By - 11/15/08 - 11:37 pm

Jo reports people stood in line for two+ hours today to get the Joker's signature at the Chestnut Hill Mall. Don't worry, she wasn't one of them - she was at the mall to buy a knife:

... Can anyone tell me who would wait in line OVER TWO HOURS to have Rachel Ray sign a cookbook for them???

Please people...tell me why. ...

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By - 11/15/08 - 3:42 pm

Allison Shapira explains, in great detail, why she will never buy another thing from Landau Jewelry at the Chestnut Hill Mall.Read more

By - 11/14/08 - 5:31 pm

When building a new Web site from scratch, multiply the amount of time you expect the project to take by four, then add three more days to whatever deadline you come up with. That might explain why's Micro-nano-quark-sized-hyper-local Newton site is now scheduled to launch on Monday, instead of today.Read more

By - 11/12/08 - 12:26 pm

Quincy man turns himself in.

Still no word on the fate of a pair of $87,000 earrings stolen sometime in August or September from the same Shreve, Crump and Low.

Innocent, etc.Read more

By - 11/12/08 - 11:06 am

GateHouse Media honcho Kirk Davis stops just short of threatening a lawsuit, but tells Boston Daily he'll be watching the Globe's impending Mega-micro-hyperlocal Newton site with two eagle eyes, to make sure doesn't try to stomp on his Wicked Local territory. He even gets off a good crack about the 800-pound gorilla now being more like a 200-pound gorilla, which is kind...Read more

By - 11/10/08 - 10:25 am

Shaw's rejects kosher butcher shop for renovated Chestnut Hill Star Market.

Via Marc Stober, who adds:

... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)

By - 11/8/08 - 5:25 pm
Hey! Newton's a city!

Chuck Tanowitz reports is going to be launching a series of city- and town-specific Web sites built atop content from users and links to content from other sites and with lower ad rates in an attempt to bring in local advertisers.

The first one, in Newton,...Read more

By - 11/7/08 - 9:04 am

Won't run for Kerry's Senate seat, thinks voters should get to pick Kerry replacement if Kerry leaves.Read more

By - 11/6/08 - 10:19 am

Margalit reports that morning traffic around Newton South High School, normally bad anyway due to the city's decision to put it within a warren of tiny side streets, was a complete disaster this morning:

... [W]hen it was pouring rain and windy and the streets were covered with leaves and the sidewalks were 6 inches deep in slippery piles of leaves left by the

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By - 10/18/08 - 12:58 pm

Channel 4 reports a state trooper investigating a crash on the Newton stretch of the turnpike was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunk and thrown 30 feet into the air early this morning. A Framingham man was arrested; the trooper is at Beth Israel with serious injuries.Read more

By - 10/8/08 - 7:47 pm

This account of a Worcester Line train stuck in Newton for an hour yesterday reminds one of last fall's Great Escape on the Red Line. And then there's this:

... One of the conductors on the 527 was telling some of the refugees (and I was overhearing) the real reason the 519 stopped suddenly: the engineer ran a red flag, which is a

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By - 10/8/08 - 8:30 am

The Tab reports that somebody didn't just swipe an $87,000 pair of earrings at Shreve, Crump and Low at the Chestnut Hill Mall:

Sometime between the end of August and the end of September, someone swapped out $87,000 earrings with cubic zirconia. ... A certified gemologist had walked into the store at the end of September and immediately noticed the fake jewelry. ...

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By - 10/6/08 - 2:58 pm

The Tab reports that Barney Frank has two opponents in November: Your standard-variety Republican and Brookline resident Susan Allen, who blames the CIA for the World Trade Center attack, wants both McCain and Obama indicted, and hates the Guardian Angels. Earlier this year, she was unsuccessful in an effort to convince Brookline Town Meeting to pay workers in gold and silver, rather than...Read more

By - 10/5/08 - 6:48 pm

If the MBTA is just going to dump sand at the Newton Highlands T stop, why shouldn't some kid build a sand castle with it?Read more

By - 9/29/08 - 4:09 pm

Tierney, Lynch and Delahunt voted against the $700-billion bailout bill. Tierney explains why he voted against it.Read more

By - 9/29/08 - 3:47 pm

Bruce Springsteen spotted at the Newtonville Shaw's on Sunday afternoon.Read more