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By adamg - 5/16/23 - 5:22 pm
Car in crash stops the E Line

RadRebe shows us the scene on Huntington Avenue around 4 p.m. when a crash left one car dead on the E Line tracks, blocking the trolleys. The T advised riders to take the 39 instead.

By adamg - 5/15/23 - 2:04 pm

The MBTA reports all service to Foxborough canceled under further notice because the driver of a truck hauling a trash compactor managed to slam his rig into a bridge in Dedham, hard enough to require track repairs. Here's hoping they get it fixed before Friday's Taylor Swift show at Gillette, because you don't want to get Swifties mad.

By adamg - 5/13/23 - 2:28 pm

Update: The T now says the problem is just at "select Orange Line stations."

The MBTA reported at 1:50 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/23 - 11:08 am

WHDH reports smouldering third-rail wiring filled Central Square on the Red Line with smoke and forced the shutdown of the Red Line between Davis and Park this morning, but that everything is now back to the new normal on the Red Line.

By adamg - 5/12/23 - 9:29 am
Alleged perve

Alleged perve, with junk blued out by TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, for an incident on a Red Line train around 4 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/23 - 11:43 am
QR coded bus book delivery at Ashmont

QR coded bus book delivery at Ashmont.

The BPL and the MBTA have launched a QR-coded digital-content service that will let people boarding buses at 20 Boston stops quickly access digital versions of books, newspapers and magazines to go. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 10:18 pm
Everett brush fire

Greg Cook watched as firefighters tried to douse a two-alarm brush fire behind the Everett Michael's this afternoon.

E spotted the smoke from Admiral's Hill in Chelsea: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 12:26 pm

The MBTA reports a train with "mechanical issues" is causing 15-minute delays on the Red Line.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 11:12 am

Boston.com reports the Harvard PhD student who suffered a detached collarbone when hit by rigging for a biowarfare sensor installed for a test in 2012 and then forgotten about plans to sue the MBTA for negligence.

By adamg - 5/9/23 - 9:53 pm

Yesterday morning, the Orange had a Jackson Square crotch exposer, then, just to mix things up, in the evening, at the very same station, Transit Police report, officers arrested a woman, 38, for "attempting/threatening to assault multiple other passengers onboard OL train with a Ball Peen hammer." She was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

By adamg - 5/8/23 - 12:31 pm

Back in the day, you could buy popcorn on the Green Line, but these days, with everybody on a hair trigger and their last nerve, the T now tells us you're not supposed to eat on the train or bus. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/23 - 9:09 am

At 8:42 a.m., the MBTA dolefully reported delays of up to 20 minutes on northbound side of the Red Line due to a dead train near South Station. Or as Ginnette put it:

The Red Line train is stuck in a tunnel before South Station G-d only knows when we are getting out of here.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 10:38 am

Dan Kennedy reports that Andrea Estes now has "former reporter" on her Globe bio page and that Globe Editor Nancy Barnes has told the newsroom that she is looking at what went wrong with Estes's story about nine T managers working from hundreds of miles away when three of them were actually in Boston the whole time.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 9:55 pm

A Los Angeles man who took in a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 26, 2021 today sued the MBTA and the Kone escalator company for the injuries he says he suffered when the escalator he was riding up from the train at Back Bay after the game suddenly went into reverse, throwing him to the bottom of the escalator, where he became pinned as other people fell on top of him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 2:03 pm

Transit Police report a woman eating lunch onboard a Green Line trolley didn't just fret that she might get hair in her food from another woman fixing her hair near her, she took action: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 1:45 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the outbound B Line due to a trolley at Warren that thought it could, but it couldn't.

By adamg - 5/2/23 - 2:58 pm

Sera Congi reports that the 200-lb. frame and device that fell on a woman at Harvard yesterday was a leftover from tests conducted by the T, the state and the federal Department of Homeland Security to see if sensors could provide early warnings of a biological attack on a subway system. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/23 - 12:29 pm
Area at Harvard taped off because of that equipment fall

Roving UHub photographer Raymond A. snapped the newest falling-equipment zone, at Harvard Square station, where a utility box disassociated from the column it was attached to yesterday, hitting a woman who had to be taken to a local hospital for observation, a couple months after a ceiling tile almost beaned another rider at the station.

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