Newton

By - 12/22/11 - 6:24 pm

Trains in both directions came to a halt this evening as police ordered power to the third rails shut off while they got the guy off the tracks.

Meanwhile, three hours earlier in Newton, police were dispatched to Metacomet Road on a report of "a naked man doing pushups." Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, he completed his reps and left... Read more

By - 12/12/11 - 5:18 pm

Newton Police report the attack happened around 10:30 a.m.:

The victim was on the T platform when she was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground. The victim's cell phone was stolen during the attack.

Police report, however, five arrests were made.

By - 12/5/11 - 4:11 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.

By - 11/28/11 - 10:46 am

The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.

By - 11/7/11 - 4:03 pm

Daisy Razor reports on some attempted flirting on the Riverside Line today.

By - 11/6/11 - 7:34 pm

Patty Neal reports it was more than just disconcerting to hear Christmas music today at the Mall at Chestnut Hill:

Too soon!

The mall heard Patty and responded not long after:

Sorry, someone must have put it in too soon! It's supposed to start playing just before Black Friday.

... Read more
By - 10/27/11 - 9:58 pm

Snow in Newton

Lily took this photo around 9:40 p.m. in Newton, not long after George Sargeant reported thundersnow in Chestnut Hill.

Earliest, latest and mean first snowfall in Boston, 1920-1996.... Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 10/7/11 - 8:51 am

In addition to evacuating the trolley station, police also got people out of the parking lot of the office building next to the station.

UPDATE: Carl Stevens at WBZ tweets:

Riverside MBTA stop closed because of a coffee maker.

By - 8/28/11 - 11:04 am

Green Line flooding. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA provided this photo of the Green Line between Chestnut Hill and Reservoir stations. More photos in the comments.

By - 8/22/11 - 10:05 am

Dave reports an incident shortly before 8 a.m. at the West Newton commuter-rail stop:

Exciting AM - just did CPR on a commuter at west newton. We got to him just after he collapsed; started CPR.

And Newton EMS shocked him from vfib back to sinus rhythm ... He had a pulse when we put him on the ambulance.

... Read more
By - 8/17/11 - 3:11 pm

Somebody at Wicked Local Newton should try to option out The Woman in the Mirror.

By - 8/12/11 - 7:48 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a Newton man's conviction for pushing two Jehovah's Witnesses who'd rung his door - sending one to the hospital with a broken shoulder and arm after she lost her balance and fell.

Neal Farber was arrested on Aug. 13, 2008 after allegedly pushing the two 60-something women away from his house after first screaming at them that he was... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more

By - 7/18/11 - 10:43 am

The Herald summarizes the song if you don't want to watch the video, which ends in a suicide.

By - 7/11/11 - 10:57 pm

State Police report that Ronald Snee, 50, died early Sunday in Quincy, when a Plymouth man crossed the median strip on Quincy Shore Drive and hit Snee's Explorer head on. The Plymouth man was charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence.

Around 5:30 p.m., another JP motorist was taken to the hospital in Newton after his car collided with another vehicle... Read more

By - 7/6/11 - 9:28 am

Wicked Local Newton reports local police are dealing with an onslaught of car break-ins. But residents don't have to be helpless: Police say Newtonites can stop the burglars in their tracks by locking their car doors at night.

Oh, sure, I can laugh now.... Read more

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