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By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:17 am
Messier

Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man they charge got angry at somebody else for refusing him a lighter and so whipped out a gun to make the point he really needed that lighter, shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maverick T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 7:13 pm

The MBTA announced today it's going to shut the Blue Line in downtown Boston for two weeks this month to do track repairs originally scheduled for a series of weekends later this year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:31 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now playing the role of Blue Line trains between Suffolk Downs and Maverick because one of the overhead power lines came tumbling down.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:45 am
Wanted man

Wanted man.

Transit Police report they are looking for this grinning man for an incident at the State Street T stop around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, in which he allegedly attacked and kicked a person, then forced the person to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 3:32 pm
A crowded Blue Line train this afternoon

Ari Ofsevit snapped his not so widely spaced fellow riders around 2:45 p.m. today on the Blue Line - at Aquarium outbound after no train came for 15 minutes.

The T responded: Read more.

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By adamg - 3/18/20 - 9:35 am
Ennagi

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man they say made a point of showing his genitals to women on the T - once while possibly freeing up one hand to video his victim's reaction. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:30 pm

The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:02 pm
Wanted for Maverick robbery

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say robbed a 72-year-old person at the Maverick Square Blue Line stop around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 12:20 pm
Celletti

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man on charges he indecently attacked a woman - twice - at the fare gates to State Street station shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 9:35 am
Crowd at Maverick on the Blue Line

Shortly before 9 a.m., Teresa Polhemus snapped this photo of her fellow riders waiting for a train at Maverick, and asked: Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:06 am

The MBTA is blaming signal problems at Wonderland for delays on the Blue Line this morning. To add insult to injury, one car is covered in puke.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 10:17 am
Commuters at Maverick have no choice but to wait for the next train

No room at the T. Photo by Chris.

Lisa Jacobson reports she was part of the growing horde of riders at Maverick this morning forced to just stand on the platform and watch one train after another leave with no room for them to fit on. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 1:00 pm
Blue Line train evacuated at Maverick Square

Patrick McMahon was on hand when Boston firefighters arrived at Maverick to help evacuate a Blue Line train suffering from what the MBTA called "mechanical problems" around noon.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:01 am

With a large puff of smoke, the Blue Line lost power between State and Government Center this morning, halting trains and their riders in tunnels, as riders who had yet to board stacked up at stations all along the line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/19 - 10:36 am

The Blue Line has some of the newer cars on the T system, but that didn't stop one from dying at Wonderland this morning, causing delays of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 9:51 am

The Aquarium T stop was evacuated this morning because of a track fire that a T worker put out with an extinguisher.

To be on the safe side, of course, the T has suspended Blue Line service between Government Center and Airport and is now busing passengers. Except, as Annie Noel reports from Maverick: Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 9:53 pm

Transit Police report that a fight that started on an inbound Blue Line train involving several teenagers ended with one firing at least two shots at the Aquarium station shortly before 9:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 9:45 am

A sudden need for repairs to one of the overhead power lines at Revere Beach led to delays of up to ten minutes on the Blue Line this morning, the MBTA reports - although one rider says the delay was more like 30 minutes. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 10:03 am
Botelho

Transit Police report little trouble arresting a Boston man for a phone robbery at the Revere Beach Blue Line stop around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Read more.

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