Newton

By - 4/6/18 - 1:24 pm

The Globe reports UMass Amherst is buying Mt. Ida College in Newton, which it will shut down and remake as UMass Amherst's Boston campus (UMass Amherst Boston?). Current Mt. Ida students will be able to transfer to UMass Dartmouth.

By - 4/4/18 - 3:48 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Riverside Line has a "power problem" at Newton Centre, which is causing 20-25 minute delays.

By - 3/7/18 - 10:05 pm

Greg Wymer watched his young master test his new dual light saber in tonight's snow in Newton.

By - 2/14/18 - 4:56 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that just will not budge at Newton Centre.

By - 1/25/18 - 6:01 pm
You can't make everyone happy: You're not a bagel

A sign at the new Bagel Table in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street, where Rosie's used to be.

By - 1/9/18 - 5:29 pm
Stuck trolley in Newton

Meg Hoffman reports:

Huge pile of snow just melted and fell off the roof and onto the tracks at Newton Centre outbound. T tried to push through it but got stuck.

By - 1/8/18 - 5:23 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley now due a proper burial near Eliot.

By - 12/24/17 - 11:54 am
Dawn at Castle Island

KMV watched the sun come up from Castle Island.

Rus Lodi, meanwhile, walked around Crystal Lake in Newton: Read more.

By - 12/13/17 - 11:09 am

David Scher of Newton, already convicted for stealing a laptop from Suffolk University Law School and for trying to alter court records related to that conviction, was arraigned yesterday on a charge of falsely claiming to be a lawyer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:29 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a flatlined trolley at Waban.

By - 11/13/17 - 10:31 am

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.

By - 11/13/17 - 10:02 am

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?).

By - 11/3/17 - 5:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Chilacates is planning an outlet in the Street (the former lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By - 10/31/17 - 11:37 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports Martin Marro, of Chestnut Hill, was among those injured.

By - 10/30/17 - 5:47 pm

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.

By - 10/26/17 - 1:17 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the D Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Eliot.

By - 10/19/17 - 4:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that breathed its last at Chestnut Hill.

By - 10/19/17 - 12:09 pm

WBZ reports on the emergence of the dreaded jimson weed, but fails to inform us if weed eating is a problem among the children of Newton.

By - 10/19/17 - 10:24 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a terminated trolley outbound at Waban.

By - 10/9/17 - 10:35 pm

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.