Wonderland turns into nightmare for Lyft driver, beaten up by customer who tried to bring his lady friend with him, police say
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Blue Line riders have to show major persistance when train service dies and they can't social distance
Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.
The MBTA reports you'll have some extra time to catch up with Facebook on your phone if you take the Blue Line because of an unspecified "power problem" at Wonderland, which on the Blue Line often means one of the overhead power lines is no longer quite so overhead.
There's a train pushing up daisies at Davis that is causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line and a train that took too many Eat Me cakes at Wonderland that is causing "minor" delays on the Blue Line.
The T is advising "moderate" delays due to a deceased train at Wonderland.
The Blue Line is on the track to madness this evening due to switch problems at Wonderland.
At 5:30 p.m., Tim Lawrence reported:
Train has been 1 min away for 10 min now. State is a mess. Platform full. Avoid Blue Line.
Elmer Cat spotted these sidewalk chalkers at Wonderland today.
Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he punched out a cab driver who couldn't understand his drunken rambling and ordered him out of the cab.
According to police, James Rogers, 52, got into the cab at Wonderland station shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday and:
It's shuttle buses all the way down to Wonderland this morning as the Blue Line's unique wire issues short out Blue Line service between there and Orient Heights. Michael Kass adds:
Wonderland garage is a complete disaster, cars trying to get in and out.
A guy charged with nearly disemboweling a man and slicing up a woman after an argument at the Wonderland Blue Line stop was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 at his arraignment yesterday in a Whidden Hospital room - where he is now being treated for his own chest pains - the Sufffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police say a man stabbed two people at the Wonderland Blue Line station around 9:30 p.m., then hopped on a Blue Line train. He only got as far as the next stop - Revere Beach - because police had the train stopped there until they could arrive to arrest him.
Transit Police report he stabbed a man and a woman. Both were taken to Mass. General - the man with life-threatening injuries and the woman with less serious wounds.
A Marblehead man admitted today he head butted an MBTA bus driver at Wonderland last July, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A doctor from Dubai who got on a Blue Line train at Wonderland shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday with his family says whoever took the black bag he left on a bench can keep the $3,500 in cash and the international airline tickets that were in it - he just wants their passports back.
The bag contained the passports for Dr. Zeeshan Khan, his wife Yasmin, son Raiyan and daughter Sayeema.
The MBTA says an inspector managed to board the train and asked if anybody had seen the bag or who took it. One person said "he believes a male took the bag and got off at Beachmont station," according to a Transit Police report.
A Medford man and his Winthrop girlfriend were arraigned today on charges of armed assault with intent to murder for a March 24 incident on the Blue Line that left a rider unconscious and with serious injuries that might have been even worse if the man had managed to get access to his knife, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
David Guarino came up with that title for his photo of a turkey outside the Wonderland T stop this morning (did it have a meeting downtown?).
State officials said today they'll spend $47 million in federal stimulus funds and state bonds for a new garage at Wonderland station on the Blue Line.
At a ceremony there today, Gov. Patrick and other officials said the new nine-story, 1,900-space garage will be the first step in construction of Waterfront Square, a proposed development of 902 residential units, office and retail space and a hotel.
Roughly $23 million of the garage cost wll come from the feds, the rest from an MBTA bond that will be repaid through revenue from the parking lot.