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By adamg - 11/14/23 - 9:33 pm

Teamster President Sean O'Brien, the pride of Medford, really gets under the skin of Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Somethingorother, to the point where Markwayne offered to throw down right there in a Senate hearing and had to be reminded by Zayde Sanders from Vermont that he was a U.S. senator and he needs to sit his frickin' butt down now.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 9:52 am

A California man with a long history of making bogus hostage calls to women police officers on two continents was sentenced last week for a series of calls to Tufts University police officers in 2021 that sparked an hours-long room-by-room search of several dormitories, by both officers and dogs, for a supposed woman being held hostage by an ex-special services specialist with a taser. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 6:41 pm

WBZ reports that well over half the tracks on the Green Line Extension will have to be rebuilt - and that GM Phil Eng says previous management knew about the problem as early as 2021, but decided not to stop the already frequently delayed construction to fix the problem.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 10:22 am

Tim D. reports on a Green Line experience that is both funny and sad at once: Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 11:26 pm

The Globe reports on new wicked slooooow zones on the Green Line Extension, in particular in spots where the rails have gotten slightly closer to each other, an issue that left at least one expert with 40 years of experience scratching his head because rails in use generally widen in distance, not narrow.

By adamg - 8/3/23 - 5:14 pm
GLX Constructors logo

Four construction firms that teamed up to build the Green Line Extension say the company that designed key components of the new trolley line screwed up to the tune of more than $35 million in cost overruns, and they are demanding payment, in a suit filed today in Suffolk Superior Court. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 3:33 pm

Transit Police report arresting Kristen Kulch, 37, at the Wellington Orange Line stop around 2 p.m. yesterday for allegedly punching an elderly man and woman repeatedly after they asked if she could move her bag so they could sit together. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 11:12 am

Medford Police report somebody called up a store at 209 Mystic Ave., this morning and threatened to blow the place up unless employees put money in a bag for pickup: Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/23 - 9:10 pm

The MBTA reports inbound delays of 20 minutes due to a brand new train that died prematurely at Wellington.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 2:38 pm

The MBTA reports a "power problem" has knocked out the newest part of the Green Line, between Medford/Tufts and Lechmere, and says riders should consider taking the 80 bus instead.

By adamg - 6/13/23 - 8:14 am

NBC Boston report State Police found a man's body on I-93 southbound just past the Mystic Avenue exit about 4:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 4:51 pm

Medford Police say you can stop calling them about the smoke:

There is no active fire in Medford. We have been receiving numerous calls of smoke and the smell of smoke.

By adamg - 4/16/23 - 1:30 pm
Two missing Medford men

Photos via Middlesex DA.


The Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports a Medford man was arrested on murder charges after police found the bodies of two missing men in a storage unit on North Beacon Street in Brighton.
Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 9:25 am

WBUR reports the Freerange Market in Medford, which sells Turkish products, is collecting donations for earthquake relief. The Turkish Cultural Center, Boston Dialogue Foundation and the Peace Islands Institute of Boston have set up a GoFundMe page.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 12:58 pm

The Tufts Daily tallies up the bomb threats over the past couple of weeks, some of which referenced Tufts's diversity efforts, the murders of four college students in Idaho and the assumption ATF agents have forfeited their lives. Towards the end, after police repeatedly shut various buildings for searches, police concluded the threats were all fake and didn't evacuate anybody the last couple of times.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 9:53 am

The Tufts Daily reports on the sixth bomb threat over the past week directed at Tufts University's main campus, sent this morning: "No buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus have been evacuated or closed in response." The Daily adds a copy of the threat was also sent to the Boston-area ATF office.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 1:43 pm

Tufts University got another bomb threat today, for the fourth straight weekday. And once again, no actual bomb found.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 10:23 am

For the third day in a row, Tufts University Police are reporting a "security threat."

It all started with a White nationalist bomb threat on Wednesday.

By hrose - 12/15/22 - 9:18 am

After the bomb threat of December 14, another notification was sent to the Tufts community on Thursday December 15 to evacuate.

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