By - 2/18/15 - 2:57 pm

Police in Concord, Bedford and Billerica say stay-at-home residents are being targeted by scammer toughs in trucks with Maine license plates who are going around offering to remove snow, then forcing their elderly and disabled marks to hand over money before they're done. In a statement, the three departments report:

The men offer to remove snow or remove fallen or unwanted trees from the resident's

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By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were...Read more

By - 5/16/14 - 5:01 pm

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation said today "open-water swimming" will continue to be allowed at the historic Concord pond, but that people really shouldn't try it until they know what they're doing:

Over the last three years, there have been 28 saves by lifeguards at DCR's Walden Pond, 13 of these saves came from outside of the designated swimming areas. Water rescues

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By - 5/15/14 - 11:03 pm

UPDATE: Never mind, DCR says.

Paul Levy considers a DCR proposal to try to stop people from swimming across the historic kettle hole:

Why now? [Open-water swimming] has existed at the lake for decades. What is prompting this proposed change that didn't exist years ago? (I guess there were some similar thoughts in 2010.) Those engaged in OWS are adults who understand the

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By - 4/12/14 - 10:41 am

Calendar of Patriots Day events - some this weekend. The list is, however, missing the annual re-enactment of the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 2:17 pm
Bedford crash scene

End of the line in Bedford. Photo by Billerica PD.

Brian D'Amico reports state and local police doggedly pursued a man who carjacked a woman in Newton, rammed into three cars in West Newton, got shot at by police, carjacked another person in Billerica, carjacked yet another person in Concord, then kept on going until he crashed into a pole and a tree on Springs Road in Bedford. He may have also found time...Read more

By - 12/25/13 - 12:26 am
Christmas eve caroling in Concord

Steve listened to the Christmas-eve caroling in Concord.

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

By - 10/1/13 - 1:30 pm

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

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By - 8/6/13 - 8:26 am

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

By - 3/29/13 - 4:25 pm

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

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By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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

Don't miss our amazing auction...Read more

By - 2/6/13 - 6:52 am

Concord Town Meeting voted last year not to regulate cats, but proponents of cat herding go before Town Meeting again this year.Read more

By - 1/20/13 - 11:53 am

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 Thoreau’s time or any other recent year, and it turns out

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By - 12/14/12 - 10:02 pm

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.Read more

By - 9/7/12 - 5:53 pm

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

By - 8/18/12 - 12:07 pm

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

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By - 5/10/12 - 8:33 am

Richard Howe reports on a day of jury duty in Concord District Court.Read more

By - 4/27/12 - 8:33 am

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).Read more

By - 4/26/12 - 8:45 am

Future perp lineup in Concord?Future perp lineup in Concord?

Concord Town Meeting last night finally banned the sale of water in plastic bottles - although the measure still needs final approval from the state Attorney General's office. Next up: A proposed ban on unleashed cats.

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