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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 4:29 pm

The Globe reports a two-car Green Line train with just two passengers onboard derailed near Park Street shortly before midnight, Monday. No injuries, the train was put back on the tracks and the tracks repaired before the start of service Tuesday, the Globe reports.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 9:51 pm

We saw it on July 21, when flames started going up the side of that Orange Line train And we saw it again today, not during the rapid-fire roof-top flash bangs on a B trolley at Park Street, but afterwards, when the T swapped in shuttle buses. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 3:25 pm

Update, 9:32 p.m. MBTA says service has resumed, but with delays.

Shortly before 3 p.m. sparks exploded atop a B Line trolley at Park Street. Don't worry, though: No fire - and definitely no shots fired - although the station filled with some light smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:59 am

A roving UHub correspondent reports a gaggle of LaRouchies were out in front of the Park Street T station this morning alerting the public to the perfidy of evil old England. Kind of impressive considering ol' Lyndon finally kicked the bucket in 2019.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a 66-year-old Holbrook man on charges he punched an 80-year-old-man to the floor and then kept kicking and punching him in a dispute over a bag both men claimed, around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/29/22 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report arresting a West Bridgewater man they say went up to a woman he didn't know inside the Green Line fare gates, "wrapped his arms around the victim and kissed her on both cheeks" and then boarded a trolley around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 1:29 pm

This time, the T reports, a train with "a mechanical problem," which, honestly, could be almost anything, gummed up the works at Park Street. Or as Adam's Off Ox puts it:

This. Is. Brutal. Been on the train over an hour coming north from Shawmut.

By adamg - 7/19/22 - 11:11 am
Wanted for assault and battery

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they will charge this guy with assault and battery and civil-rights violations for an incident at Park Street on July 9, once they find him. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/22 - 10:53 am
Boris Johnson on the T

As Garrett Quinn reminds us, there's always a Massachusetts connection. In 2015, then London Mayor Boris Johnson came to town for some conference at Harvard, and got on the Red Line for the trip across the river. But it was the middle of one of our blizzards that year, so he wound up having a chat with some random chap at Park Street.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 12:26 am

A Riverside Line trolley had some pantograph performance issues in the tunnel between Haymarket and Government Center shortly before midnight. Not long after, Transit Police reported numerous drunk young men running on the tracks from Government Center to Park after one train was evacuated to Government Center. Before the dead train was emptied, Charles reported:

A bunch of fellas are yelling at each other and I think they’re about to do the Good Will Hunting bar scene.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 12:42 pm

Transit Police report arresting George Francois, 66, of Allston on charges he indecently attacked a 4-year-old standing with his or her mother on the outbound side of the Green Line at Park Street around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 10:31 pm

Firefighters and EMS responded to Park Street station around 10:15 p.m. due to a person on the southbound tracks. He was quickly determined to be dead, and firefighters removed his body. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 11:02 am
Tremont and Park streets in 1843

In 1843, William Sharp created this lithograph of a Boston street scene, specifically, Tremont Street, looking past the Park Street Church and Boston Common on the right.

From the BPL arts department. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 1/23/22 - 9:26 pm

Transit Police report arresting four teenagers, from Roslindale, Chelsea and Roxbury on charges they attacked and robbed a college student who got between them and a couple they were harassing on an inbound Green Line trolley Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 10:31 pm

Whatever happened happened around 10 p.m. The T initially said a trolley derailed at Park Street, but then said, nope the trolley "split a switch" but didn't actually go off the rails. Photo of non-derailment switch splitting.

In either case, no injuries, but also no service between Arlington Street and North Station. Riders can use the Orange Line instead, the T says.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 11:39 am
Man sought for robbery on the MBTA

Oh, look: The T has cameras everywhere.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who went up to an 83-year-old man and "forcefully grabbed the victim's wallet and cell phone out of his hand" on the eastbound Green Line platform at Park Street around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. He then ran out of the station, police say.

If Orange Vest Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 87383.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 11:26 am
Wanted for being a racist attacker

Thoughtfully had his mask pulled down. Photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who hurled racial slurs at a woman and her one-year-old child on a Red Line train between Kendall and Park Street - and when that wasn't enough, threw a glass bottle at them. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 5:59 pm
People train waiting at Park Street

Joe Ruscio was in line at Park Street around 5:20 p.m. for one of the alleged Red Line shuttle buses to JFK/UMass supposedly running due to this morning's Broadway derailment. No buses in sight, he reported.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:40 am
Broken Park Street step with cone

If you happened to be at Park Street yesterday and noticed a cone alerting you to a broken step, you can thank Odd Onsentino, who reports what happened after he spotted the saggy stair: Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 7:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting Nickoyan Wallace, on charges he gunned down Ivanildo Barros, 37, of Dorchester, at 590 Park St. in Dorchester shortly before noon on Friday. Read more.

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