Hey, there! Log in / Register


By adamg - 2/14/24 - 10:57 pm

CommonWealth Beacon reports Milton voters today rejected a plan to rezone the town to allow more housing units, making it the only community served by the MBTA to tell the state to shove its requirement that MBTA-served towns do their part to ease the area housing shortage. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/24 - 1:39 pm

Update: Body may have been that of a South Boston man missing since November.

State Police report that divers recovered a man's body from the Neponset River, off Granite Avenue in Milton near the Neponset Valley Yacht Club, around 11 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/24 - 9:43 pm

After years of Milton residents fretting about evil Bostonians swarming their town, it's time for some turnabout: The executive board of the Cedar Grove Civic Association in Dorchester says its residents should join the fight against a ballot question in Milton that would allow denser development in parts of that town, to keep more commuting Miltonians from swarming their neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/24 - 10:48 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Milton Hospital office manager's suit over getting fired for refusing Covid-19 shots because the woman initially failed to provide any details about her religious beliefs and why those barred her from getting vaccinated, but that even after she did, she failed to prove her right to practice her religion outweighed the hospital's right to do everything it could to protect its patients and other staffers from a deadly pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/24 - 9:15 pm

Mattapan Line riders had to take a bus for most of the day because of a cavalcade of trolley problems today. WCVB reports that when a trolley died at Butler this morning, the T sent out another trolley to try to push it to the Mattapan yard. But then that trolley died. So the T sent out a third trolley to push the two newly deceased trolleys down the short line. It died, too.

By adamg - 12/23/23 - 12:37 pm

A federal judge yesterday dismissed most of a lawsuit by a Milton Hospital office manager who was fired when she refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:08 am

Transit Matters runs the numbers and finds that two-week shutdown of the Red Line's Ashmont branch and the Mattapan Line seems to have worked: The trains are back to their 2018 trip times.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 2:31 pm
Phil Eng rides a new Red Line car

Happy days are here again, rider tells MBTA's Phil Eng.

The T reports the 16-day shutdown of the two lines worked, at least so far: All 38 slow zones on the Mattapan Line and the Red Line's Ashmont branch have become normal zones again.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 10:34 am
Mattapan Line without tracks

Trackless Mattapan Line.

Lee Toma surveyed the Mattapan Line and the Red Line Ashmont branch, now in the thick of the MBTA's 16-day repair "surge." Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 9:02 pm

The Dorchester Reporter urges riders to plan ahead - and consider the Fairmount Line, which will be free to CharlieCard holders during the shutdown.

Tips from the city of Boston.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 10:57 am

The MBTA announced today it's shutting the Ashmont branch of the Red Line and the Mattapan Line between Oct. 14 and 29 for "critical track work." Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/23 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter provides an update on the MBTA's plans to replace the current 1940s trolleys on the Mattapan Line with more recent Green Line trolleys: It could take a decade to get everything ready and would involve the elimination of the current loop track at Ashmont.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's lifted most of the speed restrictions on the Mattapan Line, but adds it still has "block restrictions where necessary," so not quite 100% back to being the Mattapan High-ish Speed Line.

Fans of more leisurely trolley rides can still hop on the Green Line, which remains a "global" slow zone as inspectors continue to look for both new track problems and old ones that the T isn't sure if they were actually fixed.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 12:56 pm

A man walking on the Mattapan Line tracks between Capen Street and Mattapan Square on Tuesday night died after he was hit by a trolley, Transit Police confirm. Foul play is not suspected, they add.

By adamg - 10/13/22 - 11:42 am

A man from Staten Island and six Boston-area men were arrested today on money-laundering and cocaine-distribution charges based in part on evidence obtained by a group of FBI agents and informants posing as their own Latin American cocaine-money laundering ring, according to documents unsealed in Boston federal court today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report the arrest of a Hyde Park man on rape and sexual assault charges dating to 2017, in part based on DNA evidence from rape-kit samples from his alleged victims. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 10:13 am

Four Curry College students suspended in 2019 for getting another student into a situation where they could video him and make him seem like a sexual predator yesterday sued the Milton school for suspending them without, they say, due process. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 9:51 pm

The Globe reports on the machinations involving a cop whose own department moved to fire him but whose possible indictment was seemingly scuttled after Rachael Rollins left as Suffolk County district attorney and Gov. Baker appointed Kevin Hayden as acting DA. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/22 - 10:22 am

Anti-vaxxer Catherine Vitale of Dorchester, who likes to follow Michelle Wu around Boston with a bullhorn set to siren, has her minions out this weekend trying to collect signatures so she can get on the November ballot as an independent in the 7th Congressional District. Read more.

Subscribe to Milton