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By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 10:45 am

Best of Nextdoor alerts us to an interesting query on Nextdoor from a Medford Hillside resident (named I. Crane, perhaps?) Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:38 pm
Kayaker in Malden

Andy Woodruff watched a kayaker glide down Salem Street in Malden after the torrents stopped this afternoon.

Over in East Boston, Steve Holt watched a geyser erupt on Marginal Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:31 am
Truck on fire on I-93

Shani got a good view of a flaming utility truck on I-93 southbound at Rte. 28 in Medford this morning, reports traffic was backed up for miles. A closer view.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:22 pm
Tavarez

Transit Police report arresting a Haverhill man they say would board a nearly empty Orange Line car, sit next to a woman and then expose and fondle himself while using a newspaper to hide what he was doing from the rest of the passengers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 9:25 am

NealG reports:

That’s a new one, Orange Line motorwoman on train at Back Bay: “attention passengers, this train will be standing by due to a distraught swan in the right of way near Wellington Station."

Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 3:50 pm
Apparent concrete blocks at exit of Brooks School parking lot

Watch out for those concrete blocks!

Artist Nate Swain finished up a project at the Brooks School in Medford today that might help motorists remember to actually stop when driving out onto Allston Street: An illusion that makes drivers think they're about to hit large concrete blocks: Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/19 - 11:27 am

State Police report a Haverhill woman died after her SUV crashed between exits 33 and 32 on I-93 southbound in Medford shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday.

State Police report Florence Bisson, 58, lost control of her GMC Envoy, crashed and was ejected from her vehicle.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 11:15 pm

Jargle Soto-Suazo, 33, faces charges for break-ins in Medford, Brookline, Quincy, Watertown and Arlington, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports, along with police in the five communities. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/19 - 10:27 pm
Climbing a still frozen waterfall in Medford

Marc Hurwitz spotted somebody climbing up a still frozen waterfall in the Middlesex Fells today. He had a one-word reaction: "NOPE."

By adamg - 1/8/19 - 4:21 pm
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Lori Magno snapped a photo of a couple of baby-faced new Orange Line cars resting with some of their older, wearier counterparts at Wellington this morning.

By adamg - 12/16/18 - 2:52 pm

WMFO, 91.5 FM in Medford, played two straight hours of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this morning - including the versions by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel and Michael Buble and Miss Piggy.

H/t Ron Newman for noticing, since here at UHub World Headquarters, we get WMLN in Milton on 91.5.

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 11:22 am

Medford Police report a black bear has been visiting the Lincoln Street area for at least a month, but that nobody notified authorities until 2:45 a.m. today, when a resident at 114 Lincoln Rd. called 911 to report a "medium sized bear" making quite a commotion in the area where the resident keeps trash. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 12:34 pm
Loose elephant on Tufts University campus

Lisa Gualtieri photographically captured this freedom-seeking pachyderm this morning.

It is, of course, a statue of the college mascot, Jumbo, looking like he's making a run for it because of some construction fencing behind him. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/18 - 9:54 am

The Tufts Observer recounts the university's long history of taking opium-linked money, from donations from a member of the Cabot family to the building named after the couple who gave us OxyContin.

By adamg - 11/9/18 - 11:02 pm

Don't worry: Matt captured this Medford action with his dashcam, not his phone.

By adamg - 10/23/18 - 1:20 pm
Black and Mild thief wanted in Medford

Medford Police have released photos of a masked man they say robbed the Shop & Go convenience store on Salem Street of Black and Mild cigarillos on Oct. 7. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/18 - 3:33 pm
New cars coming to Wellington

Miniature Bumblebee spotted a fresh Orange Line car arriving on a flatbed at the Wellington yard this morning, presumably from the new CRRC assembly plant in Springfield.

The two initial test cars, shipped direct from China, have become a familiar sight on the normally unused third Orange Line track north of Boston. The MBTA says it hopes to begin putting the new cars into passenger service starting at year's end.

By adamg - 7/24/18 - 8:56 am

At 7:37 a.m., the T reported that it had fixed signal problems at Oak Grove and that "regularly scheduled service" had resumed. At 8:46, Kristen W reported: Nope.

Horrible delays on the Orange line today...and some cars aren’t even opening?

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