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By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:28 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line, because of a train that had to be taken out back and shot at Airport.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 11:38 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say ended an argument on an outbound Blue Line train by taking out a knife and stabbing his verbal opponent as the train idled in Maverick Square around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:18 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man at the Orient Heights Blue Line stop whom they say was there to meet a 14-year-old boy for some sexual activity - but who turned out to be a member of a Massachusetts group that sets up stings to ensnare men they say are child predators. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:08 am
Flood barrier in place on Long Wharf

Nicholas Bauer shows us the flood wall the T has started putting in place to keep Henri from flooding the Blue Line tunnel just down Long Wharf from the soon-to-be-angry sea. The T also has another wall it can swing shut in the Fenway to keep the Muddy River, no longer quite so angry due to Army Corps of Engineers work, out of the Green Line tunnel to Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:19 am

MBTA officials used to worry about Green Line flooding from the tiny Muddy River, but they might have bigger things to worry about, like the Atlantic Island flooding the Blue Line via Belle Isle Marsh, WBUR reports.

Say, isn't that right near the planned Suffolk Downs mega-development? Why yes, yes it is, but they've got a plan for that.

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By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:08 am

The T is blaming "power problems" for the cessation of the Blue Line and the need to bus passengers between Airport and Maverick this morning, although one commuter reports:

A shuttle was promised when we found out at airport station, it has been 10 minutes and no shuttle in sight.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 1:07 pm
Suspects at Wood Island

Transit Police report they are looking for these two for a robbery at the Wood island T stop around 11:45 p.m. on Jan, 8.

If Nose Boy and the Masked Mug look familiar, contact detectives at 17-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA is dealing with some troublesome switches near Suffolk Downs that have the Blue Line all bollixed up.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 4:07 pm
Packed Blue Line substiution bus

Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 2:07 pm
Edwards

City Councilors Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Michelle Wu (at large) say they want to get the T to set aside one car on every Blue Line train for bicyclists who would ride their bikes to work downtown, if only there were a way to get them across Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:17 am
Messier

Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man they charge got angry at somebody else for refusing him a lighter and so whipped out a gun to make the point he really needed that lighter, shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maverick T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 7:13 pm

The MBTA announced today it's going to shut the Blue Line in downtown Boston for two weeks this month to do track repairs originally scheduled for a series of weekends later this year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:31 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now playing the role of Blue Line trains between Suffolk Downs and Maverick because one of the overhead power lines came tumbling down.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:45 am
Wanted man

Wanted man.

Transit Police report they are looking for this grinning man for an incident at the State Street T stop around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, in which he allegedly attacked and kicked a person, then forced the person to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.

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

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 3:32 pm
A crowded Blue Line train this afternoon

Ari Ofsevit snapped his not so widely spaced fellow riders around 2:45 p.m. today on the Blue Line - at Aquarium outbound after no train came for 15 minutes.

The T responded: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 9:35 am
Ennagi

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man they say made a point of showing his genitals to women on the T - once while possibly freeing up one hand to video his victim's reaction. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:30 pm

The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:02 pm
Wanted for Maverick robbery

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say robbed a 72-year-old person at the Maverick Square Blue Line stop around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 27.

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

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 12:20 pm
Celletti

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man on charges he indecently attacked a woman - twice - at the fare gates to State Street station shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 9:35 am
Crowd at Maverick on the Blue Line

Shortly before 9 a.m., Teresa Polhemus snapped this photo of her fellow riders waiting for a train at Maverick, and asked: Read more.

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