Around 2 p.m. yesterday, people inside the Government Center T stop saw an odd thing: two Transit Police officers walked in, put cuffs on one of the red-shirted T ambassadors and marched him out in the pouring rain to their police car. Read more.
An IRS agent charged with aggravated rape and other charges for an alleged attack on an intern in his office last year was released on personal recognizance today but ordered to stay away from the woman and not leave Massachusetts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Haley Scott reports these signs have gone up at what's left of the Government Center garage.
There were delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that gasped its last at Government Center, but the MBTA assures us things are hunky dory there again.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line due to a trolley pulling up more than just lame at Government Center.
Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."
About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.
The T's reporting "moderate" delays due to a Blue Line train that unexpectedly made Government Center outbound its last stop.
For the past week, dd808 has watched a bird he's calling Bugsy Seagull attack his or her own reflection in a Government Center window. The Animal Rescue League papered over the window, but Bugsy outsmarted them - he just moved to another window.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.
There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.
The Globe reports the T is letting Dunkin' Donuts return to the space it had on the Green Line platform at Government Center, which means commuters will no longer have to take the escalator all the way up to the plaza to get their pink-and-orange fix.
Michael Sangalang shows us the newly re-opened Government Center T station tonight.
Gov. Baker welcomed the first riders into the new Government Center station today - people in wheelchairs, who can access the T at the station for the first time ever, at a formal opening ceremony.
Replacing the old bunker with an airier, handicap accessible station took two years and cost $88 million.
Concrete Plaza shows us people wanted to get a look:
According to BDC.
Now, what's the over/under that they will open the station early, but then close it on select weekends/evenings to actually finish all the work - like they did with Assembly Station on the Orange Line?
for tonight (1/13), tomorrow night (1/14), and next Monday night (1/18)
Just got this T alert:
Update: The evening Green Ln supensions between Park St & Haymarket scheduled fo Jan 13, 14, & 18 have been cancelled
Nothing posted on the web page yet though The notice about the suspensions has been removed from the Green Line "Service Alerts" page, which IMO will only confuse those who previously heard about them and are looking for confirmation.
MassDOT reports Green Line service will be halted between Park and Haymarket stations for five nights - starting tonight - to allow work on the revamped Government Center station: Read more.
The MBTA has released a batch of photos showing the state of Govermment Center station as it approaches its spring, 2016 re-opening, still on schedule despite having to replace all the glass panes in the above-ground part of the station (if you click on the link, scroll down the page a bit for the photos).
Stairs and escalator take shape: Read more.
Boston Metro interviews the winners of the auctions for the murals that graced the Green Line station at Government Center until the current reconstruction project started.
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