By - 1/25/11 - 5:38 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports a Watertown teen allegedly objected to the "Newton" sweatshirts three other guys were wearing at the Arsenal Mall and pulled a knife on them before fleeing.

By - 1/10/11 - 7:25 am

The Herald reports on what happens when you rely too much on technology.

Meanwhile, the Globe reports the T itself is cracking down on actual scofflaws at its parking lots.

By - 12/3/10 - 6:40 am

Sean Roche reports that the proposed mall for the old Omni Foods site on Rte. 9 will actually make pedestrian access along Rte. 9 worse and that that's just fine with the city lawyer, who got into a "heated exchange" with an alderman on the topic, basically arguing that nobody walks along Rte. 9 and never will - which Roche refutes with photos of... Read more

By - 11/30/10 - 7:13 am

Wicked Local Newton reports on two residents caught by scams on Craigslist, one to the tune of $10,000.

By - 11/25/10 - 10:22 am

At 9:30, Bari Walsh tweeted:

Traffic just stopped on 9 west in Newton as 10 or so wild turkeys crossed the road. I swear.

By - 11/21/10 - 12:18 pm

Rabbi Benjamin Shalva, who moved from Virginia in August to lead Temple Reyim in Newton, quickly found himself faced with some major tsouris:


Via Chuck Tanowitz.... Read more

By - 11/15/10 - 3:46 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports police are looking for a man spotted sitting in a tree at the Underwood School taking care of business while watching kids at play.

By - 11/5/10 - 6:52 am

The Globe reports on the warehouse-like store in Newton.

By - 10/22/10 - 3:34 pm

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey reports the first three-car train will pull out of Riverside station 7 a.m. on Monday, with a second to follow at 8:30 a.m. In e-mail, he writes:

We're starting this up on a trial basis as personnel from the Green Line and Power Department closely monitor the performance of the train and the D branch itself. If all goes well,

... Read more
By - 10/19/10 - 6:21 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports two Newton teens were arrested on charges they broke into a concession trailer at a Newton Centre fair and stole three one-ounce bags of Doritos Nacho-Cheese flavored chips. The site adds that by the time police had arrived, the two had already opened two of the three bags.

By - 10/19/10 - 1:45 pm

I just spotted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bus service from Alewife and Riverside to NYC. World Wide Bus ( starts service on October 27th, with introductory fares of $10. The regular fare is $15 weekdays, $20 weekends. They'll have free wi-fi.

Here are some articles:

I think it's great that there will finally be a bus service from the... Read more

By - 10/15/10 - 1:46 pm

Downed treeWorkers and the remains of the tree: Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: Service has been restored.

No trolleys, only buses between Reservoir and Kenmore due to a tree falling on the tracks in both directions.... Read more

By - 10/14/10 - 8:01 am

Wicked Local reports on a a bike-vs-pedestrian crash near BC in Newton the other day, adds:

Bicyclists lose a lot of credibility for their deserved gripes about cars not sharing the road when they are running people down in crosswalks.

By - 10/13/10 - 12:22 pm

Patients needing emergency care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital now have an easy way to find out how long the ER wait is- before they actually get there. The Hospital is introducing three new innovative tools for its patients: an Emergency Room (ER) wait time display on the Newton-Wellesley website, a Hospital iPhone application available on iTunes for download and a mobile version of the website available... Read more

By - 10/12/10 - 8:24 am

A man died when he fell under a train around 8 a.m. The MBTA is now running buses between Wellesley Hills and Newtonville, but says riders should expect "significant delays" and seek alternate transportation if possible.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo the body is under the third coach on an inbound train and that Transit Police are now attempting to figure out what happened.... Read more

By - 9/29/10 - 1:19 pm

Urban Grape in Chestnut Hill reports it was forced to cancel a Groupon discount-coupon promotion today:

It came to our attention a few hours ago that the type of promotion Groupon ran this morning in The Urban Grape’s name is prohibited under Massachusetts law. The second we found out (I kid you not, I was standing in a playground in Jamaica Plain), we asked

... Read more
By - 9/29/10 - 10:06 am


Pink Card Program to Generate Awareness Around
Importance of Early Detection in Breast Cancer

While breast cancer can take years to develop, women rarely have any symptoms in the early stages. However, if breast cancer is found early with a mammogram, the five-year survival rate is 98%. Mammograms, along with clinical breast... Read more

By - 9/21/10 - 7:35 am

EveryScape, a small Newton company, yesterday sued Adobe Systems over a Photoshop tool that lets users "clone" sections of photos.

The company, founded in 2002 by Byong Mok Oh, says it has patents on techniques for easily adjusting the perspective and lighting on pieces of images copied to other parts of images (for example, to erase a bird from in front of a cloud)and... Read more

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.

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By - 9/8/10 - 6:46 pm

Video of a debate between Frank and his oppponent in the Sept. 14 primary, Rachel Brown. Brown opened by saying she wants to get rid of Obama, bring back Glass-Steagall and spend trillions on a project to move water from the mountains of Alaska and Canada to the deserts. Frank retorted that colonizing Mars is not the best use of federal funds.... Read more