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Police hunt guy they say sexually attacked a child on a bus in Dorchester and another guy who stroked himself on the Red Line
The Dorchester Reporter reports the entrance, closed since November as a menace, could re-open after workers finish getting it back into safe shape.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop: Inspectors found a critical structural problem along Columbia Road that required the entrance to be shut over the weekend - along with "additional structural issues" that led to the concourse over the Braintree tracks to be shut - for possibly the next four to five weeks.
The Savin Hill T stop also has some issues, the Reporter adds.
A roving UHub photographer snapped this shot of the only way to get into JFK/UMass from Columbia Road now that the T has shut the original entrance for some sort of construction. For some reason, the T officially would prefer that people coming from the west take the extra hike to the Old Colony/busway entrance.
The MBTA has shut the pedestrian entrance to JFK/UMass station from Columbia Road. Read more.
Family of man who fell to his death on JFK/UMass stairs files wrongful-death suit against MBTA, MassDOT
The wife of David Jones, the Boston University professor who died after falling through missing steps on a rickety stairway next to the JFK/UMass T stop, today formally blamed the MBTA and MassDOT for his death, in a lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court. Read more.
Terror ride on the Red Line as man attacks other passengers with fists, feet and a metal bottle, police say
Police say young teens smashed Red Line windows at JFK/UMass, then attacked cabbie with hammer, bottle and spit
The Dorchester Reporter explains why another set of stairs at the JFK/UMass Red Line and commuter-rail station is shut.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says there's nobody to charge for the way Boston University professor David Jones died by falling 20 feet through missing stairs outside the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last September. Read more.
E-mails show bureaucratic inertia, finger pointing might be to blame for missing steps man fell through at JFK/UMass
The Globe reports.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line due to a deceased train. One rider reports from the train it didn't quite make it into JFK/UMass:
We're across from the Globe building just sitting here.
Police say man expressed his impatience with a Red Line train not leaving the station by punching a T worker in the face
Transit Police have released photos of a man they say grew angry that Braintree train wasn't leaving JFK/UMass when he wanted it to, so he punched an MBTA worker in the face, around 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 17.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.
The Dorchester Reporter reports state workers this weekend removed the stairs with the large gap next to the JFK/UMass T stop, a week after a BU professor died there.
David Jones, an associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, died Saturday afternoon when he fell through a rickety set of stairs between the JFK/UMass T station and Old Colony Avenue. Read more.
John Smith captured T workers, firefighters and EMTs getting a person off the Red Line tracks at JFK/UMass this afternoon.
The T halted Red Line service around 5 p.m. to allow the person's rescue; service has since resumed.
Man wanted for kicking, spitting at woman at JFK/UMass T stop may have also attacked an Uber driver downtown
A man Transit Police say attacked a woman he was piggybacking behind at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last Tuesday also punched an Uber driver on Arch Street on Friday afternoon, according to the driver's passenger at the time. Read more.
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