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By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 11:23 am
Old trolleys for sale

The MBTA has hired an auction firm for online bidding of several old Green Line trolleys now rusting away at the Riverside yard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 11:08 am

Newton Police have put out an APB for a man who spotted a customer's unattended laptop at the Langley Road Dunkin' Donuts and walked off with it yesterday.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:09 pm

Transit Police report a 40-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by an inbound Riverside Line trolley at Newton Centre around 7:45 p.m.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 7:53 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., inbound service on the Riverside Line was delayed after a trolley's brakes seized up at Newton Highlands - a day after one of the new trolleys suffered an embarrassing failure at Park Street.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 1:31 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a Connecticut finance company's defamation and conspiracy lawsuit against a Newton lawyer for a man who owes it more than $20 million, ruling the lawyer is not protected by Massachusetts case law that bars suits against lawyers for statements they make involving lawsuits they're involved in. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 8:47 pm

Transit Police report a man on the Worcester Line tracks was hit by an inbound train around 8:10 p.m. in the area of Lowell Avenue in Newton.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 8:56 am
Downed tree in Chestnut Hill on the Green Line tracks

Cracked, fallen tree in Chestnut Hill. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports it's restored service on the Green Line to and from Riverside, following a windswept tree cracking and falling along the line in Chestnut Hill during the storm. Rider can still expect some delays, but no longer have to get on a shuttle bus for part of their ride.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 8:31 am

Keolis reports the Harvard Street stairs have re-opened, but that the Walnut Street stairs remain shut for repairs.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:19 pm

The MBTA reports it's closed the Newtonville station on the Worcester Line "until further notice" because of some problems with the stairs up to the street that require immediate attention. The T says riders should head to West Newton instead - but will provide a shuttle bus 20 minutes before a scheduled train arrival from Newtonville to West Newton for people who don't get word in time to make the switch.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Del Frisco's Grilles in Chestnut Hill and Burlington are closing in a week.

By adamg - 9/8/19 - 3:44 pm

Dakota Randall took some video around 3 p.m. of the driver in the Tesla next to him speeding down the street while apparently asleep.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 9:39 am

It's Bustitution Wednesday on the Riverside Line.

By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:29 pm

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., Newton Police reported:

Lightning the Burmese Python has been found and is back home with his family!

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reports Lightning didn't slither far: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 4:30 pm

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. Newton Police report the snake is still on the lam, and urge anybody who sees it to call them directly, NOT the city animal control officer.

Ted Hess-Mahan reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:27 pm

Eitan Hersh was among the teeming masses forced off a Riverside Line train after a large tree branch fell in front of it between Fenway and Longwood: Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 7:39 am

Around 6 a.m., NBC Boston reports. Shuttle buses are running.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 7:19 pm

Transit Police report a man in his 20s was hit and killed by an outbound train to Worcester near the Newtonville stop around 5:15 p.m. Police are investigating what he was doing on the tracks, but say foul play is not suspected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 9:10 am

The MBTA says it's rolled out 40 shuttle buses to move people between Riverside and Reservoir due to "a wire problem."

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 9:23 am
Waiting for the Green Line in Newton

Waiting for the Godot Line in Newton Centre. Photo by Phil R..

Phil R. reports the Riverside Line took a look at the Red Line this morning and said, "Hold my beer:" Read more.

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