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By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:11 am
Wanted for ATM heist

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say broke into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and made off with a box full of cash around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 12:56 pm

Forget for a moment the question of why you'd want to do that, on a slow trip that would involve changing trains several times. The New London Day reports Connecticut legislators are considering a plan that would extend that state's commuter-rail system, which now ends at New London, to either TF Green Airport in Rhode Island or Worcester's Union Station - both of which are now also served by MBTA commuter rail. Read more.

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 - 3/4/21 - 9:26 am

The T reports riders on the 8:05 a.m. Greenbush train out of South Station is now 50 to 60 minutes late due to a little engine that couldn't near Weymouth Landing.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:02 pm

Transit Police report officers had to boot Beelzebub out of Forest Hills Monday night for frightening a woman on the Orange Line with a hellish pickup technique. Read more.

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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 - 2/19/21 - 9:05 pm

The MBTA reports 20-minute delays on the Green Line due to "a train with a mechanical problem approaching Copley eastbound."

This comes a few hours after the Green Line was completely stopped after a trolley lost its pantograph at Park Street.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 4:46 pm
Green Line train in trouble at Park Street

Robert Grover posted this photo of a mortally wounded trolley at Park Street at 4:26 p.m., adds: Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:54 pm
New bus stop going in on Columbus Avenue

One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.

Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.

By perruptor - 2/10/21 - 8:56 am

'People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers

Tiny airborne particles, probably thrown up by train brakes or the friction between train wheels and rails, are rife in the 71 underground stations sampled by researchers during morning and evening rush hours in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the cities that contain the bulk of subway systems in the US.

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 - 2/2/21 - 11:00 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today upheld a six-month jail sentence for Jennifer Garvey, convicted on two counts of assault and battery for pepper-spraying a woman in the eyes at close range and beating her with a baton after the woman tried to comfort another woman who'd been reported as drunk on a bus at the then Dudley T stop in 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 2:13 pm

A Roxbury man who was charged with stabbing somebody at the Nubian Square bus station around 2 p.m. on Wednesday was arrested there again last night after he allegedly lunged at another man with a knife for eying his woman, only his woman tried to stop him and he wound up stabbing her instead, Transit Police say. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 10:11 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Around 10 p.m. She was taken to a local hospital with an injury not considered life threatening. A folding knife possibly used in the attack was found at the station.

By adamg - 1/28/21 - 3:24 pm

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Pagel Playground at the Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line, Stanley Staco reports. Both MBTA and Amtrak trains were affected; overhead power was shut off. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/21 - 1:17 pm
Angry bus lady

Upset woman on a bus in Everett. Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police are seeking help finding a woman who attacked a route 110 bus driver at Chelsea and Victoria streets around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 12:02 am
39 bus having trouble in the snow on South Huntington Avenue

Patrick Ford had a ringside seat to watch the plus-sized 39 buses shimmying all over South Huntington Avenue in the snow, because they never seem to remember that they just don't do well in the snow there.

By adamg - 1/23/21 - 2:12 pm
Firefighters on the Orange Line at Jackson Square

Firefighters in the pit. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to get a man out from under an Orange Line train at Jackson Square around 9:50 a.m.

He was taken to a local hospital for care. The incident remains under investigation, the department says.

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