Mansfield

By - 6/13/17 - 8:21 am
Train car on fire in Mansfield

Photo by Mansfield Police.

A freight car full of construction debris on the Northeast Corridor tracks in Mansfield erupted into flames around 4:30 a.m., Mansfield Police report.

Crews were able to maneuver the flaming car from the area of the Rte. 140 crossing to tracks off County Street, where the thing was still on fire as of 6:30 a.m.

By - 9/22/16 - 1:12 pm

At least one train has already been cancelled as police investigate the 12:30 p.m. incident, but the T is bracing passengers to expect "significant delays." Mansfield Police report the person is dead - on a stretch of tracks where Amtrak trains travel at well over 100 m.p.h.

By - 7/6/15 - 11:50 am

A Mansfield man with a large weapons collection faces a federal charge of making an online threat against the president, the US Attorney's office reports.

Andrew J. O’Keefe, 28, allegedly "posted a threat on an FBI website stating that he planned on killing President Barack Obama" on May 13, the US Attorney's office says: Read more.

By - 6/23/14 - 6:40 am
Amtrak regional train put back on tracks in Mansfield

Collision knocked engine off tracks; here it's been put back. Photo by TPD.

UPDATE: The death toll was updated late this morning, after authorities found a third body.

Two men and a woman in an SUV sitting on the Northeast Corridor tracks in Mansfield died when a Amtrak train heading to Boston slammed into the vehicle around midnight, Transit Police report.

The collision and investigating halted Acela and regional service between Boston and Providence until shortly after 7 a.m., Amtrak reports. Service on the Providence Line was slowed.

Police say they are continuing to investigate why the SUV was on the tracks.

By - 6/17/14 - 8:10 am
Crowded Davis Square Red Line stop

The scene at Davis. Photo by H.

Around 7:50 a.m., a Red Line train ascended in Elijah's whirlwind at Alewife. That was about an hour after train 804 from Providence breathed it last, leaving commuters just hanging around Mansfield until the 806 could get to them, as Joe shows:

Waiting in Mansfield
By - 6/9/14 - 8:22 am
Dead train at Mansfield

The locomotive on the 808 train out of Providence turned out to be the little engine that couldn't. Now it's sitting dead on the tracks, waiting for the 810 to arrive and sloooowly push it all the way into Boston. In the meantime, Joe shows us the scene in Mansfield, reports:

Nothing moving inbound to Boston from Mansfield. No commuter rail or Amtrak.

By - 4/19/14 - 11:49 am
Wide Wheeler

Reach the Beach, which sells wheeled contraptions for getting your beach stuff from the parking lot to the sand, is suing Sam's Club for selling what it says is a patent-infringing, trademark-ruining knockoff.

By - 6/4/08 - 12:39 pm

The new signs are going up: Great Woods The Tweeter Center is now the Comcast Center.

By - 7/6/05 - 11:41 am

Gawker, a Web site that pretty much captures the New York zeitgeist (you know, swaggering and obnoxious and obsessed with stuff nobody outside Manhattan cares about, like what's on the cover of Vanity Fair), does raise a good question today: Why is some guy from Mansfield in tears in Rockefeller Center after the announcement that New York would not be getting the 2012 Olympics?