Newton

By - 4/25/17 - 11:27 pm

An Uber driver who picked up a woman in Boston raped her, then dropped her off at Boston College, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 12:03 pm
Trash crash

The Newton Fire Department reports no injuries when this trash truck felt compelled to obey the law of gravity at an embankment on Langley Road this morning.

By - 4/16/17 - 6:53 pm

The Newton Fire Department reports a brush fire off Hammond Pond Parkway:
Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:15 pm

Joseph Yerardi, 62, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison today for his role in running a gambling and extortion ring in the Boston area, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 3/16/17 - 11:18 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for illegal gun possession in a 2013 Newton road-rage incident because a gun is a gun no matter when it's made and, in any case, he failed to prove his gun was actually an antique exempt from normal state gun-licensing requirements. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:54 pm
Tree falls in Newton

Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.

By - 3/7/17 - 3:57 pm

The Herald reports ADL New England on Court Street, the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton and the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham were evacuated.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:12 pm
Hawk on a No Pets sign

John Pelletier shows us his backyard in Newton this morning.

By - 2/25/17 - 4:50 pm
Rainbow over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Erika Holmberg shows us the rainbow over the turnpike in Newton this afternoon.

She wasn't the only one to look up as the rain ended: Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 2:42 pm

Ha'aretz reports on the last wave of what turned out to be hoax calls to Jewish centers across the country, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston in Newton.

At 1:20 p.m., Sean Roche reported on the all clear:

Lot is full. Building is bustling. Essential and undaunted.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:12 am

A Newton doctor who says he uses a drone to photograph what he says is illegal city snow dumping in a local park is asking a federal judge to block a Newton ordinance that makes it illegal to fly the small aircraft over property without a property owner's consent. Read more.

By - 1/1/17 - 1:52 pm

A Quincy man was charged with indecent assault and battery for an incident Wednesday evening involving a Green Line worker on a trolley heading to Riverside, Transit Police report. Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/22/16 - 8:22 pm

Joseph Yerardi, 62, of Newton, Anthony Corso, 51, of Cambridge, and Michael Burke, 45, of Winthrop, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to charges that they ran an illegal gambling and extortion ring for a year, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 12/15/16 - 5:40 pm
wires on a car in Newton

Photo by Newton FD.

The Newton Fire Department reports live wires fell on a car shortly after 4 p.m. on Nobscot Road, off Comm. Ave. Looks like a tree fell on the wires first.

By - 12/15/16 - 2:14 pm

Streetcar service thanks to a fallen tree.**

Just got this alert from the T:

Green Line D branch experiencing severe delays due to a fallen tree on the overhead wire at Newton Centre.

**with apologies to Joyce Kilmer

By - 12/15/16 - 2:13 pm
Tree down on Green Line in Newton Centre

Jennie shows us the tree near Newton Centre responsible for the dreaded "severe" delays on the Riverside Line.

By - 12/7/16 - 5:46 pm

Village 14 reports on how a new group, which claims it has nothing to do with old Newton-school hater Charles Jacobs, is trying to enlist Newton North students for an "essay contest" on Israeli/Palestinian relations in which they have to cite their sources, in a supposed attempt to see just what materials the school is using to teach about the Middle East.

By - 11/11/16 - 9:26 am

The Herald reports Setti Warren, who announced this week he won't be running for reelection as Newton mayor, might be considering running for governor in 2018 instead.