Mike the Mad Biologist explains it was an attempt to cut into the business of the streetwalkers who used to ply their wares at the corner of Marlborough and Arlington in the 1970s:
People would hop off Storrow Drive and drive around the block, find, erm, a 'friend', and drive off. Not exactly the kind of tourism the city was hoping for, so the... Read more
Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more
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Matt Karolian looked at a wall display at the Arlington stop on the Green Line. And then he looked closer.
Or, at the least, make sure they have a hand free to keep their skirt down, due to a dramatic wind-tunnel effect, the Accidental Fiddler reports.
MBTA Transit Police report the first arrest of the year for a smartphone theft, off a woman on a Green Line trolley at Arlington Street station yesterday afternoon.
According to a Transit Police report, Emmanuel Castro, 17, of Roxbury, grabbed an iPhone right out of a woman's hands when their inbound... Read more
Pedestrians disappearing into some TriGen steam on Arlington Street this afternoon.
Boston Fire Department is on scene for a trolley fire on the outbound side. Pantograph fire is out, the train is dead, expect delays.
What a pigeon flying high over the Public Garden would see.
Developer Ron Druker has hired a new architect, who's made changes to the exterior design of his proposed nine-story, $120-million building at Boylston and Arlington streets, but the structure still has the same basic dimensions and doesn't really look all that much different, so it... Read more
Was in Arlington station this weekend and saw the T work continuing. One phase of lighting is in place - the suspended lighting that runs above the "yellow line" close to the track. I was surprised to see this lighting uses yellow light bulbs. While yellow may be fine for your home, they make still-under-construction station look old and dingy before the work is even... Read more
An eastbound Green Line trolley rear-ended another one between Arlington and Boylston stations around 8:50 this morning, injuring
three or four seven people.
Fire in the hole, on the tracks between Boylston and Arlington Friday afternoon:
... FD had a hard time verifying that the power to the trains was turned off before they could go into the tunnels: lots of conflicting reports about whether or not the T had turned it off. ...
A Green Line rider, who requested anonymity, wonders just what the hell was going on at Arlington station yesterday afternoon. He writes:
Yesterday at rush hour at Arlington T stop, there was a huge commotion---at the end of the tunnel, just before you can split off to go inbound or Outbound, there was a backed up crowd of people and, for the first time I'd... Read more