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By adamg - 12/3/20 - 4:31 pm
Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson

Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson. Photo by La Bibliotequetress.

A man was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train at Massachusetts Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 11:32 am
Wanted for attack at Back Bay MBTA station

Transit Police report they are looking for two men for what they call a "vicious attack" on a third person on a commuter-rail platform at Back Bay station around 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 9:19 pm
Vernard Shepard

Transit Police report arresting Vernard Shepard, 31, on charges he threatened two juveniles with a double-sided hunting knife after they refused his request for money at the Quincy Center T station around 7:10 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 4:33 pm
A Boston mail trolley

Extended mail trolley in 1900, which carried both mail and riders. From the National Postal Museum.

As the 20th century approached, Boston was choking on its own success - its streets were just too crowded. Today, the Green Line is a reminder of the innovation it took to deal with the problem - the nation's first subway and all, opened in 1897.

But putting trolleys, and eventually longer subway cars, underground wasn't the only way Boston tried to overcome its over-clogged streets. Dedicated mail streetcars and pneumatic tubes also played a key, if ultimately just short-term, role. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a 26-year-old woman they say attacked a 61-year-old woman in a wheelchair at the Andrew Square T stop Wednesday night. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:11 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Operation Ryan came across a peeled back trailer this morning at the Orange Line bridge over Medford Street in Malden.

By blues_lead - 11/24/20 - 9:14 pm
Google map of Downtown Boston with transit lines showing; the Blue and Orange lines are deflected from their actual alignments

Google maps is taking some creative liberties with the Blue and Orange lines today.

Are we now a city without a State?

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:59 am

WBUR reports that back in March, when everything was going to hell, Federal Resources Supply Co. sold the T $1.7 million worth of hand sanitizer that turned out to contain no alcohol. The company agreed to pay the state $150,000 in reimbursement for the "sanitizer" it actually used and $400,000 in penalties. It will also collect the rest of its worthless crap from the warehouse the T has been storing it in.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 5:03 pm

The Green Line isn't running between Copley and Government Center because the T has to inspect the tunnel under Tremont Street to make sure some work by a utility crew above the tunnel didn't do any damage to what is, of course, the country's oldest subway tunnel.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 4:45 pm

The Albany Times-Union takes note of the latest Massachusetts effort to consider extending the Worcester Line to Springfield and maybe even Pittsfield and asks that as long as we're going to the bother, could we push the line a bit further and hook them up? Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 3:55 pm

With a grant from the Boston Foundation, the MBTA says it will provide CharlieCards to several Boston community health centers in neighborhoods where residents might otherwise have trouble getting one of the fare cards. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:24 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man - already wanted on an assault-and-battery charge - with beating a T bus driver in Quincy yesterday after the driver asked him to mask up. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 9:36 pm
Pressley speaks at Heath Street

With trolley behind her, Pressley says transit justice is racial justice.

Elected officials gathered at the Green Line terminus at Heath Street today to demand the MBTA rescind its plan announced this week to end the E Line at Brigham Circle. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 10:53 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Around 9 p.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line so that workers could remove a shopping car from the tracks at North Quincy.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 1:20 pm

Karyn Regal at WBZ Newsradio breaks it down: Less subway service, commuter rail stops at 9 on weekdays and doesn't run at all on weekends, no more ferry service and the T might finally make good on its long-standing desire to just kill the E Line altogether past Brigham Circle. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 8:49 am

The MBTA announced today that anybody over the age of 5 caught not wearing a mask in its stations or on its trains and buses is looking at a $300 fine starting right this second. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 1:43 pm
Bennett

Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he tried to carve somebody up with a knife at the Harvard Square T stop around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 8:47 am

"Oh, rats!" Coach Bolster was no doubt thinking at DTX this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 1:59 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man witnesses was standing on an outbound Orange Line train and masturbating right in front of two seated women as the train approached Stony Brook around 10 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 12:02 pm

The MBTA said today it's reopening the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing on Tuesday, several months after it was shut due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

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