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By adamg - 2/15/23 - 10:04 pm

The Postal Service brought the flash mob back this morning, assembling workers at South Station to dance to "Please Mr. Postman" to try to convince commuters to apply for postal jobs. Think the MBTA will assemble workers at a post office to dance to "Charlie on the MTA" to convince stamp buyers to apply for T jobs?

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 6:22 pm

The MBTA reports a variety of delays on trains out of South Station, but the longest is 30 minutes on the 5:45 train on the Fairmount Line, due to a switch problem.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 3:43 pm
Bryan Fitzpatrick

Bryan Fitzpatrick, charged with Red, Green Line attacks. Surveillance photos via Transit Police.

Two men and two women face charges that they broke a Red Line rider's nose, sliced his jacket and tased him during a robbery attempt on a Red Line train in the tunnel between Broadway and South Station shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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 - 12/15/22 - 2:55 pm

The MBTA said today it's going to try to buy the 24-acre Widett Circle, which our brief Olympics bid lifted out of obscurity only to return to being the home of low-profile food-processing concerns, to use as a place to store commuter-rail trains between the morning and afternoon rush hours. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 4:56 pm

Yes, the box is hiding just what you'd think, police say.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who exposed more of himself than he should have on an outbound Kingston Line train that had just left South Station around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 19.

If Mr. You Know What in a Box looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:11 pm
Upskirting suspect

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say was spotted photographing up women's skirts at the South Station bus terminal around 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

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

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 4:25 pm

Transit Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say refused to accept a conductor on a train about to pull out of South Station was only asking his girlfriend where she was heading, not that he was trying to put moves on her. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 12:36 pm

A man in Alabama has been indicted on charges he bought at least 24 guns that he then re-sold to Massachusetts men who would bring them to Boston in their luggage on a bus. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/22 - 4:57 pm

The Globe reports police did not release the names of the four suspects in the attack captured on video by nearby motorists because they are too young to have their names released.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 6:05 pm
Three of the four attackers

Three attackers about to get in an SUV with the fourth and a driver.

Live Boston reports Boston Police are "close to arrests" of four young men who beat a man to the ground and then just kept punching and kicking him as he lay there unconscious while fending off his girlfriend before jumping into an SUV stopped on Atlantic Avenue and speeding off early Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred any action on a proposal for a high-priced liquor kiosk in the South Station commuter-rail waiting area because of strong opposition from the MBTA and Transit Police. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 12:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a company that already runs a mini-packie in New York's Penn Station open a similar liquor kiosk in the South Station commuter-rail waiting area. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 3:14 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man from Lithonia, GA on charges he kicked two women in the stomach on a Providence Line train coming into South Station on Friday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 9:30 pm
Formerly giant ad space at South Station

Remember this? Hard to see when it's mostly covered with construction stuff, company says.

Clear Channel today sued the New York-based company that runs leases inside South Station, demanding it be freed from paying a minimum of $500,000 a year for the right to hoist banners and signs inside a station with so many sight lines now obscured by construction of a 51-story office, residential and hotel tower. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 12:22 pm

A woman who wound up on the outbound Red Line track with a train over her in 2019 is suing the MBTA for the injuries she suffered, charging she wouldn't have been so seriously hurt if the train operator hadn't come into the station so fast that he could not stop in time. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:12 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he plunged a knife into a couple of people on a South Station Red Line platform after failing to convince them of his side in an argument around midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 7:20 pm
Disabled car carrier by South Station bus depot

John Smith captured the folded over car carrier with a freshly blown transmission just at the ramp to the South Station bus terminal around 6:30 p.m.

Mike McD adds:

Bus access to South Station and access to the the station’s parking garage off I-93 appears blocked by jack knifed car carrier on ramp.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 2:47 pm

The MBTA will be giving away $5 Dunk's gift cards at South Station at the convenient time of 1 p.m. on Monday. Bonus: Get a free face mask with every gift card. Workers will also be handing out the gift cards and masks at various subway stops at random times: Maverick, Orient Heights, Wonderland, North Station, Haymarket, South Station, JFK/UMass, Ashmont, Braintree, Harvard, Park Street, Copley, Kenmore, Back Bay and Forest Hills.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 1:43 pm

Update, 8:07 p.m.: He's made it to Philadelphia and discovers that "SEPTA is evil."

Jules Wang set out early this morning to see just how far south he could get strictly on public transit (not including Amtrak). Read more.

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