Fred Langa captured what happens when an Orange Line train derails at the Wellington yard.
State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.
Medford Police report arresting a man for rape last month and then releasing him after learning the woman who accused him made it up. Now they want to arrest her.
A woman who identified herself as Amanda Rodriquez reported to the Medford Police that she was sexually assaulted in Medford by a Medford resident. As a result of the detailed statement that she gave the detective, that man was arrested for the sexual assault.
InsideMedford.com reports the discount chain will start offering discount alcoholic beverages - some of it artisanal - at three stores, including the one in Medford.
Inside Medford reports on the plans for Medford Square. One of the victims, Krystle Campbell, was from Medford.
Transit Police report the arrest of Casey Kolenda, 27, on charges he used a magnetic-strip reader to create hundreds of bogus $70 Link Passes starting sometime last year.
According to police:
Authorities identified multiple monthly Link Passes that were purchased legitimately and subsequently used to create hundreds of forged tickets used by riders.
Ken Krause videoed a video by a planner for the Green Line Extension project at a community meeting in Medford last night.
H/t Greg Hum.
Maryr appreciated the romantic message from Sav-Mor Liquors in Medford today.
An inbound Orange Line train didn't even make it out of the starting gate at Oak Grove early this morning. Somewhere on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line, an outbound train felt that disturbance in the Force and went over to the dark side.
The morning started off with delays due to unspecified debris on the tracks (we like to think of it as being the remains of a snack by the blind white wolves that roam the Orange Line at night). A train departed this mortal coil at Oak Grove. And now there are signal problems at Wellington, and you know what that means.
Nick Palmarozzo took the photo of waiting commuters, reports:
Made it as far as not-quite-Wellington before more delays: switching problem, traffic ahead AND a schedule adjustment. Harsh!
UPDATE, 8:45 a.m. An inbound Red Line train from Braintree clutched its chest just before JFK/UMass, yelled "This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!" and died.
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.
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
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 and friends have already endured immeasurable amounts of heartache and tragedy this week, and deserve a peaceful funeral with time to grieve privately."