MassDOT reports that ridership on the only only-in-Boston commuter rail line increased 25% during the first of two fare-free weeks in May - and 44% the second week - but then dropped back down to normal light levels when the fares came back.
One of the 17 people charged in connection with a crackdown on two Dorchester gangs was actually arrested last November, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in February and was sentenced in May to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, during which he agreed to stay out of Grove Hall and Uphams Corner. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter says it's last call for Tom English's bar on Dot. Ave. - it's been sold (along with the neighboring market) and will, of course, likely be torn down for one of those mixed-use developments that are all the rage these days.
Some 17 members of the Wendover Street and Cameron Street gangs were arrested yesterday and today - and 22 guns seized - following a yearlong investigation aimed to stamping out their violent feud, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the lowdown on the Sunday snafu on Morrissey Boulevard.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal bollixation at JFK/UMass, about 24 hours after similar problems yesterday, the MBTA reports.
Boston firefighters are at 30 Topliff St. for a fire that erupted around 7:30 a.m.
And the hits just keep on coming: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.
No word who slipped it some Viagra, but avoid the area.
Around 8:45 p.m. near Blue Hill Avenue. Injuries not considered life threatening.
A federal judge this week sentenced Victor Florentino, 22, to two years in prison after he'd plead guilty to one count of engaging in the business of dealing with firearms without a license, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A woman riding a bicycle on Geneva Avenue near Waldeck Street was hit by a vehicle whose driver kept on going, around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. She was taken to the hospital with serious head trauma. 617 Images reports the homicide unit was called in, just in case.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Glendale Street near Hancock Street. One victim was shot in the street, and the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries. The other victim was grazed by a bullet that came in the window of his house. Read more.
The Pipefitters Association, Local 537, has submitted detailed plans to the BPDA to replace its current one-story headquarters and training facility on Enterprise Street with a modern four-story, 70,000-square-foot building that will fit in well with the South Bay Town Center now under construction across the street.
In its filing with the BPDA, the union says: Read more.