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By adamg - 2/10/23 - 9:30 am

Transit Police report they are seeking criminal charges against a man they say rammed his Civic into a barrier at the top of the Alewife parking garage and who almost killed himself in what they say was an intentional act. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 5:32 pm

The MBTA says it's resuming Red Line service to Alewife starting tomorrow - but that the trains will only be reachable via the Russell Field entrance, about a two-minute walk from the garage, where somebody rammed out a five-ton concrete barrier that fell onto large windows overlooking the main station entrance, which remains shut. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:03 pm

The MBTA announced today that all but the topmost level of the Alewife garage will re-open tomorrow, but that the Red Line will continue to end and begin at Davis as engineers figure out how to get people onto trains without having to pass under a metal framework damaged when some guy in a Civic rammed into a concrete barrier on the garage's top level, sending the five-ton concrete slab down towards the station atrium - only to be stopped by the metal supports for large window panels. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 2:03 pm
Alewife interior this morning

Alewife atrium at 11 a.m. today. Photo by Barb.

Updated with new shutdown time.

The MBTA reports workers overnight removed the five-ton concrete barrier a guy in a Civic knocked loose from the Alewife parking garage yesterday but that the station will remain shut until engineers can figure out how to create a safe passageway from outside to the fare gates - which could take the rest of the week. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 2:09 pm
Crashed car

The MBTA reports Alewife station is closed "due to an auto accident with the building structure." The Cambridge Fire Department reports the driver of a car on the top garage level slammed into a wall - intentionally, Transit Police say. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 1:28 pm

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays due to one of the usual "mechanical problems" on a train near Alewife.

By adamg - 7/13/22 - 5:38 pm

Cambridge Day reports why windows on the Russell Field side of the station now consist of plywood instead of glass.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 3:50 pm
Angry man in surveillance photo

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for an angry-looking man they say attacked a woman without provocation this morning at the Alewife Red Line stop this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/21 - 1:06 pm

Transit Police report a man who tried sticking his nose, and his skateboard, in a dispute he had nothing to do with at the Alewife MBTA station early this morning, wound up under arrest - after which officers discovered he was already wanted on unrelated warrants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:21 pm
Double rainbow over Cambridge

RoadTrip New England captured the scene this afternoon.

More views: Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:47 pm

Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a stabbing found a woman who had "sustained a serious laceration to her neck area" around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday inside the parking garage at the Alewife T station, where she was congregating with other homeless people. She was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 2:57 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk serves up the news.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:06 am

The T has removed the recalcitrant train that refused to pull out of Alewife, but there are still those residual delays on the Red Line.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 5:32 pm

Except the bike is dead. And it's in a tunnel. And you're in a watery hell.

The MBTA is reporting 25-minute delays on the Red Line due to a train stuck in the tunnel approaching Alewife. Or as Bronxilu describes it: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 7:30 pm

Update, 10:47 p.m. Problem fixed, normal service resumed.

The MBTA reports "a track issue" on the outbound side is forcing Alewife trains to halt at Harvard, so riders have to detrain, then go upstairs, where a shuttle train is running on what are normally the inbound tracks between Harvard and Alewife (the reverse then holds for people from the north trying to get into Boston).

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 9:42 am

Alewife Commuter reports this morning:

Top floor of Alewife garage closed off by cones, dozens of cars circling in indoor rainstorm (heavier rain inside garage than outside)

By adamg - 9/13/18 - 9:41 am
Thing with long wire connected to Alewife garage

Presumably, that $5.7-million repair contract for the Alewife garage that should be starting soon will include doing something about circuit boxes or light fixtures dangling from one garage level to the ground, like the one Alewife Commuter spotted this morning.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 2:30 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say masturbated "in close proximity to a female" on a Red Line train between Davis and Alewife around 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 12:33 pm

MassDOT reports today that the engineers have given the Alewife garage a clean bill of health and that it will resume regular operations tomorrow - and keep doing so at least until a contractor comes in next month for a $5.7-million repair job.

The garage had been having partial and full closures for repairs since Aug. 8, when some concrete fell on a car.

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