Newton

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.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:15 pm

Village 14 has a copy of the e-mail Newton North High School's principal sent to parents yesterday after some of Newton's best and brightest decided it would be a good idea to drive around the school waving a Confederate flag out the window. "We are taking appropriate action," the not at all amused principal writes.

By - 9/16/16 - 10:19 pm

Transit Police report a teen was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train around 8:45 p.m. in Newtonville.

Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office are investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected, police say.

By - 9/7/16 - 10:35 pm

WCVB reports on his indictment several months after the Sweet Tomatoes crash.

By - 8/27/16 - 12:28 pm
Moldovan chicken stew

The instant she heard there was Moldovan food in the Boston area, the kidlet began campaigning to check it out. Moldova's just not a place that comes up often.

So on a recent Saturday, we trekked over to the Moldova Restaurant, 344 Watertown St. in Newton, to find out more about Moldovan cuisine. Read more.

By - 8/27/16 - 11:45 am
Hello Kitty car

Suzannishly spotted this tricked-out Smart Car outside the Chestnut Hill Wegmans this morning.

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.