At 8:29 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:
#GreenLine: All branches: Moderate eastbound delays due to power issue.
In response to somebody's query about what exactly "moderate" means when he's been sitting on a trolley that hasn't moved in ten minutes, the T added:
Yes, we describe a "moderate" delay as a major disruption in service.
At 8:54, Andrea reported:
According to my...Read more
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
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.Read more
Boston Fire Department is on scene for a trolley fire on the outbound side. Pantograph fire is out, the train is dead, expect delays.Read more
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