Steve Annear

Staff Digital Writer

Steve Annear joined Boston as an online reporter after covering city news at the Metro newspaper and later, on the web for He started his career as a journalist with the Wicked Local newspapers and their online affiliates, beginning with a stint as editor/reporter of the Pembroke Mariner, before moving to the Newton and Brookline Tabs. A recipient of the 2011 Transportation Reporting award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association, Annear has spent a majority of his reporting days covering the MBTA. He graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a B.A. in Journalism and Communications in 2006.

Steve Annear'S latest stories

'No Boston Olympics' to USOC: Boston Shouldn't Host the Games in 2024

They really don't want the games to come here.

Students Are Studying How to Reimagine Blue Hill Ave.

As part of a semester-long project.

'Slippery Rail' Is a Thing And It's Ruining Your Commute

Luckily, the Commuter Rail made a video to explain why.

Candidates for Governor Talk About Their Ties to the Arts

Charlie Baker likes punk concerts, and Coakley gave up tap dancing.

An Ace In the Hole

How Ace Barnes became the first dog ever to report for duty with the Lynnfield Police Department.

Part of the Real-Time Green Line Tracking Is Here

The MBTA rolled out "phase one" of a much larger project. Enjoy.

Ouija Board Expert Is More Afraid of the Red Line Than Ghosts

Robert Murch is an expert in all-things Ouija.

The Aquarium Closed Down After a Pipe Burst

Don't worry—no cute animals were harmed.

People Should Repurpose the Old Red and Orange Line Trains

Diners? Churches? Resorts? Anything is possible.

An Ode to the MBTA

A new book of poems explores the neighborhoods served by T buses.