This just in from State Police:
At 11:48 a.m. today, a joint search operation by multiple police and fire agencies resulted in the recovery of the body of an adult male from Walden Pond. The deceased was located by divers in approximately 20 feet of water, approximately 75 yards from the shore of a cove area on the southern side of the pond. While official... Read more
A woman who graduated Concord-Carlisle High School this year says the school did nothing about a two-year bullying campaign against her that included repeated death threats carved into school walls, smearing feces inside her car and repeatedly keying vulgarities into her car's exterior - once at the local ice-cream stand where she worked.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Isabella... Read more
An MBTA spokesman said police are still investigating how the person came to be on the tracks before being hit by an inbound train shortly before 4 p.m..
Shortly after 4 p.m., a rider on one train e-mailed UHub:
Train stopped due to what the conductor said is an apparent suicide between the two stops. He said the police are going to be on... Read more
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more
Concord Town Meeting voted last year not to regulate cats, but proponents of cat herding go before Town Meeting again this year.
The Smithsonian reports further evidence of climate change comes from Walden Pond, where plants in 2012 bloomed earlier than ever before recorded - and records go back to 1852, when Henry David Thoreau kept track:
"We were amazed that wildflowers in Concord flowered almost a month earlier in 2012 than they did in Thoreauâ€™s time or any other recent year, and it turns out... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report on an incident at 8:15 p.m.:
An Eastbound MBTA Fitchburg Line train struck a trespasser on Track 1 approximately 200 yards east of the Route 2 Bridge in Concord, MA. The person struck was pronounced deceased.
Police report the victim was a white woman, between roughly 18 and 22.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Concord company's First Amendment rights weren't violated just because its landlord tried to evict it for non-payment of rent while it was negotiating with the town over getting rid of "85,000 yards of unscreened compost material."
A. John Marabello began eviction proceedings against Boston Bark when it stopped paying rent in 2009.
Before Marabello moved to... Read more
PaulM goes for a paddle on the historic little river:
Herons stood in the shallows, a band of about 60 Canada geese occupied one bend, other birds called here and there, and the river flowed by like time coming off a clock. On the way to the bridge we had the current in our favor, and it was strong enough to notice. Recent rain... Read more
Richard Howe reports on a day of jury duty in Concord District Court.
Birds will just have to fend for themselves, Town Meeting decides (but recall it took four tries to get a ban on plastic water bottles).
A Florida woman is suing Concord-based Vibram USA over its Vibram FiveFingers sneakers, claiming they not only fail to provide the health benefits the company claims, they can lead to injuries among people who fail to adjust their gait while using them.
In her suit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Valerie Bezdek does not specify how she became "damaged" while using the... Read more
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The Globe reports on cat regulations proposed by a resident tired of being "a victim in my own yard to terrorist cats that kill everything in sight."