Transit Police report they are looking for "several juvenile males" they say taunted a woman of Asian descent - then went after other passengers who tried to intervene, before they smashed a train window and fled at JFK/UMass around 11 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting several teens they say responded to a woman's request to settle down on the Red Line Thursday night by pointing gel-pellet guns at her - with one opening fire and shooting her in the mouth. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has added a couple million dollars to its 2024-2028 capital plan to hire a consultant to look at redesigning JFK/UMass, where one entrance had to be shut for four months and where a man fell to his death on a stairway missing stairs that had never been removed despite being marked as unsafe.
Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say played with himself while staring and laughing at the woman sitting across from him on an outbound Red Line train between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center around 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Read more.
Alleged bus attacker (l) and alleged Red Line masturbator.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man for indecent assault and battery on a child for an incident on a Route 17 bus in the area of Columbia Road and Edward Everett Square around 7 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.
Transit Police report a man who let a stranger at JFK/UMass uses his phone yesterday afternoon discovered after the guy gave him his phone back that the guy had used it to send $100 via Cash App to an unknown account. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop: Inspectors found a critical structural problem along Columbia Road that required the entrance to be shut over the weekend - along with "additional structural issues" that led to the concourse over the Braintree tracks to be shut - for possibly the next four to five weeks.
The Savin Hill T stop also has some issues, the Reporter adds.
A roving UHub photographer snapped this shot of the only way to get into JFK/UMass from Columbia Road now that the T has shut the original entrance for some sort of construction. For some reason, the T officially would prefer that people coming from the west take the extra hike to the Old Colony/busway entrance.
The wife of David Jones, the Boston University professor who died after falling through missing steps on a rickety stairway next to the JFK/UMass T stop, today formally blamed the MBTA and MassDOT for his death, in a lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he turned an afternoon Red Line ride from Ashmont to JFK/UMass into ride for hell for other passengers, at least four of whom they say he punched, kicked and chucked a metal bottle at them. Read more.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says there's nobody to charge for the way Boston University professor David Jones died by falling 20 feet through missing stairs outside the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last September. Read more.