Boston firefighters responded around 11:15 a.m. to Forest Hills station when an overheated motor on an Orange Line train parked on one of the storage tracks past the station sparked a small fire. Firefighters quickly doused the fire and packed up their equipment - and the command center they'd set up inside the station.
Spotted this afternoon getting on a 34E at Forest Hills.
Jamaica Plain News reports a restaurant called Bar Orange hopes to open where Tonic and Grass Fed failed across from the Forest Hills T station.
But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.
MassDOT reports that after tomorrow morning's rush hour, like around 10 a.m. or so, workers will shift the westbound (towards the Jamaicway) lanes on the Arborway at Forest Hills to their new permanent positions, which will mean getting into a new mindset when driving through the area. Read more.
Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.
The MBTA reports everything's back to normal on the Orange Line, where a train was taken out back and shot at Forest Hills, and on the Red Line, where a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass.
MassDOT reports it now expects the road sections of the Arborway/Forest Hills project to be finished by mid-January, rather than, oh, today.
At 10 a.m. today, workers were to adjust "traffic logistics" to shift eastbound drivers on the Arborway to the new, permanent alignment between South and Washington streets. Read more.
Deb Beatty Mel reports buses are now leaving the upper busway at Forest Hills through a pair of exits that separates them from oncoming traffic at the old exit at South Street.
State officials recently said they hope to have the bulk of the Forest Hills/Arborway road work done by the end of this week, although long suffering upper-busway riders will have to wait until next fall for a canopy to protect them from rain, snow and hail.
The sign went up last week: The large parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop closes for good on Jan. 24 as workers begin preparing the site for construction of a 250-unit apartment complex. Read more.
State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.
MassDOT reports crews will shut the intersection of South and New Washington streets in Forest Hills this weekend for work related to the Casey Overpass replacement project. Read more.
For the first time in some 20 years, the Harvest Co-op Markets, which has stores in Central Square and Forest Hills, is having a contested election for its board of directors - 12 candidates running for 5 open seats - which might have something to do with the co-op's currently precarious financial condition.
Veeconley reports the T is once again using both tracks at Forest Hills, which should shave a minute or two off commutes to there. Of course, that does nothing to solve delays caused by the Orange Line just being the Orange Line, but it's a start.
The roads around the Forest Hills T station, already a rough ride in these days of Arborway work, became even more gridlocked this morning when at least some of the traffic lights failed. Read more.
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