By - 6/20/11 - 6:54 am

Sure, the T proved Saturday it has lots of capacity on commuter rail, carrying almost twice as many people to and from the parade as it does on a normal workday. But that was of little solace to people waiting at "inner" stops closer to Boston, who watched full train after full train just whiz right by them without stopping. Among them: Charley on the...Read more

By - 6/16/11 - 5:38 pm

Orange Line melting in the dark? T says this is the heat kink near MaldenAn Orange Line problem Ray Davies would love. Photo by MBTA.

A "heat kink" in the tracks near Malden (above) is wreaking all sorts...Read more

By - 5/26/11 - 2:36 pm

HuttMBTA Transit Police charge Michael Hutt of Medford lured a female T worker out of the customer-service booth at the Wellington Orange Line stop on the pretext of needing help adding value to his CharlieCard last night, then rubbed her back and grabbed her breast.

Hutt, 58, was charged with indecent assault and battery...Read more

By - 5/20/11 - 9:55 am

MogbanaMBTA Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man on charges he not only urinated in the Wellington busway as two women stood there, he kept staring at one of them - until they finally went to find a T inspector.

Ernest Mogbana, 57, was arrested around 6:30 p.m on a charge of open and...Read more

By - 5/11/11 - 6:36 am

The Boston Foodie makes a road trip to Demet's, 199 Mystic Ave. in Medford:

Demet's is famous for their blueberry cake glazed doughnuts and, believe me, they did not disappoint. Excellent blueberry flavor. We would rate these as very good. Well worth the trip.

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By - 4/29/11 - 1:56 pm

Paul McMorrow explains the rock and the hard place: On the one hand, the T is legally required to extend the Green Line to Somerville and Medford, at a cost now approaching $1 billion. On the other hand, shaky finances and any construction delays could jeopardize $760 million in federal funding for the project, leaving the state to figure out how to make up...Read more

By - 4/13/11 - 8:25 am

Medford Patch reports on a city-council debate over texting while legislating. One city councilor verbed against those newfangled "texting machines:"

I have the brain that God gave me. No one is going to computer me to tell me what to say or do, or advise me.

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By - 4/8/11 - 8:36 pm

Jeffrey Smith, 46, of Medford, pleaded guilty today to charges he sent threatening letters to 7 churches and 4 NAACP offices under the name of a work supervisor he didn't like, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Smith faces up to ten years in federal prison on each of the 11 counts when sentenced in July for his written hate campaign, which started...Read more

By - 4/5/11 - 3:46 pm

Ponytail guyPolice in both Boston and Medford are hunting a guy they say is holding up gas stations and convenience stores at gunpoint.

The man, described as Hispanic, in his 20s, with a bushy ponytail and thin goatee, stuck up the 7-Eleven at 722 Huntington Ave. around 2:15 yesterday morning and then,...Read more

By - 3/30/11 - 12:01 pm

Tufts Daily reports on a dorm-room standoff over whether a light should be kept on around 3 a.m. on March 16:

Following the intervention of two TUPD officers, the roommate agreed to turn the light off.

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By - 3/22/11 - 7:22 am reports Sonic is seeking city approval to tear down the old Kiss 108 building on Rte. 16 to replace it with one of its burger joints.Read more

By - 3/18/11 - 3:28 pm

MBTA Transit Police tweet passengers on an Orange Line train outside Wellington had to be evacuated this afternoon after several track fires broke out near the station.Read more

By - 3/16/11 - 6:49 am

The Tufts Daily reports on a protest against the school's decision to squash the annual nude run across campus.Read more

By - 3/14/11 - 8:49 am

School ends support for naked student run; cites risk of death.Read more

By - 2/6/11 - 5:00 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Project reports on the contract expected to be awarded tomorrow.Read more

By - 1/26/11 - 12:22 pm

Tufts Daily reports it took five campus cops to remove a 65-year-old Andover man standing in the middle of the Jewish organization's center yelling about Jews, the university president and the university president's wife.Read more

By - 1/25/11 - 10:36 am

The Orange Line was briefly knocked out of commission this morning when a truck ran into a bridge over Medford Street. An inspection around 10:30 found no major structural issues and service was to resume.Read more

By - 12/23/10 - 10:11 am

The Mystic River Watershed Association alerts us:

Be on the lookout for bald eagles at the Mystic Lakes (in Arlington, Medford, Winchester).

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By - 12/21/10 - 7:16 am

William McAdoo teaches us (well, me) something new: "Jingle Bells" was originally written about sleigh races down Salem Street (Savannah, GA can just shut it with its claim to the song).

Medford's claim to infamy....Read more

By - 12/18/10 - 11:09 am

Tufts Daily reports it was not all fun and games at the school's annual running of the naked students on Friday:

In one instance, according to witnesses, officers pinned a naked male student to the ground; Reitman said the individual "had punched an officer in the face." When the officers were not paying attention, the student ran away, witnesses said.

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