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By adamg - 6/3/24 - 3:13 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports the MBTA is looking to turn the giant frown that is the crumbling garage at Alewife station into a smile by letting a developer replace it with something that would be the ultimate in transit-oriented development. The T acknowledges it would have to work closely with a developer to ensure construction wouldn't disrupt transit service, so more like the work at South Station than the work at Haymarket.

By adamg - 5/18/24 - 4:59 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating a sexual attack in the restroom of an office building on Cambridgepark Drive around 9:15 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/24 - 9:31 am

The Red Line was all bollixed up this morning due to a train that died at Andrew at the start of the morning commute and then another train that died at Alewife about a half hour later, unless it was the same train that the T somehow revived at Andrew and the train made it to Alewife then died again, the T did not specify.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 2:03 pm
Seized domain notice on Boston-area Web site

No sale: Visitors to brothel Web site today were greeted by seizure statement.

Federal officials today announced the arrest of two Korean nationals and a Korean-American on charges they ran a series of brothels in newer high-end apartments both here and in northern Virginia, following an investigation that began in 2020 that involved stake-outs, phone surveillance, rooting through trash and interviews with customers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/23 - 9:01 am
Inside the Alewife lobby

The MBTA reports the Alewife lobby and the fifth level of the garage re-opened for commuters today, reducing the time it takes them to get down to the platform to wait for a train. Read more.

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.

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