Lexington

By - 4/24/17 - 11:51 am

Lexington Police have released video and photos of a pair of alleged yeggs they say broke into a house in Lexington on March 7 and then pawned stuff the same day in both Boston and Nashua.

If the guy in the tan jacket looks familiar, call them at 781-862-1212.

By - 4/17/17 - 11:33 am
People at the annual recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green

Our own Ron Newman got up early this morning to take in the annual Battle of Lexington reenactment.

By - 4/2/17 - 7:02 pm
Clouds over 128

Alyssa Hiller snapped the skies over 128 near Rte. 2 this afternoon (no, she was not the driver).

Mitchell spotted a similarly amazing scene along the Charles River about 30 minutes west of Boston: Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 4:14 pm

WFXT reports on the civil-rights charges, says police set up a surveillance camera and caught him in the act.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 7/8/16 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports how a dump truck somehow hit the bottom of an overpass on 128 in Lexington this morning, snarling traffic like nobody's business.

By - 4/8/16 - 12:11 pm

Niobium shows us some of the hail that fell on Lexington around noon.

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

necn.com:
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.