Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.
In its listing of Important Super Bowl Safety Tips for Patriots Fans Looking to... Read more
Seems MBCR will have mimes stationed in North and South stations this afternoon to help usher in the expansion of quiet-car service across all the T's commuter-rail lines.
The T says it's beefing up service on Saturday for the Bruins victory parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Garden.
All four subway lines will run at "near rush hour" schedules during the day. The T says it will also have extra orange-vested workers stationed throughout the system to help riders unfamiliar with how to use CharlieCards or get to the parade... Read more
The MBTA is soliciting bids for the garage it owns under North Station. Minimum bid price: $65 million to lease it for the next 50 years (payable in 30 annual installments) or $70 million to buy it outright. Bids for the 1,275-space garage are due July 27 to Transit Realty.
Live wires that somehow fell from the Gilmore bridge set debris and old railroad ties on fire, causing thick black smoke visible for miles around and shutting down commuter-rail service into and out of North Station.
The fire broke... Read more
Last night, Cathelyne marveled at four women in micro-skirts, appearing somewhat lost at the North Station T stop and a bit unsteady on the high heels they were wearing.
The T reports it will be bustituting starting at 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow because of the need to shut Science Park for elevator work.
Today's fire was under a train just past the southbound platform at North Station, shortly before 11 a.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports the cause was lubricating grease catching fire under the train. The fire was quickly put out; power was shut off in both directions so that firefighters could evacuate roughly 200 passengers back to North Station. The department says there were no... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Carmen Picardi, 39, on charges he came out of a Halloween party near North Station, smashed a woman in the face with a baseball bat, then rode away in a cab.
Police say they identified Picardi, allegedly clad in a baseball uniform, with the help of photos taken by other attendees at the costume party they say he was at.... Read more
Inside the MBTA kiosk leading to the concourse under Causeway Street for the North Station Green/Orange Line subway. Observed at about 8:30 am.
The Boston Fire Department reports that shortly before 9 p.m., a woman in a motorized wheelchair tumbled off a commuter-rail platform at North Station:
With no train on track 3 at the time, the victim fell about 7' on to the tracks.
Firefighters found her with multiple cuts and placed her on boards to be handed off to EMTs for transport to a nearby... Read more
The Boston Police Department has asked local newspaper distributors to remove all their honor boxes by tomorrow from the areas around North Station, Kenmore Square and Faneuil Hall - and to keep them out of those areas until after the NBA finals. The specific areas:
- North Station – Between North Washington and Merrimack and Causeway to Congress.
- Faneuil Hall – Between North Sudbury to State ... Read more
does it take to diagnose a problem with the faregates at North Station?
Answer: No fewer than seven.
As I came into North Station subway this morning about 8:35, the faregates were really screwed up. There were very long lines waiting to get through, even though all but two of the gates were open. Even though none of the gates I could see read "Smart... Read more
Dead train at North Station means 20 to 25-minute delays, the MBTA advises (both directions, though? The T doesn't say).