It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
Suffolk County prosecutors have temporarily dropped rape charges against a man they accused of attacking two women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill nearly ten years ago - but only so that they can re-test his DNA to rule out the chance his identical twin was actually the attacker.
Dwayne McNair was nearing his trial date for on charges he pistol whipped and raped women... Read more
Jamaica Plain News reports on the robbery, Wednesday night in the Forest Hills Liquors parking lot.
State historic-preservation officials on Friday acknowledged there's no feasible alternative to replacing the apparently historic Shea Circle when the Casey Overpass comes tumbling down, Clayton Harper reports.
Harper attended a Friday meeting between the Mass. Historical Commission and the state highway officials anxious to replace the crumbling overpass with a series of surface roads before the thing tumbles to the ground of its own... Read more
A crash sent an off-duty cop and another person to the hospital near the Forest Hills T station around 11:25 p.m. Roads around the station were shut down as firefighters worked to free the officer from the wreck of his car.
A man accused of a sexual attack on a woman on an Orange Line train just before Forest Hills tried to fight his way out of being arrested after the train pulled into the station this afternoon, Transit Police say:
The victim stepped off the train and observed two Transit Police officers located on the platform. The victim immediately yelled out to the officers... Read more
Around 1 p.m., the MBTA turned on a new electronic signboard at Forest Hills to alert bus riders when their bus is due at the station.
In a statement, T General Manager Beverly Scott says:
I've often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday. The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports plans to replace the concrete-dropping Casey Overpass are on hold because the Massachusetts Historical Commission is raising questions about Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to significantly alter what turns out to be the rather historic rotary on the decrepit overpass's southern end.
Around 4:30 p.m. Power on the Orange Line was briefly shut off to let firefighters get the person out without worrying about the third rail.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews a local artist who has done a series of oil paintings of the crumbling Casey Overpass, slated to be torn down next spring.
McCabe paints from photographs, as "standing in traffic would be suicidal," he said. He adapted his painting technique to reflect the decay of the structure and "achieve a more tactile surface much like the paint and... Read more
A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:
My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on... Read more
You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!
Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more
Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.... Read more
Around 1 p.m. The MBTA reports:
There was no train in the area. He made no contact with the third rail. Taken to Brigham and Women's to be checked out.
A witness on the platform says he appeared to just pass out and fall down, on the left track:
He got off the train on the opposite side and was walking towards the escalator past... Read more
Doc Sigma tweets:
A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.
Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:
Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.
She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.... Read more
The Walsh campaign has announced an 11;45 a.m. endorsement at the Moakley Courthouse by state Sen. Therese Murray.
CommonWealth reports that the vast majority of outside money pouring into Boston is pouring into Walsh's coffers:
Super PACs and labor unions have upended Bostonâ€™s mayoral race, turning what was a relatively even spending contest between Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly into a... Read more