By - 12/22/11 - 6:24 pm

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.

By - 12/12/11 - 5:18 pm

Newton Police report the attack happened around 10:30 a.m.:

The victim was on the T platform when she was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground. The victim's cell phone was stolen during the attack.

Police report, however, five arrests were made.

By - 12/5/11 - 4:11 pm

Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.

By - 11/28/11 - 10:46 am

The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.

By - 11/7/11 - 4:03 pm

Daisy Razor reports on some attempted flirting on the Riverside Line today.

By - 11/6/11 - 7:34 pm

Patty Neal reports it was more than just disconcerting to hear Christmas music today at the Mall at Chestnut Hill:

Too soon!

The mall heard Patty and responded not long after:

Sorry, someone must have put it in too soon! It's supposed to start playing just before Black Friday.

By - 10/27/11 - 9:58 pm

Snow in Newton

Lily took this photo around 9:40 p.m. in Newton, not long after George Sargeant reported thundersnow in Chestnut Hill.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

By - 10/7/11 - 8:51 am

In addition to evacuating the trolley station, police also got people out of the parking lot of the office building next to the station.

UPDATE: Carl Stevens at WBZ tweets:

Riverside MBTA stop closed because of a coffee maker.

By - 8/28/11 - 11:04 am

Green Line flooding. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA provided this photo of the Green Line between Chestnut Hill and Reservoir stations. More photos in the comments.

By - 8/22/11 - 10:05 am

Dave reports an incident shortly before 8 a.m. at the West Newton commuter-rail stop:

Exciting AM - just did CPR on a commuter at west newton. We got to him just after he collapsed; started CPR.

And Newton EMS shocked him from vfib back to sinus rhythm ... He had a pulse when we put him on the ambulance.

By - 8/17/11 - 3:11 pm

Somebody at Wicked Local Newton should try to option out The Woman in the Mirror.

By - 8/12/11 - 7:48 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a Newton man's conviction for pushing two Jehovah's Witnesses who'd rung his door - sending one to the hospital with a broken shoulder and arm after she lost her balance and fell.

Neal Farber was arrested on Aug. 13, 2008 after allegedly pushing the two 60-something women away from his house after first screaming at them that he was tired of them and their religion.

Farber acknowledged yelling at the women, but said he didn't push them; both, he said, tripped on his crappy front walkway, in bad need of repair.

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.

By - 7/18/11 - 10:43 am

The Herald summarizes the song if you don't want to watch the video, which ends in a suicide.

By - 7/11/11 - 10:57 pm

State Police report that Ronald Snee, 50, died early Sunday in Quincy, when a Plymouth man crossed the median strip on Quincy Shore Drive and hit Snee's Explorer head on. The Plymouth man was charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence.

By - 7/6/11 - 9:28 am

Wicked Local Newton reports local police are dealing with an onslaught of car break-ins. But residents don't have to be helpless: Police say Newtonites can stop the burglars in their tracks by locking their car doors at night.

Oh, sure, I can laugh now.