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By - 10/10/13 - 8:21 am

The T's broken out its "severe warning" alert this morning for the Riverside line, whose riders are being asked to seek alternate means of transportation between Riverside and Reservoir due to a wire that has discovered it's subject to the law of gravity.

The T assembled buses for a relief effort. Not long after, riders on the 57 line started reporting delays as some of... Read more

By - 10/6/13 - 12:27 pm

WFXT reports.

Douglas's sister, Sonya, discusses her death - and life:

I stood over the stretcher and the canvas bag that held my sister and I broke down. I had stood there in shock for so long, surrounded by my family and the pastors from my church, and a close family friend. But I broke down when we gathered around the stretcher to

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By - 10/4/13 - 3:40 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports on the search for Karen Douglas, 18, a Newton North student who has not been seen since yesterday afternoon.

By - 10/3/13 - 7:24 am

WCVB reports a Dunkin' Donuts on Needham Street was robbed last night. Recent months have seen a string of Dunkin' Donuts robberies, including five in West Roxbury.

By - 9/23/13 - 10:58 am

The Newton Fire Department reports it evacuated part of the Street mall on Rte. 9 after workers hit a gas main in front of the Container Store around 10 a.m. About 35 minutes later, National Grid managed to shut the gas off, freeing mall workers to return to their jobs.

By - 9/6/13 - 2:14 pm

Boston College is expected to shoot off fireworks at the end of the Eagles game against Wake Forest tonight, which could be sometime around 11 p.m.

By - 8/9/13 - 9:36 am

A Newton man and his fiancee, who lives in New York, want UPS to reimburse them for the cost of a ring they used UPS to return to a Florida jeweler because it turned out to have the wrong type of diamond.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Aanachal Sharma of Newton and Bhuwan Chawla say the diamond was in... Read more

By - 8/4/13 - 11:59 am

Union encampment

Roving UHub photographer Charles Rosenberg forwards this photo from an encampment yesterday at the Jackson Homestead in Newton:

Soldiers marched, musket volleys echoed, and campfire smoke filled the air when the recreated 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the legendary Irish Brigade (which drew recruits from

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By - 7/18/13 - 12:36 pm

Coinstar guy

Some guys, they take the risk of breaking into a house in Newton, they're going to go for the really valuable stuff. But not this guy. No, Newton Police say he broke into a house and stole "a large amount of change." And then he went to... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 9:35 am

TechTarget of Newton says three former executives stole its proprietary information to build a competing business and filed suit yesterday to get them to knock it off. The executives, who now run a company called Prelytix, countered with their own suit, saying TechTarget is not all that, that they've built a new business based entirely on software they bought from another company and that a... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 3:19 pm

Prius meets its end quickly. Photo by Newton FD.Prius and SUV meet their end quickly. Photo by Newton FD.

Electrical wires, a strip-mail building and at least two cars all managed to catch fire in the same incident at... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 9:09 am

Mitchell Transit Police report that when officers caught up with William Mitchell, 36, traipsing inbound along the Worcester Line tracks in West Newton shortly after noon yesterday, they asked him what the hell he thought he was doing.

"It's a free country, I can walk where I want to walk," he... Read more

By - 6/14/13 - 8:59 am

Brown sign

Bravo, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, for defying national "standards" on what makes a good highway exit sign.

Just because the entire rest of the country indicates exits with white lettering on green signs doesn't mean motorists on Hammond Pond Parkway and Rte. 9... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 3:20 pm

Seems 126 Lincoln St. in Newton was having a yard sale over the weekend, but some jerk who thought he was there actually stole a wading pool and air conditioner from 130 Lincoln. Keep the AC, those folks say, but bring back their kids' favorite wading pool:

To the person who took the air conditioner and the wading pool from the WRONG HOUSE!! The

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By - 6/2/13 - 8:07 am

Per Kate Merrill, tranquilizers this morning didn't work against the bear, in a tree on Eddy Street, overlooking the turnpike just west of the supermarket overpass. The westbound turnpike was briefly shut.

Kimball Megan reports her outbound Worcester Line train was briefly delayed around 7:45 a.m. because the bear was on the tracks.

Two photos by WBZ of the bear before... Read more

By - 5/24/13 - 6:44 pm

Doom cloud

Gradon Tripp managed to photograph the giant cloud of doom about to crash down on 128 north around 4:30 p.m.... Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 10:05 pm

Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.

Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.

The MBTA... Read more

By - 5/5/13 - 10:06 pm

Wire problems mean bustitution between Riverside and Kenmore.

By - 4/19/13 - 9:05 am

The heart of Downtown Crossing at 9:50 a.m. Photo by Gary Waldeck.The heart of Downtown Crossing at 9:50 a.m. Photo by Gary Waldeck. Note plucky banana vendor in lower left.

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By - 4/16/13 - 6:42 pm

Yiddishkeit on foreign cars

Last November, I spotted a Lexus with an ironic Yiddish license plate. Turns out the owner, Ruth Shuman, saw the post. And she reports:

This Saturday I was in Auburndale and pulled into a parking spot. When I looked over to

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