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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 - 2/18/23 - 11:06 am

WCVB reports on the incident on the Alewife track around 12:30 this morning.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 1:10 pm

The MBTA yesterday announced its latest round of weekend shutdowns aimed at upgrading various things it didn't upgrade during last year's month-long Orange Line shutdown and to account for the continuing demolition of the Government Center Garage, which will also affect the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 9:30 am

Transit Police report they are seeking criminal charges against a man they say rammed his Civic into a barrier at the top of the Alewife parking garage and who almost killed himself in what they say was an intentional act. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 5:32 pm

The MBTA says it's resuming Red Line service to Alewife starting tomorrow - but that the trains will only be reachable via the Russell Field entrance, about a two-minute walk from the garage, where somebody rammed out a five-ton concrete barrier that fell onto large windows overlooking the main station entrance, which remains shut. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 2:19 pm
Wanted for attack at Downtown Crossing

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have put out a BOLO for a man they say punched a 62-year-old woman after she said "excuse me" as she tried to walk past him in the concourse between the Orange and Red lines at Downtown Crossing around 2 p.m. yesterday.

If the alleged puncher looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:03 pm

The MBTA announced today that all but the topmost level of the Alewife garage will re-open tomorrow, but that the Red Line will continue to end and begin at Davis as engineers figure out how to get people onto trains without having to pass under a metal framework damaged when some guy in a Civic rammed into a concrete barrier on the garage's top level, sending the five-ton concrete slab down towards the station atrium - only to be stopped by the metal supports for large window panels. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 2:03 pm
Alewife interior this morning

Alewife atrium at 11 a.m. today. Photo by Barb.

Updated with new shutdown time.

The MBTA reports workers overnight removed the five-ton concrete barrier a guy in a Civic knocked loose from the Alewife parking garage yesterday but that the station will remain shut until engineers can figure out how to create a safe passageway from outside to the fare gates - which could take the rest of the week. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 2:09 pm
Crashed car

The MBTA reports Alewife station is closed "due to an auto accident with the building structure." The Cambridge Fire Department reports the driver of a car on the top garage level slammed into a wall - intentionally, Transit Police say. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 12:39 pm

The MBTA had to stop the Red Line between Broadway and JFK/UMass this morning because of "a downed fence blocking the track area" near Andrew Square. And then there were the disabled trains it had to push/shove/somehow remove from the tracks on the Braintree branch.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 9:22 pm

CommonWealth reports Gov. Healey said she would rather work with CRRC than fight it, but that something has to be done about the fact that the company's Springfield plant hasn't shipped a new Red or Orange Line car here in more than seven months.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 5:09 pm

The MBTA reports southbound delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line due to a train suffering a coronary at Porter Square.

Video of a train being taken out of service at Park Street, no long after, with special guest appearance by a leaking ceiling in the station.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 4:09 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to a signal problem near North Station.

The outbound Red Line, meanwhile, is delayed as Transit Police swarm Harvard station to confront a large group of rowdy kids.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 9:42 am

The MBTA reports things are back to what passes for hunky dory on the Red Line now that they've disposed of a train with a "mechanical problem" at Fields Corner, so the governor should have no problems as she takes a ride on the Red Line at 12:30 to show her concern about T issues - from Park Street to South Station, from which she is supposed to walk to the T operations center on High Street, which, based on the continuing extra time between trains on the Red Line, is still understaffed.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 2:20 pm

Red Line service in both directions was shut after a man wound up on the tracks at Park Street around 1:45 p.m.

The T is now running shuttle buses between Harvard Square and Broadway.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 9:43 am

An inbound Red Line train at Andrew had to be taken out of service when it began to get more than just a tad smoky. The T reports: "The train had an issue with the heating/AC unit on top of one of the cars. The unit has been shut off and the train was sent to the yard," no doubt to think about what it had done.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 9:35 pm

Fed-up passengers shove a belligerent, spitting homophobe off a Red Line train at South Station while another guy is sprawled across several seats, sleeping through it all.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 5:24 pm

The Globe reports the T hasn't gotten a single new subway car in seven months now. CommonWealth reports on some of the numbers - and says the Chinese company the T hired wants it to pay for the added costs of Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods, which the T could balance by implementing the $500-a-day penalties the contract allows for late deliveries.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 3:19 pm
Rolled over truck

BlueEyesRedHair got a look at the 18-wheeler flipped on its side on the Expressway southbound at Savin Hill early this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 4:48 pm

A man with a criminal record dating to 1990 was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at his arraignment on a charge that he robbed the TD Bank branch at 250 Cambridge St. on Beacon Hill on Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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