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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.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 2:06 pm
Workers reinstalling brass trash at Haymarket

Construction workers this week are putting back the bronze trash that commemorates Haymarket, removed a couple of years ago to make way for a nearby construction project. Adam Castiglioni caught some of the action at Blackstone and Haymarket streets today (and Adam Balsam watched yesterday). Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 11:22 pm

A judge today dismissed a federal civil-rights charges by a Black attorney against the MBTA and Transit Police officers who arrested him on the word of a woman who turned out to be lying because "qualified immunity" means they are protected in a case where they made a mistake - even one that cost him his job and sent him to the hospital with a pinched nerve from the handcuffs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 11:52 am
Man nabbed in the act of robbing an elderly woman at Haymarket

First he chats her up, then he lifts her purse, police say.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say used small talk to steal a woman's purse at the Haymarket Orange Line station around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man for an incident that started in an Orange Line car at Haymarket and ended with him pursued down the tunnel, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:27 am

A Black attorney who was arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Haymarket bus station is suing the MBTA, saying he never should have been arrested for some jostling at a crowded stop at rush hour and that the only reason he was is because of his race and that police took the word of a known troublemaker without ever getting his side of the story or interviewing any of the witnesses he says would have backed him up. Read more.

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