By - 9/30/15 - 11:34 am
Inside the 128 rest stop in Lexington

Early this morning, a tractor trailer rolled over on 128 north in Lexington, shutting two lanes at rush hour.

Dozens of frustrated commuters just gave up at the Lexington rest stop, turning it into an impromptu office, according to Rus Lodi, who reported: Read more.

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 - 4/17/15 - 4:23 pm
Tanker stopped by State Police

The tanker after it was stopped. Photo by Mass. State Police.

State Police report arresting a Peabody man on charges he was on drugs while weaving from lane to lane on Rte. 128 southbound in Lexington yesterday morning.

State Police dispatched a trooper after getting several reports from motorists of the tanker "driving erratically" around 11:30 a.m.

By - 2/9/15 - 9:18 pm
Turkey in the snow in Lynn

Neville Williams spotted a turkey out for its evening constitutional in Lynn tonight.

By - 12/18/14 - 7:53 am

Xconomy profiles CAMX Power, which is working to boost the power storage of lithium batteries. It's largely funded by Kenan Sahin, who made a bundle selling his eponymous software company to Lucent in 1999.

By - 12/8/14 - 10:19 am

Associated Press reports Merck is buying Cubist Technology, which specializes in trying to come up with drugs that will battle bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics - a growing problem that could return us to the days when simple cuts or injuries could result in deadly infections.

By - 11/18/14 - 2:04 pm

Jim Braude of NECN, has aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who helped to draft the Affordable Care Act, on his show Broadside to discuss MIT prof. and resident of Lexington. MA Jonathan Gruber's controversial remarks. Watch the video here:

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 - 11/11/14 - 12:23 pm
John Parker

On this Veterans Day, Heather Parker remembers her ancestor, John Parker, commander of the Minute Men on that fateful morning on Lexington Green.

The coat of arms of all the Reserves today is the Minute Man, the statue of my relative Captain John Parker which faces the Lexington Common who played a prominent role in the first battle of the War for Independence opening battles of the Revolutiom. Captain Parker's musket still hangs in the Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House.

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 - 5/10/14 - 11:25 am
Keds vs. Vans

Keds vs. Vans

Keds, which it turns out is headquartered in our very own Lexington, wants Vans to stop putting little blue rectangular logos on the back of its sneakers.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Keds says it's been known for its "Blue Label" logo since 1925 and that the Vans logos might make people think the sneakers have that Keds quality, when, in fact, they're just some California company's attempt at footwear.

Plus, Keds charges, Vans signed an agreement in 2012 to knock it off with the little blue rectangular logos and now it's doing it again.

By - 4/18/14 - 10:16 am

J.L. Bell fires grapeshot at the notion that the Battle of Lexington supposedly started with a verbal volley in which a Redcoat commander demanded the Minutemen put down their arms in the name of George III, the sovereign king of England and a minster retorted that "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus."

Besides the fact that none of the dozens of participants in the battle who wrote down their recollections of it ever mentioned the alleged exchange, the minister who allegedly made the retort wasn't even on the Lexington Common that morning.

By - 4/12/14 - 10:41 am

Calendar of Patriots Day events - some this weekend. The list is, however, missing the annual re-enactment of the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.

By - 2/12/14 - 7:33 am
Wanted: Porsche

Lexington Police report they are looking for a guy who spotted a credit card sitting on the ground at a local self-serve car wash in December, then picked it up. He used the card to buy time to wash off his Porsche, then raced over to Pure Hockey in Burlington, where he used it to buy more than $1,000 worth of hockey equipment.

Police say he's a white guy, about 6' tall, add:

More notable is the vehicle a Blue Porsche Cayman possibly a 2006 -2009 no front plate on the vehicle.

By - 1/20/14 - 7:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Lynn is looking to hire a company to run a ferry to Boston this year.

By - 11/24/13 - 6:23 pm

The town of Lexington has sued a Louisiana firetruck company, alleging the company sold it a lemon of a firetruck that has problems ranging from steering, transmission and brake failures to a water gun going off by itself.

In its suit, filed earlier this month, the town wants Ferrara Fire Apparatus to reimburse it the $500,000 cost of Engine 2, the $465,000 Town Meeting appropriated earlier this year to buy a replacement, the money the town's already spent on non-warranty servicing and lawyer's fees. Plus, the town wants "multiple damages" for its problems with the troublesome truck.

By - 9/11/13 - 10:04 am

Truck on fire

A pickup by Rte. 128 was on FIYAH around 9:30 a.m., as Ryan Toohill discovered. State Police shut the road to so firefighters could fight the fire.

Jenrad, who got stuck in the resulting gridlock, took a photo, in part to show her boss why she was late for work:

By - 5/4/13 - 9:38 am

A tiny company called Lexington Luminance is suing both Amazon and Google over a patent it claims is violated by the LEDs used in the companies' tablets.

Boston University this week filed its own LED patent lawsuit against Amazon over the LEDs used in its Kindle tablets.

Yesterday, Formosa Epitaxy, the company that makes the LEDs that Google uses in its Nexus 7 tablets, filed a lawsuit against Lexington Luminance to try to forestall an anticipated Lexington Luminance lawsuit against it.

By - 4/17/13 - 11:15 pm

WCVB reports selectmen cancelled the event because State Police would be unable to back up local police due to the investigation and patrols in Boston.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

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