A user on Davis Square LiveJournal reports that when he got to the Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street in Medford this morning, Teamsters were outside, handing out donuts to try to keep people from going into the store. The Teamsters have no issue with Dunkin' Donuts but are embroiled in a contract dispute with one of the chain's Boston-area suppliers.... Read more
To the MBTA #108 bus driver,
You did more than simply whizz past me this morning as I was waiting at the bus stop—you started a war.
I could perhaps let it slide if you didn't see me standing there in the sweltering heat, melting on the sidewalk infront of you. But, you did see me. I saw you. I saw you see me. I... Read more
Inside Medford analyzes the latest environmental report from the MBTA.
Some Assembly Required reports that when he went into the Medford Square Dunkin' Donuts for some coffee on Saturday, he passed by a woman standing outside, seeming to give a coffee order on her cell phone. And when he got in line, he stood behind a woman repeating back the same order on her phone:
... So, Woman A was giving her drink order... Read more
Jeffrey Smith faces 20 years in federal prison on charges that also include sending letters to residents of a particular street in Somerville that his supervisor, who lived there, was a Level 3 sex offender who should be deported to England, the US Attorney's office in Boston charged today.
Between Sept. 22, 2009 and March 10 of this year, Smith allegedly sent 29 threatening... Read more
Saturday at the Medford Kelly's.
This missed connection ad on Craigslist reads like a modern day love poem. Bearded men of Boston...pull your faces out of the PBR pitcher, it looks like someone has their eye on you...
The T reports 20-25 minute delays on the Orange Line this morning due to a dead train near Wellington. At least it's not the brand-new signaling system this time.
For what it's worth, I just had a trouble-free ride from Forest Hills to State. South Orange Line represents!
Somebody at Tufts thought so: Behind one building, the university has a set of steps that were supposedly designed to let a woman outrun a male attacker.
The kids at Teen TV Somerville frame the planned Green Line expansion in a novel way - and feature the stylings of the immortal Wig Zamore and US Rep. Mike Capuano. Even better: Judges pick the best song about the Green Line (the first from a kid who thinks the whole thing is a big mistake: "It's not too late ... to give this train... Read more
Among the electric customers to lose power due to the exploding manholes of doom today is Tufts University. Students are being asked not to light candles and to walk in groups if they have to go outside at night if the lights still aren't back on. The school says lights could be out for another eight to ten hours.... Read more
Might be good to avoid towns with names beginning with M today:
Channel 4 reports flames shot 20 to 30 feet in the air when manholes exploded on Main Street in Medford around 10:30 a.m. and that several thousand people are now without power.
Tufts Daily reports some university employees were forced to go home early over the weekend when the school shut down computers across the campus to try to wrest back control from hackers who managed to take over dozens of computers.
Interestingly, most of the computers belonged to Tufts professors and staffers, not students.
By moving students with flu-like symptoms into quarantine rooms and wearing masks. Oh, wait, you thought I was going to write about, oh, never mind.
An Orange Line rider can dream, can't he?
Just saw an MBTA employee dump the metro paper recycling bin into a trash can at Oak Grove. Why do they pretend to recycle? Ugh.
The T does a better job of recycling old Metros at the inbound platform on the Orange Line at Haymarket: They use bundles of Metros to sop up all the water that keeps draining into the station... Read more
Inside Medford reports state offficials are now saying only most of the project will be finished by the 2014 deadline, due to "funding requirements and the economic crisis." Left for an unspecified "shortly thereafter" is the Rte. 16 stop.