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By adamg - 11/27/23 - 4:09 pm

Newton Police report that a couple of guys who'd just stolen a lot of money in Wellesley proved unable to deal with the windy roads of Newton and Brookline and crashed after escaping a traffic stop on Rte. 9 at Hammond Pond Parkway early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/23 - 9:58 am

The Heights reports on the state of BC's most recent acquisitions: The 23-acre former Mount Alvernia High School in Newton and the former Pine Manor College in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 10:02 am

The Newton Beacon reports advocates of changing zoning to allow more growth in its village centers lost "in a bloodbath" in city-council elections. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 8:49 am

Officials report a 57-year-old man on a bicycle died after he was hit by a UPS truck whose driver was coming the other way and making a left turn from Watertown Street onto Bridge Street in Nonantum around 5:20 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/23 - 11:41 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that freshmen students placed in a dorm room by their school aren't members of a "household" and so are ineligible to apply for abuse-prevention orders against their roommates. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/23 - 9:17 pm

Richard Hanson, 64, was charged with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury after police found his wife, Nancy with "apparent blunt force injuries" at their 66 Brookline St. home last night, police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/23 - 9:22 pm

Press Conference at Newton Police Department - Man Charged in Connection with Triple Homicide

A Newton man was arrested today on charges of murder and assault and battery for the deaths of Gilda D’Amore, 73, her husband Bruno D’Amore, 74 and Mrs. D’Amore’s mother, Lucia Arpino, 97, in their home on Broadway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/23 - 4:38 pm

Active Investigation Underway in Newton

Three elderly people were found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in a house on Broadway in the Lake neighborhood of Newton, Newton Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/23 - 11:44 am
Bear in Newton

There's a bear wandering around Cold Spring Park in Newton this morning.

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller advises: "Please do not approach the bear," no, not even with a pic-a-nic basket.

Lawn bear.

By adamg - 6/10/23 - 10:38 am
Holes where plants used to be

Holes where plants used to be. Photo by Newton Community Farm.

The non-profit Newton Community Farm on Nahanton Street reports somebody spent some serious time Thursday night or Friday morning digging up and making off with hundreds of plants.

In e-mail to supporters, the farm's executive director, Sue Bottino, writes: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 5:11 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week ordered the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to give Gopuff, a Philadelphia-based delivery company, its license to deliver alcohol back while its lawsuit against the commission proceeds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/23 - 12:45 pm

Gopuff, a Philadelphia chain that last week lost its state license to deliver alcohol after inspectors cited it for repeatedly delivering alcohol to BC freshmen, yesterday sued to get its license back, arguing it's completely changed its ID and training policies - that it's unfair the state didn't rescind its license until nearly 2 1/2 years after the violations and that the punishment was particularly unfair for a "first time" violation. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 5:01 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission yesterday ordered the immediate shutdown of the GoPuff delivery outlet at 82-84 Needham St. in Newton after hearing evidence that over five days in the fall of 2021, its drivers delivered beer, vodka, wine, tequila, hard seltzer and even Four Loko to Boston College freshmen at a variety of locations on and near the BC campus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/23 - 9:17 pm

While Boston University is urging students not to OD on borgs, Boston College is sending a sterner message to it students about their behavior during the Marathon - especially on the streets of Brighton and Newton.

In e-mail today, BC officials say: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 11:57 am
Catalytic converters in the back of the maroon Acura this morning

The back of Davila's MDX, filled with catalytic converters, taken just this morning, FBI says.

Federal officials today announced the arrests of several men they say spent recent years detaching catalytic converters from vehicles across Massachusetts for sale outside the state - led by a man who apparently never watched The Wire, because part of the evidence against him consists of extensive notes the feds say he kept on "the extensive criminal conspiracy that he orchestrated." Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 2:36 pm

Ryan Grannan-Doll reports:

Just tried to pickup meds at CVS in Newtonville. Pharmacist told me CVS computer network is down NATIONWIDE. No Rx filling or selling. No timeline for fix.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 9:12 am

Mount Alvernia High School in Newton, which opened in 1935, yesterday announced its closure at the end of the current school year. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/23 - 4:56 pm

Newton Police report two officers responding to a 911 call about domestic violence Saturday night were themselves attacked by a man who tried but failed to grab one of their guns. Read more.

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