By - 12/19/13 - 7:56 am
Waiting for the Orange Line

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!

Cram and jam at Wellington.

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.

By - 12/16/13 - 6:58 pm
Hawk in Medford

Amfretto snapped this hawk on her balcony railing near the Tufts soccer field in Medford this morning. She reports she usually gets to see it hanging out in nearby trees swooping for prey, rather than a few feet from her face.

By - 11/15/13 - 9:12 am

A train died at Oak Grove around 8:30 a.m.

By - 10/30/13 - 7:34 am

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?).

By - 10/16/13 - 4:52 pm

Don't think of them as "severe delays." Think of them as chances to get to know your fellow riders better.

By - 10/11/13 - 6:32 am

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.

By - 5/17/13 - 10:05 pm

Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.

By - 4/21/13 - 8:43 pm

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."

By - 3/6/13 - 7:52 am

Sav-Mor gets into the holiday spirit

H Boston photographs the latest opus at Sav-Mor Liquors in Medford.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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By - 2/8/13 - 8:24 pm

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.

By - 11/5/12 - 9:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 10/9/12 - 1:25 pm

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.

By - 9/17/12 - 8:36 pm

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 helping to escort an LNG tanker through Boston Harbor in 2007. He was the second person in the US convicted under a federal law aimed at protecting aircraft pilots from losers with lasers.

By - 8/27/12 - 6:15 pm

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.

"Well/at least a/c back on," Frank Conte reported at 5:57. Andrew Choy praised the driver on his train for keeping riders up to date: "Packed train and no air had potential for freak-outs."

By - 7/18/12 - 4:15 pm

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, state troopers rushed to Rte. 16 on foot to try to get cars off the road - so that the driver could get her to the hospital in time. It didn't work: