I dunno, is Newton a safe place to drive through?
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.
And Sean Roche wonders why not?
At another interesting community meeting about possible development at Riverside Station, transportation advocate Bill Aldrich had probably the best insight: why isn't there any improvement to transit included as part of a project at a T station? Why are we only concerned with cars, cars, cars? Bill specifically recommended restoring the connection between Riverside Station and the commuter... Read more
Sean Roche reports the bicyclist managed to stay on her bike after being hit by a car driven by an 81-year-old woman who kept on going - at least until police, whom the bicyclist called with the license-plate number - stopped her.
After spending $137,000 attempting to locate the 10-foot diameter steel coupling that broke causing the multi-day boil water order for 2 million people in the Boston area in May, the MWRA is regrouping because it can't find a trace of the giant steel ring anywhere.
Of course, there's always my theory that it was never there in the first place...... Read more
Wicked Local Newton reports a Newton man called police this morning when he woke up to find his car missing. The unlocked car in which he'd left the keys.
11:30 update: MBTA says trolley service has resumed.
The MBTA has just announced that they are busing between Reservoir and Fenway stations on the D line due to a tree that has fallen on the tracks.
Tree falling on Beacon
Wasn't wearing helmet in collision this afternoon at Commonwealth and Lowell avenues, Wicked Local Newton reports.
Newton Open Studios, this weekend, features the work of 175 artists across the Garden City.
Wicked Local Newton reports a rash of flower thefts in the Garden City:
... Hammond Street resident Ernest Winsor was ripped off twice in a week, when someone took a large barrel filled with impatiens flowers from his yard. He replaced the barrel and flowers but saw them taken as well. ...... Read more
Come and listen to a story about a man named Sal
A Boston urbanite, who was golfing with a pal,
Saturday at Leo J, he was shootin' under par,
And up through the ground came a bubblin' water.
Agua that is, H-two-O, Adam's ale.
Well the first thing you know ol' Sal's a sloppy... Read more
UPDATE: The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will lower the level of the Charles at the dam by three feet Sunday night to allow for inspection of the dam's catwalk and flashboards, which are showing "significant deterioration of structural components." The dam itself is fine, the state says. The extra water will be diverted into the Mother Brook in Dedham. Read more.
Ian... Read more
With bronze plaques disappearing at an alarming rate in Newton last week, the Newton PD alerted its officers Saturday to be on the lookout. According to the Middlesex Count District Attorney's office, one officer promptly reported an unusual traffic stop he'd conducted on March 24:
The officer stated he was at a stop sign and observed a car with a large sign upside down... Read more
Channel 4 reports a bronze plaque on the statue of Johnny Kelly in Newton has been stolen.
Bronze plaques on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall stolen.
MassDOT announced the reopening of the Green D Line as of 2:30 PM this afternoon after setting an original expected date of Monday.
The MBTA reports that in four days, workers:
- Pumped all the water out of the swimming pool-sized hole;
- Installed a 250 foot, 18 inch in diameter, concrete drainage pipe to prevent wash-outs in the future;
- Erected a retaining wall comprised of ... Read more