The Supreme Judicial Court today quashed plans for a 334-unit apartment complex in an office park off Nahanton Road in Newton, saying the state's anti-snob-zoning law doesn't apply to the parcel and so the city was within its rights to deny approval for the project - in which 85 apartments would have been rented to people making less than the typical Newton resident. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Rosie's in
the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street is closing and will be replaced by something called the Bagel Table, which promises not just bagels but "locally-smoked fishes" and "New York-style deli sandwiches" (so pastrami-on-rye sandwiches bigger than your head?).
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Chilacates is planning an outlet in the Street (the former lower Chestnut Hill Mall).
Wicked Local Newton reports Martin Marro, of Chestnut Hill, was among those injured.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a deceased trolley at Longwood. Andy Stocker reports:
Stuck a train's length west of Longwood in the D line OB. Half hour. They say we'll move soon. Can't get off, not at platform.
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the D Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Eliot.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that breathed its last at Chestnut Hill.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a terminated trolley outbound at Waban.
Around 9:15 p.m., Transit Police report. The man, hit on the outbound side, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police say, adding that foul play is not suspected.
A Newton man faces federal cyberstalking charges after his arrest last night by federal and local authorities investigating months of threats and harassment against a former roommate and her family and friends. Read more.
A Newton craft brewery that lets customers create their own beers and a Boston marketing firm are suing each other over a six-month marketing contract they signed in January. Read more.
A federal judge ruled today that Newton went too far in banning drones from flying over the city without the prior permission of landowners whose property the drones might pass over. Read more.
The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:
Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Union Street Station.
"Moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that met a sudden demise at Newton Centre, the T reports.
Shocking few people who know who he is, Setti Warren announced today he'll join the field of Democrats who will jostle next year to take on Charlie Baker.
This is Warren's second bid for statewide office - he briefly ran for the Senate seat won by Elizabeth Warren.
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