Jamaica Plain Patch reports on a late-night incident at Stony Brook station in which four riders teamed up to capture and detain an alleged cell-phone thief - despite some punches from the guy's accomplices.
A trash fire on the tracks just before Chinatown outbound around 1:40 p.m. shut service to Forest Hills. MBTA workers extinguished the fire themselves, but Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to take a look.
The last major trash fire near the Chinatown stop was almost exactly a year ago.
And now he faces deportation as well, the Metro reports.
At various points this morning, the Green, Red and Blue lines all had problems due to dead trains (at Kenmore, Park and Bowdoin, respectively). No doubt feeling left out, the Orange Line this afternoon developed switch problems.
On Saturday, Melissa Gibson spotted this dude at Jackson Square on the Orange Line with rapper Rick Ross's visage shaved into his hair. She reports "Phill da Barber" in Roslindale did the honors.
Anybody know where in Roslindale Phill strops his razor?
You look at the Best Buy vending machine in Forest Hills and you wonder when they're going to take off the sheet metal and get it back into operation. In fact, as I learned today from one of the guys at the newsstand next to it, you can already buy stuff from it. But this time, they've hidden all the merch well away from prying... Read more
Boston Police report an off-duty cop returning home from a detail at the Garden last night had to subdue an out-of-control passenger who, after refusing to stop harassing other passengers, turned on him and sent him to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to police, the cop, heading toward his car at... Read more
Don't try riding your bike up the escalator while holding a cup in one hand. SC reports watching in amazement today as a guy rode his bike down the Orange Line platform at Forest Hills, then tried to ride it up the escalator:
He got stuck at the bottom & spilled his coffee everywhere. ... Got one wheel on and lost control while still... Read more
The morning after No Pants Day, Gretchen Bostrom tweets (don't read if eating):
Just witnessed a guy blow snot into his hand & wipe it on a bench at Charles MGH station, Alewife side. Seriously? No wonder we get sick!
Now I will NEVER sit on a public bench if I can help it!
I think I'm going to be that crazy lady... Read more
And this guy, spotted by a T worker at Back Bay station today, has probably just exceeded it:
Trains in both directions came to a halt this evening as police ordered power to the third rails shut off while they got the guy off the tracks.
Meanwhile, three hours earlier in Newton, police were dispatched to Metacomet Road on a report of "a naked man doing pushups." Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, he completed his reps and left... Read more
UPDATE, 9:24 a.m.: The T says normal service has resumed,... Read more
Martin Connolly reports some savvy/sneaky inbound commuters at Stony Brook and Green Street take the outbound train to Forest Hills, then don't get off as the train becomes an inbound one, which reduces the odds that poor Forest Hill saps like him can get a seat.