UPDATE: Now charged with vandalizing eight memorials at the cemetery; ordered held for a mental-health evaluation.
The T canceled service on the Fairmount Line this morning after last night's train bumping near South Station. Instead, Fairmount riders were supposed to board substitute buses, only it seems there weren't enough buses to carry all those people. Just ask BostonGal:
Try to board HP train only to get turned away because you imbeciles didn’t add equipment.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.
Cece Graham of Hyde Park is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat being vacated by Tim McCarthy.
Graham joins a growing list of candidates in the fall election.
Boston Police report several memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, including one dedicated to fallen Boston officers, were vandalized. Read more.
Boston Magazine has the details of the new fares to go into effect on July 1. Senior and student passes are also not going up.
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), who fought the increases, said she's glad to see at least some of the fares not go up. She said she and Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) will now fight to eliminate fares on the 28 bus route along Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan and Dudley squares. Read more.
WCVB reports on a 75-yard swath of garbage along Morton Street between Norfolk and Verrill streets today. The owner of the garbage-strewing vehicle is pledging to clean up the mess.
Jerron Perry, 27, was arraigned Thursday on charges he held up the Metro PCS store at 1340 Blue Hill Ave. twice - and a Canton 7-Eleven - last fall, the US District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
State officials say a final round of inspections today cleared the Blue Hill Avenue stop on the Fairmount Line to open to passengers tomorrow.
The station, about a quarter mile north of Mattapan Square, will have Zone 1A fares, which means riders can get into town for $2.25 one way or $84.50 for a monthly pass.
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