Protest opposes proposed public transit fare hikes


Community members protested the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s proposed fare increases April 10 at the Department of Transportation building and at the Statehouse. Individuals signed a petition to Senate President Therese Murray to keep fares low. The MBTA faces a budget shortfall of $118 million for its next fiscal year, which would be offset by increased state funds, raising fares and cutting unpopular bus routes. Fares increased 23 percent last year for trains and buses, while the cost of the Ride for disabled patrons doubled to $4 from $2. Continue reading

Boston Marathon Situational Awareness Statement

Two explosions took place at approximately 2:50PM at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston St, causing numerous injuries. A third explosion occurred at the John F. Kennedy Library; the resulting fire has been extinguished. It is not known at this time if this is related to the explosions at the marathon finish line. Continue reading