Demonstrators who said they were Brandeis students and who wore T-shirts with "Apartheid" in Hebrew on them briefly disrupted a forum last night at Temple Emanuel in Newton by five members of the Israeli Knesset on the topic of "Israel and American Jews."
Wellesley Police report a Watertown man was finally stopped in Brookline after a chase that started on Rte. 9 in Natick early this morning.
A vigilant resident will immediately dial 911.
No doubt this guy is at the top of Newton's Most Wanted List:
State Police say four days' of dives into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir produced no traces of Franco Garcia, a Boston College student last spotted shortly after leaving Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle early on Feb. 22:
Village 14 reports on a possible arson fire at Angino Farm overnight.
Wicked Local Newton reports the Newton PD is hunting for whoever stole two automatic toilet-flush sensors from the men's room at the Chestnut Hill Star Market. Apparently, the thief didn't leave a paper trail.
Franco Garcia was last seen Tuesday night at Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle. He made a phone call around 1:15 a.m., possibly on his way back to the BC campus, but he hasn't been heard from since - and his car is still parked at the school.
If you've seen him since then, or know anything at all about what's happened to him, contact Newton Police detectives at 617-796-2104.
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WBUR reports Barney Frank is getting married.
5:15 a.m. today at Walnut and Comm. Ave., Newton Patch reports.
According to an ad in the Globe (the actual paper edition), there's an auction at 2 p.m. today at the Newton Marriott of some of convicted mamzer Bernie Madoff's ill-gotten stuff, including works by Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Peter Max and Warhol, Bulgari and Rolex watches, all sorts of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies in all sorts of settings and a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen.
State Police report a trooper who'd stopped at the CVS at Rte. 9 and Eliot Street for a bottle of water this morning walked right into an armed holdup by a guy with a box cutter.
Trooper [John] McKinnon placed the suspect under arrest. Further investigation revealed that the suspect used a Toyota Venza that had been reported stolen a short time earlier.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest refugees from the increasingly empty Rte. 9 mall.
The Herald reports that, yes, Joe Kennedy III is running for Barney Frank's 4th District seat.
Village 14 is a collaboration between longtime local blogger Sean Roche and Greg Reibman, who is also a longtime blogger and who was, until recently, publisher of the regional chain that owns the Newton Tab. Reibman, however, writes the site is not a strike back at GateHouse. The duo aren't looking for ads, to start. It's just a couple of Newtonites who are really interested in the place and who love to blog, he says.
H/t Ian Lamont.
What? Too soon? Tell that to the Auburndale Shaw's, where Loriane DiSabato snapped this photo on the 23rd:
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.