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.
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.
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
Isaac Miller reports the traffic lights at Rte. 9 and Hammond Street were both red and green this afternoon.... Read more
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.
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.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest refugees from the increasingly empty Rte. 9 mall.
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.
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.
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
Somebody's going around shooting squirrels with a BB gun, Brookline Patch reports.
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
Yes, if it falls on Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro's car, Wicked Local reports.
Because what isn't catching on fire today?
Seems there's a brake fire on a Green Line trolley at Chestnut Hill (photo).
Also, a propane tank at 49 Calender St. in Mattapan caught fire this afternoon.
Anybody know if anything's happening with mulch along Gallivan Boulevard? Or has all of that already gone up in flames?... Read more
MassDOT announced the reopening of the Green D Line as of 2:30 PM this afternoon after setting an original expected date of Monday.
The MBTA reports that in four days, workers:
- Pumped all the water out of the swimming pool-sized hole;
- Installed a 250 foot, 18 inch in diameter, concrete drainage pipe to prevent wash-outs in the future;
- Erected a retaining wall comprised of ... Read more
The amazing cartveyor.
Armed with a $5 coupon, we trekked to Chestnut Hill today to check out the new Star Market (question for Shaw's/Star: Why do you want to encourage people in 02131 to travel to Rte. 9 when you've got perfectly serviceable Shaw's in West Roxbury and Hyde Park?).
Anybody who's used to the Roche... Read more