Orange Line

By - 11/26/12 - 11:07 am

QuilesUPDATE: Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail for the watch case at $500 and denied a request from the DA's office to revoke Quiles's release on personal recognizance in the open drug case.

A man allowed freedom after the drug evidence against him turned out to have been tested by ex-chemist Annie Dookhan... Read more

By - 11/19/12 - 9:28 am

Around 8:45 a.m, Susan Anderson tweeted:

The Orange Line is seriously standing by "due to a coffee spill that needs to be cleaned up." ... At least it made for a nice-smelling train first thing in the morning...

The coffee break happened after incoming T General Manager Beverly Scott rode the line from a chat session with commuters at North Station to a... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 10:01 pm

MBTA Transit Police report an inbound Orange Line train hit a 22-year-old man on the tracks about a half mile north of Malden Center around 8:40 tonight. He was taken to Mass. General and is expected to survive what AlertNewEngland reports are leg injuries.

Police say Orange Line service has been replaced with buses while they investigate the incident.... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 3:31 pm

Tree on Orange LinePhoto by MBTA.

The scene on the Orange Line near Stony Brook this afternoon. Also see photo of a tree on the platform on Eliot on the Green Line. The T reports more than a dozen downed trees along the Beacon Street... Read more

By - 10/25/12 - 12:11 pm

The inbound track needs repairs, but that requires some special parts, which are currently on order, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says:

The speed restriction will remain in place until the repairs are made. Upon the arrival of some parts needed to make the repairs, the work will be scheduled for a weekend within sixty days.

By - 10/24/12 - 6:55 pm

Six teens were arraigned today on charges they attacked a woman on an Orange Line train yesterday evening and made off with her cell phone. And after they were done, they exchanged high fives, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office adds that one of the teens, Eric Thompson, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested at Transit Police headquarters in Roxbury when he... Read more

By - 10/15/12 - 8:06 pm

Jackson Square

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko checked in tonight from the Jackson Square stop on the Orange Line, where CharlieMachines stayed up even as the lights went down.

By - 10/15/12 - 9:57 am

PenaMBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say "manipulated himself" in front of a woman at Tufts Medical Center on Oct. 6 when the woman saw him again last night at the Orange Line station.

Police say Juan Pena, 23, started his subway interlude on Oct. 6 by piggybacking his... Read more

By - 10/9/12 - 1:25 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Boston man for allegedly masturbating in full view of other Orange Line riders from Oak Grove to about Wellington, around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Guy's scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct.

By - 9/27/12 - 6:25 am

The Herald reports a Lowell man arrested as an unregistered sex offender at Forest Hills the other day after somebody complained about him taking pictures of little kids turns out not to have a record as a sex offender. As a convicted stabber and prison-guard attacker, yes, but he was released in April after having served his time for those, the Herald writes.... Read more

By - 9/26/12 - 10:57 am

Sob Story Guy and Gals

Melinda Green spotted a Sob Story Guy and two Sob Story Girls having a little chat this morning at the Mass. Ave. stop on the Orange Line. She reports:

I've been keeping track of the little blond one's tales of woe

... Read more
By - 9/26/12 - 8:25 am

UPDATE, 9:10 a.m.: MBTA says normal service has resumed.

The morning started with signal problems at Wellington (remember when the T seemed to spend several years upgrading the signals north of Boston?). Now, there's some sort of flooding that's so bad the T is urging people who need to get downtown to get on the Green Line instead, which is great advice unless... Read more

By - 9/25/12 - 3:59 pm

Wheeze. v. To pull into a terminal station on the Orange Line. "The train wheezed into Forest Hills, emitted a loud sigh at its fate in life and then the doors opened."

By - 9/18/12 - 3:37 pm

BottariMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Malden man on charges of indecent assault and battery for an incident involving a female Orange Line passenger on Sept. 13 somewhere between State Street and Malden Center.

Gerard Bottari, 61, was scheduled for arraignment today in Malden District Court, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 9/15/12 - 11:25 am

Donut & DonutsDonut & Donuts, Sullivan Square T stop. Photo by Truck Stop Tea Party.

Ferrara's in the North End. Photo by David Schachner.Ferrara's in the North End.... Read more

By - 8/29/12 - 4:57 pm

Johnson (l) and Bacai.Johnson (l) and Bacai.UPDATE: The MBTA reports detectives tonight found and arrested Bacai.

MBTA Transit Police report obtaining a warrant for Ivan Bacai, 23, for his alleged role in stomping a mentally disabled man at the Downtown Crossing Orange Line stop... Read more

By - 8/29/12 - 8:31 am

Jose SolerMBTA Transit Police report two minors trying to procure some mid-day booze at a Forest Hills liquor store wound up in a fight with a guy who jabbed himself with a needle, pulled out some blood and then told them they'd better back off because he has AIDS.

Police say Jose... Read more

By - 8/28/12 - 10:08 am

Lashus (l) and Akiba.Lashus (l) and Akiba.UPDATE: Third suspect arrested.

MBTA Transit Police report arresting two of four people they say ended an argument early Morning on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing by beating and kicking their solitary opponent.

Karen Akiba,... Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 6:15 pm

Happened shortly after 5:50 p.m., based on the tweets from people in suddenly sweltering cars sitting on tracks just outside the station. Rescuers were able to get him safely off the tracks in just a few minutes.

"Well/at least a/c back on," Frank Conte reported at 5:57. Andrew Choy praised the driver on his train for keeping riders up to date: "Packed train... Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 3:54 pm

The Globe reports police are looking for two men and two women who beat up a man on the southbound Orange Line platform shortly after midnight, then boarded a train towards Forest Hills.