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By adamg - 2/20/24 - 12:00 pm

At 11:17 a.m., the MBTA reported: "Delays of about 15 minutes while personnel complete a track repair between Haymarket and State." They have since updated the track is no longer whack.

By adamg - 1/16/24 - 1:05 pm
Jeffrey Stewart

Transit Police report arresting a man at Haymarket station on Sunday night because, they say, he was "harassing other passengers" with his pet rats - Tom and Jerry. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 5:27 pm
Roy of Harry's

The Fort Pointer said farewell to Roy of Harry's Cheese and Cold Cuts, 98 Blackstone St. at Haymarket, who is retiring later this month after 40 years in business.

A true gem, widely beloved.

By adamg - 8/13/23 - 11:47 am

The Red Line had its share of problems yesterday, but the Most Broken Transportation Authority award for Saturday has to go to the Green Line, on which the afternoon turned into rides from hell over and over again, including the train that had to be taken out of service at Haymarket because of an Elizabeth Warren of an air-conditioning problem: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 10:12 pm

Update: Union Square shutdown delayed until at least September.

The MBTA announced today that the Green Line Extension will be shut between Lechmere and Union Square for six weeks starting July 18, not because there's anything wrong with the tracks this time, but so MassDOT can make repairs to the Squires Bridge, over which McGrath Highway crosses the tracks near Union Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/23 - 10:30 am
Dead train at Haymarket

The deceased train. Photo by Peppamint Patty.

The T spent all that money on brand-new Orange Line cars and yet, here we are this morning with a dead brand-new Orange Line train at Haymarket gumming up the works.

At 10:23 a.m., Peppamint Patty reported from the platform, just a few feet away from the dead train: Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/23 - 11:11 am

Transit Police report arresting a guy they charge ended an argument with a 63-year-old man on an Orange Line train stopped at Haymarket by punching and kicking him. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:44 pm
Handmade Green Line Extension on a T map

Neal spotted this hand-drawn Green Line Extension on a system map at Haymarket the other day.

Jessica Dello Russo, meanwhile, shows that Haymarket could stand some guerrilla leak sealers and mold-remediation experts, too: Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 4:52 pm

Yeah, about that. The T announced today the Orange Line would be shut between Ruggles and North Station because of the ongoing Government Center Garage demolition, but a Globe reporter got curious and asked why Ruggles and the T acknowledged it was also to do more work to eliminate the slow zones that it had earlier said it would eliminate during the shutdown, except it turns out they didn't.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 11:35 am
Wanted for North End beating, robbery

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for two guys they say beat and robbed two people taking out the trash from a Hanover Street market shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 10:09 am
Shiny floor at Haymarket

Along with all the track and signal work, the T said it would spend the Month of No Orange Line to spiff up the stations. Alex DiPrato reports that, sure, his first morning ride on the Orange Line was wicked slow (although the T had cautioned the new tracks need a week or so to settle), but at least the floors were gleaming at Haymarket today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:34 pm

Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) is pissed with the MBTA tonight ,after finding herself surrounded by Sox fans at Haymarket station who had been kicked off trolleys shortly before 7 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/22 - 5:37 pm
Aga's Highland Tap sells its liquor license

No more nearly-bare women at Aga's Highland Tap.

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for a hamburger joint that celebriBrit Gordon Ramsay wants to open in the new hotel at Haymarket with a liquor license he's buying from the heirs of Aga's Highland Tap in Nubian Square, as well as plans for a Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville that will replace the old McCormick & Schmick in Faneuil Hall Marketplace with exactly what you'd expect. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/22 - 7:49 pm

The MBTA announced this evening it's once again running Orange and Green Line trains downtown, now that what's left of the Government Center Garage has been shored up enough to keep it from collapsing atop Haymarket station. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 8:56 pm
Sign: No service on the Orange Line

Orange Line at 6:13 p.m. Photo by Emily.

The T shut the Green and Orange Lines downtown again this evening after another "structural issue with the Government Center Garage."

Green Line service has been replaced by buses between Lechmere and Government Center. The Orange Line is shut between North Station and Back Bay, "until further notice," the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:19 pm
Wanted for being gross

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are hunting a man who provides the latest proof that the people who clean subway stations should always wear gloves. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 4/10/22 - 5:57 pm

WCVB reports that both Green Line and Orange Line trains are once again stopping at Haymarket station, for the first time since March 26. On that day, part of a building collapsed above the station while being demolished, killing a construction worker.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 2:10 pm

The MBTA says Green Line service has resumed today after the removal of 100 tons of debris from the partial Government Center collapse - and after an OK from engineers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 4:30 pm
Tunnel drone view

The MBTA reports that before it send actual inspectors into the Orange Line and Green Line tunnels under the partially collapsed Government Center Garage, it sent in drones today: Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 5:45 pm

Haymarket Pizza, which has been selling pizza by the slice in the heart of Haymarket for 50 years, announced today it's shutting down, the latest in a string of decades-old Boston places that have disappeared over the past couple of years.

The no-nonsense pizzeria originally opened as Al Capone's.

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