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Blue Hill Avenue redesign receives mixed reviews
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Blue Hill Avenue redesign receives mixed reviews
The administration of Mayor Michelle Wu is planning to use federal funding for a $44 million overhaul of Blue Hill Avenue, with a focus on updated bus and pedestrian infrastructure. The work is slated to begin in 2026.
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Riding Fairmount Line will be free during repairs on Red Line
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Riding Fairmount Line will be free during repairs on Red Line
Travel on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line will be free during the two weeks the Red Line’s Ashmont branch and Mattapan Line will be closed later this month, the MBTA has announced.
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Residents object to transfer of ‘hand-me-down’ Green Line trains to Mattapan line
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Residents object to transfer of ‘hand-me-down’ Green Line trains to Mattapan line
Residents who live along the Mattapan line have expressed frustration with the MBTA’s announced plans to eventually replace the current trolleys with used cars from the Green Line, which one resident scorned as “hand-me-downs.”
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In the news: Gabrielle (Farrell) Mondestin
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In the news: Gabrielle (Farrell) Mondestin
The MBTA has appointed Gabrielle (Farrell) Mondestin as its first chief communications officer, becoming a member of the senior leadership team at the mass transit agency.
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Scores turn out for MBTA job fair held in Mattapan
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Scores turn out for MBTA job fair held in Mattapan
Last Saturday, dozens of job-seekers turned out for a mobile job recruitment event held by the MBTA at Jubilee Christian Church in Mattapan. The event — called “HR on the Go” — included a customized MBTA bus with interview stations and computers inside to make the application process smoother for prospective T employees.
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Mayor releases legislative agenda
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is promoting her agenda for action at the state level as a new legislative session begins on Beacon Hill.
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2022 was year of historic firsts
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2022 was year of historic firsts
In the fields of politics and public policy, Boston’s communities of color made historic gains in 2022, with former City Councilor Andrea Campbell’s elevation to attorney general, Michelle Wu’s first full year as mayor and, for the first few months, a majority of people of color on the City Council.
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MBTA may be planning more rail shutdowns
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MBTA may be planning more rail shutdowns
The MBTA is planning to double the amount of shuttle bus service in the next five years at a cost of tens of millions of dollars, with the possibility of another complete rail line shutdown in the works — and a transit advocate thinks the Red Line could be next to be taken offline.
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Connected contractor seeks to spin the T
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Connected contractor seeks to spin the T
Starting last Friday, the MBTA shut down the entire Orange Line for a month for maintenance and repair work. Riders were told two weeks in advance about the coming inconvenience; but a few months earlier, officials were ready to highlight the line along with the rest of the system as not just functional, but the best way to get around Boston for residents and commuters.
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Orange Line commuters adjust to changes
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Orange Line commuters adjust to changes
Roubbins Jamal LaMothe, who lives in Malden, knew he should practice his commute to Tufts Medical Center before Monday morning, the first weekday morning of the Orange Line’s complete 30-day shutdown. So he boarded a shuttle bus to Oak Grove Sunday night as he got back to Massachusetts from a trip to Indianapolis to catch a Colts preseason game.
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Disruptions begin with Orange Line shutdown
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Disruptions begin with Orange Line shutdown
Mayor Michelle Wu declared the shuttle bus service temporarily replacing the Orange Line mostly a victory on Monday, noting a few hiccups as the MBTA entered its 30-day shutdown of the line, during which the agency hopes to complete track work and other much-needed improvements.
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Opinion
Orange Line closure: We deserve answers
This is a giant disruption in Bostonians’ lives, and it hits in unfair ways, with Black, Brown, and immigrant Bostonians suffering the most. The T owes all of us some answers.
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