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By adamg - 4/9/21 - 2:54 pm
Big beam

Yesterday, a trucker delivered this oversize-load sized steel beam to Robert Street in Roslindale Square so that, starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, workers can begin to replace the bridge that now carries the Needham Line over the street. The bridge dates to 1898.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:59 am

The MBTA holds a hearing next week on a proposal to reduce the fine for piggybacking and other forms of fare evasion from $100 to $50 for a first offense. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:23 pm

With President Biden proposing large new investments in rail service, Amtrak has come out with a map that shows new rail service west to Albany and north to Manchester, NH by 2035. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 10:52 pm

The city today announced a pilot program in which workers at businesses in the Main street districts in Nubian Square, Hyde/Jackson Square in Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, East Boston and Fields Corner can sign up for CharlieCards preloaded with $60 of value and two-month Bluebikes passes. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:16 am

Transit Police report that around 6 p.m. on Thursday, a man told officers at Back Bay that his bike was missing from the bike storage area there.

And then, just as the man was describing the bike to the officers: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:52 am

Vanshnookenraggen maps every single Boston-area subway expansion proposal since the 1890s - some of which got built, and some, like extending what is now the Blue Line from downtown to Brighton, didn't.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 8:03 pm

Transit Police report arresting Carlos Pagan, 38, on charges he was the guy who figured out how to get into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and make off with a cash "cassette" on March 10. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 5:22 pm

WHDH reports the MBTA will be restoring the cuts it just made to service due to Covid-19 now that it has all this extra money. Of course, this being the T, that doesn't mean right away, it takes time to turn that ship around again.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 10:10 am

Ronald Nickle, fired as MBTA chief safety officer in 2019, last week sued the T for damages, alleging he was fired for blowing the whistle on Green Line and Green Line Extension safety issues the system wanted covered up. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 9:01 am
Rabbit on Green Line tracks at Copley Square

Tim Murphy reports spotting this rabbit on the Green Line tracks at Copley Square last night.

By adamg - 3/20/21 - 3:11 pm

Updated to correct his status: He was fired following a disciplinary hearing last July.

A Transit Police sergeant once criminally charged with rewriting an official report to help another T cop cover up the way he allegedly beat a homeless man sued the MBTA this week for the more than $100,000 in salary he wasn't paid while suspended for more than a year before the charge was dropped. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 6:40 pm

Spreading to New York City Hall:

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:35 pm

NBC Boston reports on the fatality, which happened shortly after 8 p.m.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 10:37 am

The MBTA is now running buses between Blandford and Washington streets on the B Line because of what the T calls "an overhead wire problem" that requires some repairs before the trolleys can run again.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced last week that it's just not going to run any trains at all between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square as it fixes the aging switch that caused yesterday's derailment at Wellington and does other track work there for the next three weeks. And it's pulling all of the new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield trains on the Orange and Red Lines - like the one that came off the tracks as it tries to figure out what happened.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 12:37 pm

WHDH reports one of the new Orange Line trains derailed in the track work zone near Wellington around noon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:01 am

It's not just that the MBTA chose today to cut service by 20% on the Orange Line, but there's a "track issue" near Community College causing 20-minute delays. Also, it's frickin' cold out.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say went ballistic when told to get off the train at the end of the line in Braintree late last night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 11:23 am
Wanted for Andrew attack

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked up to somebody at Andrew and, for no particular reason, punched him repeatedly in the face, around 10 p.m. on Feb. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 11:54 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester couple for an armed robbery at Ashmont station Thursday night. Read more.

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