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By adamg - 9/22/23 - 1:40 pm
Smashed Red Line window

Photo via TPD.

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.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 5:10 pm

Jennifer O reports from a Braintree-bound Red Line train that is just sitting on the tracks just past JFK/UMass: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/23 - 2:55 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/25/23 - 4:35 pm
Third rail on fire in the rain

From video by Timothy Dunn.

The MBTA shut power on the Red Line in both directions at JFK/UMass after a third rail caught fire just before the station around 4:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 9:59 am

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.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:16 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 1:26 pm
Alleged bus attacker and alleged Red Line masturbator

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.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 11:22 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the entrance, closed since November as a menace, could re-open after workers finish getting it back into safe shape.

By adamg - 12/22/22 - 2:38 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 3:51 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 10:31 pm
How to get to JFK/UMass from Columbia Road now

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.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 1:20 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 1:12 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 12:00 pm

Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old on charges related to an incident last night at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why another set of stairs at the JFK/UMass Red Line and commuter-rail station is shut.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 9:29 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say repeatedly hit another man in the face with some sort of blunt object on a Red Line train Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 4:20 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 9:47 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line due to a deceased train. One rider reports from the train it didn't quite make it into JFK/UMass:

We're across from the Globe building just sitting here.

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