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By adamg - 6/9/21 - 11:04 am

WCVB posts video of the Wellington derailment that led the T to pull all of the new Orange and Red Line trains off the tracks back in March: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 11:52 am
Man nabbed in the act of robbing an elderly woman at Haymarket

First he chats her up, then he lifts her purse, police say.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say used small talk to steal a woman's purse at the Haymarket Orange Line station around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:28 pm

A woman who suffered injuries when her leg got stuck between an Orange Line car and the platform at Massachusetts Avenue during an afternoon rush hour in 2018 - and who was rescued by fellow passengers who managed to push the train just enough to free her - sued the MBTA this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man for an incident that started in an Orange Line car at Haymarket and ended with him pursued down the tunnel, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 1:48 pm

DingDingDing's Child reports from today's MBTA uberboard meeting: Engineers say that as the wheel-bearing "trucks" on the new Orange and Red Line trains age, they require more force to turn when going across switches, which may have contributed to the Orange Line derailments at Wellington. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:13 am

Transit Police report waking up a Lynn man and arresting him on gun and drug charges at Downtown Crossing yesterday after a bystander watched a handgun fall out of his pocket while he was trying to get comfortable. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 10:19 pm

Service is suspended between North Station and Back Bay, the T reported shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:16 am

Transit Police report that around 6 p.m. on Thursday, a man told officers at Back Bay that his bike was missing from the bike storage area there.

And then, just as the man was describing the bike to the officers: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 8:03 pm
Pagan

Transit Police report arresting Carlos Pagan, 38, on charges he was the guy who figured out how to get into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and make off with a cash "cassette" on March 10. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:35 pm

NBC Boston reports on the fatality, which happened shortly after 8 p.m.

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.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 5:27 pm

The T has issued a statement on the derailment in the area where workers were supposedly making track improvements at Wellington today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 12:37 pm

WHDH reports one of the new Orange Line trains derailed in the track work zone near Wellington around noon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:01 am

It's not just that the MBTA chose today to cut service by 20% on the Orange Line, but there's a "track issue" near Community College causing 20-minute delays. Also, it's frickin' cold out.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:11 am
Wanted for ATM heist

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say broke into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and made off with a box full of cash around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:02 pm

Transit Police report officers had to boot Beelzebub out of Forest Hills Monday night for frightening a woman on the Orange Line with a hellish pickup technique. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/21 - 2:12 pm
Firefighters on the Orange Line at Jackson Square

Firefighters in the pit. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to get a man out from under an Orange Line train at Jackson Square around 9:50 a.m.

He was taken to a local hospital for care. The incident remains under investigation, the department says.

By adamg - 1/23/21 - 11:18 am

Transit Police report arresting Tyler Logan, 28, of Leicester, after he allegedly stared at a woman at the Orange Line fare gates while doing things a grown man shouldn't be doing in public, around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:37 pm
Wanted for questioning: Two women

Transit Police have released photos of two women they want to talk to about a stabbing at Downtown Crossing around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 3. Read more.

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