Newton

By - 8/11/16 - 8:36 pm
Two giant chickens in Newton

Giant chickens huddled for companionship on Homer Street in Newton this evening.

Compare to the giant chickens of West Roxbury and Roslindale.

H/t Karla.

By - 8/10/16 - 10:21 am

State Police report an Allston man died after his Jeep rolled over onto the median on 128 north near Grove Street around 2:15 a.m. today.

Jack Jardin, 21, was rushed to Mass. General, where he died, State Police say, adding they are still trying to determine why he lost control of the vehicle.

By - 8/9/16 - 3:21 pm

WBZ reports on the arrest this morning in Newton of the suspect in yesterday's State Police cruiser heist in South Boston.

By - 8/4/16 - 11:58 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that two Newton homeowners can't reclaim land once used for a rail line behind their houses because the federal government never formally declared the line "abandoned," even though it hasn't seen a train since 1972 - in part because the railroad tore out the rails in 1976. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:56 pm

Rachel Platten, who wrote "Fight Song," the song Hillary Clinton walked across the stage to, grew up in Newton and went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:18 am

A North Carolina photographer wants the Gavel to pay him up to $150,000 because, he says, it used one of his photos without permission back in 2013.

David Oppenheimer, of Asheville, NC, says the site used this Dylan photo for a since deleted column about various topics, including the singer and Candy Crush. Read more.

By - 7/18/16 - 4:37 pm

A tree's come down on the overhead wires at Woodland, causing "severe" delays on the Riverside Line.

By - 6/26/16 - 12:35 pm

A "power problem" between Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill means "moderate" delays, the T advises.

By - 6/25/16 - 9:59 pm

The T is busing Green Line passengers between Reservoir and Newton Highlands due to a "track problem" at Newton Highlands.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:01 am
Remains of a car in Newton Corner

Remains of the car in Newton Corner. Photo by Wendingo.

Traffic was backed up for miles after a car caught fire at the height of rush hour westbound, just past Newton Corner.

By - 5/24/16 - 11:44 pm

South Pacific actually closed in 2012, but the sign remained - until today.

By - 5/23/16 - 4:48 pm

UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. WBZ reports she's been found safe in the woods.

State Police report searching the woods behind the Chestnut Hill Mall and Hammond Pond today for Dana Morrissey, a BC senior who failed to attend her graduation today. Read more.

By - 4/24/16 - 8:24 pm

The Riverside Line has degraded to "moderate" delays due to a trolley mistaking its tracks for the River Styx.

By - 4/19/16 - 10:14 pm

Village 14 reports on a sermon by Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel about the infamous Newton forum in which some Jews heckled a black woman describing her son's treatment at a local school and tried to boo the school superintendent off the stage.

By - 4/14/16 - 12:22 pm

Five Boston-area men face arraignment in federal court today on charges related to the gambling ring they allegedly ran - and the tough-guy ways they supposedly used to get people to pay their debts - the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Among the men: Joseph Yerardi, 62, of Newton, released in 2012 after serving 17 years in federal prison on a sentence for racketeering, money laundering, loansharking and illegal gambling - much of it in connection with Bulger's Winter Hill gang. Read more.

By - 4/8/16 - 10:03 am

The Globe reports angry, booing, hissing adults disrupted a forum on prejudice in the city, led by a long-time local Angry Man who used the session to repeat his accusations that Newton schools are anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. Read more.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:51 am
Downed tree on the Riverside Line at Chestnut Hill

Riverside Line riders are being herded onto buses this morning as T workers try to repair the damage from the tree that fell on the wires at Chestnut Hill this morning. Several bus lines are now running delayed, even aside from the snow, due to buses being diverted to the impromptu D shuttle.

By - 3/21/16 - 8:26 am
Snow in Boston

TCC reports:

In Boston, teaching preschoolers about Spring is confusing.

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to spring with snow in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:54 am

The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"

As Boston Dog kvetches:

Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.

Pict Liberation Army adds:

Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.