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By adamg - 8/19/23 - 9:21 pm
Photo in the Globe of a training fire-department diver blending with a photo of a man skipping rope

Gary C. reports he was reading the paper version of the Globe today with some bright light in the background - making a photo on one page of a fire-department diver training in a Stoneham pond merge serendipitously with a photo on the page he was looking at of a man skipping rope in Boston.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 4:51 pm

Medford Police say you can stop calling them about the smoke:

There is no active fire in Medford. We have been receiving numerous calls of smoke and the smell of smoke.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 12:04 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Lily Nguyen to two years in federal prison for her part in a scheme to grab the personal information of more than 100 people to create bogus accounts on the Massachusetts pandemic unemployment portal, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 1:06 pm

A full-time Stoneham police officer and his brother, an electrical contractor, were arrested today on charges they bribed a Mass Save contractor to obtain some $36 million worth of consumer-funded energy-improvement work, including work for which they had no previous experience. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 1:40 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Stoneham man to three years in prison and ordered him to repay the $526,423 the government says he stole from the state pandemic unemployment fund using other people's purloined ID information, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 10:47 am

A company that sells cannabis-infused seltzers and gummies under the name Hi5 is suing another company that plans to open a cannabis dispensary in West Roxbury called HiFive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 8:56 am

State Police report the death of Trooper Tamar Bucci shortly before midnight on the northbound side of I-93 in Stoneham. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 10:54 am
Sunset over Spot Pond

Neal Gaffey watched the sun go down over Spot Pond in Stoneham yesterday.

By adamg - 1/8/22 - 11:32 am
Post crash snacking

A little post-crash snacking. Surveillance photos by Rapid Liquors.

Rapid Liquors on Main Street in Stoneham reports some guy drove his car into their store around 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 11:36 am

Two Stoneham residents face federal charges that they used personal information from other people to obtain more than $666,000 in payments from the federal pandemic unemployment program. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:33 pm

Zoo New England is announcing that both its zoos will re-open their outdoor exhibits to the general public on June 4 - but that you'll have to first go online to buy timed tickets in advance - no more just showing up. Also, you'll have to wear a facial covering, follow a one-way path through the exhibits and stay six feet away from other groups. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 12:21 pm

Greg Cook talks to Pete Costello, assistant curator at the Stone Zoo, about caring for animals when visitors are banned:

"Some of the animals are noticing that there are no guests here," Costello says. "They're super focused when the keepers walk by."

Among these are the white-cheeked gibbons. Zoo keepers procured a bubble machine to occupy the apes.

By adamg - 8/21/18 - 12:18 pm
Missing stork

The Stone Zoo reports one of its storks is missing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/17 - 8:54 am
Watching trash burn from an MBTA bus

Sarah Bourne and other riders on a T bus headed into town on I-93 at the Fells got a little excitement this morning: They got to watch firefighters dousing flaming trash in the breakdown lane. Peter Wilson reports the driver of a truck hauling trash dumped the trash there after he realized it was on fire.

By adamg - 10/15/17 - 8:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Felicia's, an Italian restaurant in Stoneham, has closed after more than 50 years in business.

By adamg - 11/11/16 - 12:25 am

WCVB reports no injuries, adds Transit Police are looking at whether the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs.

By adamg - 5/11/14 - 3:28 pm
Antique car in flames on I-93 in Stoneham

John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.

By adamg - 4/23/10 - 9:34 am


Driving through Stoneham these days, it's kind of hard to miss the fact that Round's Hardware has plenty of chairs available - they're piled high right there on Main Street.

By adamg - 7/5/08 - 2:39 pm

Valerie reports her uncle lived in a Stoneham house destroyed in a three-alarm fire last night:

I am so grateful it happened at 10pm instead of 2am. If it had happened later I fear we would be planning a funeral today. John said it spread really fast. He overheard his downstairs neighbor on the phone to her DH saying that she had a candle going and it caught the curtains on fire.

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