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By adamg - 6/26/20 - 5:19 pm

Transit Police report a man jumped in front of an inbound Red Line train around 4:15 p.m. Foul play is not suspected.

Shuttle buses replaced trains between Alewife and Harvard.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:22 pm
Turkey in Porter Square

Msmariamad spotted this specimen of meleagrian pulchritude in Porter Square today.

Copyright Msmariamad. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 9:11 am
People dumped out of Red Line train at Porter Square

The already teeming hordes at Porter Square got even teemingier after passengers were ordered out of a full train shortly before 9 a.m. because it suddenly passed its expiration date, as Nicole Bartolotta shows us. The T is reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:01 am

Dan reports:

While the commuter rail and red line are all “having a tough time today” my three year old did spontaneously call out this remarkable #mbta achievement: “All of the escalators at Porter are working today!”

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By adamg - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/18 - 4:10 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line southbound due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Porter.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 7:50 pm

Cambridge Police report on an incident on White Street in Porter Square on Thursday:

CPD units were dispatched to a disturbance in Porter Square, where a male confronted a female for littering and she exited her car and threw a liquid at him. The liquid actually struck two men and one man thought the other male had thrown the liquid and punched him.

By adamg - 9/9/18 - 10:07 am

Transit Police report a man died on the outbound side of the Red Line past Porter Square after he was hit by a Red Line train around 7 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/18 - 3:14 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train died just after leaving Porter and that people were ordered out of the train behind it so it could "rescue" the deceased train.

By adamg - 6/15/18 - 8:24 am

The MBTA reports a train with mechanical issues at Porter is now gone to wherever trains with mechanical issues are sent, and service is back to normal on the Red Line.

By adamg - 6/12/18 - 4:26 pm

The T had to send in a rescue train to push a dead Red Line train out of the way outbound at Porter Square. Even with it now out of the way, there are still 25-minute delays on the line.

By adamg - 6/2/18 - 11:51 pm

A track fire just past the inbound side of Porter Square on the Red Line around 9 p.m. bollixed service tonight long after Cambridge firefighters extinguished the blaze.

By adamg - 4/5/18 - 9:42 am
Sunset over Porter Square

Roving UHub photographer Pat Quintin stopped roving long enough to enjoy the sunset over Porter Square yesterday evening.

By adamg - 4/4/18 - 6:09 pm
Crammed commuter-rail platform at Porter Square in Cambridge

Michael Doyle is among the scores (hundreds? thousands?) of Fitchburg Line riders forced to deboard prematurely at Porter Square this evening due to either some sort of switch problem between there and Belmont or a train that gave up the ghost, depending on which MBTA alert one chooses to read.

Regardless of the reason, "no outbound train has left Porter in 90 minutes," Saul Blumenthal reports.

By adamg - 4/4/18 - 8:56 am

Cambridge Day reports and takes a look at efforts to increase bicycle infrastructure in Cambridge.

By adamg - 3/9/18 - 4:04 pm

Green Line workers are currently trying to haul away a dead trolley at Cleveland Circle. Their counterparts on the Red Line are doing the same thing with a dead train at Porter Square. Delays abound.

By adamg - 2/12/18 - 8:38 am

The MBTA reports its managed to dispose of the train that died near Porter Square, but that there are still "minor" residual delays because of it.

By adamg - 2/2/18 - 9:27 am
Zoots line in Cambridge

Matt Cocco estimated 50 people waiting for the Porter Square Zoots to open one last time so they can get their clothes back - which had gone into limbo when the chain went bankrupt and locked all its doors a couple weeks ago.

By adamg - 12/28/17 - 1:10 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays from a non-moving Red Line train near Porter Square.

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