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By adamg - 7/29/22 - 4:07 pm
Where the Charles River used to be

All that brown is normally river bottom. See it larger.

The level of the Charles River where Millennium Park in West Roxbury meets Cutler Park in Dedham and Needham is now so low that somebody who doesn't mind getting their calves wet - and maybe sinking into some mud - could easily wade across at its narrowest points. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/22 - 4:38 pm
Timber rattlesnake or eastern milk snake?

A little hard to see, but there's a snake near the center of the photo, which Greg Hunt took today at Powell Island, a part of the marshy area along the Charles in Needham, near the Newton line, just across from Millennium Park in West Roxbury. And he reports it didn't like having its photo taken: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 12:06 pm

Needham and other firefighters are at 103 Althea Rd. in Needham for what is now a three-alarm fire. Among the units responding: Engine 30 from West Roxbury.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 9:42 am

Greg Reibman at the Charles River Regional Chamber reports that Gannett will stop printing the Newton Tab, Needham Times and Watertown Tab & Press in May. It shut its paper serving some Boston neighborhoods in December.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 9:52 am
Flipped car on a 128 offramp in Needham

Photo by State Police.

State Police report a driver rolled his or her car at Exit 35C on 128 southbound in Needham this morning. The driver wasn't injured, the ramp had to be shut briefly so the car could be flipped over and towed away.

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By adamg - 12/25/21 - 12:34 pm
Man falling on icy steps

JJFree shows off her husband's form on some ice-covered steps in Needham this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 12:05 pm

State Police report that a couple of tires flew off an 18-wheeler's trailer on the southbound side of 128 in Needham this morning, flying across the road and slamming into at least two cars on the northbound side. Amazingly, there were no injuries.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:59 pm
A smiling frog in Cutler Park

Mary Ellen took today's most ribbitting photo this morning at Cutler Park on the Needham/Dedham line. See it larger.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 11:22 pm

Blackstone, a New York investment firm, announced today it's buying International Data Group from the Chinese company that had acquired it in 2017. IDG runs a market consulting service and a variety of Web sites focused on IT buyers and sellers, both in the US and abroad.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:35 am
Deer in Cutler Park

Mary Ellen spotted this deer in Cutler Park along the Charles at the Needham/Dedham line this morning.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:42 pm
Bald eagle in Cutler Park

I don't know, I love the river views, but seems kinda small.

Mary Ellen traversed the Charles this morning and spotted a couple of bald eagles in Cutler Park along the Needham/Dedham line, across from West Roxbury - possibly checking out good nesting spots.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 12:19 pm

Update, 9/18: A federal judge ruled today this is not a federal matter and sent it back down to state court.

A Cambridge lawyer is suing Netflix, the producers of its "Dirty Money" series, the Boston Broadside and an Essex County attorney for allegedly ruining his life by portraying him as an evil money grubber out to defraud an elderly Needham man who owned five derelict properties in Needham that the town had been trying to get cleaned up for 20 years. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 5:34 pm

FBI Boston: Arsons at Chabad Centers (Needham)

The FBI today announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever tried - and failed - three times to set Chabad centers in Arlington and Needham on fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 3:34 pm

MassDOT reports people who normally ride the Needham Line on Saturdays will have to find another way to get around between Aug. 3 and Oct. 12 to let workers install a "positive train control" system that will make the line safer by keeping trains from going too fast and reducing the odds they might crash into each other.

Preparation for the new system has included cutting down trees along the right of way in recent months.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 5:02 pm

A total of $21,000 in reward money is now up for anybody who provides information that leads to the arrest of the suspected arsonists to blame for fires at rabbis' homes in Arlington and Needham. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 9:38 am

Chanie Krinsky, who runs the Needham Chabad center with her husband, Rabbi Mendy Krinsky, reports somebody tried to set their house on fire - not long after a second suspicious fire at a Chabad rabbi's home in Arlington: Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 6:23 pm

WCVB reports firefighters from several departments went into the marshes off Rte. 128 and Great Plain Avenue to a large brush fire that has caused delays on the Needham Line.

Josh Ostroff viewed the aftermath from a Needham Line train: Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/18 - 2:21 pm

Deadspin tells us what the Needham Gold Medal winner said during her victim statement on the convicted sexual assaulter who used to be her team doctor.

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