Newton

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 van 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.

By - 11/29/13 - 6:32 pm
Ziggy the pig

Ziggy the pig. Photo by Newton PD.

Newton Police report on a swine time this morning:

Call of a pig roaming around the Hagen Rd area. Sure enough when officers arrived they found Ziggy the pig in a back yard. A short time later the owner was found and said Ziggy got out through a hole in the fence of his backyard. The owner put Ziggy on a leash and took

... Read more
By - 11/27/13 - 3:32 pm

A BC junior was arraigned today on charges of setting fires in two college buildings on Nov. 9, the school reports.

Pengliang Yue, a junior from Shenzhen, China, was arraigned today in Newton District Court on one count of arson, three counts of attempted arson, four counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct for the fires in Gasson... Read more

By - 11/25/13 - 11:50 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a Newton man who sells perfume can continue his state lawsuit against a New Yorker he says owes him nearly $530,000 for perfume shipped but never paid for.

A lower-court judge had agreed with the defendant that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction in the case because he had no offices in Massachusetts and paid no taxes to our fair... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 1:58 pm

Village 14 reports a kid walking to Newton South High School yesterday morning was knocked to the ground by a deer that ran out of the marsh he was walking by. The site doesn't say, but presumably the deer was buck naked at the time.

By - 11/12/13 - 6:39 am

Dimitriy Sirota, Newton South class of 2008, died after falling over a railing on the third floor of the Honky Tonk Central Bar in Nashville, TN.

By - 11/8/13 - 3:41 pm

UPDATE: Another Red Line train died at Harvard around 5 p.m. Of course.

There's a dead trolley on the Riverside Line and an Orange Line train was emptied at Community College around 3:30 p.m.

Oh, by the way, the T is looking for riders to join a "customer opinion panel" to answer surveys every three months and get a chance to win a... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 10:16 am
Ue'hara's

Conor Hanlon shows us a newly renamed pub in Newton Highlands.

By - 10/31/13 - 7:16 am

Two trolleys are groaning and just refusing to get up, one at Newton Highlands and one in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley.

UPDATE: A train on the Greenbush Line got to East Weymouth and decided that's as far as it was going to go this morning. A trolley couldn't even get itself out of Mattapan Square.

By - 10/29/13 - 10:50 pm

Around 7:30 p.m., Newton firefighters responded to what became a three-alarm fire at 285 Nahanton St.

Firefighters battling the blaze.

Then, a two-alarm fire broke out at 499 Crafts Rd.

As of 10:55 p.m., more than 100 firefighters from nine communities were dealing with the two fires.... Read more

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