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By adamg - 7/18/21 - 10:35 pm
MBTA ad poster that calls for less isolating, more maskless partying

You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 9:03 am
People waiting for non-existent shuttle bus at JFK/UMass

Nick Favorito was among the growing hordes of Red Line commuters at JFK/UMass when a "power problem" shut things between Park and JFK/UMass down this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:57 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man watching a movie and fiddling with his Playstation on the TV he plugged in on the inbound platform at Harvard around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday - not for his unique way of wiling away the time underground but because he was wanted on charges of attacking somebody in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 6:31 pm

Transit Police report an officer was chomped three times by a large dog at the Shawmut Red Line station around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

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.

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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 - 5/24/21 - 3:37 pm

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man at the Braintree Red Line station who, they charge, punched a cabbie to the ground and then repeatedly kicked him in the head after the driver told him he could not take him anywhere because he was at the station to pick somebody up. 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 - 4/26/21 - 5:32 pm
Crews getting person off tracks at JFK/UMass

John Smith captured T workers, firefighters and EMTs getting a person off the Red Line tracks at JFK/UMass this afternoon.

The T halted Red Line service around 5 p.m. to allow the person's rescue; service has since resumed.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:47 pm

Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a stabbing found a woman who had "sustained a serious laceration to her neck area" around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday inside the parking garage at the Alewife T station, where she was congregating with other homeless people. She was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say went ballistic when told to get off the train at the end of the line in Braintree late last night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 11:23 am
Wanted for Andrew attack

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked up to somebody at Andrew and, for no particular reason, punched him repeatedly in the face, around 10 p.m. on Feb. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 11:54 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester couple for an armed robbery at Ashmont station Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 11:36 am
Wanted for stealing MBTA property

Transit Police report they are looking for four people who have now twice made off with the new arm rests/dividers on benches at the Red Line station in Central Square - the ones that some say are really a hostile act against the homeless. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:47 am

Transit Police report arresting a man already wanted on several warrants on charges he launched a loogie at a T worker insisting he pay his fare at the Ashmont Red Line station on Friday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man who objected to being told to put back items he was trying to shoplift from the Porter Square CVS early Saturday responded by punching "an elderly employee in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist." Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 9:36 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. First responders were able to get him off the tracks and up to the platform, from which he was transported to a local hospital, conscious and alert.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 6:04 pm
Dead Red Line train at rush hour at Downtown Crossing

Door-impaired Red Line train at DTX at rush hour. Photo by Ben Chan.

Ben Chan reports he was on the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing around 5:40 p.m. when a train pulled in and the doors on one car just wouldn't open and the driver ignored the herdette of people (like five people) banging on the train and waving at him and he just doesn't care and wants to keep going, schedules and all that, no doubt, before deciding this train is coming out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:01 pm
Red Line car with no riders, no ads

Chris Staiti reports from the Red Line today:

Not a single poster ad on the entire train. Just as well. There were no people to see any ads either.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:37 pm
Wanted for questioning: Two women

Transit Police have released photos of two women they want to talk to about a stabbing at Downtown Crossing around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 3. Read more.

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