MBTA Transit Police report a Red Line rider and her cash were reunited this holiday season thanks to an honest fellow passenger.
Last Friday afternoon, police say, a guy on his way into town who was about to sit down at JFK/UMass started to move what he thought was some trash on the seat:
In doing so he noticed a five dollar bill protruding...Read more
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in...Read more
The MBTA forwarded this photo of a tree down on the Red Line just south of Fields Corner and this photo of a tree down just north of JFK/UMass:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say was about to sell some drugs at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop yesterday evening.
Robert Paul, 36, of Roxbury, was allegedly packing meth, pot, heroin, oxycodone and diazepam when two officers interrupted him and a potential buyer near a Columbia Road exit gate around 7:30...Read more
How about "a structural problem" that has closed the bus ramp to JFK/UMass? The T is running a shuttle bus between JFK and Andrew.
Oh, and there's a boring disabled train at Braintree.Read more
Ed Forry watched a tragedy averted this afternoon:
At about 4:40 this afternoon, I walked down the stairs to the platform to catch an Ashmont train that was just arriving. At the platform, I saw several passengers gathering to look into the outbound pit, and saw a young woman lying flat on her back in the middle of the tracks, just four feet away...Read more
For the second night in a row, somebody fell on subway tracks, but this time with a happier outcome.
Boston Fireman reports a man in a wheelchair somehow wound up in the pit at JFK/UMass shortly before 10:30 p.m. Power was shut off northbound and toward both Ashmont and Braintree as fire crews got the man and his chair off the tracks.
Channel 7...Read more
A South End carjacking that ended with a crash near the JFK/UMass T stop had police searching Red Line trains for the suspect this morning.
After being spotted by a detail cop on Waltham Street carjacking a green Lexus SUV around 8 a.m., the suspect drove away, leading responding police units on a chase that went down the Expressway and ended with a crash...Read more
MBTA Transit Police investigating a report of a man exposing himself at the Red Line stop Sunday evening arrested Enrique Lopes on charges he grabbed the buttocks of one woman - and suspect him for grabbing another woman.
Police say Lopes, 30, of North Quincy, approached a woman on the Ashmont platform not long...Read more
Switching problems at JFK/UMass are causing all sorts of problems on the Red Line tonight.
Alison: "Just took me 45 minutes to get from Park Street to JFK Umass with some chick coughing swine flu on me."
Laura Vogel: " 'We are experiencing high delays' - what does that even mean?? Red Line, Davis to Park, at least give us an ETA!"
Nothing like signal problems on a Monday morning. This morning's best Red Line tweet:
T stuck between alewife & porter. missed the shuttle. mbta bus late. cornered on bus by stranger who Likes To Talk. yay monday.
And file this under: good to know:
So the food stand at the JFK/Umass stop was out of coffee. The employee went into the MBTA bathroom...Read more