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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 www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

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.

By - 7/5/11 - 6:57 pm

A roving Universal Hub reporter filed this report from Woodland this afternoon:

From first hand experience (I was there), a 2-car train (cars no. 3645 and 3843) had their pantographs damaged when entering Woodland station, possibly due to an issue with the overhead wire there. They sent a team over there pretty quick and they tied down the pantographs and shut down the cars. Shuttle buses showed up at Woodland around 45 minutes later.

And that's why there was shuttle-bus service along the D line today.

By - 6/27/11 - 8:22 am

Prilosec suspect captured by surveillance camera.Maybe Bluto thinks Prilosec will counter spinach.

By - 6/25/11 - 11:11 am

BFD at BC. Photo by BFD.BFD at BC. Photo by BFD.

An explosion in a basement chemistry lab at Boston College around 10:45 a.m. forced the evacuation of the building and the shutdown of Beacon Street.

The Boston Fire Department reports the explosion was in the Merkert Chemistry Center. The student who apparently caused the explosion fled to her apartment on Faneuil Street in Brighton, where EMS and BFD decontamination units responded to treat and decontaminate her. She had been working with thionyl chloride, "a reactive compound that can explosively release dangerous gases upon contact with water and other reagents."

After she was decontaminated, EMTs brought her to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for treatment of cuts and minor burns, the department reports. There were no other injuries and damage was confined to the basement of the chemistry building.

By - 6/20/11 - 5:41 pm

Ice coffeeWicked Local Newton reports a Watertown woman is charged with wasting a perfectly good iced coffee she'd just bought at the Beacon Street Dunkin' Donuts by throwing it at another woman - after which she allegedly told the now drenched victim to stay away from her man.

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