A drone video posted on Scott Eisen's channel shows the Milton rowing team and some fascinating scenery along the Neponset estuary.
A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against a New Jersey company whose phone anonymizer service was used by a vengeful Quincy woman to make phony sexually explicit, harassing phone calls to the neighbor of a man who had fired her from her job at a Quincy diner. Read more.
CommonWealth reports the city of Quincy rejected a bid by GateHouse, which owns the Quincy Patriot Ledger, for a city contract to do some rah-rah marketing about how wonderful Quincy is.
Christopher Walker, [Mayor Tom] Kochâ€™s director of policy and information and a former reporter for the Patriot Ledger, said the mayor was concerned about ethical conflicts if the owner of the cityâ€™s major newspaper went to work promoting the image of the municipality.
Reading Police posted the photo on the left of a guy wanted for robbing a Santander Bank branch in their town on March 7. Compare to the photo on the right of the guy wanted for robbing a bank in Quincy the next day while clad in a South Boston Pop Warner hoodie (and, for that matter, the guy wanted for robbing a bank in South Boston a few days before that).
Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay
Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.
The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.
At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.
There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?
UPDATE, 7 a.m.: Equipment removed, T reports "minor" residual delays.
The T is running shuttle buses between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to "disabled work equipment" at Savin Hill. A T spokesman adds:
MBTA crews are on scene, working hard to get the piece of equipment off the main line. Customers may also board Commuter Rail trains at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK for service into South Station. Customers are asked to allow extra time to commute.
The T warned riders yesterday that delays related to the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge would continue today. What they optimistically didn't warn riders about, however, were the signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass - of the sort the Braintree line has been having for a couple of months now.
From the north, though, the trains are running well over the bridge.
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.
At least they're moving up the line: Instead of Braintree, this time the balky Red Line signals are in North Quincy, where they are causing "moderate" delays into town.
The T is reporting "minor" delays in both directions due to an inbound Red Line train that made North Quincy its final destination around 9:40 a.m.
The T is investigating how a Red Line train managed to travel several miles from Braintree to the Neponset River without a driver at the controls.
Equipment tampering is one of the things investigators are looking at; trains aren't supposed to just move on their own volition, let alone travel several miles. The Herald reports the FBI is now on the case.
MassDOT reports: Read more.
UPDATE: T workers had to corral the train because it was coming down the tracks with no driver.
A train left its earthly body at North Quincy this morning, leaving the Red Line no choice but to immediately go into "severe delay" mode in both directions. But, hey, at least it wasn't signal problems today, amirite?
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line to Braintree due to signal problems, or as Dan Moore puts it: Read more.
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