Red Line

Two stabbed at Shawmut MBTA station

The Transit Police Department reports two people were stabbed around 12:45 p.m. on the Ashmont platform at Shawmut on Wednesday, in an incident that might have started as a dispute on an Orange Line train.

Police report neither victim stuck around for police or EMTs. One was found on Leslie Street, several blocks east of Dorchester Avenue; the other on Dorchester Avenue near Welles Avenue, also several blocks from the station.

Both victims are expected to survive, police say.

Court hears: Savin Hill murder victim was beating alleged killer moments before he was shot

Nhu Nguyen, 19, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court on charges he pumped a single fatal bullet into Derek Matulina's chest on the platform of the Savin Hill T stop the day before Mother's Day.  Read more

Convicted sex offender charged with lewd behavior at Ashmont T stop

A Mattapan man with a record for sexual offenses was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after a T inspector allegedly saw him following a female passenger while performing a lewd act.  Read more

Red Line down for weekend repairs

Train service Dorchester leg of the Red Line will be replaced by shuttle buses along Dorchester Avenue this weekend (June 13 and 14) as work continues to build a new Ashmont station. Questions or concerns can be directed to the MBTA construction hotline at 617-222-6757.

Red Line dead as entire subway system loses power

The MBTA is trying to figure out what caused a massive power outage that shut all four subway lines and left hundreds of people stranded in trains shortly before 9 a.m. today.  Read more

Ashmont Station taking shape, slowly

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As the skeletal arc of the new Ashmont Station finally begins to reach into the sky in Peabody Square, many are beginning to wonder if it will ever be fully fleshed out. Delays have pushed the first phase of the project nearly 11 months behind schedule, and the second phase isn't set to be put out to bid until June of this year. It would be awarded in July, starting a 16-month long journey to what MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo called "substantial completion" in December 2010.  Read more

Red Line service suspended this weekend

The Dorchester branch of the Red Line will be shut down this weekend as the T completes what it calls the “final phase of demolition” at Ashmont station. Buses along Dorchester Avenue will replace train service on Saturday and Sunday. T officials call this weekend’s around the clock work a “major milestone” in the Ashmont construction project. Questions may be directed to the T’s construction hotline at 617-222-6757.

Facing debts, T eyes off-peak service cuts, fare hike

By 
Kyle Cheney, State House News Service
Mar. 12, 2009

Unless the state comes to the rescue of the MBTA, riders may be hit with a 30 percent fare hike and half the level of service on weekends and during off-peak hours, top state transportation officials warned Monday.

A hike of that size would push a $1.70 subway ride to $2.21, higher than New York's current $2.  Read more

Lawmakers prepare flurry of bills for deadline

Preserving education. Reforming of the criminal offender information system. Protecting local aid to cities and towns.

Those are some of the issues facing lawmakers as they prepare to kick off another two-year session. And those are just the ones that are personal to them. Looming large are changes to the state's transportation infrastructure, and pension and ethics reforms.

Keeping safe local aid - which cities and towns depend on from the state to pay for teachers, firefighters and police - is a top priority for most, including the Dorchester legislators.  Read more