The T and Keolis say Amtrak's signal system failed on the Northeast Corridor this morning, and since Amtrak and the T's commuter trains share some of the same tracks and stations, that led to massive delays and exhortations to riders that they just get off at Back Bay or JFK and ride the subway into town - with assurances their commuter-rail passes would get them... Read more
Daniel Nelligan, 25, failed to show up in court for arraignment on charges of felony vandalism and trespassing in Boston Municipal Court, and police say they now have a warrant for his arrest. Police add he's also... Read more
After seeing a report on Boston Reddit from a motorist who said something fell and almost hit her car, maintenance crews went through the tunnel twice yesterday looking for evidence of something falling from the ceiling, a MassDOT spokesman says:
Our crews found nothing to indicate something had fallen from the ceiling of the tunnel and no debris or loose material on the ground... Read more
The Downtown Boston BID reports the Washington Street clothing store has joined that great pedestrian mall in the sky.
Elmer managed to stop just before an apparently bottomless sinkhole near the Bowdoin T stop today.
UPDATE: State officials say they couldn't find any evidence of anything falling from the ceiling.
I was driving southbound through the O'Neill tunnel earlier this afternoon, when a long, rectangular, and apparently heavy object fell from the ceiling into the lane in front of me. It was accompanied by a plume of dust that quickly cleared.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports that Crumbs, the high-priced cupcake chain with an outlet on Federal Street, has shut down. Apparently, the once hot cupcake market has cooled off (right, Todd?); we hear self-serve froyo is still going strong, in case anybody wants to move into the old Crumbs space.... Read more
A Green Line trolley had a bit of a derailment on Boylston around 8:45 p.m. Inbound Green Line passengers are being told to get off at Copley and get on the Orange Line at Back Bay.
All the penguins are accounted for, the New England Aquarium avers.
On this Independence Day, a concerned citizen complains about conditions around one of the historic buildings that made the holiday possible:
Ugly Barricades at Faneuil hall - serving no purpose and taking away from view of historic building.
These toy cruisers, for sale at the CVS in Center Plaza across from City Hall, have the right police district for that block.
The SEIU held a protest in Downtown Crossing yesterday to protest the T's decision to let janitors go.
A packed crowd on a sweltering City Hall Plaza watched Belgium eliminate the US 2-1 in the World Cup. Although the vast majority of people were, of course, rooting for USA, there were a few Belgian fans scattered about, including these two right up at the front, shown during an anxious (for them) moment early on in the match.
This guy, however, was rooting for... Read more
Heat and the MBTA are two things you rarely want to see in the same sentence.
Remember those heat-related speed restrictions that were supposed to go away after the state bought the Worcester Line tracks? They didn't.
Down in the tunnels, the Green Line is melting in the dark:
Hell is a disabled #MBTA train underground, at rush hour, during the summer,... Read more
A company in Washington state and Shreve, Crump and Low are battering each other with dueling legal claims over fish-shaped pitchers that make gurgling sounds.
GurglePot, which makes GurglePot Pitchers, sued Shreve's last December, accusing the chain of trying to illegally force it out of the gurgling-fish-pitcher market with an invalid trademark on its own line of Gurgling Cods. The suit was transferred... Read more
Julie C. got a panoramic view of the fans watching the US/Germany match at City Hall Plaza today.
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
It might be a familiar refrain for the Swedish DJ at this point, since this sort of thing seems to happen at least once a... Read more
In a presentation to the Municipal Harbor Plan Committee today, Chiofaro proposed a project with one tower reaching 600 feet hight, that would include three stories of restaurants and a supermarket,... Read more