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By adamg - 9/16/21 - 12:22 pm
Line outside the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing

Around noon, Massmikmouse photographed the scene outside the CharlieCard store in the Downtown Crossing/Park Street Corridor of Doom: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 3:33 pm
Wanted for punching and robbery

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say attacked a woman and stole her phone shortly at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop shortly before 9 a.m.

If the floral-print-wearing Dodgers fan looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:56 am
Flooded bocce courts in the North End

North End bocce courts turned into reflecting pools. Photo by Nathaniel Stinnett.

The Boston area remains under a flood warning until 1 p.m. as Ida moves out. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 11:12 am
New CharlieCard vending machines in Malden

John Smith watched the stately procession of new CharlieCard value-adding machines at Malden today.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 5:58 pm

The T reports the Orange Line came to a bit of a halt at rush hour and now has delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train sighed its last and died at Tufts. Caitlin reports she was stuck on that train: Read more.

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By adamg - 8/10/21 - 8:39 pm
Orange Line out for testing

The T took one of the new trains out for a spin on Saturday. Photo by John Smith.

The MBTA said tonight it expects to start running those new Orange Line cars again "before the end of the summer," which means sometime before, oh, Sept. 21. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 8:54 am

Morning riders on the Orange Line spent more time than the might have wanted to waiting for the ol' grandad trains this morning even though T workers were working to overcome the problem.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 11:04 am

WCVB posts video of the Wellington derailment that led the T to pull all of the new Orange and Red Line trains off the tracks back in March: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 11:52 am
Man nabbed in the act of robbing an elderly woman at Haymarket

First he chats her up, then he lifts her purse, police say.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say used small talk to steal a woman's purse at the Haymarket Orange Line station around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:28 pm

A woman who suffered injuries when her leg got stuck between an Orange Line car and the platform at Massachusetts Avenue during an afternoon rush hour in 2018 - and who was rescued by fellow passengers who managed to push the train just enough to free her - sued the MBTA this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man for an incident that started in an Orange Line car at Haymarket and ended with him pursued down the tunnel, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 1:48 pm

DingDingDing's Child reports from today's MBTA uberboard meeting: Engineers say that as the wheel-bearing "trucks" on the new Orange and Red Line trains age, they require more force to turn when going across switches, which may have contributed to the Orange Line derailments at Wellington. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 10:13 am

Transit Police report waking up a Lynn man and arresting him on gun and drug charges at Downtown Crossing yesterday after a bystander watched a handgun fall out of his pocket while he was trying to get comfortable. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 10:19 pm

Service is suspended between North Station and Back Bay, the T reported shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:16 am

Transit Police report that around 6 p.m. on Thursday, a man told officers at Back Bay that his bike was missing from the bike storage area there.

And then, just as the man was describing the bike to the officers: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 8:03 pm
Pagan

Transit Police report arresting Carlos Pagan, 38, on charges he was the guy who figured out how to get into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and make off with a cash "cassette" on March 10. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:35 pm

NBC Boston reports on the fatality, which happened shortly after 8 p.m.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced last week that it's just not going to run any trains at all between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square as it fixes the aging switch that caused yesterday's derailment at Wellington and does other track work there for the next three weeks. And it's pulling all of the new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield trains on the Orange and Red Lines - like the one that came off the tracks as it tries to figure out what happened.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 5:27 pm

The T has issued a statement on the derailment in the area where workers were supposedly making track improvements at Wellington today: Read more.

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