State Police report no serious injuries in a three-car smash-up shortly before 8 a.m. on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton Corner
We were out and about on errands today and figured we'd end the trip with a supermarket run for some barbecue fixings. We wound up at the Chestnut Hill Star, and, yeesh, was that place empty.
Now, one might think this was because it's Memorial Day Weekend and simply everybody in Newton and Brookline is already down on the Cape and the only people left to shop there are the odd stragglers on roundabout journeys from way down in Roslindale or something.
The Newton Fire Department posted this photo of a school bus that smacked into a house at 549 Dedham St. this morning. No students were on the bus, nobody was home and there were no injuries, the department reports.
State Police report the bus crashed through a guardrail and fencing over the westbound turnpike on Washington Street this morning.
There is NO threat of bus falling down onto the Mass Pike as it has been secured by Newton Fire Department.
The westbound onramp to the turnpike is shut as well as the turnpike's right lane due to debris - and the chance more might fall as the bus is removed.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the owners of a German Shepherd have to pay the $8,000 veterinary bill incurred by the owners of the tiny bichon frise their pet ripped up in Newton in 2008.
The large-breed owners argued that state law should have limited their liability to the "replacement cost" of the smaller dog, which they said was far less than $8,000.
Transit Police report charging Alexander Frank, 21, of Framingham, with committing self service while staring at the woman sitting next to him on an inbound D Line trolley around 9:45 a.m. on April 8.
The woman exited at Longwood; Frank did not get off there.
Police say detectives nabbed Frank yesterday at Riverside station. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Newton District Court on a formal charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.
Lola Bean asks:
Looking for a great place to get a massage (deep tissue/therapeutic) in Watertown/Newton. My aching dancer's body is overdue.
ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.
Brian D'Amico reports state and local police doggedly pursued a man who carjacked a woman in Newton, rammed into three cars in West Newton, got shot at by police, carjacked another person in Billerica, carjacked yet another person in Concord, then kept on going until he crashed into a pole and a tree on Springs Road in Bedford. He may have also found time to shoot somebody in Carlisle.
Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:
I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!
WBZ reports on an apparent asshole loose in the Garden City.
An outbound trolley paid the ferryman at Newton Highlands right in the middle of the evening rush. Harried riders can only console themselves that the resulting problems would be far worse if this weren't school-vacation week.
At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.
The new supermarket, built on the site of the departed Omni Foods on Rte. 9, holds its grand opening on April 27. However, the liquor-store part of the supermarket opens March 29.
The arrest this week of an alleged New York capo on a variety of organized crime charges might seem to have little to do with Boston, especially not the planning and execution of a huge heist at Kennedy Airport.
A roving UHub photographer spotted a young nosher on the Green Line this morning.