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By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:41 am
Line for a 7 bus

"Just your ordinary AM line for the 7, " RDavejshea reports this morning from South Boston, wondering if some of that sweet free-fare action might alleviate the sidewalk congestion caused by all the people trying to use the T.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:43 am
Red Line car in the shop

The deadly Red Line car after the death. Photo by NTSB.

Robinson Lalin died in a Red Line tunnel just past Broadway station because he tried to exit the train through the one door on which a mechanism intended to keep the train from moving if it wasn't fully closed failed, the National Transportation Safety Board reported this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 12:11 pm

WBZ reports the NTSB says Robinson Lalin was getting off the Red Line at Broadway around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when his arm was trapped by a door and he was dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 11:35 pm

WCVB talks to the family of Robinson Lalin, a father of two who died early Sunday when his arm got stuck in the door of an older 1500-series train inbound at Broadway station and was then dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 9:18 am

Boston 25 reports the National Transportation Safety Board will help with the investigation into how a man was dragged to his death early Sunday when his arm got stuck in a Red Line car door at Broadway and the train then dragged him to this death.

Board investigators were last in Boston last year to investigate how one trolley plowed into another on Commonwealth Avenue.

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By adamg - 4/10/22 - 12:31 pm

A man who got his arm stuck in Red Line train doors just before it left Broadway early this morning was pulled into the tunnel and to his death, according to a communication from the T to employees today.

WHDH reports emergency crews responded to the station around 12:30 a.m.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 4:12 pm
Men with leprechauns on their knees

Michael Spicher took in the return of the St. Patrick's parade down Broadway, after two years of cancellations due to Covid- 19. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 9:33 am

Transit Police report arresting a local man on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident on a Red Line train hurtling underneath South Boston during the Friday afternoon rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:25 pm
Smoke from a Red Line train at Broadway

A was among the passengers who were not entranced at Broadway when an inbound train began to smoke shortly after 2 p.m.

The T reports the train was taken out of service and given a stern talking to.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a proposal for a Taco Bell Cantina at 449 West Broadway in Perkins Square - a long vacant gap between two other buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:26 am

Two cars hit a tunnel sidewall. The MBTA reports it's now running shuttles between JFK/UMass and Park Street.

Closeup of the damage. And a closeup of a bit of the station or wall embedded in the train.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 6:40 pm
Amrheins blames government handouts for its inability to hire workers

Amrheins on West Broadway is blaming government handouts for how long it's taking its customers to get their food these days.

Amrheins is slated to be reborn as a much smaller cafe-style eatery when its block is turned into a life-sciences research building. In 2019, the developers planning that building paid Amrheins owner Stephen Mulrey $16.5 million for the current building and parking lot, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 9:05 am
Mandolin

Eileen Murphy reports she found this well maintained mandolin in a case on East Broadway in South Boston yesterday. She says she'll be dropping it off at District C-6 this morning.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 12:25 pm
Car into East Broadway insurance agency

This time in reverse, into DeKay Insurance on East Broadway. Chipsy231 reports the driver is OK.

Saturday | Friday.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 8:33 am
Car that slammed into pizza place on Broadway in South Boston

The Boston Fire Department reports that a driver crashed into McGoo's Pizzeria on West Broadway at Dorchester Street around 1 a.m. The driver was taken to the hospital and six residents of the building had to be evacuated. Firefighters used a load-bearing column to shore up the building until it could be inspected and repaired.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 5:56 pm
80 West Broadway rendering

Rendering by Stantec Architecture.

The Matteson Companies and GFI Partners today filed plans with the BPDA to build an eight-story R&D building on what is now the Amrheins parking lot on West Broadway - and the single-story part of Amrheins, while saving the four-story apartment building housing the rest of Amrheins. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 6:10 pm
Scene at A Street and Broadway

Crash scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston EMS Incidents reports the crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. at A Street and Broadway. Live Boston reports the fatal-crash reconstruction team and the homicide unit were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:27 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Backyard Betty's on West Broadway.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:25 am
Downed tree on East Broadway

Katie Kat was witness to the awesome power of wind and gravity at East Broadway and G Street this morning.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 10:36 am
Flaming motorcycle

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that shortly before midnight on Saturday, two motorcycle drivers collided at C Street and West Broadway in South Boston. The drivers, and a passenger on one of the bikes, ran away before firefighters or police arrived.

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