chestnut hill

By - 5/24/14 - 3:11 pm
Clear aisle at the Chetnut Hill Star Market

2 p.m. on a Saturday.

We were out and about on errands today and figured we'd end the trip with a supermarket run for some barbecue fixings. We wound up at the Chestnut Hill Star, and, yeesh, was that place empty.

Now, one might think this was because it's Memorial Day Weekend and simply everybody in Newton and Brookline is already down on the Cape and the only people left... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 7:56 am
Hammond Street interior, Newton

An early morning fire at 583 Hammond St. went to three alarms before it was knocked down shortly before 6 a.m.

The Newton Fire Department reports investigators are on scene, trying to determine the cause of the fire, which also forced the closing of the road to traffic.... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 12:32 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports selectmen put off a vote on letting a Peet's replace the Starbucks on Rte. 9 in Chestnut Hill after neighbors complained Starbucks customers were slobby bad drivers and selectmen decided they wanted the landlord to explain how he will keep the Peet's from replicating the mistakes of the Starbucks.

By - 2/11/14 - 10:59 am
Wegmans

The new supermarket, built on the site of the departed Omni Foods on Rte. 9, holds its grand opening on April 27. However, the liquor-store part of the supermarket opens March 29.

By - 12/30/13 - 8:40 am
Bad crash in Chestnut Hill

Remains of a pickup that slid under a truck in Chestnut Hill. Photo by State Police.

Rain turned to black ice overnight, causing cars to crash and overturn across the region and sending pedestrians and bicyclists plunging to the ground.

Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was... Read more

By - 9/23/13 - 10:58 am

The Newton Fire Department reports it evacuated part of the Street mall on Rte. 9 after workers hit a gas main in front of the Container Store around 10 a.m. About 35 minutes later, National Grid managed to shut the gas off, freeing mall workers to return to their jobs.

By - 9/6/13 - 2:14 pm

Boston College is expected to shoot off fireworks at the end of the Eagles game against Wake Forest tonight, which could be sometime around 11 p.m.

By - 6/7/13 - 8:02 am

Massachusetts residents yesterday sued Sur La Table and the Container Store after they say got junk mail even though they never gave the chains their addresses.

In separate lawsuits, Judith Monteferrante and Elizabeth Christiansen say the data mining the chains used to dredge up their addresses based on their Zip codes and credit-card information violates Massachusetts consumer-privacy laws.

In March, the Supreme Judicial Court... Read more

By - 3/7/13 - 7:05 pm

Red and green lights in Chestnut Hill

Isaac Miller reports the traffic lights at Rte. 9 and Hammond Street were both red and green this afternoon.... Read more

By - 2/8/13 - 11:11 pm

Domo-kun in the snow

Katie Painter went out tonight and managed to snap this photo of a Brighton snowbank.

Geoffrey Grove tweets:

Very large coyote roaming in Chestnut Hill... People plowing/shoveling beware!

... Read more
By - 12/15/12 - 11:05 pm

G.A. Robinson reports somebody had their cell phone stolen around 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black man and a Hispanic woman with a rifle.

By - 6/21/12 - 6:26 am

AlertNewEngland reports utility poles caught on fire on Grove Street and over the line in Dedham last night and parts of West Roxbury went dark. As of 5 this morning, about 1,000 customers in West Roxbury and Chestnut Hill were still without power, WBZ tweeted.

By - 2/25/12 - 10:38 am

Wicked Local Newton reports the Newton PD is hunting for whoever stole two automatic toilet-flush sensors from the men's room at the Chestnut Hill Star Market. Apparently, the thief didn't leave a paper trail.

By - 1/5/12 - 3:41 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest refugees from the increasingly empty Rte. 9 mall.

By - 12/5/11 - 4:11 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.

By - 5/26/11 - 9:37 am

Water gauges

Photographynatalya takes us on an online tour of the new Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill.

Copyright Photographynatalya. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 3:09 pm

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was held up this afternoon at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black male wearing a ski mask and baggy red and black clothes who fled toward the Longwood Cricket Club.

By - 2/24/11 - 5:14 pm

The Waterworks Museum holds its grand opening on March 27 at one of the former Chestnut Hill pump stations (the brown and beige one).

This is an exciting new Museum celebrating the history, architecture, public health, and aesthetic beauty of 3 glorious Turbine Engines that have been hidden away for so long.

... Read more
By - 1/28/11 - 6:55 am

Dead trolley at Chestnut Hill this morning.

7:35 update: One could ask the same thing about commuter rail: As I type, there are 17 alerts about delays at the MBTA Web site.

9:00 update: Probably should have written "What is it about the T?" since switch problems at Oak Grove AND a dead train are causing agita on the Orange Line. Or as Boon Sheridan... Read more

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