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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 11:36 am
Wanted for stealing MBTA property

Transit Police report they are looking for four people who have now twice made off with the new arm rests/dividers on benches at the Red Line station in Central Square - the ones that some say are really a hostile act against the homeless. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:47 am

Transit Police report arresting a man already wanted on several warrants on charges he launched a loogie at a T worker insisting he pay his fare at the Ashmont Red Line station on Friday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man who objected to being told to put back items he was trying to shoplift from the Porter Square CVS early Saturday responded by punching "an elderly employee in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist." Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 9:36 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. First responders were able to get him off the tracks and up to the platform, from which he was transported to a local hospital, conscious and alert.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 6:04 pm
Dead Red Line train at rush hour at Downtown Crossing

Door-impaired Red Line train at DTX at rush hour. Photo by Ben Chan.

Ben Chan reports he was on the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing around 5:40 p.m. when a train pulled in and the doors on one car just wouldn't open and the driver ignored the herdette of people (like five people) banging on the train and waving at him and he just doesn't care and wants to keep going, schedules and all that, no doubt, before deciding this train is coming out of service. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:01 pm
Red Line car with no riders, no ads

Chris Staiti reports from the Red Line today:

Not a single poster ad on the entire train. Just as well. There were no people to see any ads either.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:37 pm
Wanted for questioning: Two women

Transit Police have released photos of two women they want to talk to about a stabbing at Downtown Crossing around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 3. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report pinching a shellfish Dorchester guy they say tried to steal bags of frozen shrimp from a man who was going down a Red Line car offering to sell them. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:25 pm

Mark Ebuña reports on and videos his ride from Kendall inbound on one of the new-car-smell Red Line trains today.

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 - 11/27/20 - 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.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report an officer on patrol at the Harvard Square Red Line station last night spotted a guy push his way through a fare gate and when the officer came after him, the man rushed upstairs and into Harvard Yard - where he tried to hide a gun in a pile of leaves. 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 - 10/26/20 - 9:22 am

The Globe shows how delays were already mounting for the new cars even before March.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:11 pm
Wanted for assault and battery

Surveillance photo via Transit Police.

A man Transit Police say attacked a woman he was piggybacking behind at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last Tuesday also punched an Uber driver on Arch Street on Friday afternoon, according to the driver's passenger at the time. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 4:31 pm
Tagged Red Line

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted one of the new Red Line cars all tagged up today in the Cabot Yard in South Boston - before the T could even finish applying red paint to the bottom third of the car's side.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 3:08 pm

Brian Kane reports that CRRC is now 12 to 15 months behind schedule in churning them out at its Springfield assembly plant. The Boston Business Journal reports that means Orange Line riders could continue to see their superannuated cars until April, 2023, 15 months after originally planned, while the last of the wizened Red Line cars could still be in service until September, 2024, 12 months later than expected.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:22 am
Orange and Red Line cars in the Cabot Yard in South Boston

The first couple of test models of the new Orange Line cars now sit with new Red Line cars in the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston, which, of course, makes you wonder how they got there (secret deep-underground switch at Downtown Crossing?). Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 10:24 pm

The Red Line and commuter-rail service came to a halt on either side of JFK/UMass shortly after 10 p.m. after a man jumped on the Red Line tracks, ran down them a bit and then jumped off. He didn't start the night as a Red Line track runner but as a simple motorist, except he apparently crashed into a parked car, then ran away and seemed to figure the best escape route might be on the subway tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 2:42 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say masturbated while leering at a nearby woman at Charles/MGH around 9 p.m. on Monday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

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