Toy and Clothing Drive for Children

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Local 589 Members Assist Residents Displaced By Fire

Today, a fire broke out in East Boston near Putnam and Bennington streets after electric equipment failed, causing about 200 customers to lose power. An MBTA bus was dispatched to the scene to assist the displaced residents, many of which were children. The executive board would like to thank the following Local 589 members for…

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Helping Out Rosie’s Place

Yesterday, Local 589’s executive board made a food donation to Rosie’s Place. To the right is a photo of the board with Marty Wengert, Rosie’s Place volunteer services director.

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Helping Others In Their Time Of Need

On September 13, 2012, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office along with the MBTA and the 589 Executive Board recognized the following bus operators who volunteered their time and skills to assist the Sheriff’s Office in their most difficult time of need.  The following bus operators provided transportation for hundreds of local and state law enforcement officers so…

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Fast-acting T workers averted death on the Orange Line

Boston Globe | By Chris Stuck-Girard | August 05, 2012 Two MBTA employees will be recognized Wednesday by the agency for their role in averting tragedy at an Orange Line station last month. At about 4:10 p.m. July 17, driver Ellen Coulter was rounding a bend near State Street Station when she saw a woman…

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Local 589 Members Volunteer Skills

Delegate Patrick Hogan reports that twelve Local 589 bus drivers volunteered their time and skills to pay tribute to Norfolk County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia who was killed in a motorcycle accident recently. These Local 589 members continued a tradition of paying tribute to fallen Police and Fire Fighters by providing transportation for the funeral…

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Banking on kindness at the MBTA

Boston Globe | By Brian McGrory | August 01, 2012 If bad news were money, we’d all be millionaires these days. The presidential candidates are basically trying to scratch each other’s eyes out. Nothing will change after the Colorado massacre. The world economy is dangling by a thread. Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on the…

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MBTA employee returns wallet containing more than $900

By Melissa M. Werthmann | Boston Globe | Oct 23, 2012 The person who left a wallet containing more than $900 on an MBTA bus has been reunited with the money, thanks to an honest MBTA employee. Gaynol Waugh has been a T repairer since 2005 and is training to get his commercial driver’s license,…

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Lost on T, bag with earrings fares well

Boston Herald – Richard Weir – Friday, January 18, 2013 Aidan Low was en route to Back Bay to take his girlfriend out for her birthday Monday when the college freshman from West Roxbury realized he had left his backpack with her gift — a $250 pair of topaz earrings — on the back seat of the…

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Toy and Clothing Drive for Children

 The Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 is partnering with the MBTA and Radio 92.9 to ask riders and the general public to “fill a bus” with new toys and clothes for local children in need. The “Fill-A-Bus” drive MBTA bus is parked at JFK Station each day through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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