Newton

By - 5/23/17 - 2:57 pm
Wanted woman in Newton, MA

Newton Police have issued an APB for a woman they say has bought $38,000 worth of stuff this month alone with copies of other people's credit cards at the Chestnut Hill Blomingdale's.

NECN reports she used a duplicate card to buy $15,000 worth of handbags on May 16 alone. Read more.

By - 5/20/17 - 7:59 pm

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.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:44 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the large Newton bookstore is moving to smaller, temporary quarters across the street as it continues the search for a more permanent home.

By - 5/14/17 - 2:02 pm

The T is running shuttle buses between Fenway and Riverside due to a "wire problem" at Reservoir.

By - 5/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Phoenix patent example

From the now invalid patent.

It took more than seven years, but a federal judge in Boston today ruled that a former Boston Phoenix subsidiary that outlasted the alt-media company does not own the rights to methods for creating and securing Web pages out of information uploaded by users. Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 11:07 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Nicholas Colton got a fair trial and that he should spend the rest of his life in prison for the 1998 murder of Robert McDonald in a Lincoln parking lot. Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 10:22 am
Green Line trolley on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

Why should T riders have all the fun? Roving UHub photographer Sean Owen reports car traffic being slowed to a crawl out by 128 this morning thanks to a slow-moving Green Line trolley (no doubt on its way to upstate New York to be refurbished).

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.