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By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 9:46 am

The day dawned bright and sunny, except on the Orange Line, where at 5:29 a.m., the MBTA announced "Shuttle buses replace train service between Malden Center and Community College due to rail maintenance work near Assembly."

This was followed at 6:36 by: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/23 - 2:19 pm

Area right-wing rally organizer Mark Sahady of Malden had been scheduled to go on trial today for his alleged role in the failed Jan. 6 Vanilla Isis coup, but a judge last week put a hold on the proceedings until after Sahady can find what would be his fourth lawyer since his arrest. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 8/17/23 - 1:43 pm
Crying Thaiger's house mock-duck curry

Crying Thaiger's house mock-duck curry. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

Co-written by Kelley McLaughlin.

The first thing you notice when you enter Crying Thaiger Rustic Thai Kitchen in Malden is that the walls are painted black. But that doesn't mean it's dark inside – the hip and edgy dark walls are colorfully decorated with metallic vintage Thai advertisements, and two distressed wooden accent walls work in concert with wooden tables and touches throughout the restaurant of popping, sunshine yellow to give the space a delightfully modern, quirky Bohemian feel. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/23 - 5:32 pm

The state Attorney General's office today asked a judge to order the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden to either hand over records requested by a local reporter, an advocacy group and a Malden resident or give a better answer than it doesn't want to. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/23 - 11:29 am

A teller supervisor at a bank in Malden is charged with walking out of his bank with $375,000 in cash over several months - and trying to hide his tracks by creating bogus records to make it seem like the money had been transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/23 - 11:41 am

Federal prosecutors, who had earlier painted a picture of local right-winger Mark Sahady and his now convicted Natick pal merely strolling through the Capitol on Jan. 6, now say he was a-hootin' and a-hollerin' that day as other rioters smashed their way into the building to try to enthrone Donald Trump as president by force. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 6:37 pm
Waiting for the Orange Line at State

Robert Orthman was among the teeming Orange Line riders who had to make like Godot after some leaves along the tracks caught fire near Oak Grove at rush hour, because you know how those leaves get on a dry day.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 12:40 pm
Sahady in the Capitol

Sahady in the Capitol (lower right) with Ianni.

Local right-wing organizer Mark Sahady is asking a federal judge in Washington to move his failed-coup trial from there to Massachusetts, arguing that his face has been so plastered over DC media in a community still traumatized by all the rioting that he could not possibly get a fair trial there, even aside from the fact its residents are mostly Democrats. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 11:53 am
Jerry the rat

Jerry in a box. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report a man who rides the rails with his rat Jerry went too far at the Oak Grove Orange Line station yesterday afternoon: As he sat and boozed it up, he used Jerry to threaten passersby, around 4 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 8:44 am
Mixed-greens salad space saver in Malden

Given the amount of snow we've gotten this season, somebody on Mountain Avenue in Malden probably figured a salad (with croutons) in a plastic bowl was enough to warn others off the space they'd so meticulously not cleared this morning, as roving UHub photographer Brian Coonley shows us.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 12:16 pm
Phillips and gun

Phillips in video on his seized phone.

A Malden man who admitted his role in a north-of-Boston guns and drug ring was sentenced this week to 6 1/2 years in federal prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 1:55 pm
Sand sculpture at Revere Beach

But sometimes it seems like it does. Mary Ellen took in the sand-sculpture competition at Revere Beach yesterday - early, she says, before she could melt.

Michael Spicher went as well: Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/22 - 9:25 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Storrowing's not just for Bostonians! Malden Police show us an example of a trucker who thought he could fit his truck under a bridge this morning, and he allllmost did - at a train bridge over Medford Street. But maybe they don't have height signs in Connecticut.

H/t Chuck D'Antonio.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:09 pm

An Orange Line train pulling into Oak Grove got ThisClose, then died, now it's just sitting on the tracks, as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to the platform. For what it's worth, it's one of the older rec-room models, not the newly bolt-enhanced newer trains.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 10:46 am
Guns and champagne

Couple in love with each other - and guns and Belaire champagne, from FBI affidavit.

Christina Bernbaum, 23, of Malden, pleaded guilty yesterday to federal drug and gun charges related to the crack and guns she and her boyfriend allegedly sold to gang members north of Boston, who used the guns to spray rivals and rival territory with gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 11:12 am
New CharlieCard vending machines in Malden

John Smith watched the stately procession of new CharlieCard value-adding machines at Malden today.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 12:10 pm
Protesters outside DESE meeting in Malden

Tim Lanning spotted a small group of vaccine-denialist anti-maskers this morning in Malden Center, outside a meeting of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education board, scheduled to discuss post-pandemic guidance for schools that might include eliminating all Covid-19 masking requirements for the fall, given that most people in Massachusetts have gotten shots.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:08 am
Couple with gun and Belaire champagne

Couple with gun and Belaire champagne, from FBI affidavit.

Drug and gun charges announced Wednesday against a Malden couple may be only the start of a federal crackdown on what investigators say is an increasingly violent drug-fueled gang war north of Boston in which gangs have been acquiring machine guns to spray rivals and rival turf with bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced last week that it's just not going to run any trains at all between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square as it fixes the aging switch that caused yesterday's derailment at Wellington and does other track work there for the next three weeks. And it's pulling all of the new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield trains on the Orange and Red Lines - like the one that came off the tracks as it tries to figure out what happened.

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