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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 - 9/22/22 - 9:54 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on changes coming to Cambridge Street between Court Street and the Longfellow Bridge.

More details on the plans.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 10:09 am
Shiny floor at Haymarket

Along with all the track and signal work, the T said it would spend the Month of No Orange Line to spiff up the stations. Alex DiPrato reports that, sure, his first morning ride on the Orange Line was wicked slow (although the T had cautioned the new tracks need a week or so to settle), but at least the floors were gleaming at Haymarket today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 8:51 pm

Organizers of the first Greater Boston Arts Expo - with live performances by "organizations across the region, with a focus on uplifting work by historically excluded populations including BIPOC, trans, and disabled communities" - have cancelled the event because of tomorrow's anticipated storms. Read more.

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.

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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 - 9/10/22 - 11:54 am
Blocked in MBTA shuttle

Marco shows us the scene this morning at Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing, where one of those MBTA shuttle buses found itself blocked in and unable to make the turn because of an MBTA truck parked right at the intersection.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 2:31 pm
Kathryn White, Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Kathryn White, Mayor White and the queen on City Hall Plaza. Photo from Boston City Archive.

On July 11, 1976, Queen Elizabeth visited Boston as part of the Bicentennial celebrations that year. Mayor White greeted her outside City Hall, where she reviewed some of her troops: 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 - 9/7/22 - 2:26 pm
Scammer

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say convinced one grandparent he was a public defender who needed several thousand dollars in cash to spring his grandson from a reckless-endangerment charge. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 10:55 am
Bicyclist on I-93 north - in the tunnel

Joshua Fabian spotted this dude pedaling as hard as he could last night in the O'Neill Tunnel under the streets of Boston. No word if he kept going up onto the Zakim.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 10:14 am

Labor Day and all that, MassDOT announced this morning.

The regular weekend shutdowns resume next weekend, they report.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 10:16 pm

WCVB reports that Shawn Nelson, one of the anti-vaxer brigade that had been following Mayor Wu around the city - was arrested for a fight that broke out during today's anger-filled City Council meeting, on charges that include assault and battery. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 12:15 pm

A man who says police injured him in a rush to crush anti-fascist protesters at the conclusion of a white supremacist march through downtown has sued the city, state and Boston Police - and a Boston Municipal Court judge he says had him stripped of a religious covering and then refused to drop the charges against him despite a request to do so by the DA. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 11:59 am
Quote from Osho about creativity at downtown Sweetgreen

A roving UHub photographer with a keen memory for bizarre cult news looked up the other day while getting a salad at the State Street Sweetgreen and saw this anodyne quotation about creativity by somebody named Osho. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 2:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting one of three people they say waited until a Blue Line train came into Government Center to rob and punch a jewelry vendor there, then jumped on the train to flee, late Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:11 pm
Upskirting suspect

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say was spotted photographing up women's skirts at the South Station bus terminal around 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 11:01 am
Smokey O'Neill Tunnel

Andrew Kreshtool wonders what happened in or near the O'Neill Tunnel around 9 p.m. yesterday:

Why did traffic in the the Tip O’Neill Tunnel NB come to a complete halt for 5+ minutes, then open back up with filled with smoke but no other signs of trouble whatsoever???

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.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:34 pm

Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) is pissed with the MBTA tonight ,after finding herself surrounded by Sox fans at Haymarket station who had been kicked off trolleys shortly before 7 p.m.: Read more.

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