Roving UHub photographer BradM spotted this six-car brand-spanking-new Orange Line train sitting above across the Mystic around 9:20 this morning. Almost looks like that thing will be ready to roll into actual service, weary Orange Line riders can only hope (you may recall the T had originally said it would get at least one all new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield Orange Line train in service by the end of 2018).
They're so cute when they're little.
Somerville Local First proudly presents their annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday November 25th in the historic main hall of the Armory- located at 191 Highland Avenue. The market will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m with a $2 suggested donation at the door.
These popular makers market returns this year with a list of even more amazing vendors ready to make your holiday shopping list obsolete. With jewelry, pet accessories, housewares, textiles, fragrances, leather goods, gifts and specialty food items available – there is something for everyone!
With some more cars coming in from the CRRC assembly plant in Springfield, the T can now run a longer test train of the new cars - so maybe they're still on track to get at least one of the trains in service by the end of this year. Ari Ofsevit watched it bound through Assembly last night.
Lori Magno also spotted the train - and was able to see it filled with sandbags. Read more.
Fast Company takes a look at Union Square in Somerville, which might take off after it gets that new trolley stop.
H/t Chris Devers.
Some bees go honk. Greg Cook took in the annual Honk Festival parade from Somerville to Cambridge today.
A member of the 18th Street Gang caught with a gun after a drug deal in Somerville last year - a gun he may have acquired as protection after he was beaten and stabbed by MS-13 members - was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in prison. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a district-court judge erred in not granting a woman a restraining order against her ex for continuing to engage in sexual activities on her even after she told him she was "done" and "tired" and had him pull out of her. Read more.
A Somerville man who led one of the local MS-13 "cliques" was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison today for RICO violations that included trying to slice up a member of a rival gang in Chelsea and helping to dispose of evidence related to the knife/gun murder of another alleged member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston. Read more.
A Somerville resident woke up this morning to find his tomato plants destroyed. And then he looked at the video from his surveillance and saw one of the neighbors from down Roberts Street (off Hinckley) kicking the hell out of the plants.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say masturbated "in close proximity to a female" on a Red Line train between Davis and Alewife around 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
There was a small fire on the Orange Line near Assembly, small enough a train driver was able to put it out with an extinguisher, but large enough to cause delays, the T reports.
A federal jury today convicted Martin Gottesfeld, 32, on one count of conspiracy to damage protected computers and one count of damaging protected computers for distributed denial-of-service attacks that disrupted the entire Longwood Medical Area and a Framingham residential youth treatment program. Read more.
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