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By adamg - 5/29/24 - 4:05 pm
State Street shortly before noon

Photo by Tim Lawrence.

Police shut State Street around 11:15 a.m. on a report of a a suspicious packages at 75 State St. Tim Lawrence captured the scene at State and Broad streets shortly before noon. Police re-opened State Street around 12:30 p.m., after the bomb squad said the object, whatever it was, was not a threat.

By adamg - 3/14/24 - 11:52 am
Kendall station headhouse

At Kendall Square Red Line entrance, sign would go under the red-and-white "Kendall" sign

The MBTA and the company that handles its electronic ad boards inside subway stations have begun a program to bring the boards above ground, at the entrances to stations. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/24 - 9:20 am

A man screaming about masks attacked a 69-year-old woman at the State Street Orange Line stop Wednesday afternoon, ripping her mask off, knocking her to the floor and trying to drag her to the tracks before a bystander intervened, Transit Police and WBZ report. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/23 - 11:00 am

It sounds like a charming children's story, but this is the T we're talking about, so it's probably chewing through the wires that keep the Blue Line running or something: A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the trash panda at State Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 10:17 am
Wanted man

Surveillance photo via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say creeped out a woman even before he sat next to her and kissed her on a Blue Line train after it left State around 11 p.m. on Aug. 12. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/23 - 11:01 am

NBC Boston reports Boston firefighters were able to free the woman around 5 p.m. on Friday, after which Boston EMS transported her to a local hospital. The T notes it did not move the train until after the woman was freed.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 12:19 pm
Suspect wearing orange safety vest

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say pummeled a man for the sort of accidental contact one might expect at a T stop during rush hour. Read more

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 4:15 pm
Minutemen fire a round at Tremont and Park streets

Today's the first Monday in June and that means it was once again time for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, founded in 1638, to hold its annual march through downtown to commemorate its changing of the guard. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/23 - 4:13 pm

The MBTA reports one of the exciting-and-new Orange Line trains was held at State Street for about ten minutes so workers could whack the hell out of get a recalcitrant door on one car to work again.

By adamg - 4/24/23 - 10:03 am
Damage to Aquarium stop

Remains of windows at Aquarium T stop. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man they say tried to smash his way into the Aquarium stop on the Blue Line with a chair after learning it was closed at 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 10:39 am
Guy arrested for kicking man onto subway tracks at State Street

Man in act of kicking somebody onto train tracks. Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report arresting a Whitman man on charges he kicked somebody onto the Blue Line tracks at State Street around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a few hours before he allegedly then stabbed another person in the face at a Whitman apartment complex. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 2:17 pm
Big Belly trash receptacle pushed over by wind on State Street

A Big Belly trash receptacle and the bricks it was bolted to on State Street downtown proved no match for the wind this afternoon, as Adam Balsam shows us.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 1:50 pm
Big ship at the end of State Street

Adam Castiglioni was walking down State Street this morning when he looked up and saw a gigantic ship in Boston Harbor. It was the Iberica Knutsen, a Norwegian LNG tanker that had probably pumped out a huge load of LNG along Chelsea Creek and was now heading back across the Atlantic, or perhaps to Trinidad and Tobago, to pick up some more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 5:39 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 20 minutes due to a "power issue near Wood Island," which, like many such power issues on the above-ground part of the Blue Line, probably means the overhead power line got ripped down somehow, or the top of a car began sparking.

To make matters worse, one rider reports: "There is a busker tunelessly crooning Christmas carols at State. God save us."

By adamg - 12/10/22 - 10:19 am

At 7:37 a.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to a train that met an early death at State Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 11:59 am
Quote from Osho about creativity at downtown Sweetgreen

A roving UHub photographer with a keen memory for bizarre cult news looked up the other day while getting a salad at the State Street Sweetgreen and saw this anodyne quotation about creativity by somebody named Osho. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 4:16 pm

Around 3 p.m. in the little plaza in front of the Staples between State Street and City Hall Plaza. A bystander found the victim in front of the Citizens Bank branch around the corner at State and Congress streets. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 2:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by former City Councilor Tito Jackson for a liquor license for a 62-seat bar and lounge on the sixth and seventh floors of 150 State St., where he is also working to bring a cannabis concern on the lower floors. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 3:43 pm
Tito Jackson

Jackson at Zoomed hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let former City Councilor turned potrepreneur Tito Jackson put a 62-seat bar and lounge atop his proposed cannabis concern at 150 State St. downtown, near Faneuil Hall. Read more.

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