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By - 5/18/15 - 7:46 am

WBUR introduces us to the history of MiniLuxe, which hopes to become the Starbucks of nail salons - and which treats workers better than those places in New York and got started when a partner at a Boston investment firm was driving through Revere and noticed all the nail salons there.Read more

By - 5/12/15 - 3:16 pm

The Dig posts a first-person account by somebody who was on that New York-to-Boston bus that didn't quite make it to Boston yesterday:

The Rosie Perez circa-1988-sounding driver tried to tell everyone that an alarm was going off, and that a mechanic was going to have to check the bus out. We were told it could take anywhere from five minutes to a

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By - 5/11/15 - 5:11 pm
Bolt bus on fire

Tyler captured the flaming, exploding Bolt bus on the eastbound turnpike in West Newton. State Police report two lanes are shut - and that no one was injured. Read more.Read more

By - 5/8/15 - 10:35 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for James Brescia, convicted for first-degree murder for the 2006 death of a Newton man his wife had been seeing.

The court agreed with Brescia's attorneys that symptoms from a mild stroke he suffered the night after his first day of testimony - the next day, under cross examination, he had problems understanding and answer questions...Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 9:37 am

Updated.

An inbound Worcester Line train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Auburndale around 9:15 a.m., Transit Police report, adding he was "trespassing" on the tracks.

The man, white and in his 50s, was hit just past where the line crosses the Charles River.

Passengers on the train remained onboard until about 10:25 a.m., when a rescue train pulled up beside...Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 3:46 pm

Daniel Guzman asks:

Trying to crowdsource a place in the immediate Boston area where Montréal-style bagels are sold. Any ideas?

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By - 3/28/15 - 5:57 pm

Lauren photographs one of the bald eagles that have taken to roosting behind her house as they prepare a nest.Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 10:41 am

Village 14 reports the Newton Board of Aldermen has voted to transmogrify itself into the Newton City Council effective Jan. 1.

Ed. note: Boston had a board of aldermen - and a common council - until 1909, when a new city charter replaced both with a single city council....Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 9:15 am
Cut daffodils in Newton

On closer inspection, those daffodils rising from the snowbanks in Waban turned out to be cut daffodils stuck into the snow in Waban, Lorianne DiSabato reports.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 3/5/15 - 11:40 pm

Although the original Rosie's Bakery in Inman Square shut for good this weekend, the Chestnut Hill Rosie's - and the stand in South Station - remain open, co-owner Judy Rosenberg reports. A note about the closing that was posted in Chestnut Hill did not make it clear it applied only to the Inman Square shop.

In e-mail, Rosenberg explains what happened as bakery sales continued...Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 2:34 pm
Note explaning why Rosies in Chestnut Hill is closed: Supplier shut

UPDATE: Chestnut Hill Rosie's remains open - the note applied only to Inman Square.

Rosie's, with stores in Inman Square and Chestnut Hill, closed its doors today.

Shazza shows us the note in the window of Rosie's Bakery in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall; a call to the Inman Square store leads to a message saying the same basic thing: The "wonderful supply...Read more

By - 2/23/15 - 9:17 am
Wanted for shoplifting at Wegmans in Newton

Newton Police report they are looking for a man, about 30, who shoplifted two bottles of pineapple vodka from the Wegman's liquor store on Rte. 9 on Friday while wearing "women's gray stretch pants from Victoria Secrets Pink collection" and carrying a purse.Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 4:10 pm
Workers on the roof of the Riverside trolley barn

Not all T maintenance workers are clearing tracks. As Sybil shows us, a number were busy today clearing snow off the roof of the Riverside trolley facility.Read more

By - 2/13/15 - 9:16 am

If you were in it, you know. Special note: A three-alarm fire on Tremont Street in Newton overnight left traffic a particular mess between Newton Corner and Oak Square.Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 7:48 pm

The college has posted:

BC Emergency. Bomb threat reported at Lower Campus Dining Hall. BC Police ask all on the Main Campus to avoid area and shelter in place.

Update: The college is now asking students to avoid all dining halls on campus.Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 4:09 pm
Spring will come in Newton snowbank

Roving UHub photographer Lisfnord spotted this hopeful sign in West Newton today.Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 8:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Pepe's Pizza, which had planned to open up in Washington Square in Brookline, now plans to take over the Papa Razzi space in the Chestnut Hill Mall.

Your move, New Mall Across Rte. 9, whadaya got?Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 8:24 am
Snow on a car in Newton

Julia C. was annoyed enough at this roving pile of white death that she saw on Nahanton Street in Newton to report it to the Newton PD.Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Kickstarter campaign now live.

The 128 Business Council thinks it has a way to get more city people out to jobs along Rte. 128: Build an online system to match people who've gone as far as they can on the T with a squadron of mostly private shuttle buses that already flit along the highway.

The only problem: To encourage ridership, the...Read more

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