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By adamg - 9/10/19 - 3:16 pm

WCVB reports the T is blaming "a blown motor" on a Red Line train for filling Andrew station with smoke.

At 2:43 p.m., Greg Simoneau reported it was more than just smoke suddenly appearing: Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:51 am
Gomes

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say sprayed "a large can" of bear repellent inside an inbound Red Line train as it hurtled underground near Andrew station yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 9:42 am

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes towards Alewife due to a train that expired near Andrew.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 6:21 pm

Just because the Red Line is continuing to have problems because of those destroyed JFK/UMass signal systems doesn't mean other things can't go wrong. The MBTA is reporting ten-minute delays on the Red Line due to a deceased train at Andrew Square.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:13 am
Derusha

Transit Police report officers looking for fare evaders and other ne'er-do-wells at Andrew station yesterday found both in the form of Jeremy Derusha, 31, of Abington, who they say tried piggybacking his way onto the Red Line around 10 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 1:48 pm
Everybody off the train at Andrew

Just because Red Line riders are still affected by Tuesday's derailment doesn't mean other things can't go wrong. Jules Wang was among the people ordered off an outbound train that developed a sudden case of the vapors or something at Andrew around 1:30 p.m. - at the same time the T was announcing Ashmont delays due to "police activity" at Fields Corner.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 3:19 pm
Guy with stun gun

Transit Police report stopping and then arresting a Haverhill man spotted fare jumping at the Andrew Red Line stop yesterday.

Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/18 - 9:17 am

Update: Mere seconds after posting this around 9:15 a.m., we started seeing reports of new delays heading towards Alewife.

A Red Line train died near Andrew during rush hour, causing delays for riders going into town from Dorchester, about an hour after signal problems near Davis caused delays for riders going into town from Cambridge and Somerville.

By adamg - 12/10/18 - 12:33 pm
Simmons

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say told officers he got so mad at somebody he was talking to on the phone that he head butted a window of the Red Line train he was on, cracking it and leaving officers no choice but to arrest him on a charge of malicious destruction of property. Screaming at fellow passengers did not help his case, police add. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 2:06 pm
Wanted for South Boston bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who held up the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 501 Southampton St. around 5:50 p.m. on Nov. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/18 - 11:31 pm

The Red Line outbound is dead at Andrew Square due to what the T is calling a "power problem" - dead enough to try to get shuttle buses running between Park Street and Ashmont.

Thomas reports he was on the last car of a train around 11 p.m.:

We were evacuated in a hurry by an official who said the train was on fire, then corrected himself by saying there was a fire in front of the train.

Boston firefighters reported a fire near the tracks off Von Hillern Street.

By adamg - 9/24/18 - 12:48 pm
Alleged spitter

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who spit in the face of a woman he didn't know when she refused to pay for his T fare, even after he began screaming at her. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 8:57 pm
400 Dorchester St. rendering

Artist's rendering.

Developers David Winick and David Matteo have filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building with space for a ground-floor restaurant where Dorchester Street, Preble Street and Dorchester Avenue meet. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/18 - 2:59 pm
603 Dorchester Ave. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a six-story, 24-unit apartment building on Dorchester Avenue where it enters Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/18 - 1:49 pm

Celtkicks reports what happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. at Andrew on the Red Line:

Guy just fell on the tracks at Andrew. Thankfully we were able flag down train to stop and pull him up. Must’ve fainted as he was talking then just plopped right down on track...

By adamg - 4/17/18 - 9:45 pm
Proposed 603 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the two-story Andrew Square Auto Glass garage on Dorchester Avenue where it runs into Boston Street with a 25-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/18 - 9:34 am
Andrew Square smoke

Seth Hardy was at Andrew when the inbound train had a serious meltdown shortly before 9:30 a.m. Kyle Thomas, who was on the train, writes: Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/17 - 7:32 am
Delays on the Red Line

The current sitch. Photo by James T. Here's.

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to an earlier deceased train at Andrew.

By adamg - 12/1/17 - 5:01 pm
Smokestack being torn down

Eileen Murphy watched the demolition of the Loyal Crown smokestack in South Boston today.

The 120-foot smokestack, built in the late 1930s when Loyal Crown Linen moved into a former munitions plant on Damrell Street, was torn down to make way for Washington Village, an impending development of 656 condos and apartments.

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