Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The plane has been evacuated and baggage taken off for inspection by law enforcement officials, according to several reports.
UPDATE TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 11:55 A.M.: The suspicious package on the plane was re-screened and cleared by security officials, according to the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). In a press statement, the TSA said that the checked bag was re-screened at Logan after baggage handlers in Philadelphia "noted concern." The plane landed safely at Logan and passengers were bused to the gate. "While properly screened by TSA at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the bag was re-screened by local EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal team) at BOS as a precaution and has been cleared," the statement said. Massport also released a statement saying the flight was remotely parked on the runway while the bag was re-screened "out of an …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Check out some of the top stories on Melrose Patch this week.
Here is a look at some of the top stories on Melrose Patch this week: Melrose Man Arraigned in Logan Bribery Case: Five Massport employees, including one from Melrose, accused of participating in a taxi bribery scheme at Logan Airport's cab stands were released Wednesday following their arraignments in a Boston court. Katherine Clark Announces She Is Running For Congress: Sen. Katherine Clark announced Friday to her supporters that she will be running for Congress. MHS Science Labs Project is Underway: Asbestos abatement work for the Melrose High School science labs project started on Tuesday. Call Off The Search: Griffin the Cat Returns Home Tuesday: Griffin, a 10-year-old black and white Tuxedo cat, returned home Tuesday afternoon, …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A recent report says its a problem at Boston's airport - is it something you feel you've experienced? Does the idea bother you, or do you consider it a necessary security precaution?
Security staff at Logan International Airport have filed complaints that their co-workers target minorities for security checks, according to the Boston Globe. Over 30 officers have lodged the complaints, which are under investigation by the Transportation Security Administration, the Globe reports. Security at airports are supposed to use "behavioral detection" methods to pick up facial expression and body language to deem someone suspicious. According to the Globe, Logan had once been held up as a model for behavioral detection. Readers: Have you had a bad experience at the Logan airport TSA? Think they do a great job? Share your story with other readers in the comment section below.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Planes, trains and automobiles are moving a little more freely, though most transportation services are not yet back to normal.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 5:18 p.m. on Monday under "Amtrak." Irene is gone, but transportation agencies are still feeling the storm’s after-effects. Here’s a rundown of transportation services in and around Greater Boston: The MBTA has returned to its normal Monday operations. The T had shut down almost all service Sunday. The only weather-related disruption reported on the T website concerned Riverside on the Green Line. The parking lot there is closed as Newton and NSTAR continue to clear tree debris. Monday’s flight schedule at Logan Airport is riddled with cancelations as airlines redistribute planes across the country. “They’ve got to get the planes in here to get people out,” said Logan Director of Media Relations …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Travel organizations have either suspended or severely limited service for Sunday as Hurricane Irene pushes through the area.
After days of tracking Hurricane Irene and making plans, several airlines, state and federal agencies have canceled or severely limited transportation service. Here’s a rundown of the different decisions affecting travel for Sunday. If you see any detours or road closures around Melrose, leave them in the comments below to help out your neighbors. Logan remains open, but most airlines have canceled flights, according to the airfield’s Facebook account. Some airlines will evaluate the situation tomorrow and may resume a light flying schedule, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. If you had a flight planned for Sunday or Monday, call or check online with your airline ahead of time to check on the flight’s status. Be …