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By adamg - 11/16/23 - 5:50 pm

A 15-year-old was ordered held for 60 days at her arraignment today on charges she kicked and tripped an 84-year-old man at Forest Hills as she and her pals clowned on him Tuesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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 - 11/6/23 - 8:57 am

Right out of the gate, at like 5:15 a.m., the T was announcing delays on the Red Line because of problems completing overnight repair work.

At 6:56 a.m., the T reported delays on the Orange Line after one of its new Orange Line trains developed a case of the Mondays at North Station. 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 - 9/24/23 - 9:39 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Wu has named Mary Skelton Roberts, an Orange Line rider from Jamaica Plain who works in the clean energy sector, as the city's new representative on the MBTA board of directors.

Although Boston is by far the largest community in the T district, the city had no direct representation on its board in recent years, although Quincy did. Earlier this year, the state budget signed by Gov. Healey gave Boston a seat.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 10:19 pm

Benjamin on security footage at Downtown Crossing and at the phone store.

A Cambridge man who was arrested in March by Boston and Cambridge police for robbing the JP Wireless store, 319 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, was charged again today, this time by the FBI after he was charged with violating the federal Hobbs Act for interfering with interstate commerce through threats or violence. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/23 - 2:34 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a teen they say punched a man in the mouth on an Orange Line car at Downtown Crossing around 9 p.m. on Friday after he asked the kid and his pals to stop threatening other passengers and blocking the train's doors with their Bluebikes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 1:15 pm

Transit Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say became outraged that another rider wouldn't let him use his phone, so he whipped out a knife and threatened the rider with it yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 8:51 am

Fun with the all new trains on the Orange Line: At 6:04 a.m., the MBTA reported a dead train at Wellington. At 7:56 a.m., the MBTA reported delays due to an earlier deceased train at Downtown Crossing (exactly when that train died, the T did not report).

By adamg - 7/22/23 - 11:01 am

NBC Boston reports Boston firefighters were able to free the woman around 5 p.m. on Friday, after which Boston EMS transported her to a local hospital. The T notes it did not move the train until after the woman was freed.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 3:33 pm

Transit Police report arresting Kristen Kulch, 37, at the Wellington Orange Line stop around 2 p.m. yesterday for allegedly punching an elderly man and woman repeatedly after they asked if she could move her bag so they could sit together. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/23 - 10:57 am

The T, which said it was going to fix the long-running, high-squealing slow zone between Tufts Medical Center and Back Bay when it shut the whole line for a month last year, said yesterday it's actually fixed the problems along the tracks, and this time it means it, Streetsblog Massachusetts reports.

By adamg - 7/7/23 - 10:40 am

CommonWealth reports on the seeming paradox of the percentage of subway tracks subject to speed restrictions has actually been going up of late, although it's still less than when the T first announced it had some issues that needed immediate fixing.

By adamg - 7/6/23 - 9:15 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays are now reaching 25 minutes due to a brand-new train with "a mechanical issue" at Back Bay.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 9:24 am

The bad news is it's flooded, due to water gushing onto the tracks near Haymarket, the MBTA reports, adding riders downtown can, of course, use the Green Line. More distant riders can get on commuter rail at Forest Hills, Ruggles or Malden Center, although the T doesn't say whether you'll have to pay extra.

By adamg - 7/1/23 - 9:10 pm

The MBTA reports inbound delays of 20 minutes due to a brand new train that died prematurely at Wellington.

By adamg - 6/28/23 - 12:43 pm

Update, 2:05 p.m. MBTA reports repairs made, service starting back up.

WFXT reports. The station filled with smoke from the fire.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 8:18 am

The MBTA reports the morning commute included 15-minute delays on the Orange Line when one of those brand, if no longer spanking, new trains suffered another embarrassing "door issue," this time at Green Street.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 12:19 pm
Suspect wearing orange safety vest

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say pummeled a man for the sort of accidental contact one might expect at a T stop during rush hour. Read more

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