.
Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.
Firefighters, police and NStar workers are on scene on Massachusetts Avenue by the Berklee construction site, where a backhoe took out some underground power conduits around 9 a.m., causing a power outage that extends to Northeastern and Bay State Road. The backhoe operator was apparently injured, but not critically.
Roving UHub reporter Chelsea reports:
Saw flashes then puff of smoke at mass ave and belvedere
A pair of Hungarians living at the Buckminster Hotel who allegedly managed to swindle eBay visitors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were ordered without bail until Roxbury District Court can find a Hungarian interpreter, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Zsold Lendvai and Eniko Somodi's scheme, which involved advertising a goulash of vehicles from cars to bulldozers, began to unravel when somebody noticed his car for sale on eBay and contacted Boston Police, the DA's office says. BPD began surveillance and notified local banks to beware of people attempting to use Greek or Portuguese passports as IDs to open accounts, from which money would then be wired to overseas accounts.
An electrical fire in a utility room at the station means no service on the B, C and D lines, Local 718 reports.
Douglas McGregor watched a two-wheeled BPD officer secure his ride outside the Kenmore Square Dunkin' Donuts, notes:
The bike cops are smart to not carry the weight of a superfluous bike lock! It was the fastest bike lockin' I have ever seen... at perp-arresting speed.
A Brookline man was arrested at Kenmore station last night on charges he grabbed a teen's crotch on the crowded platform following the Red Sox game.
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next Wednesday on a fortune teller's proposed studio in Kenmore Square.
Angela Mitchell will be asking for a license to read palms and tarot cards at 485 Commonwealth Ave.
It's a mess on the Green Line tonight due to a "minor derailment" of an outbound trolley between Hynes and Kenmore.
MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera says trolley 3602 derailed around 6:15 p.m. after leaving Hynes. No injuries were reported and passengers were evacuated through the tunnel to Kenmore, Rivera says, adding the T hopes to have repairs made by 8:15 p.m. In the meantime, it's shuttle buses between Kenmore and Copley in both directions.
Scott Madin reports: