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By adamg - 8/25/23 - 11:29 am

Transit Police report officers managed to stop a pair of 18-year-olds caught walking into North Station with two bottles of tequila they'd just lifted from a Causeway Street liquor store around 1 p.m. on Wednesday - specifically inside the female teen's purse: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 12:04 pm

The MBTA reported at 11:14 a.m. it had suspended all Providence Line service "until further notice due to debris on the tracks from severe weather in the Mansfield area. At 11:37, Keolis reported a train to Boston had left Wickford Junction but would hold at Attleboro because some of that debris remained on the tracks. 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 - 6/7/23 - 1:24 pm
Wanted man

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Updated with new photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say stole property belonging to a man who died under the wheels of a Green Line trolley early on May 30. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/23 - 9:42 am

Transit Police report a man died on the outbound Green Line tracks at North Station around 12:18 a.m.

In a statement, police say: Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 11:58 am
Surveillance photos via TPD

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Not from smoking them, but from getting caught stealing more than $1,000 worth of tobacco products by breaking into a stand at North Station, as Transit Police say these two did at North Station on May 14.

If the alleged wet-behind-the-ears thieves look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 4/1/23 - 3:12 pm

The T reports a train out of Newburyport is at least an hour late getting to North Station because it's developed one of those embarrassing mechanical issues somewhere near Swampscott. A train out of Rockport, meanwhile, is 15 to 25 minutes late because of signal problems between Beverly and North Station, the T reports.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 9:43 am

Amtrak has run the Downeaster train up to Portland for more than 20 years, but New Hampshire officials only just realized people could buy alcohol not purchased at a New Hampshire state liquor store while the train briefly passes through, and they are just not having it, the Portland Press Herald reports: Starting March 20, alcohol sales on the train will be halted while in the Granite State because state law bars the sale of alcohol not purchased in state, and Amtrak stocks up in Maine.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:23 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 a.m., a man from Lowell began yelling racial epithets at commuters and station workers, and that he refused entreaties from officers to shut up or leave, so they arrested him for trespassing.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that rules it issued in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic to temporarily halt statutory time limits on court actions are of no help to a contractor that kept suing the wrong corporate entities for payment for work it did to build North Station movie theaters - because the suit it also filed was largely based on the "mechanic's lien" it filed in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, which is not a court. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/22 - 12:35 pm

Transit Police report arresting one of two people they say repeatedly punched a "male with intellectual disabilities" in the face at North Station around 9 a.m. on Dec. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/22 - 9:02 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Sturbridge man at the North Station commuter-rail station yesterday after he refused a request by officers to put on a mask while trying to get on a train and hit one of the officers in the face as they were escorting him out of the station. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 1:51 pm
Surveilance photos of suspect

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos of a guy with a big dog - and his own glasses - they say attacked a person over 60 on an Orange Line platform at North Station and then stole his victim's eyeglasses, around 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 18.

If Slick Backed Hair Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 4:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 8:54 am

Morning riders on the Orange Line spent more time than the might have wanted to waiting for the ol' grandad trains this morning even though T workers were working to overcome the problem.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:58 am
North Station guy

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy "relative to Malicious Destruction of MBTA Property incident," at the North Station Orange Line stop at the height of the smashing and looting Sunday night.

More specifically, police say, around 11:10 p.m., the guy: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 9:16 pm

Amtrak has halted Downeaster service due to the Covid-19-related decline in demand.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:34 am

T describes the agonizingly slow pace of train 160 from Newburyport into North Station this morning:

Currently sitting in the dark behind a restroom whose door won’t close. The entire train smells like raw sewage and we are at a snail’s pace heading to North Station.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 8:59 am

WCVB reports the first commutergates will be installed at North Station by next summer, followed by similar contraptions at South Station and Back Bay.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 10:55 am

Bad news for people heading to Fitchburg this holiday morning: The T canceled train 2403 out of North Station and, after first telling passengers, woopsies, go take an Uber or something, decided to dig up a shuttle bus for the long ride out to Wachusett. The T is also telling passengers who'd hoped to take 2406 out of Wachusett to Boston at 1:15 p.m. to expect to ride a bus instead.

Standing on a bus from Boston to Fitchburg.

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