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Make Way for Electric Scooters in Boston This Spring

Maybe you love them. Maybe you hate them. Maybe the very sight of them parked on a sidewalk inspires the urge to decapitate them or heave them into […]

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The MBTA’s Fare Machines Were Under the Weather Today

Update: The fare machines are working again. #MBTA Fare Vending Machines are now accepting credit and debit card transactions. We thank you for your patience. — […]

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As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

For nearly a century, a concrete lion’s head has kept watch over Gilman Square in Somerville. Placed there when the brick, art deco-style Homans Building was built […]

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In Defense of the Kick Scooter

There’s an awful lot of talk about scooters in Boston these days. The wrong kind. Pretty much out of nowhere, dockless e-scooters have swept the nation, popping […]

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The MBTA’s Just War on Backpacks Has Been Rekindled

Waiting in the stale heat that fills the southbound MBTA Orange Line stop at State Street this morning, I heard the sweetest sound come over […]

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The Other Scourge of Storrow Drive: People Riding Bikes

We hear a lot about the perils of Storrow Drive this time of year, and for good reason. Thousands of people unfamiliar with the concept of “Storrowing” arrive in […]

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Boston Has Better Drivers than Baltimore, and Only Baltimore

Take a bow, Boston drivers. You are, collectively, no longer the worst drivers in America. According to a new study, that title now belongs to Baltimore. When […]

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The MBTA’s New “Stopped” Displays Tell You What’s Actually Going On

We’ve all been there: Loitering on an MBTA platform, your train to work nowhere in sight, while one of those LED displays tells you unhelpfully […]

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You Cannot Drive a Moving Truck on Storrow Drive

As we approach September 1—either the worst or best day on the Boston calendar, depending on your feelings about picking up stained ottomans off the curb—the […]

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A “Flowerbomb” Spruced Up a Bus Stop in Everett This Morning

Commuters in Everett were greeted with an unusual pop of color at a Broadway bus stop this morning. Hit with a so-called “flower bomb,” the bus […]

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Get a Sneak Peek at the New Red Line Trains at City Hall Plaza

Can’t wait to poke around one of the brand-new MBTA Red Line train cars headed for the tracks in the coming years? Well, this week, […]

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The Blue Line Lost Power for the Second Time in a Week

You may be experiencing déjà vu about this one, but the Blue Line has once again lost power. The T announced at around 8:45 this […]

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Coming Very Soon: Shiny New Green Line Trains

They aren’t a panacea for all the MBTA’s woes, of course, but it sure does feel good to see some slick, shiny, new-and-improved train cars […]

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A Martha’s Vineyard Bus Driver Was Fired after a Racist Comment

I guess some people, instead of trying to leave a sliver of plausible deniability when they act out their racial resentment in public—by, say, calling the police on a […]

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A Commuter Stuck Between a Red Line Train and Platform Has Been Rescued

Red Line service has resumed after a commuter stuck between a train and platform was rescued Thursday morning, an incident that led to rush hour […]