The Globe reports on a group of about 20 people that went on a violent spree from the Common to Arch Street Wednesday evening. Four people were arrested; three victims were transported to Mass. General.
The Downtown Boston BID offers this photo of the rebah and stuff at the Filenes tower project, which is actually happening this time.
Meaghan O'Malley asks:
Who's got a good optometrist in the DTC/Financial district area? Mine moved to Newbury St. and I am a lazy sod.
Transit Police report a man trying to piggyback into Downtown Crossing last night ordered the woman whose fare he was trying to share to "hurry up" so he wouldn't get pinched by the fare gate.
The experience apparently so rattled the man that he grew even more agitated as he got on an Orange Line train bound for glory at Forest Hills, which prompted... Read more
Nahani Otien reports Keytar Bear was killing it tonight at Downtown Crossing.
Transit Police report arresting a man they say was brought to ground by Red Line riders who heard a woman struggling with him as he tried to grab her purse.
Cesar Gonzalez, 26, police say, followed a woman off a Red Line train around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and reached for her purse:
The victim held tightly onto her purse and was yelling for... Read more
A train died at Downtown Crossing around 5:30 p.m., as of 6:15 p.m., riders trying to head south were still being thwarted.
Mike Long reports his train just sat outside Charles/MGH for 10 minutes before finally pulling in.
Party Orca surveyed the human gridlock at Downtown Crossing:
Traffic onto the Red Line southbound at DTX is backed up to the escalator to Orange... Read more
Steve Abreu asks about this mysterious sign heading up from the Downtown Crossing T stop:
Whatever happened to Shopper's Park? What was it?
An inbound Orange Line train passed onto the next plane of existence near Community College sometime around 7 this morning. The T brought in another train to push its carcass out of the way.
Then an outbound train felt death's cold embrace at Community College as well.
Meanwhile, on the Red Line, a train crossed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing, causing massive... Read more
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who tried holding up the Santander Bank branch on Winter Street in Downtown Crossing on Tuesday , only to learn he'd gotten a teller with no money:
Teller explained she had no money in her drawers, at which time the [suspect] became agaitated and demanded money again. After being shown there was... Read more
Around noontime, Kerry Tubbs photographed the line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing, where
dreams go to die all the people whose CharlieCards expired on Friday have to go to get their remaining value transferred to fresh new cards that don't expire until 2021.
Meanwhile, Red Line riders are queuing up in novel places at South Station this afternoon because the traditional stairway... Read more
A roving UHub reader just checked in from Downtown Crossing, where a dead train is causing all sorts of ire:
The ire at Downtown Crossing is so strong you could hang your parka on it. "Moderate delays" per automated announcement, but this crowd is overflowing from the platform to the stairs and hallways.
After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:
On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:
Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore... Read more
Cappy provides the list.
A T alert went out around 6:50 a.m. for a dead Red Line train at Downtown Crossing.
A.P. Blake captures authors Jeremy Fox (l) and Andrew Elder at Downtown Crossing today, celebrating the 105th anniversary of the Washington Street tunnel, which today forms the downtown core of the Orange Line (they're holding a copy of their new book about the Orange Line).
Compare the columns and supports behind them with this 1909 photo from the same station (then called Winter Street)... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who helped himself to $20 from the wallet of a person in a wheelchair at the Downtown Crossing T stop on Oct. 17.
He's described as Hispanic, with black and grey hair, about 5â€™8" and 165 lbs.
If you know him, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more
Jess was one of the people who helped that woman who fell on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing this past Tuesday (she's the one with the big purse in the video). She recounts the difficulty of pulling somebody up from the tracks, and says that while several people rushed to help, many more just stood there, even as she yelled for... Read more
The T today released this video of bystanders helped the woman up after she took a pitfall at Downtown Crossing Tuesday morning.