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By adamg - 4/5/14 - 3:43 pm
Old town-line sign at Needham-Dedham border.

Old town line sign. See it larger.

Get off 128 at Great Plain Avenue and head towards Dedham and you'll see what looks like a driveway just before the Dedham line.

It's actually the remains of an old road, one that now dead-ends at the soon-to-be-expanded 128. Park by the gate, and you'll see the old town-line signs. Look down toward the river and you'll see an official boundary stone (like this one). Then look at the phone poles and lines that still run along the side of the road - and continue across 128.

By Anonymous - 9/10/10 - 5:32 pm

This is the mailing that has Stephen Lynch in a tizzy.

By adamg - 1/27/10 - 2:01 pm

Channel 4 reports the region's critical donut supply dipped by 0.0001% this morning when somebody in an SUV drove through the front of a Dunkin' Donuts on Chestnut Street in Needham

By adamg - 8/27/09 - 10:33 am

Wicked Local Needham reports the owners of two restaurants named Pomodoro in the North End and Brookline are stewing over a Needham restaurant's attempt to paste the same name - which means "tomato" in Italian - on its storefront: The former's lawyer wants the latter to can it and threatens to dice them up, in a saucy letter to both the owners and Needham officials. The owners of the Needham restaurant refuse to be crushed, say there's no heirloom status for "Tomato" as a name.

Of course, all this leaves West Roxbury residents wondering if Pomodoro's Italian Kitchen can catch up.

By adamg - 7/6/09 - 3:02 pm

Early this afternoon near the Greendale Avenue bridge, Channel 5 reports.

By adamg - 5/20/09 - 11:25 am

Mass. High Tech reports that BigBelly Solar of Needham, which makes those solar-powered trash receptacles you can see around the more heavily traveled sections of Boston, has raised a bunch of equity capital.

By adamg - 4/26/09 - 2:48 pm
Canoe in Needham

Paul Keleher took in the Run of the Charles canoe and kayak races in Needham today.

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By adamg - 1/26/09 - 7:09 pm

Whatever it was, I feel sorry for everybody who was stuck in the traffic nightmare there. Not only was the right lane on 128 southbound jammed up with all these people not moving at all, people trying to get to Highland from the feeder road off the side of 128 also weren't going anywhere anytime soon.

By adamg - 12/7/08 - 3:03 pm

Channel 7 reports on an accident this morning in Needham: Car slid into guardrail, trooper stopped to help, then, of course, another car slid into the cruiser.

By adamg - 7/28/08 - 4:57 pm

Greg Reibman reports that what might be the last Ground Round in all of Massachusetts - that sorta-invisible one just off 128 at the Newton/Needham line - has closed. Those of you who are old enough to remember may throw some peanut shells on the floor and take your kid to see a scary clown.

By adamg - 7/12/08 - 8:32 am

Gas tanker rolled over and exploded on Rte. 128 south near Highland Avenue around 5:30 a.m.; road shut, driver slightly injured, smoke visible from across the region.

Miss Von Schtoop was up early, went out for a drive, took photos along the way of a smoke ring from the accident drifting over Mission Hill, Cambridge, downtown and South Boston, including this montage from Southie:

Ring of smoke
By adamg - 7/5/08 - 7:23 pm

Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line lets you go deep into a marsh without getting stuck in mud - thanks to a boardwalk that meanders through the park, which consists mainly of a 700-acre marsh along the Charles River (and 128).

More about the park, including directions.

By adamg - 4/27/08 - 3:19 pm
Water race on the Charles

Paul Keleher took in the Run of the Charles races today, including this 26-mile run.

By adamg - 3/25/08 - 5:50 pm

Local police are looking for a male/female duo who break into women's cars when they go to the gym in West Roxbury, Brookline and Needham.

Via the Roslindale Transcript.

By adamg - 2/7/08 - 8:32 am
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