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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 5:37 pm
Woodrum

Boston Police today identified the man fatally shot on Devon Street in Dorchester around 3:30 a.m. on Friday as Arnold Woodrum, 59. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 9:00 am
Scrawl at Fields Corner against man buns and a man with a man bun

Joel Pettigrew was not expecting to be personally attacked by a scrawl on a pillar at the Fields Corner Red Line station this morning.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 2:05 pm
Michigan Avenue crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: Boston Police identified the victim as Joshua Hines, 23, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot at 6 Michigan Ave., near the intersection with Old and Columbia roads, shortly after 1 a.m. Police say officers responding to a report of gunfire found the man, who was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

2019 murders in Boston.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 9:30 pm

UPDATE: The T now reports: "As of Sunday, June 16, Braintree branch riders will no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass."

As promised, the MBTA sent test trains down the repaired Red Line track at JFK/UMass today to see if it's ready for service on Monday. Only they ran into a problem that had nothing to do with the track: One of the test trains suffered mechanical problems and died - which led to 20-minute delays along the Braintree branch.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 7:55 pm

A water-main break at 710 Gallivan Blvd., across from the CVS, has flooded and shut the road. Several buildings along Gallivan have taken on water.

By jkr - 6/15/19 - 5:41 pm

Avoid Lower Mills area if you can. Dot Ave at Gallivan Blvd is filled with smoke; Morton St blocked by police where Morton and Gallivan merge. At least three buildings burned according to reports. Many fire departments from all over metro area are heading to the fire or already there.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 4:47 pm
Workers doing track work at JFK/UMass

Working on the tracks at JFK/UMass this afternoon.

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said this afternoon he hopes the T can restore "single seat" service to and from Braintree on the Red Line by Monday, but that a final decision will be made late Sunday afternoon, after a series of test runs by trains over the track that was damaged - along with the third rail and switch - by a train that derailed on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 11:01 am
Workers at signal bungalow at JFK/UMass

From his seat on a commuter-rail train, Jed Hresko got a good view of the work this morning to repair the signal bungalows and tracks at JFK/UMass that were damaged in the Red Line derailment on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 8:36 am

Boston Police report a man was shot at 107 Devon St., at Laredo, around 3:30 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he diied.

2019 murders in Boston.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 12:08 am

The MBTA says repairs are continuing on the tracks and signal systems taken out in Tuesday's derailment but say they won't know until this weekend when they might be able to resume direct Braintree service.

The MBTA will provide a schedule update on Sunday regarding resumption of Braintree branch service resuming through JFK/UMass.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 4:45 pm

The MBTA reports that riders on the Red Line's Braintree branch will continue to have to change trains at JFK/UMass if they don't follow T advice and take commuter rail instead, because of ongoing problems caused by the derailment yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 4:06 pm

State Police report the ramps to and from the expressway at Exit 15 (Columbia Point) will be shut at 7 p.m. so workers can try to do something about that derailed Red Line train at JFK/UMass. When will they reopen? State Police say your guess is as good as theirs.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 1:17 pm
Rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street

Architect's rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a new plan for a $200-million, four-building apartment complex off Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Pleasant streets.
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By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:04 pm
By adamg - 6/11/19 - 7:11 am
Red Line train off the rails

Derailed Red Line train. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports evacuating 60 people from an outbound Braintree train that derailed at JFK/UMass around 6:10 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 8:11 am

Stacos reports both cars in a crash on Columbia Road near Sayward Street rolled over in the crash shortly after 3:30 a.m. and that one caught on fire. NBC Boston reports three people were injured. Photos.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 10:06 am

State Police report a Dorchester man and a female teen racing another car on 128 north in Westwood suffered serious injuries when they were ejected from their Hyundai Elantra after crashing into a third car around 5 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 11:38 am

Shaquille Brown, 24, was scheduled to be formally sentenced to life without possibility of parole today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for the June 28, 2017 murder of Christopher Austin on Ashmont Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 11:25 am
A lot of wires

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this fast-growing mass of wires and tree branches above Longfellow Street in Dorchester:

Help !!! Who should I call .... very dangerous

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 9:00 am

Two men, one from Dorchester, one from Randolph, were indicted yesterday on a federal charge of conspiracy to deal in firearms without a license for the eight guns they allegedly bought from a Woburn gun dealer for re-sale, possibly to Boston gang members. Read more.

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