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

By - 8/4/10 - 3:13 pm

MassDOT says I-93 north will be down to one lane tonight as crews continue to fight the Car-Eating Pothole of Doom, and suggests these alternates:

  • Drivers on I-93 heading northbound toward Boston from the south should use Route 128/Interstate 95;
  • Drivers leaving the downtown area headed northwest should take I-90 west to Route 128/I-95 north to I-93 north of the city;
  • Drivers leaving the downtown
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By - 8/4/10 - 7:35 am

This one damaged six cars this morning before State Police shut down two lanes, Channel 4 reports.

By - 7/25/10 - 11:43 am

A user on Davis Square LiveJournal reports that when he got to the Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street in Medford this morning, Teamsters were outside, handing out donuts to try to keep people from going into the store. The Teamsters have no issue with Dunkin' Donuts but are embroiled in a contract dispute with one of the chain's Boston-area suppliers.... Read more

By - 7/15/10 - 12:08 pm

To the MBTA #108 bus driver,

You did more than simply whizz past me this morning as I was waiting at the bus stop—you started a war.

I could perhaps let it slide if you didn't see me standing there in the sweltering heat, melting on the sidewalk infront of you. But, you did see me. I saw you. I saw you see me. I... Read more

By - 7/11/10 - 7:07 am

The Globe reports.

By - 6/18/10 - 8:52 am

Inside Medford analyzes the latest environmental report from the MBTA.

By - 5/18/10 - 11:09 pm

Some Assembly Required reports that when he went into the Medford Square Dunkin' Donuts for some coffee on Saturday, he passed by a woman standing outside, seeming to give a coffee order on her cell phone. And when he got in line, he stood behind a woman repeating back the same order on her phone:

... So, Woman A was giving her drink order

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By - 4/15/10 - 9:19 pm

Jeffrey Smith faces 20 years in federal prison on charges that also include sending letters to residents of a particular street in Somerville that his supervisor, who lived there, was a Level 3 sex offender who should be deported to England, the US Attorney's office in Boston charged today.

Between Sept. 22, 2009 and March 10 of this year, Smith allegedly sent 29 threatening... Read more

By - 2/15/10 - 12:29 am

Saturday at the Medford Kelly's.

By - 1/24/10 - 10:43 am

This missed connection ad on Craigslist reads like a modern day love poem. Bearded men of Boston...pull your faces out of the PBR pitcher, it looks like someone has their eye on you...

By - 12/31/09 - 4:01 pm

Northbound at Roosevelt Circle, Ben Jackson tweets. Based on the comments below, sounds like everybody got out OK.... Read more

By - 12/15/09 - 10:07 am

The T reports 20-25 minute delays on the Orange Line this morning due to a dead train near Wellington. At least it's not the brand-new signaling system this time.

For what it's worth, I just had a trouble-free ride from Forest Hills to State. South Orange Line represents!

By - 11/12/09 - 9:28 am

Somebody at Tufts thought so: Behind one building, the university has a set of steps that were supposedly designed to let a woman outrun a male attacker.

By - 10/24/09 - 1:41 pm

The kids at Teen TV Somerville frame the planned Green Line expansion in a novel way - and feature the stylings of the immortal Wig Zamore and US Rep. Mike Capuano. Even better: Judges pick the best song about the Green Line (the first from a kid who thinks the whole thing is a big mistake: "It's not too late ... to give this train... Read more