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By adamg - 3/9/24 - 11:03 pm

Not everything that goes wrong on the T is the T's fault, it seems. First it was the little duck and today, the T says, it had to shut the Orange Line between Forest Hills and Back Bay after an overhead Amtrak power line unspooled or snapped or something near Ruggles, causing problems for the neighboring subway line. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 1:15 pm

Transit Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say became outraged that another rider wouldn't let him use his phone, so he whipped out a knife and threatened the rider with it yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 6:16 pm
Graffiti at Ruggles that asks - When will this end

Ginnette noticed today that somebody used a marker in the Ruggles busway to ask: "When will this end?"

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 - 1/21/23 - 12:14 pm

No, don't worry, leaking roofs are not (yet, anyway) a problem on the new trains. But riders carrying beer and Gatorade are, Transit Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:17 am

Transit Police report two men who exchanged punches to the head after an argument over the loud music one was playing on an Orange Line car will both be summonsed into court on assault charges. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 5:33 pm

A teen faces attempted-murder and gun charges after he allegedly shot somebody in the lower busway at Ruggles on April 18, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 8:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report a man was shot in the lower busway at the Ruggles MBTA station around 6:15 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive, police say.

By adamg - 2/15/22 - 9:07 am

The MBTA reports it's managed to get rid of the dead Orange Line train at Ruggles that was gumming up the works, but that riders can expect those dreaded residual delays of up to 15 minutes as it gets trains back to where they were supposed to be.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 9:32 am

The Orange Line is a day late in scaring passengers: The MBTA reports delays on the line due to "a signal issue" at Ruggles.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 2:32 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins confirmed today that a West Roxbury woman killed her young children and then herself at the Renaissance parking garage near Ruggles station yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 12:34 pm

Transit Police report arresting Andrew Cephas, 21, on a variety of gun-related charges for an incident at Ruggles that ended with a shot fired yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 4:47 pm

Update: Arrest made.

Transit Police report gunfire at the Ruggles T stop around 3 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 5:01 pm

The MBTA reports workers have put out the "leaf debris that was smoldering" just inbound from Ruggles that was causing smoke and delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line as train drivers were ordered to stand by rather than risk driving through the Great Smoky Tracks. No word if the $50 million in extra T spending the governor just announced includes money for rakes.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 12:02 am

Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/18 - 4:55 pm

News @ Northeastern reports on a new pedestrian bridge dropped into place (very, very carefully) over the Northeast Corridor and Orange Line train tracks over the weekend to connect the Fenway and Roxbury parts of the Northeastern campus. It took a week just to assemble the crane that would put the bridge in place.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 9:01 am

The Huntington News reports a well meaning Northeastern student gave $60 to a guy at Ruggles who said he needed to get back to New Hampshire. Campus police caught up with him and escorted him off campus.

By adamg - 7/16/18 - 9:42 am

So Keolis had to cancel the 7:32 a.m. train out of Needham for some reason, which meant the next train into town was packed with two trains' worth of people. And, Kerry O'Brien reports, no air conditioning. Read more.

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