The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal problems at Central Square. Dave translates the T's "moderate" into English:
Red line is in rough shape. Been sitting between Kendall and Central for at least 10 mins.
Equally intrepid Red Line regular Jake Wark reports from Downtown Crossing that as his Alewife train just sat there, the driver informed people rushing to the train: Read more.
The T advises there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to an unspecified track issue at Central.
An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.
Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.
Participants were taught how to play a part of an original song, and then filmed as they performed it. In the end, a video captured the many different hands and participants coming together to make one complete song.
Delays on the Red Line quickly went to "severe" when the Cambridge Fire Department ordered service halted to determine why several people came out of an inbound train coughing. After about ten minutes, firefighters could find nothing wrong and let service resume.
Ironically, just this morning, Transit Police and several other agencies held an exercise at the T's emergency training center on how to deal with a chemical release in a subway station.
Barbara S. hopped over to the Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square.
Weirdo Records in Central Square closed for the last time this week. Owner Angela Sawyer writes: Read more.
Cambridge Day reports on the 232-unit proposal.
Cambridge Police report a man ended a fight at Mass. Ave. and Hancock Street around 11:15 last night by stabbing his opponent in the stomach, then fled in a car as the victim lay there, bleeding.
Frank Fraumeni, 65, of Belmont, was arrested early this morning after they stopped his car at Harvard Street. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder, police say.
Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.