Newton Centre

By - 5/17/18 - 8:52 am
Newton bear

State Environmental Police report that last night they found and captured the black bear that had wandered into Newton Centre the other day: Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 3:48 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Riverside Line has a "power problem" at Newton Centre, which is causing 20-25 minute delays.

By - 2/14/18 - 4:56 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that just will not budge at Newton Centre.

By - 1/9/18 - 5:29 pm
Stuck trolley in Newton

Meg Hoffman reports:

Huge pile of snow just melted and fell off the roof and onto the tracks at Newton Centre outbound. T tried to push through it but got stuck.

By - 6/6/17 - 1:56 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that met a sudden demise at Newton Centre, the T reports.

By - 12/15/16 - 2:13 pm
Tree down on Green Line in Newton Centre

Jennie shows us the tree near Newton Centre responsible for the dreaded "severe" delays on the Riverside Line.

By - 6/26/16 - 12:35 pm

A "power problem" between Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill means "moderate" delays, the T advises.

By - 6/23/15 - 7:55 am

An inbound trolley on the Riverside Line crossed the River Styx this morning, leaving riders in the lurch. Nobody Would Care reported at 7:45:

Train died at chestnut hill. Second train just came and is pushing the dead train. It's been 30 min so far.

Update: Read more.

By - 5/25/15 - 8:53 am
Giant Party Bagel in Newton

Photo by Greta Gaffin.

This photo, taped by the cash registers at Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre, never fails to crack us up.

Is Giant Party Bagel missing, the victim of some horrible bagelnapping? Or is it just boasting: Look at this, look at it! Giant Party Bagel doesn't mess around, it takes no prisoners and it's large and in charge. But imagine the tub of lox spread that goes with it.

By - 11/9/14 - 10:35 pm

Lorianne Disabato reports on the black Volga sedan parked in the lot in the middle of Newton Centre today.

By - 8/2/14 - 10:21 pm

Steve Baillargeon asks:

Best place for pizza around Newton Centre?

By - 5/25/14 - 11:32 pm
Giant turkey in Newton Center

Chris Rich spotted this Butterball on a Newton Centre lawn today.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/27/12 - 10:08 am

The Globe reports the alleged butterfingers was packing a loaded gun on an outbound trolley just before Newton Centre; a rider dropped a dime and police arrested him and three pals.

By - 6/1/12 - 5:15 pm

If you guessed Friday afternoon rush hour, you win! Unlike the people now stuck waiting for shuttle buses to get them around the downed wire at Newton Centre, who lose.

By - 5/12/09 - 9:11 am

Paul Levy reports on the tsouris he is having thanks to a Bank of America ATM in Newton Centre that ate both his ATM card and the checks he was attempting to deposit.

He follows up with a post on his travails with a Bank of America rep who contacted him via Twitter.

By - 8/20/08 - 8:59 pm

Jo concludes a rant about how much the Sears credit department sucks (a whole lot) with a fun little anecdote involving a woman who couldn't be bothered with feeding a meter in Newton Cenre:

... She walked over to a meter with a broken sign that someone had obviously hand made and used a rubber band to affix the sign to the meter. She took the sign off, walked over to her meter and using the same rubber band she wrapped the sign around her meter and headed off to Starb*cks. ...

By - 7/19/08 - 8:59 pm

Petition to try to convince Starbucks to close the Starbucks on Centre Street in Newton Center instead of the one in the Union Street train station:

Mr. Shultz, please be advised that I will NEVER spend a dollar at the Center Street location, nor any other Starbucks for that matter. There is a Peets Coffee and Tea location in Newton Center as well, and they will be getting my daily business going forward if you proceed with this closing. ...

Via The Missus, who writes people go to Starbucks for the ambiance, not the awful coffee and stale pastry.

By - 1/3/08 - 11:31 pm

The MBTA says it has to shut Langley Road in Newton Centre for six months to repair a bridge over the Riverside Line - and will likely have to shut Riverside service for five weekends as part of the work (so get ready for buses, folks).

Greg Reibman is all for repairing decaying bridges, but he wonders why the T couldn't have coordinated the work with this past summer's Riverside shutdown.