Forest Hills

By - 3/25/10 - 11:31 am

Trains that have been crawling into and out of Forest Hills should be a bit perkier effective today, an MBTA spokesman says.

Train operators had been ordered to go no faster than 10 m.p.h. for the past week as the T repairs the crossover tracks right before the station - and riders report they would often just stop right before or after the station.... Read more

By - 3/21/10 - 12:58 pm

To try to help somebody out, I wanted to see which bus lines go from Forest Hills to the Dedham Mall and when (yeah, I know, the 34 and 34E go there, but when?). So on the handy little form right on the MBTA home page, I typed in "forest hills" as my starting point and "dedham mall" as my destination, and got back... Read more

By - 3/16/10 - 2:41 pm

UPDATE: The T's fixed the digital clocks, at least - when I got back to Forest Hills at 3:59 p.m., they read 3:59. The giant hanging clocks are still an hour behind, though.

I got to Forest Hills around what I think was 12:30 p.m. today for a trip downtown. The large ceiling clocks inside the main part of the station all read 11:30. The... Read more

By - 2/8/10 - 11:38 am

A Roslindale man was charged with open and lewd grossness on Thursday after several passengers on his Orange Line car told police he stood up, opened his fly and began masturbating as the train hurtled through Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Booking photoMBTA booking... Read more

By - 2/5/10 - 7:11 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the parking lot across the street from the Forest Hills T stop will be put up for a foreclosure auction on March 3.

By - 12/4/09 - 10:53 am

Capt. John Greland at E-13 reports police are looking for somebody who broke into at least nine cars in the Weld Hill area, possibly after 5 a.m. - the last time a cruiser patrolled the area. Only change was taken, even though some of the cars had GPS units in them, he says:

Whoever did the breaks is liable to mention it to others

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By - 10/20/09 - 4:34 pm

A brawl that erupted around 2:45 p.m. yesterday at Forest Hills disrupted bus service through the station as MBTA and Boston police tried to clear both combatants and groups of teens who gathered to watch, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The DA's office says officers found three of the teens on the lower bus level "yelling, flailing their arms, and challenging... Read more

By - 10/6/09 - 5:53 pm

An Illinois man is being held in lieu of a total of $25,000 bail for allegedly treating Orange and Red Line trains as his own personal canvas, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Jim Clay Harper, 24, of the well-to-do Chicago suburb of Wilmette, was arraigned today in West Roxbury District Court on two counts of vandalizing property for allegedly spray-painting "ETHER" on trains... Read more

By - 9/25/09 - 3:22 pm

No more envious sighs when the subject of the Alewife cage comes up, Boston Biker reports. The new storage room opens Sept. 29, with room for up to 100 bikes.

By - 9/25/09 - 3:15 pm

Say, that's not something you see every day: Jaime Rebhan photographs a particularly neigh-borly park ranger outside Forest Hills station today.

By - 9/17/09 - 9:25 am

Apparently lots of trains are heading toward Forest Hills, not so many going in the direction most people really want to go in the morning.

At 8:46, Travis Farrenkopf tweeted that when he got down to the platform at Forest Hills, there weren't any trains. Then one came in - and promptly went out of service.

At 9:23, Beth summed it up:


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By - 9/9/09 - 8:06 am

So delays on the Orange Line this morning.

By - 8/10/09 - 11:46 pm

Panhandler this afternoon on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing:

Could you give me some money for absolutely no reason at all? I've run out of excuses.

Orange Line operator on the PA this evening as the train pulled into Forest Hills:

I hope you had a good time on the Orange Line! Please remember to take all your belongings. See you again!

By - 6/10/09 - 10:48 am

The Globe reports on an incident this morning involving a Route 32 bus whose driver had to stop short to avoid hitting a van that pulled out in front of it.

By - 5/12/09 - 4:19 pm

Because unlike the tire guy, this dude started by smashing bottles on some woman's porch on Woodlawn Street, police say. He left after the resident called police to complain about some drunk breaking bottles on her porch and sidewalk, but first he took the time to set her recycling bin on fire, police say. Boston Police tracked him down to the Forest Hills... Read more

By - 3/20/09 - 2:34 pm

I was driving by the lower level of the Forest Hills T stop around 2 and saw what looked like the remains of quite a fire: A gutted and blackened low-rider Civic or Accord being pulled up onto a flatbed truck right in front of the station.

By - 3/11/09 - 1:50 pm

Captured: Alleged Orange Line groper led away at Stony Brook.Captured: Alleged Orange Line groper led away at Stony Brook.

MBTA Transit Police report arresting an Everett man yesterday on charges he kept feeling up a woman who didn't want to be felt up on the... Read more

By - 3/6/09 - 5:07 pm
Monk or inmate?

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or, in the case of the Arborway overpass by the Forest Hills T stop, when somebody paints over some graffiti, take advantage of that by drawing a head and hands atop the "body" (his left hand is actually on the other side of the pillar). He's been... Read more

By - 2/9/09 - 9:55 am

Boston Metro reports the MBTA is looking at installing a bike cage at Forest Hills, similar to the one at Alewife, which would give bicyclists a secure place to stow their bikes while they're at work.