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MBTA

Police Shut Down Harvard Square
On Campus

Harvard Square Shut Down Due to a Suspicious Package in MBTA Station

At 6:03 p.m., the MBTA posted on Twitter that trains would bypass the Harvard Square station “at the request of police.” Multiple vehicles from the Cambridge Police and Fire departments soon lined the intersection of JFK Street and Brattle Street, blocking vehicle traffic.

MBTA Fare Hikes Event
Cambridge

MBTA Fare Hikes Event

Daniel J. Totten (right) talks to a representative from the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority about his concerns regarding proposed fare increases.

The RIDE
Scrutiny

The RIDE

Ted gets around through the RIDE, MBTA's accessible van service.

Crime

Elderly Woman Assaulted on Red Line, Police Say

An elderly woman was punched in the back of the head after getting on a Red Line train car at the Harvard Square station on Friday.

Harvard Square Kiosk
Harvard Square

Out of Town News Plaza Slated for Elevator Renovation, Kiosk Restoration

The plaza at the heart of Harvard Square is under construction to both renovate the elevator outside the Harvard Square T station and restore the historic Out of Town News kiosk.

MBTA

66-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed By Red Line Train

A 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Porter Square station Sunday morning around 7 a.m.

The Mayor’s Speech
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Adopts Black History Policy Order

The City of Cambridge celebrated Black History Month through a series of initiatives and events that recognized the achievements of African Americans.

Allston Construction
Allston

Harvard Affiliates Praise the University’s West Station Pledge

In Jan. 2018, Harvard promised $50 million to fund West Station, a commuter rail stop on the Framingham-Worcester line, and up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston.

Allston Construction
City Politics

In Allston, Mixed Feelings Over Univ. Funding for West Station

In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.

Honk if You Hate Traffic
Allston

Allstonians Rally to Protest Against West Station Delay

Standing by a congested intersection and braving 21 degree weather, Allstonians held up colorful signs to protest construction delays on West Station.

Pepper Spray on the MBTA
Cambridge

Pepper Spray Causes Irritation in Harvard T Stop

A release of pepper spray in the Harvard MBTA station briefly closed the Red Line stop Sunday, burning the eyes of some passerby and hospitalizing one person.

Pepper Spray on the MBTA
MBTA

Pepper Spray on the MBTA

The T station in Harvard Square was closed briefly on Sunday evening following reports of pepper spray released inside.

HUID and Charlie Card
Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Praise CharlieCard HUID Integration

A pilot program that allows Harvard University IDs to be used as MBTA “CharlieCards” has drawn praise from members of the Class of 2021.

All Aboard
MBTA

All Aboard

Passengers line up outside an arriving MBTA subway car, preparing to board during rush hour traffic Thursday evening.

MBTA Round-Trip Fare Hikes Graph
Undergraduate Council

MBTA Round-Trip Fare Hikes Graph

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