A federal judge ruled today that Newton went too far in banning drones from flying over the city without the prior permission of landowners whose property the drones might pass over. Read more.
The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:
Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Union Street Station.
"Moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that met a sudden demise at Newton Centre, the T reports.
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.
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.
The T is running shuttle buses between Fenway and Riverside due to a "wire problem" at Reservoir.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.