Huntington Avenue

By - 3/23/11 - 11:25 pm

Absolutely, we shouldn't be encouraging rapscallions to whip out their Sharpies and mark up the T, but you have to almost admire the effort, or at the very least, the amount of time, that went into this defacement of a blank sign on the E line. One wonders if a judge would sentence him based on the number of letters if he gets caught and convicted.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 3/16/11 - 8:57 am

The MBTA will expand the number of three-car trolleys on the Green Line on Monday - and will start running them on the E branch for the first time, which also means the return of triple-trolley service to Lechmere.

The T restored some three-car service on non-E lines last year. The expansion means the number of tripled-up trains will increase from 13 to 32 on weekdays.

In a statement, T General Manager Richard Davey said:

By - 1/31/11 - 6:30 am

Car on trolley tracks

Our Eye in the Sky shows us a Honda CR-V being towed off the Green Line at Longwood and Huntington about 1:30 this morning (and no, there was not an even larger tow truck to the right pulling the tow truck that was pulling the tow truck that was pulling the car).

By - 12/22/10 - 3:41 pm

Channel 4 reports those skulls that turned up in a Huntington Avenue basement the other day were a) real and b) "likely used for medical research."

By - 12/21/10 - 9:18 am

UPDATE, 7 p.m.: Boston Police identify the victim as Simin Arad, 50, say the bus had a green light, that she walked in front of the bus and that the driver tried to stop.

UPDATE: Channel 5 reports the victim, a woman in her 30s, has died.

Not looking good: The intersection is shut as both the homicide and the fatal-accident reconstruction units investigate.

By - 10/14/10 - 7:48 am

The Huntington News reports:

The manager of Symphony Market reported a student urinated on the shelves in the rear of the store then made a purchase with his credit card.

By - 10/12/10 - 11:03 pm

Smoking bus

Our Longwood Medical Area correspondent files the following dispatch to go with his photo:

By - 8/4/10 - 12:43 pm

MBTA 66 bus

Because, as Stephanie reports, it just ran out of fuel. How does that happen?

By - 7/14/10 - 11:22 am

AgrestiMBTA Transit Police report arresting a homeless man for exposing himself to an E trolley driver at Longwood last night after being asked to pay his fare.

By - 6/22/10 - 3:37 pm

A Brighton man is charged with robbing a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair of $10 at the inbound trolley stop at Huntington and Longwood last night, then pushing her onto the tracks.

By - 4/7/10 - 6:32 pm

The MBTA confirms a bicyclist died after a collision late this afternoon near the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington avenues. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said "an active investigation" is underway by MBTA and Boston police.

By - 12/16/09 - 1:51 pm

Photo from outside and above the MFA.

The MBTA reports a car hit the side of an inbound trolley at Huntingon and Forsythe around 1:40 p.m. The trolley was undamaged; the car sustained minor damage to the front bumper and its driver was given a ticket for a moving violation, the T says.

By - 12/16/09 - 8:12 am

The MBTA says the outbound E is stopping at Brigham Circle because of "fluid on the tracks" on South Huntington. MBTA Transit Police report it's diesel fuel, which affects the trolleys' traction and makes it harder for them to start. Also, there's a train that doesn't want to move at Government Center, causing what the T says are 10-25 minutesdelays.

By - 12/11/09 - 1:37 pm

An MBTA bus was traveling at a low rate of speed down Huntington Avenue shortly after midnight. when it hit a man now in the ICU, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

State Police homicide investigators have joined MBTA Transit Police in trying to figure out what happened on Huntington Avenue near the Prudential Center because there is a possibility the victim, identified only as a 54-year-old man, could die, the DA's office say.

According to a statement:

By - 12/11/09 - 7:47 am

Channel 7 reports on the early-morning accident at Huntington Avenue and Ring Road this morning. Channel 4 reports the man is in the ICU at Brigham and Women's.

By - 11/19/09 - 8:42 pm

Boston Police report a guy who made off with a salad from the salad bar at the Pru Shaw's yesterday tried to hold a woman up on Huntington Avenue even as he was stuffing the salad into this mouth.

A security guard who was trailing Hector Tetzaguic, 38, of Dorchester, grabbed him and held him until police arrived, BPD says. He was charged with shoplifting and attempted larceny from a person.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/12/09 - 9:16 pm

Channel 4 reports he was a 24-year veteran and was in the second car of an E train.

By - 11/12/09 - 2:24 pm

Some sort of accident at the intersection of Huntington and Parker around noon, Victoria Ryan tweets. Although the accident stopped trolley traffic, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says no trolley was involved.

By - 8/29/09 - 10:11 am

It makes it more difficult for the firefighters to hook up a hose to put out your car's engine fire:

Did he get a ticket?

The Universal Hub Eye in the Sky captured the scene around 9:25 this morning involving a Boston Transportation Department supervisor doing prep work for the Kennedy motorcade at Huntington and St. Alphonsus and firefighters trying to extinguish the fire in his car.

Needs alternate transportation now
By - 8/24/09 - 11:45 am

A Green Line commuter forwards this note to the Green Line superintendent and the Executive Office of Transportation:

This morning(8/24) at 7:50 A.M I boarded E Line,Green Line Car 3885B headed inbound at Longwood. The operator did not respond when I said good morning but this is nothing new to be ignored by MBTA workers. Then when the trolley went underground the operator proceeded to tail-gate the trolley in front of it at the Copley, Arlington and Boylston stations. At one point he left only 15 feet or so between the cars. At one of these three station before I got off at park Street he yelled out an expletive about a passenger he though was taking to long to enter the train. He said, "come through the F' ing doors." I am out of work. I would gladly take his place and treat MBTA passengers with respect and not endanger their lives.