MBTA General Manager Frank DiPaola says an exterior metal panel fell off a southbound Orange Line train at State Street last night and then a second train ran over it, leading to a chaotic scene that involved passengers kicking out windows to escape the second train when it and the station began filling with smoke. In a statement, he says: Read more.
Heather Parker reports she was on an Orange Line train to Forest Hills, when there was a bang and what looked like flames as the train entered State Street shortly before 9 p.m.
Passengers evacuated the train, the station filled with smoke and firefighters arrived and asked the T to shut power in both directions, from Community College to Tufts.
UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.
ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:
Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay
The Boston Business Journal reports the 13,000 square feet at the top of Millennium Tower are under agreement. Although the name of the buyer is, of course, under wraps, the Journal reports he or she is local and that they intend to use the space as a "family residence." Also no word if their kids will attend a BPS school.
Sdconnor shows us the scene at North Station around 5:30 p.m.:
People pushing through the crowd of delayed passengers to get to trains.
An Orange Line train was harvested by the Grim Reaper; its desiccated husk had to be pulled down the tracks towards Forest Hills.
Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh this morning announced plans to redevelop land now occupied by a MassDOT office building - originally built for Wang Labs - and a steam plant near South Station into up to 2 million square feet of space for housing and other uses. Read more.
Rick was among those at the Garden for the Beanpot tonight when the power went out.
Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the resolution to the battle between the president and the board.
Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.