InsideMedford.com 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.
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.
The Tufts Daily reports on a protest against the school's decision to squash the annual nude run across campus.
School ends support for naked student run; cites risk of death.
The Somerville Transportation Equity Project reports on the contract expected to be awarded tomorrow.
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.
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.
The Mystic River Watershed Association alerts us:
Be on the lookout for bald eagles at the Mystic Lakes (in Arlington, Medford, Winchester).
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.... Read more
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,... Read more
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
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?
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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State to Parsons Brinckerhoff: No, we don't think so - and no, election-year politics has nothing to do with our decision.
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
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 ... Read more
This one damaged six cars this morning before State Police shut down two lanes, Channel 4 reports.
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