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By - 12/29/12 - 11:18 pm

The T is busing Riverside riders between Reservoir and Riverside because of a tree that fell on the tracks.

By - 12/19/12 - 8:16 am

Did Brookline relocate their turkeys to Newton?

Not often that I wish I had a cell phone, but I would have liked to share a photo this morning. On the way to work there was a flock of 18 or 20 turkeys crossing the road by Newton Public Library. We all waited three or four minutes for them to cross. They were as unconcerned... Read more

By - 12/16/12 - 7:38 pm

Meet HappySpeedy.com, which delivers convenience-store stuff to you up to 2 a.m., if you live in the student-heavy sections of Boston, or Brookline, Newton Center, Newtonville or, of course, 02138 and 02139.

Via Boston Tweet.

By - 12/15/12 - 11:05 pm

G.A. Robinson reports somebody had their cell phone stolen around 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black man and a Hispanic woman with a rifle.

By - 12/14/12 - 8:53 am

Don't worry - the fire at Woodland around 8:30 a.m. was quickly extinguished, but it did jam things up on the outbound side.

By - 12/12/12 - 9:05 am

Taser used on Newton woman at an Apple Store in Nashua. There is, of course, an Apple Store right in Newton, where, however, they add the Mass. sales tax to your bill.

By - 11/25/12 - 9:38 am

Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.

Some answers via Twitter:

By - 11/21/12 - 12:08 pm

Owl

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Hoot was too badly hurt to be saved.

The MBTA reports workers found this owl huddled near Waban station on the Green Line this morning and named him Hoot, before transporting him to a local animal hospital.

Earlier:
Owl removed from... Read more

By - 10/2/12 - 2:46 pm

Newton Patch reports the South Pacific in Newton has closed its doors. Fans have already put up a memorial page on Facebook.

Sounds like the Tahiti in Dedham might need a group hug.

By - 9/19/12 - 11:21 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a complaint by a teacher at a Newton Hebrew school that she was fired because of her age, saying the First Amendment prohibits government from interfering in how religious organizations teach their young.

Gaye Hilsenrath, who had been a part-time teacher at Temple Emanuel's Hebrew school for more than 24 years, filed an age-discrimination complaint with the Mass.... Read more

By - 9/7/12 - 10:03 pm

Pouring at State Street.Pouring on State Street.

Paul Levy, who lives near a soccer field in Newton, looked out and saw something disturbing:

Today, as storms approached and lightning and thunder were clearly in close range, the coaches of our boys and girls teams kept practicing with the children.

... Read more
By - 8/29/12 - 8:39 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports Newton Mayor Setti Warren wants to fire the police chief following the release of a report that said he called a subordinate a "bitch" and told her once she looked like "a whore."

By - 8/18/12 - 10:30 pm

Bit of a problem at Eliot on the Riverside Line tonight, where wires have come down, trapping a train, Brian D'Amico reports. Buses to the rescue, the T says.

By - 8/13/12 - 11:22 am

Newton Patch reports police are looking for a guy who allegedly slapped a cell phone out of man's hands on the Riverside line this morning - and slapped his face for good measure. The phone slapper then bounded out of the train.

By - 8/10/12 - 11:40 am

The Charles River Watershed Association is warning people to stay out of the water in the Lakes District portion of the river in Newton, Waltham and Weston, due to a bloom of blue-green algae. The group says this is the first time that's ever been spotted in that part of the river:

Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are aquatic bacteria that can produce toxins which

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By - 8/6/12 - 5:19 pm

Anyone want to help get the MBTA to get rid of the closed door policy on the Green Line?

Checked and no one else had set up Facebook page so I did. Welcome any and all suggestions. It's only going to get worse when school starts in the fall.

URL is www.facebook.com/MbtaLetYourPeopleGo

Thanks.... Read more

By - 6/25/12 - 9:08 pm

Stephen Walsh reports the bear has been spotted tonight near Skyline Park near the West Roxbury Parkway.

UPDATE: Spotted at the Baker School, really just a hop, skip and a jump from Hancock Village and the West Roxbury line.

By - 6/25/12 - 10:39 am

Police in Newton and surrounding communities are looking for somebody who tried to hold up a West Newton convenience store around 9:30 a.m. He had a "device" strapped to his chest and was holding a remote-control device. He had on a backpack, a Halloween mask and a hoodie.

By - 6/11/12 - 2:09 pm

The Globe reports on the two guys arrested at the 1,000-foot tower yesterday.

One of them has a relevant Facebook page, with some nice photos of him in mid-air on past jumps.... Read more

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