Newton

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.

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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

By - 7/5/11 - 6:57 pm

A roving Universal Hub reporter filed this report from Woodland this afternoon:

From first hand experience (I was there), a 2-car train (cars no. 3645 and 3843) had their pantographs damaged when entering Woodland station, possibly due to an issue with the overhead wire there. They sent a team over there pretty quick and they tied down the pantographs and shut down the cars. Shuttle

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By - 6/27/11 - 8:22 am

Prilosec suspect captured by surveillance camera.Maybe Bluto thinks Prilosec will counter spinach.

Newton Police are looking for a guy they say shoplifted $165 of the heartburn medication from the Chestnut Hill Star Market on June 21.

He's described as about 6' tall, weighing about 280 lbs.... Read more

By - 6/25/11 - 11:11 am

BFD at BC. Photo by BFD.BFD at BC. Photo by BFD.

An explosion in a basement chemistry lab at Boston College around 10:45 a.m. forced the evacuation of the building and the shutdown of Beacon Street.

The Boston Fire Department reports the explosion was in... Read more

By - 6/20/11 - 5:41 pm

Ice coffeeWicked Local Newton reports a Watertown woman is charged with wasting a perfectly good iced coffee she'd just bought at the Beacon Street Dunkin' Donuts by throwing it at another woman - after which she allegedly told the now drenched victim to stay away from her man.

However, she got a... Read more

By - 6/17/11 - 10:07 am

You want Haynes Management of Wellesley. The Boston Business Journal reports the Newton company, which does health-care consulting, is the subject of hate mail that should have been targeted at the Wellesley company, a real-estate concern.

By - 5/26/11 - 3:02 pm

A real clown, on a clown bike, who began yelling and making threatening gestures at a woman who didn't respond when he asked how to get to Waltham.

By - 5/23/11 - 12:57 pm

Wicked Local Newton posts a statement, basically that Brown and Setti Warren shook hands several minutes before the clip WBZ aired.

Possibly of more lasting import, Brown said he would vote against a Republican Medicare plan.

By - 5/9/11 - 12:19 pm

First was Mayor for Life Ted Mann. Then came Mayor Until Newton North David Cohen.

Today, Mayor For a Year and A Bit Setti Warren tweeted he's running for the US Senate seat now held by Scott Brown in next year's elections.

By - 5/9/11 - 11:06 am

Smoke from turnpike truck fireSmoke from turnpike truck fire billows over West Newton. Photo by JJ Free.

AlertNewEngland reports the cab of a semi on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound caught fire around 10:50 a.m. by exit 16. All traffic is being diverted at exit 17.... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 3:09 pm

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was held up this afternoon at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black male wearing a ski mask and baggy red and black clothes who fled toward the Longwood Cricket Club.

By - 4/18/11 - 3:41 pm

Marathon runners

Paul Keleher watched the Boston Marathon at mile 16, where he photographed a group of front-running women, including eventually winner Caroline Kilel (at right).

Meanwhile, NECN reports a man fell four floors off a roof at 1835 Beacon St. in Brookline while watching the race. NECN... Read more

By - 4/12/11 - 8:10 am

Surprisingly, though, not on the menagerie that is the Red Line. Andrew Holleron tweets from an inbound D trolley on the Green Line this morning:

Wasps on a crowded train. Oddly enough, calm reserve, no panic. Heroic woman pockets one wasp in a napkin.

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