Medford

By - 2/9/18 - 10:25 am
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Roving Uhub photographer Ben Themo spotted a pair of the brand-spanking-new Orange Line cars just chilling on some tracks next to the Orange Line shops at Wellington today. They'll eventually be put through their paces in months and months of testing on the revamped third set of tracks north of Boston before being placed into actual service for long suffering Orange Line riders.

An even shinier, closer view: Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:43 am

Some sort of track problem has disabled the Orange Line between Wellington and Community College, so the T is running buses instead.

By - 12/22/17 - 8:42 am

An Orange Line train breathed its last at Wellington and even though workers got it out of sight, it's still causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:28 pm
Orange Line car offloaded in South Boston's Conley Terminal

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports the first four new Orange Line cars from Chinese manufacturer CRRC arrived in South Boston this morning, from where they will be transported to the Orange Line maintenance facility in Wellington for a year of testing and shakedown runs before they are put in service. Read more.

By - 11/26/17 - 10:42 pm

Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as White House communications director ended not long after he mused about Steve Bannon's physical flexibility, is deeply offended by a pair of columns in the Tufts Daily, enough to threaten a lawsuit if the Daily doesn't retract the columns and apologize for calling him "an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability" and "a man who makes his Twitter accessible to friends interested in giving comfort to Holocaust deniers."

By - 11/25/17 - 11:01 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line even after getting a deceased train off the tracks.

By - 11/23/17 - 9:22 am
Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go ...

The first page of the song, from 1845.

Child

If you really want to recreate the famous song, you'll have to cross over the Mystic River in Medford and head for the house that still stands at 114 South St. When Lydia Maria Child wrote the song, as part of the book, Flowers for Children, in 1845, she was recalling her childhood visits to her grandfather's house there. Read more.

By - 11/17/17 - 3:00 pm

State transportation planners working on the long delayed plans to extend the Green Line past Lechmere will recommend next week that the MBTA hire a consortium of companies to do the work, at a potential cost of no more than $1.1 billion - on top of what the state's already spent on the work. Read more.

By - 10/28/17 - 6:32 pm

Ari Rizzitano shows off her Sav-Mor sign costume, which should get her bragging rights, if not beer, in greater Medford, no?

By - 8/8/17 - 8:20 am

Herring on the move. Photo by MyRWA.

The Mystic River Watershed Association reports volunteers counted 40% more herring swimming up the river to spawn at the Mystic Lakes this year than last year. Read more.

By - 7/19/17 - 1:37 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to signal issues at Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/10/17 - 4:50 pm

NBC Boston reports on the tense standoff between the axman and police - who eventually got him to surrender peacefully - in the Medford parking lot of the disco station, which tends not to play much horrorcore.

Smoochacha, who works in the same building, reports: Read more.

By - 6/16/17 - 5:00 pm

Gordon Edes photographed a guy collecting signatures in Washington Square Park in Manhattan for some candidate with a sign reading "Let's stop making Red Sox fans NYC mayor!"

Although the current mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, was born in Manhattan, he grew up in Cambridge (and went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin with Patrick Ewing). And the guy before him, Mike Bloomberg, is a Medford boy.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:59 am
No turns, right lane must turn right

Paul Schlichtman wonders what he's supposed to do at the intersection of routes 16 and 38 in Medford.

By - 4/21/17 - 5:35 pm

The Chicken & Rice Guys say Boston public-health inspections of their facilities have shown no E. coli and that their Medford restaurant will re-open tomorrow.

The Downtown Crossing store could re-open tomorrow as well, after an ISD inspection in the morning; in fact, ISD Commissioner William Christopher vows to buy the first meal at 11 a.m., assuming the inspection goes OK. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 3:00 pm

The Globe reports the $1 billion in federal funding is safe.

What decade is it supposed to be running again?

By - 3/7/17 - 1:02 pm

State Police report arresting a Medford man this morning on charges he used a screwdriver to attack another man outside the Wellington Circle Starbucks. Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.