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.
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.
Are you ready for The Street Chestnut Hill?
Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.
Some answers via Twitter:
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. Commission Against Discrimination when the school let her go in 2007 as part of an overall reorganization.
Paul Levy, who lives near a soccer field in Newton, looked out and saw something disturbing:
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."
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Newton police and firefighters teamed up tonight to arrest two men who may have been trying to climb a 1,000-foot radio tower on Chestnut Street in Newton.
Ted Pendergast reports rescue crews arrived shortly before 9:30 p.m. Firefighters got the two men to the ground around 9:40 p.m.
The Herald reports on the possible impending sale of the doomed mall. Poetic justice, of course, demands they turn the Cheesecake Factory into the cardiology wing.
Paul Levy photographs an enhanced Rte. 9 sign.
If you guessed Friday afternoon rush hour, you win! Unlike the people now stuck waiting for shuttle buses to get them around the downed wire at Newton Centre, who lose.