A train died at Oak Grove around 8:30 a.m.
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
Don't think of them as "severe delays." Think of them as chances to get to know your fellow riders better.
Shortly after 2 a.m. near the Meadow Glen Mall, Stanley Staco reports. The officer opened fire after "becoming scared for his life," Jessica Reyes at WFXT tweets. Arthur Burns at WHDH reports Rte. 16 is shut between Mystic Avenue and Wellington Circle and that the ramp from 93 to 16 is closed; State Police warn commuters to seek alternate routes.... Read more
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA... Read more
This just in from Teamsters Local 25:
"Teamsters Local 25 will be out in full force tomorrow morning at St. Joseph's Church in Medford to form a human shield and block the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell," said Sean M. O'Brien, president/principal officer of Teamsters Local 25, headquartered in Boston and representing 11,000 members from the area. "The Campbell family... Read more
The Globe reports.
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The MBTA continues to run trains to try to keep the tracks clear. Here's the view from out the front of an Orange Line snow train.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Boston man for allegedly masturbating in full view of other Orange Line riders from Oak Grove to about Wellington, around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Guy's scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct.
A federal appeals court said today that Gerard Sasso of Medford must get a new trial to determine whether he was too stupid to realize that pointing a powerful laser at a helicopter might be dangerous or if he knew and did so anyway.
Sasso was sentenced to three years in federal prison in 2010 for pointing a green laser at a State Police helicopter... Read more
Happened shortly after 5:50 p.m., based on the tweets from people in suddenly sweltering cars sitting on tracks just outside the station. Rescuers were able to get him safely off the tracks in just a few minutes.
State Police report a woman gave birth in the back seat of a car stuck in traffic on Rte. 16 this afternoon.
The traffic was at a near standstill due to malfunctioning traffic lights at Wellington Circle, State Police said in a statement. When a frantic 911 call came in around 1:30 p.m. about a woman who appeared to be about ready to give birth,... Read more
MediaBistro has an interesting tale about a guy who works on a show at WMFO who says a man claiming to be a Boston Police detective visited his house to warn him to stop tweeting insults at WAAF's Greg Hill:
My cousin tells me two men [he has requested we leave the description out] are in my yard looking for me. I go up... Read more
South End Patch reports on impending bustitution north of the city to let the MBTA build the new Assembly Square stop in peace. There's no set schedule yet for the "diversions," but the T says what will start out as sporadic shutdowns will grow more frequent as the station progresses.