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?
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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.
Four charged with slicing, tasing, beating man on the Red Line in robbery attempt; one also charged for crowbar beatings, robberies on the Green Line
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.
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.
Widett Circle, once slated to become the heart of the Boston Olympics, could instead be turned into a yard for commuter-rail trains
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four teens from Allston, South Boston, charged with beating man into unconsciousness outside South Station
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.
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.
Board delays action on proposed South Station mini-packie to see if owners can somehow convince the T to support the idea
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.
No bar cars on commuter rail, but harried downtown workers could soon grab a bottle or six-pack at South Station to go if board approves
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.
Police say Georgia man kicked two women in the stomach on a train into South Station - one so hard they found his shoe imprint on her top
Advertising company sues over South Station construction; says it shouldn't have to pay for ad space nobody can see due to skyscraper work
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.
Woman who fell on Red Line tracks at South Station as train was coming in sues MBTA, says driver was going too fast
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.
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.
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.
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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