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By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a power problem affecting Sullivan Square."

By adamg - 6/30/19 - 1:34 pm
Gridlocked Maffa Way

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the traffic on Maffa Way, off Sullivan Square, now that the casino is open in Everett: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/19 - 1:11 pm
Current Sullivan Square garage

The current lowly garage. Photo by BPDA.

The BPDA has begun looking at selling the development rights to a Sullivan Square lot now used by Boston EMS - but with the proviso that anything built there include a new and two-bay ambulance garage that would let the city provide extra ambulance service in the growing neighborhood from a facility better designed to survive being in a flood plain. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 8:57 am

The MBTA reports "residual" delays on the Orange Line from a train that chose Sullivan Square as the place to meet its maker. At 8:37, Michael F. reported:

And now after 20 minutes of being motionless we're stopped on the tracks because of "traffic ahead of us", which, how is that possible, there weren't any trains ahead of us

By adamg - 9/20/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Hood Park project: Now with women doing exercise - and birds

Architect's rendering: Exercising people and obligatory birds.

With Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue set to become actually usable by pedestrians, the owners of the 20-acre Hood Park parcel have filed another revision for their project with the city that calls for more housing - some at the top of a 290-foot-high tower - as well as more office space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 11:12 am
Rendering of 610 Rutherford Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie is proposing to replace a 1960s two-story building at 610 Rutherford Ave. with a five-story, 22-unit condo building with 19 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/18 - 10:53 am
New Orange Line train at Sullivan Square

Biker Rider watched shiny new Orange Line cars gliding through Sullivan Square this morning on the express track rebuilt just for testing out the new cars. No passengers were allowed on, of course, not while they undergo several months of testing.

By adamg - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By adamg - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By adamg - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."

By adamg - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By adamg - 10/23/17 - 9:43 am
Rolled over truck in Sullivan Square in Charlestown

Cleaning up the mess. Photo by Ben Walsh.

NBC Boston reports a truck carrying scrap metal rolled over in Sullivan Square this morning, making the commute through there even worse than usual.

By adamg - 10/19/17 - 9:58 pm

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.

By adamg - 8/18/17 - 10:34 am

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.

By adamg - 7/12/17 - 6:16 pm
Crammed trains on the Orange Line

Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.

By adamg - 1/6/17 - 8:16 am

A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.

By adamg - 12/6/16 - 12:05 pm
New Schraffts signs

On his way into work this morning, Biker Rider paused to watch more of the newly LEDed signs being installed.

By adamg - 11/29/16 - 9:29 am
Schrafft sign going up in Sullivan Square, Charlestown

Bike Rider delayed his walk to work in the Schrafft building this morning to watch part of the iconic sign being hoisted back up to the roof - now with LED lights instead of more fragile neon tubes.

Yesterday:
The sign was delivered back to the building.

By adamg - 11/28/16 - 1:40 pm
Schrafft sign on a platform

They just get taken down, spruced up and then returned to their rightful location in Sullivan Square. Alex Carlson took a Schrafftsie today in the Schrafft Building parking lot.

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