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By adamg - 2/6/24 - 5:44 pm

Mayor Wu announced today that the city's dipping some more into its federal Covid relief funds to continue paying to let riders get on the 23, 28 and 29 buses for free for another two years. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/24 - 9:21 am

CommonWealth Beacon reports Mayor Wu is looking at ways to continue the free-service pilot on the 23, 28 and 29 bus routes past its current planned end of Feb. 29.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:22 pm

GBH takes a look at ridership figures from the 23, 28 and 29 lines, which are now free under a two-year Boston pilot that started in March - several months after the city first started paying the T for fares on the 28.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 4:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting a woman who turned into a fighty, spitting whirling dervish of chaos Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 9:52 am
Peggy James

Mattapan resident Peggy James is thrilled with the free 28.

Mayor Wu today announced a deal with the MBTA to end fares on the 23, 28 and 29 bus lines for two years, starting March 1. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 4:13 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the City Council today approved Mayor Wu's proposal to extend a free-fare pilot on the 28 bus route to the 29 and 23 routes for the next two years. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/21 - 12:14 pm
BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses free bus routes

BTD's Vineet Gupta discusses expansion of free bus service in Boston.

Boston city councilors say they support expanding the current free-fare pilot on the 28 bus to the 23 and 29 routes next year but say they also want to know who pays for continuing or even expanding the service once a planned $8-million, two-year pilot runs out. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:53 pm

Mayor Wu said today she will ask the City Council to spend $8 million in incoming federal funds to eliminate fares on the 23, 28 and 29 bus lines over the next two years.

The 28 is already free to riders through the end of the year under a pilot launched earlier this year by acting Mayor Kim Janey. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/13 - 3:22 pm

Two teens were arraigned today on charges related to a melee last week that started on a 23 bus and ended with a brawl outside Dorchester District Court.

A 16-year-old teen from Roxbury, not named because of her age, was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 bail on three counts of three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 12/6/13 - 4:52 pm

The scene on Washington. Photo by Cinnamngrl.

A brawl that started on a 23 bus, then spilled onto Washington Street, brought both Boston and Transit police racing to the scene around 4:10 p.m. One person received a minor stab wound to the back of the neck near Dorchester District Court, Transit Police report, adding another person had bleach poured on him.

The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital; the bleaching victim was treated at the scene by Boston EMTs.

Police shut Washington between Melville and Park as they investigated. At least one person was arrested.

By adamg - 2/24/12 - 9:56 am

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old on charges he flashed a gun at an MBTA bus driver at Warren and Howland streets and then did the same thing moments later to a cab driver who refused to let him and his three pals in his cab.

According to MBTA police, the alleged gunboy and friends got off the 23 bus's rear exit, then walked to the front, where the kid with the gun "tapped the door of the bus, displaying what appeared to be a black handgun." In response, the driver floored it, fearing for his life, a police report says.

Not long after, police found a cab driver, who reported:

As he was stopped by Crawford Street and Warren Street he refused several youths from getting into his cab, one of them pulled out a black colored hand gun and pointed it at him and then tapped it on the window. He said fearing for his life he drove away and called 911.

Boston Police found the four hanging out on Blue Hill Avenue:

By adamg - 10/3/11 - 4:03 pm

Beaton A Roslindale man was pulled off a 23 bus and arrested on indecent assault and battery charges Friday after he allegedly moved his hand up the thigh of a woman sitting next to him.

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