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By - 4/10/14 - 5:23 pm

WCVB reports on a bearded dragon found on the beach today. But don't worry: It was described as "friendly, calm and sweet."

By - 3/28/14 - 8:25 am
Murray

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he pretended to be a cop during an incident at the Quincy Center Red Line stop earlier this month.

According to police, Michael Murray, 33, went up to a car parked in the pick-up area at the station around 5:25 p.m. on March 17:

The suspect male went on to demand the victims produce identification

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By - 3/24/14 - 10:01 am

UPDATE, 10:31 a.m. State Police report the road is open again.

State Police reported a car-b-q around 9:40 a.m. on I-93 south at Furnace Brook. All lanes were shut to let the Quincy FD do its thing.

Ed. note: Rhyming headline because I had to get it out of my system, I'll try not to do that again, at least not for highway fires.... Read more

By - 3/21/14 - 8:52 am

An inbound Red Line train checked out at Wollaston shortly after 8 a.m. Dave Curran reports from the station:

Operator outside hitting something with hammer

By - 3/14/14 - 1:30 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports it's looking more likely that the developer selected by the city for the $1.6-billion project is giving up.

By - 3/14/14 - 7:34 am

An inbound Red Line train refused to go past its expiration date at Wollaston, causing what the T called "moderate" delays at the start of rush hour this morning. Or as Sara put it:

Been waiting over 20 min for a train at #wollaston. #commute #freezing

UPDATE, 9 a.m. Another Red Line train saw a bright white light, this time at Harvard, and immediately... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 6:31 pm
Mastin

Transit Police report arresting Tyreke Mastin, 20, on charges he trailed two women in the Quincy Adams parking garage in failed attempts to steal their cars last Thursday.

In both cases, the women were able to get into their cars and drive away.

Mastin, arrested at Hynes station on the Green Line, was scheduled for arraignment in Quincy District Court on a charge... Read more

By - 3/7/14 - 5:04 pm

Transit Police report two incidents in the Quincy Adams garage shortly before 8 p.m., yesterday.

In the first, a woman walking to her car on the second level noticed a man first stare, then follow her, around 7:50 p.m.:

The reporting party sought out other patrons also returning to their vehicles to walk with. When the male noticed this he crouched down between parked

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By - 2/18/14 - 1:12 pm

Ken Levine, co-founder of Quincy-based Irrational Games, writes he's shutting down the game studio best known for its BioShock line and which he helped start in a Cambridge living room:

Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job I’ve ever had. While I’m

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By - 2/6/14 - 9:19 am
Trying to get on a train to Lechmere

By all accounts, the T ran pretty well yesterday. Today? Well, Kyle Geiste explains this photo he took at North Station:

Lechmere-bound platform at North Station. 3-4 trains have passed us. There must be a better way.

It is, naturally, even worse on the Red Line, where trains took a break from expiring yesterday, but picked up where they left off today. As ... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 7:38 am

Such as the inbound train that left this mortal coil this morning at Wollaston.

Meanwhile, Jose Duca reports his Worcester Line train got into South Station at 8 a.m. He started at Southboro at 5:20 a.m.

By - 2/4/14 - 5:44 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman in a Mini Cooper with Rhode Island plates was very intent on driving north on the southbound side of I-93 in Quincy around 3:30 this morning.

State Police gave chase - and had the OK to ram the car - but a MassDOT plow driver positioned his vehicle to block the car, which promptly rammed it and then, being... Read more

By - 2/3/14 - 10:37 pm

When a 24-year-old with a heart condition went into cardiac arrest and collapsed last week, an MBTA worker who knows CPR kept him going until an ambulance could arrive to get him to the hospital.

The T says that Kevin Bossart collapsed, fell down the stairs and struck his head. When station Customer Service Agent Karen Kane, she rushed to get a co-worker, Tomas Gonzalez,... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 4:53 pm

Susan Tran at WHDH has a pickaxe - and she's not afraid to use it.

UPDATE: Tran herself alerts us this isn't the first time she's wielded a deadly weapon in Quincy: Three years ago, she used a hatchet to chop a sub in half.... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 8:21 am

Dead trains at JFK/UMass and Harvard creating all sorts of fun for commuters this morning.

Various commuter-rail lines into North Station also having various issues. The Fitchburg Line has major delays because the 6:55 train hit somebody near Snake Hill Road in Ayer. The MBTA reports the person's injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 1/4/14 - 1:28 pm
Masshole in Quincy

Amy Derjue was not thinking nice thoughts about the driver in front of her on Newport Avenue in Quincy this morning.

By - 1/3/14 - 9:02 am

As Rich Davey predicted yesterday, the T has been having problems with the cold this morning. Red Line trains kept dying south of the city, leading to massive delays and eventually bustitution.

Several commuter-rail lines had weather-related delays as well, although, ironically, the Needham Line ran on time.

By - 12/19/13 - 6:13 pm
Slow going on 93 in Quincy

With little else to do as she sat there, Karen photographed the speed signboard on 93 north in Quincy early this evening.

The delays, it seems, were caused by all the hubbub over a police standoff with a wanted man inside a house on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy.... Read more

By - 12/6/13 - 7:17 am
Slow Red Line

6:33 a.m.: Dead train on the Braintree line. Inbound, of course.

Mike, who took the above photo, asks:

Red Line failing during rush hour. On what planet is 8 mins ok? Full trains are full.

By - 11/15/13 - 9:20 am
North Quincy MBTA station at sunset

Matt Laskowski was in the North Quincy Red Line station around 4 p.m. yesterday when the station became suffused in the golden glow of the setting sun. "The light was just incredible," he says.

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