By - 4/8/11 - 8:36 pm

Jeffrey Smith, 46, of Medford, pleaded guilty today to charges he sent threatening letters to 7 churches and 4 NAACP offices under the name of a work supervisor he didn't like, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Smith faces up to ten years in federal prison on each of the 11 counts when sentenced in July for his written hate campaign, which started... Read more

By - 4/5/11 - 3:46 pm

Ponytail guyPolice in both Boston and Medford are hunting a guy they say is holding up gas stations and convenience stores at gunpoint.

The man, described as Hispanic, in his 20s, with a bushy ponytail and thin goatee, stuck up the 7-Eleven at 722 Huntington Ave. around 2:15 yesterday morning and then,... Read more

By - 3/30/11 - 12:01 pm

Tufts Daily reports on a dorm-room standoff over whether a light should be kept on around 3 a.m. on March 16:

Following the intervention of two TUPD officers, the roommate agreed to turn the light off.

By - 3/22/11 - 7:22 am reports Sonic is seeking city approval to tear down the old Kiss 108 building on Rte. 16 to replace it with one of its burger joints.

By - 3/18/11 - 3:28 pm

MBTA Transit Police tweet passengers on an Orange Line train outside Wellington had to be evacuated this afternoon after several track fires broke out near the station.

By - 3/16/11 - 6:49 am

The Tufts Daily reports on a protest against the school's decision to squash the annual nude run across campus.

By - 3/14/11 - 8:49 am

School ends support for naked student run; cites risk of death.

By - 2/6/11 - 5:00 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Project reports on the contract expected to be awarded tomorrow.

By - 1/26/11 - 12:22 pm

Tufts Daily reports it took five campus cops to remove a 65-year-old Andover man standing in the middle of the Jewish organization's center yelling about Jews, the university president and the university president's wife.

By - 1/25/11 - 10:36 am

The Orange Line was briefly knocked out of commission this morning when a truck ran into a bridge over Medford Street. An inspection around 10:30 found no major structural issues and service was to resume.

By - 12/23/10 - 10:11 am

The Mystic River Watershed Association alerts us:

Be on the lookout for bald eagles at the Mystic Lakes (in Arlington, Medford, Winchester).

By - 12/21/10 - 7:16 am

William McAdoo teaches us (well, me) something new: "Jingle Bells" was originally written about sleigh races down Salem Street (Savannah, GA can just shut it with its claim to the song).

Medford's claim to infamy.... Read more

By - 12/18/10 - 11:09 am

Tufts Daily reports it was not all fun and games at the school's annual running of the naked students on Friday:

In one instance, according to witnesses, officers pinned a naked male student to the ground; Reitman said the individual "had punched an officer in the face." When the officers were not paying attention, the student ran away, witnesses said.

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By - 11/11/10 - 9:36 am

KDKA in Pittsburgh may have received the U.S.'s first commercial broadcast license, but Tufts University boasts its 1XE station was on the air and doing daily broadcasts before the Pennsylvania upstarts. Also:

Tufts has clear title to the claim of first commercial station in greater Boston, and remained one of the few area broadcasters in the 1920s. The station offered a smorgasbord of programming,

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By - 11/6/10 - 6:22 pm

Amherst police arrested a Medford man Friday who they believe is responsible for an incident in September in which two men suffered head injuries after being beaten with a baseball bat.

Medford man arrested in baseball bat beating by Scott Merzbach and Ben Storrow, Amherst Bulletin

By - 10/26/10 - 2:48 am

Ever wonder how much money that bodega is making off food stamps? You know, the one where the healthiest thing is a hot dog covered in chili? Or ever debate with a friend whether Whole Foods is reaping the rewards of the economic downturn with all the overeducated hipsters needing to get their organic salmon fix?

Well, here's the spending break down for the... 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 - 9/7/10 - 11:23 pm

State to Parsons Brinckerhoff: No, we don't think so - and no, election-year politics has nothing to do with our decision.

By - 8/20/10 - 12:07 pm

File this under customer disservice. Stephanie Chelf reports her mother, who doesn't normally take the T (she usually takes a bus in from Andover), found herself at Wellington station on the Orange Line this morning, credit card and CharlieCard in hand, in front of a CharlieCard machine that didn't seem to want to let her add enough money for a ride into town.

"A... Read more