This morning, the MBTA reported delays of up to 20 minutes, atop the more usual delays, on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to a "track problem" at Ashmont. You may recall that the decision to turn the entire T system into a slow zone last week was due to track problems state inspectors found on that branch.
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Guy angry at somebody inside a Red Line train waiting at Ashmont slams self into train window, cracking it, police say
A Red Line train at Ashmont had to be taken out of service at rush hour yesterday after some guy on the platform attempted to show his anger at somebody inside the train by slamming his shoulder and elbow into a window hard enough to crack it, Transit Police report. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter goes on a tour of the stations from JFK/UMass to Ashmont and quickly finds lots of things wrong.
Transit Police officer gets probation after admitting he beat a homeless man at Ashmont station then lied about it
A Transit Police officer was sentenced to just probation last month after admitting he beat a homeless man at Ashmont station - and then arrested the man on a bogus charge of assault and battery on a police officer, court records show. Read more.
But, of course, it's a Monday, so that means a train on the Ashmont Line wheezed its last and met its maker, so riders can expect delays, the T reports.
Terror ride on the Red Line as man attacks other passengers with fists, feet and a metal bottle, police say
Live Boston reports four people were shot at Dorchester Avenue and Bailey Street around 12:30 a.m. Police found three at the scene; the fourth person got himself to a hospital before police arrived.
Transit Police report arresting the man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont last Thursday, carefully took off his pants and underwear, then got off before leaving the train at Savin Hill.
Update: Suspect arrested.
Transit Police are looking for a man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont Thursday morning, then took off his pants and underwear and proceeded to "commit a lewd act," which police do not specify but which you can probably figure out. Read more.
Board rejects apartment building near Ashmont T station for lack of parking, being too big for its lot, too tall for the neighborhood
A five-story, 26-unit apartment building proposed for 1809-1813B Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester was rejected today because it failed to get enough votes from the Zoning Board of Appeal. Read more.
Major issues on the Red Line this morning due to signal problems at Ashmont, the T and riders caught in it all advise. This is on top of earlier delays caused by a train with "a mechanical problem" at Davis.
The Dorchester Reporter talks to two brothers, who, along with a third man, managed to get an unconscious man out of his car just before the whole thing went up in flames this past Friday.
I saw the whole engine block engulfed in flames. I ran across the street and Mike was right behind me. I told him to be careful because I thought the car might explode.
Boston firefighters responded around 4:40 p.m. to the BHA's six-story Peabody/Englewood building, 1875 Dorchester Ave., for a two-alarm fire that started when a car in the residential building's garage burst into flames. One resident was injured. Read more.
Boston firefighters are at the Ashmont station on the Red Line, where an apparent electrical fire along the tracks there has knocked out service on that branch. The T says riders should begin scouting for the shuttle buses it says are on the way.
Earlier this morning:
At every Red Line station an angry mob, due to a train that's deader than a doorknob.
Boston Police report the arrest of Shawn Murphy, 49, of Brockton, for a shooting on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Ashmont T station, that sent another man to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. on March 4.
Police say the BPD fugitive unit, US marshals and Brockton Police arrested Murphy in Brockton around 5:45 a.m. today.
Woman robs man of phone at Ashmont T station, then her pal threatens victim with a knife when he tries to get his phone back, police say
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