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

By - 9/8/10 - 6:13 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports a 13-year-old boy was crossing with the light at Waltham and Washington streets around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car plowed through the intersection and hit him. He went to the hospital as a precaution; the driver fled after first checking on him.

By - 8/30/10 - 1:08 am

Remember the Boston Herald's MBTA Dirty Dozen? Yeah, me neither, but we still went ahead and compiled the list of MBTA wanted posters in a fun, embeddable format for you. You can also check out the MBTA's own site for semi-regularly updated wanted posters.... Read more

By - 8/4/10 - 6:04 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports a local kid was arrested today for standing, somewhat unsteadily, in front of a fire station with a cooler full of booze and a pot-laced bong, two days after he was arrested on charges of urinating on the steps of the city police station.

His arrest today came after the local constabulary noticed he "appeared to have difficulty walking." Police... Read more

By - 8/4/10 - 9:21 am

Wicked Local Newton reports fishers are out and screaming in Newton Highlands - and cats and ducks are some of their favorite meals.

By - 7/22/10 - 9:19 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports a woman turning into a driveway on Beacon Street yesterday was cited for failing to use care in turning because she plowed right into a bicyclist - who escaped serious injury.

By - 7/9/10 - 8:49 pm

Yes, if it falls on Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro's car, Wicked Local reports.

By - 7/8/10 - 4:44 pm

Wicked Local Newton has the initial report on an incident on Ward Street, in which the woman may have been dragged by the car after she was clipped by it.

By - 7/5/10 - 6:14 pm

At Albemarle Field in Newton last night. Meanwhile, Vasant Marur shot the Esplanade fireworks:

Boom, boom!

Esplanade photo copyright Vasant Marur. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 6/22/10 - 10:58 pm

David Bernstein notes certain aspects of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do-ness in Charles Rudnick's primary battle against state Sen. Cynthia Creem of Newton, such as saying he wouldn't take money from lobbyists, only to take money from lobbyists.

By - 6/21/10 - 9:29 am

The Globe does a feature on up-and-coming local access star and Newton Tab editorial cartoonist Mark Marderosian and neglects to mention that he's the Newton Tab editorial cartoonist.... Read more