The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.
A Milton woman was arrested yesterday on a federal charge that she ran a large-scale retail pot company that offered same-day home delivery and employed 25 people at a Hyde Park warehouse before it was shut down in a raid on Aug. 2.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the collision happened at the Central Avenue grade crossing in Milton around 7:18 p.m. The injured were taken to Milton Hospital.
NBC Boston reports Capt. Timothy Connolly, formerly in charge of District C-11 in Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of domestic assault and battery for incidents at his Milton home. Connolly claims she kicked him in the groin.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the T has a $200-million, ten-year modernization plan for the Mattapan Line that includes getting rid of the current PCC trolleys rolled out in the 1940s with versions of the newer, bigger trolleys being rolled out now on the Green Line.
The Dorchester Reporter reports a state study of the city's cutest public-transit line shows that tracks and bridges along the line are in dire need of repair.
The Patriot Ledger repost a 1997 article: Former President George H.W. Bush visits his Milton birthplace.
Brian Joyce, 56 and formerly of Milton, was found dead in his Wesport home, while awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, WHDH reports, adding foul play is not suspected.
Just south of the bridge from Mattapan Square, shortly after 11 a.m. Police were first alerted to the gunfire when Boston's ShotSpotter system activated.
Byron Nash took the photos of the former Hendries plant at Central Avenue in Milton, which was reduced to rubble to make way for condos. Nash got there on a trolley driven by Tim Murphy after the Mattapan line was started up again after a week-long cancellation due to the demolition.
Milton and Boston firefighters responded around 7:40 a.m. to what was left of the old Mattapan Paper mill on the Milton side of the Neponset behind the Price Rite. Read more.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Mattapan Line due to a dead trolley in Milton.
The Globe reports that that white supremacist a clueless Republican congressman took to the State of the Union address was born in Dorchester and went to Milton Academy, where all his classmates hated him because he was an obnoxious troll even then - just like shadowy White House wraith Stephen Miller.
Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:
The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.
The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.
WFXT reports the dog lost a foot, both are now getting rabies shots.
The MBTA announced tonight:
Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:
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