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By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:27 am

The MBTA reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line this morning after a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass, leaving behind only a cold, dead husk that had to be pushed out of the way by another, still breathing train.

By Cleary Squared - 11/3/19 - 8:05 am

I removed this from one of the posts regarding the Halloween storm for two reasons; I didn't want to hijack the original thread, and I wanted to flesh out things more.

Route 21 is a good route for those who use the Orange and Red lines and don't want to loop through downtown. On the off-peak and the weekends, Route 21 does run consistently (albeit infrequently; on Saturdays it's every 40 minutes and Sundays it"s every hour). Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:09 am

Cowardly Assault & Robbery Ashmont MBTA

Tolbert

Transit Police report arresting a Hyde Park man and say they are looking for other men for an attack and robbery at Ashmont station around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:22 am

Six shots fired at Bailey Street and Dorchester Avenue around 12:10 a.m.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 7:19 am

The MBTA has replaced trains with buses along the Ashmont line due to a train that came off the rails just past the station. Count on an hour to get from Ashmont to JFK.

TV stations rushed their helicopters to the scene because a derailed train brings all the copters to the Ashmont yard.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 10:22 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 1970 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 56-unit apartment building on what is now a vacant lot at 1970 Dorchester Ave., next to the Ashmont Red Line station. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/19 - 8:47 am

The Globe interviews Anthony Watson, the man a Transit Police officer is now charged with beating.

Two Transit Police sergeants are also charged with helping the cop cover up the beating - something their supervisor determined in part after watching video from the extensive camera network the MBTA has to catch criminals.

By adamg - 3/6/19 - 5:11 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted a Transit Police officer on assault and battery and civil-rights charges for allegedly using his baton to repeatedly beating a homeless man at the Ashmont T stop - and charged two Transit Police sergeants for conspiring with the cop to try to cover up the attack, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Transit Police announced. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/19 - 10:23 am
Wanted for assault and battery at Ashmont on the Red Line

Transit Police have released a photo of a man they say will be charged with assault and battery on a 71-year-old man for an incident at the Ashmont Red Line station on Jan. 11.

WBZ interviewed the victim, who said he was about to tap his CharlieCard when he spotted the guy come up behind him and force his way through with the man, who tried to keep him from piggybacking.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 11:35 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 1970 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

A developer has proposed turning a vacant Dorchester Avenue lot now used to store construction material for an Ashmont-area development into a 56-unit residential building with space for two first-floor businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/18 - 1:31 pm
Cold turkey in Ashmont

A concerned citizen expresses concern in a 311 report about the poor Ashmont turkey in Dorchester: Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 6:41 pm
Hurd

Transit Police report arresting Mark Hurd, 56, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault on a minor for an incident around 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Ashmont station on the Red Line.

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By adamg - 11/29/18 - 10:11 am
Ashmont turkey

David Finnerty stayed a respectful distance away this morning while taking a snapshot of the turkey that has roamed Ashmont Street and Peabody Square the past few months.

By adamg - 8/7/18 - 11:30 am

A clerk at O'Brien's Liquors on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont didn't look up from his phone or ask for ID as a guy handed him money for four six-packs of Twisted Tea - but quickly learned the guy was just 16 after he came back inside with BPD drug-unit officers, who'd just busted him and three of his teen friends in the store parking lot. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/18 - 8:03 am

There were "moderate" delays on the Ashmont branch this morning when a train refused to leave Ashmont station.

By adamg - 1/12/18 - 7:46 pm

The T is running buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of some sort of power problem. Like maybe a bit of fire at Ashmont station.

By adamg - 1/12/18 - 10:12 am
Dorchester store held up
Robber

Boston Police report two markets about a mile apart on Ashmont Street were held up by two masked men with a gun this week.

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By adamg - 8/2/17 - 1:49 pm

Workers have begun demolishing the top floor of what had been the nearly complete Treadmark Building on Dorchester Avenue so they can replace it. The company estimates the demolition will take a couple of weeks.

By adamg - 7/21/17 - 10:39 am

Boston Police are asking for help to find the people who ransacked and vandalized the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Ave., sometime late Sunday or early Monday: Read more.

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