Newton

By - 5/18/14 - 9:02 am
Bus crash in Newton Corner

State Police report the bus crashed through a guardrail and fencing over the westbound turnpike on Washington Street this morning.

There is NO threat of bus falling down onto the Mass Pike as it has been secured by Newton Fire Department.

The westbound onramp to the turnpike is shut as well as the turnpike's right lane due to debris - and the chance... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 7:56 am
Hammond Street interior, Newton

An early morning fire at 583 Hammond St. went to three alarms before it was knocked down shortly before 6 a.m.

The Newton Fire Department reports investigators are on scene, trying to determine the cause of the fire, which also forced the closing of the road to traffic.... Read more

By - 4/25/14 - 10:48 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the owners of a German Shepherd have to pay the $8,000 veterinary bill incurred by the owners of the tiny bichon frise their pet ripped up in Newton in 2008.

The large-breed owners argued that state law should have limited their liability to the "replacement cost" of the smaller dog, which they said was far less than... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 8:49 am

Transit Police report charging Alexander Frank, 21, of Framingham, with committing self service while staring at the woman sitting next to him on an inbound D Line trolley around 9:45 a.m. on April 8.

The woman exited at Longwood; Frank did not get off there.

Police say detectives nabbed Frank yesterday at Riverside station. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Newton District Court on... Read more

By - 4/13/14 - 3:01 pm

Lola Bean asks:

Looking for a great place to get a massage (deep tissue/therapeutic) in Watertown/Newton. My aching dancer's body is overdue.

By - 4/7/14 - 7:19 am
Turkey at Boston College

ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.

By - 3/31/14 - 2:17 pm
Bedford crash scene

End of the line in Bedford. Photo by Billerica PD.

Brian D'Amico reports state and local police doggedly pursued a man who carjacked a woman in Newton, rammed into three cars in West Newton, got shot at by police, carjacked another person in Billerica, carjacked yet another person in Concord, then kept on going until he crashed into a pole and a tree on Springs Road in Bedford. He may have also found time... Read more

By - 3/11/14 - 8:52 pm
Spring back?

Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:

I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!

By - 2/26/14 - 8:01 am

WBZ reports on an apparent asshole loose in the Garden City.

By - 2/19/14 - 5:56 pm

An outbound trolley paid the ferryman at Newton Highlands right in the middle of the evening rush. Harried riders can only console themselves that the resulting problems would be far worse if this weren't school-vacation week.

By - 2/13/14 - 3:42 pm
Marty's open in the storm

At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.

By - 2/11/14 - 10:59 am
Wegmans

The new supermarket, built on the site of the departed Omni Foods on Rte. 9, holds its grand opening on April 27. However, the liquor-store part of the supermarket opens March 29.

By - 1/24/14 - 12:26 pm
Jimmy the Gent

The arrest this week of an alleged New York capo on a variety of organized crime charges might seem to have little to do with Boston, especially not the planning and execution of a huge heist at Kennedy Airport.

But some of the evidence, the New York Times reports, comes in the form of human remains dug up from under the Queens home of... Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 12:48 pm
Kid with bagel on the Green Line

A roving UHub photographer spotted a young nosher on the Green Line this morning.

By - 1/4/14 - 5:45 pm
Fire in Newtonville

The Newton Fire Department reports a fire at 355 Newtonville Ave. went to three alarms and brought firefighters from Newton and Boston.

The department ordered firefighters out of the three-story home.

Drivers on nearby streets and the turnpike reported thick smoke filled the air.... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 3:48 pm
Crash on 128 north in Newton

The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.

By - 12/30/13 - 8:40 am
Bad crash in Chestnut Hill

Remains of a pickup that slid under a truck in Chestnut Hill. Photo by State Police.

Rain turned to black ice overnight, causing cars to crash and overturn across the region and sending pedestrians and bicyclists plunging to the ground.

Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was... Read more

By - 12/26/13 - 11:12 am

Shannon asks:

Just moved to Auburndale. Fiancé works by Fenway and is looking for affordable gym. No car. Thoughts on either location?

By - 12/18/13 - 9:35 pm
Van on D Line in Waban

UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."

Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this minivan with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.

The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 8:11 pm
Snowman on his head in the snow in Newton

Lorianne DiSabato captured this snowman on Woodward Street in Newton.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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