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By adamg - 9/1/22 - 2:47 pm

Keolis announced today that it will be having even more Providence Line and Franklin Line trains stop at Forest Hills both on weekdays and weekends to handle riders who would normally take the Orange Line or who just don't like the idea of taking a shuttle bus, no matter how plush the seats. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 9:29 pm
No more trains at Green Street

The sign at Green Street says it all.

Kristin MacDougall got off the last train into Forest Hills tonight and reports that the departure board immediately lit up with "No train service" and then The Voice announced over the PA: "This station is closed."

Perhaps appropriately, that last train was one of the 1980s rolling rec rooms with the wood paneling rather than one of the shiny new bing-bing-bing-bing jobs: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 2:20 pm

NBC Boston reports one of the two workers injured trying to deal with the flaming bus was released from the hospital yesterday but that the other was admitted for care.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 3:57 pm

Darragh Murphy captured the flaming bus on Washington Street, reports:

Kudos to the driver for safely driving their ON FIRE bus into the @MBTA yard. Also kudos to @BostonFire for arriving in less than a minute and putting out the fire.

Video: Bus flaming in the bus yard.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:19 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was sitting in a seat on an Orange Line train at Forest Hills Saturday evening when he "got up from his seat ran towards the train's window and kicked it causing it to shatter." Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 11:11 pm
Smith behind the bar

Smith behind the bar with the one installed tap - for Guinness; says more will be online by next week.

Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, plans to throw open its door on May 12, some 4 1/2 years after it closed during the morass caused by the demolition of the old Casey Overpass and construction of the new Arborway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 10:54 am

A Boston Police officer who says he suffered permanent injuries in a crash on Hyde Park Avenue at Ukraine Way and is no longer able to work is suing the drivers and companies he says were to blame. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:01 pm

A Transit Police officer who dragged a man off a bus, used his knee on the man's back to hold him to the ground for 20 seconds, then pushed his head into the pavement had his case continued without a finding for 18 months, which means the charges will go away if he stays out of trouble for that time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 12:19 pm
Cruiser that was on fire

The cruiser that was on fire. Photo by Chris in 02134.

On the lower side of Forest Hills station around 12:05 p.m. The officer inside was able to get out OK. A passerby with a fire extinguisher helped extinguish the fire, which apparently started in the vehicle's electronics in the rear, before it could consume the entire vehicle. Boston firefighters responded and made sure the fire was completely out. Traffic towards Jamaica Plain on Hyde Park Avenue was diverted at Ukraine Way.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 10:50 pm

Eversource's outage map shows several hundred customers without power in the Tower Street area. Traffic lights around Forest Hills station are out as well. Company estimates restoration time of 1:30 a.m.

By adamg - 2/16/22 - 9:57 am
Sunset over the Northeast Corridor

LarsK Images had a good view of the Orange Line and the Northeast Corridor - and the Back Bay - at sunset at Forest Hills yesterday.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 8:58 pm
Proposed new Arborway yard

Proposed Arborway map; current bus depot would be given to city for housing.

The MBTA says it hopes to break ground in 2024 on a new, entirely indoor bus facility along the Arborway to handle a larger fleet of all battery-powered buses starting in 2027 - which in turn could mean more capacity on currently overloaded routes, such as the 32 along Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 11:55 am

The MBTA is proposing to build a garage to service a new generation of battery-powered buses in a corner of the Arborway bus yard in Forest Hills.

The public will get a chance to see and discuss the plans at a public meeting on Dec. 9. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/21 - 1:59 pm

The owner of a construction yard at 75 Stedman St., behind the Arborway bus depot, says he will soon file plans with the BPDA to replace the yard with a 120,000-square-foot self-storage building.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 3:19 pm

Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a man asleep and sprawled out on the seats on an Orange Line train that had just pulled into Forest Hills Wednesday evening found the man, still asleep and with a loaded black semi-automatic handgun protruding from his waistband. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 1:09 pm

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and a downtown developer say they plan to buy an approved but unbuilt project at the corner of Stonley and Brookley roads in Forest Hills and rent all of its 45 units to people who could not otherwise afford the area's market-rate rents. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 1:28 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to approve a full liquor license for Bukhara Indian Bistro, 3698 Washington St. in Forest Hills, should one somehow become available. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 12:06 pm

WBZ reports an officer's gun went off during a struggle over a gun in a man's car during a traffic stop on Washington Street about a block south of Ukraine Way. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident, around 11:20 a.m. Several officers were taken to the hospital as well for observation. Police did not immediately say what the traffic stop was for.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:01 pm
Guy riding a penny farthing in Forest Hills

Mark Anderson spotted this guy riding a penny farthing through the intersection of Washington Street and Ukraine Way this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 11:22 pm

Updated with info from State Police.

Friends are reporting the death of Joseph Lee Alan Pielmeier from injuries suffered in a crash on the Arborway in front of the Forest Hills T stop on Friday night. Read more.

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