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By adamg - 12/23/19 - 9:32 am
Car fire in Acton

Photo by Acton PD.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Acton Police report a car erupted in flames this morning.

Early investigation indicates it was possibly a squirrel's nest.

By Vicki - 10/27/19 - 9:43 pm

I'm looking for a restaurant with German food, things like wiener schnitzel and interesting sausages. A restaurant rather than a bar or beer garden, something like the now-closed Jacob Wirth. Thanks.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:11 am

Bob Sprague of Arlington reports GateHouse has found a new way to make money: Have people sign up for 52-weeks subscriptions to its newspapers, then tell them, oopsies, we're ending your subscriptions several months early, so send us more money.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 5:34 pm

FBI Boston: Arsons at Chabad Centers (Needham)

The FBI today announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever tried - and failed - three times to set Chabad centers in Arlington and Needham on fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 1:12 pm
Wanted for bank robbery in Arlington

Arlington Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked into the Winchester Savings Bank branch on Medford St. around 10:20 a.m. today and ran off with money after showing a teller a knife. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 10:50 am
Arlington bank robber

Surveillance photo via Arlington PD.

Arlington Police are searching for a man they say held up the Leader Bank branch at 141 Massachusetts Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:29 pm
Arlington Fox Festival

Greg Cook took in yesterday's Fox Festival Parade in Arlington (in, fact, he did more than just take it in, he helped lead it).

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 8:12 am
Large crowd in Arlington

Ron Newman was among those who attended last night's gathering at Arlington Town Hall to show support for members of the local Chabad community, whose rabbi's house has had two suspicious fires.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 5:02 pm

A total of $21,000 in reward money is now up for anybody who provides information that leads to the arrest of the suspected arsonists to blame for fires at rabbis' homes in Arlington and Needham. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 8:55 am

UPDATE: The bear was tranq'ed, it came down the tree and state wildlife officials loaded it into a pickup so it could be taken somewhere safer for both it and people.

There's a bear up a tree in Arlington. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 12:34 am

Arlington Police report a police officer on patrol in the Lake Street area responded around 9 p.m. on Thursday to a report of a fire at a rabbi's Lake Street home - and used a handheld extinguisher to douse fire coming from the home's wood shingles. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 2:30 pm

Your Arlington reports a May 11 fire, for which police have released video of a possible suspect, is the home of a rabbi who heads the local orthodox Chabad center, which he runs out of his home. The head of the town's Human Rights Commission says there is no current evidence that the fire "was motivated by the identity of the homeowners." Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 5:26 pm
Car into laundromat in Arlington

Arlington Police posted a photo of the aftermath of a driver winding up driving into the Brite White Laundromat at Mass. Ave. and Forest Street this afternoon.

By adamg - 2/17/19 - 10:10 pm
Knocked over tombstones in West Roxbury cemetery

Some of the downed gravestones. Photo by Ken Martin.

WHDH reports more than a dozen gravestones were knocked down at St. Joseph Cemetery, between Baker and Lagrange streets in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 11:15 pm

Jargle Soto-Suazo, 33, faces charges for break-ins in Medford, Brookline, Quincy, Watertown and Arlington, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports, along with police in the five communities. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/19 - 8:11 pm

Arlington Police report a local man fell through the ice on Spy Pond this afternoon as he and his wife skated about 100 yards offshore. He was rescued and taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/18 - 1:54 pm
Arlington suspect

Arlington Police report arresting a Billerica man they say robbed a bank in August and then robbed it again this month - and say they are investigating his possible connection to other robberies.

Read more.

By ShaneCurcuru - 8/10/18 - 5:14 pm

News vans reporting... news that Alewife is crumbling

PARKAPOCALYPSE? Monday Metrowest Disaster? You choose your disaster title!

Alewife MBTA garage is closed to new traffic; 5 Investigates (broke the story) and other news crews are on scene, I imagine it's almost as good as a snowstorm newscast.

Town of Arlington alerts note that MBTA will be closing the garage over weekend, at least partly closed on Monday, parking at Thorndike field allowed:

Alewife Garage Closures Starting Today Through Weekend

By adamg - 5/21/18 - 12:02 pm

Arlington school and police officials said today they will offer "restorative justice" to the 14 teens IDed as the people who vandalized Arlington High School and spray-painted swastikas and anti-gay slurs on the building on May 2.

Instead of facing criminal prosecution, the teens will be offered a chance at a three-phase program: Read more.

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