Ruggles

By - 9/30/14 - 8:23 am

How else to explain the apparent time dilation on the Orange Line this morning, in which the T is reporting only "minor delays" due to signal issues at Oak Grove. Or as Joe explains:

Aaaaaand to summarize, sat in my seat at 6:59 at Oak Grove, arrived Ruggles 7:58.

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By - 9/12/14 - 6:17 pm

Federal, state and city officials gathered at Ruggles station this afternoon to announce a $20-mllion federal grant to build a second commuter rail platform at Ruggles - and fix the crumbling part of the existing platform.

Officials said the project will increase capacity in Ruggles just as Northeastern and other nearby landowners even further develop the area, bringing new jobs - and increased demand on... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:55 pm

Northeastern University Police report that two students were mugged in the area of Albert and Ruggles streets between 9 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

In both cases, the attacker approached the students, struck up a conversation, then demanded their valuables.

Although no weapons were shown in either incident, the suspect indicated he had one.

Northeastern University Police say they are stepping... Read more

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 6/28/14 - 1:49 pm

Andea Hill notes that A Nubian Notion inside the Orange Line station has a sign posted that it's closing on Wednesday due to a rent dispute with the MBTA - after 20 years in the space.

By - 5/8/14 - 9:36 am

Transit Police report a man was sitting on a park bench in the Southwest Corridor near Ruggles around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday when another man swooped in and " forcefully grabbed his money and fled."

Police report the victim wasn't putting up with that sort of nonsense and ran after the money grabber. And caught up with him in the Ruggles lower busway, where... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:30 p.m. Service was stopped between Back Bay and Jackson Square as firefighters worked to get the person out.

Photos from the scene.

By - 2/14/14 - 10:54 pm

Updated with information from Transit Police.

A Dorchester teen was charged with shooting two men in the lower busway at Ruggles station - one of them a complete stranger who had nothing to do with whatever beef he allegedly had with the other victim, Transit Police report.

One victim, 34, was shot in the calf in the 8:49 p.m. incident and is expected to... Read more

By - 12/20/13 - 9:55 am
Wanted for Ruggles attack

The news of late has been full of nice stories about good Samaritans coming to the aid of people being mugged or attacked, but active intervention is not without risk: Transit Police report the man stabbed at the Ruggles T stop Wednesday afternoon was shanked while trying to help a woman being assaulted by two men.

Transit Police have released surveillance... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 4:11 pm

Shortly after 4 p.m., Brian D'Amico reports. WCVB reports a "slow-moving bus" hit another; has photos from a helicopter.

By - 7/14/13 - 8:47 pm

Video by Rene Filler.

Several hundred people marched from Dudley Square to Ruggles this evening to express their feelings on yesterday's verdict in the Zimmerman case.

Steve Annear has more notes, photos and video. Phillip W.D. Martin was also there.... Read more

By - 1/14/13 - 11:07 am

A Walpole man is scheduled for arraignment on charges he allegedly beat three women waiting for a bus at Ruggles on Saturday.

According to MBTA Transit Police, Francis Cocuzzo, 40, went up to a woman waiting for a 28 bus around 6 p.m. and shoved her with his forearm:

The 2nd female victim intervened and told Cocuzzo to stop his behavior. Cocuzzo responded by grabbing

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By - 12/10/12 - 4:12 pm

Outbound service on the Orange Line came to a halt around 4 this afternoon when a fight broke out on a train pulling into Ruggles. Suzi Mac tweets:

That was interesting. Witnessed a big fight at Ruggles on orange line. Busted the window of the subway car.

The train was taken out of service - after police pulled off any brawlers they could find.... Read more

By - 10/11/12 - 7:04 am

In among the usual reports of students found lying in their own vomit and being surprised that their laptops were gone from the classrooms they'd left them in several days earlier, the Huntington News reports that when a Northeastern student had her phone swiped at the Ruggles T stop, another student swung into action: He got on his skateboard, chased the punk down and... Read more

By - 8/10/12 - 8:42 am

Fortunately for passengers on the belchy commuter-rail train at Ruggles around 8 a.m., they could all de-train and continue on their way on the Orange Line. Interestingly, not long after, Anthony Bonaceto tweeted, Back Bay station began filling with smoke. Maybe Puff the Magic Loco was on its way to the yard?

By - 1/31/12 - 6:43 pm

Update, 7:25 p.m.: One track was cleared and limited train service through Ruggles resumed.

Commuter-rail and Amtrak service through Ruggles is stopped as transit and fire officials investigate a fatal train-vs-person collision on the inbound side this evening. The T is describing it as a "trespasser strike."

Dan Esdale reports his outbound train to Franklin stopped, then headed back to South Station.

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By - 11/7/11 - 10:37 pm

Tarik Muhammad didn't want any company on his trip out of Ruggles on Aug. 31, 2010, so when a man sat next to him, he told him to move - and when the man refused, they got into an argument that ended when Muhammed began beating and stabbing him, prosecutors say. Channel 4 has the surveillance video shown in court today.... Read more

By - 10/6/11 - 10:08 pm

A student was robbed of cash and then sliced in the hand around 9:10 p.m. at Ruggles and Tremont streets, the latest violent incident within a quick walk of the Boston Police headquarters building.

Police are looking for a black man with a goatee in a dark hoodie, who wielded the knife and who may also be packing a gun, and a black woman, also... Read more

By - 8/6/11 - 1:29 pm

Repent, ye Orange Line sinners!

Melissa J. Gibson spotted Repent Now Man on the Orange Line.

Copyright Melissa J. Gibson. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/12/11 - 11:03 am

A 14-year-old student who was punched, robbed and warned not to snitch by two classmates at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line around 2 p.m. yesterday thought he'd managed to escape them by making his way to the Cambridgeside Galleria.

But, he told police, the two - and an older guy - were waiting for him when he left the mall around 5:40 p.m.... Read more

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