Waltham

By - 1/25/16 - 8:26 pm
Usen Castle at Brandeis University

Brandeis University says it's time to tear down the bulk of a historic building that is the only one left from its 1948 founding.

In fact, Usen Castle predates Brandeis and was originally part of the campus for a failed medical school that Brandeis's organizers bought for the Jewish-sponsored but secular college. Read more.

By - 12/28/15 - 11:50 am

A travelogue of sorts from 1970, narrated by Edwin Land himself, that concludes with him walking us around the plans for a new Polaroid factory in Norwood. Around 12:00, he discusses the future of photography, including cameras that would fit in a pocket, "something like a telephone, that you would use all day long. ... a camera that you would use as often as a pencil, or your eyeglasses" (but still one that spits out everything on film).

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 12/23/15 - 8:57 am
Spindrift Soda

Spindrift Beverage Co., which makes high-end sodas and seltzers in Waltham, is suing an Oregon wine company with a line of wines called Spindrift Cellars for the right to keep using the name. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 10:25 pm

Boston Dynamics, the company that gave us robot horses that fling cinder blocks, wishes you all a merry and non-nightmarish Christmas.

By - 12/15/15 - 3:44 pm

The insurance company for a Waltham condo trust has sued car dealer Herb Chambers, charging a sloppy service job on a BMW led to a garage fire that damaged two condos. Read more.

By - 10/30/15 - 2:35 pm

Just north of Trapelo Road, the state advises.

By - 10/17/15 - 5:08 am

State Police report a woman who sped off with her severely dehydrated infant son in Wilkes-Barre, PA, was found and arrested at Boston Children's Hospital, where she had brought her son.

Her infant son is receiving emergency medical treatment at a Boston hospital.

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

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 2/15/15 - 6:05 pm

A chain-reaction collision in the middle of white-out conditions left several people injured around 2:30 p.m. on 128 south just past exit 27 in Waltham, State Police report:

State Police report the injuries were minor.

There is a report that a snow squall in the area may have contributed to this crash.

By - 12/16/14 - 5:42 am

The West Roxbury Committee To Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Cites The Danger In Placing the Large Vulnerable Gas Pipeline Adjacent To Their Homes & An Active Quarry.

By - 11/29/14 - 6:54 pm
Arthur Demoulas at the Waltham Market Basket

Artie T. himself welcomed hundreds of people to the the newest Market Basket, on Main Street in Waltham, just off 128, as our own Dvdoff shows us.

By - 11/13/14 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Kickstarter campaign now live.

The 128 Business Council thinks it has a way to get more city people out to jobs along Rte. 128: Build an online system to match people who've gone as far as they can on the T with a squadron of mostly private shuttle buses that already flit along the highway.

By - 10/27/14 - 8:52 am

The dreaded slippery rail struck again this morning.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

By - 8/7/14 - 1:24 pm
Waltham hail

Paul Weiskel shows us a hailstone that fell around 1 p.m. today.

Bridie Johnson, meanwhile, videoed the hail falling on Everett Street in Allston during the storm.

By - 7/19/14 - 11:35 am
Abandoned train bridge over Rte. 128 in Waltham

A number of train bridges cross Rte. 128, but as Chris Rich shows us in Waltham, not all are in use. This bridge is part of the Wayside Trail, which could one day become a pedestrian and bicycle path along the right of way of a long unused train line between Boston and Northampton.

Also see Rich's other photos from along the abandoned line.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/18/14 - 6:44 am
Fire in Waltham

ItalianInBoston watched a fire on Charles Street in Waltham early this morning. NECN reports the fire spread from the unfinished house to an occupied one next door, but that residents got out safely.

By - 5/27/14 - 10:44 am

The Herald reports he's pleaded guilty today to first-degree murder, which means life without possibility of parole.

By - 4/25/14 - 10:21 am

The Herald notes the number of spelling errors (55) in the angry rant the accused murderer dictated to another inmate for delivery to Herald columnist Margery Eagan.

By - 4/9/14 - 6:20 pm

Apparently, the people at Brandeis who decide these things haven't heard of Google and only decided not to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree after getting protests about the way she's described Islam as "a destructive, nihilistic cult of death."

Ali responded with a statement accusing the Jewish-founded university of turning its back on its own ideals:

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