By - 2/12/14 - 7:33 am
Wanted: Porsche

Lexington Police report they are looking for a guy who spotted a credit card sitting on the ground at a local self-serve car wash in December, then picked it up. He used the card to buy time to wash off his Porsche, then raced over to Pure Hockey in Burlington, where he used it to buy more than $1,000 worth of hockey equipment.

Police say he's a white guy, about 6' tall, add:

More notable is the vehicle a Blue Porsche Cayman possibly a 2006 -2009 no front plate on the vehicle.

By - 1/20/14 - 7:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Lynn is looking to hire a company to run a ferry to Boston this year.

By - 11/24/13 - 6:23 pm

The town of Lexington has sued a Louisiana firetruck company, alleging the company sold it a lemon of a firetruck that has problems ranging from steering, transmission and brake failures to a water gun going off by itself.

In its suit, filed earlier this month, the town wants Ferrara Fire Apparatus to reimburse it the $500,000 cost of Engine 2, the $465,000 Town Meeting appropriated earlier this year to buy a replacement, the money the town's already spent on non-warranty servicing and lawyer's fees. Plus, the town wants "multiple damages" for its problems with the troublesome truck.

By - 9/11/13 - 10:04 am

Truck on fire

A pickup by Rte. 128 was on FIYAH around 9:30 a.m., as Ryan Toohill discovered. State Police shut the road to so firefighters could fight the fire.

Jenrad, who got stuck in the resulting gridlock, took a photo, in part to show her boss why she was late for work:

By - 5/4/13 - 9:38 am

A tiny company called Lexington Luminance is suing both Amazon and Google over a patent it claims is violated by the LEDs used in the companies' tablets.

Boston University this week filed its own LED patent lawsuit against Amazon over the LEDs used in its Kindle tablets.

Yesterday, Formosa Epitaxy, the company that makes the LEDs that Google uses in its Nexus 7 tablets, filed a lawsuit against Lexington Luminance to try to forestall an anticipated Lexington Luminance lawsuit against it.

By - 4/17/13 - 11:15 pm

WCVB reports selectmen cancelled the event because State Police would be unable to back up local police due to the investigation and patrols in Boston.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!

By - 12/10/12 - 8:52 am

J.L. Bell reports on a recreation in Lexington this Saturday of the Burning of the Tea - a protest on the town common three days before the better known Boston Tea Party.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.

By - 6/7/11 - 6:41 am

A movie company hired by the Tea Party Museum will film a re-creation of the Battle of Lexington on a field just west of Richmond, Va.

The Herald summons ye olde outrage over the moviemaking, set for next month. As the Herald notes, the Tea Party Museum is getting $21 million in Massachusetts tax subsidies.

On its site, LionHeart FilmWorks claims:

By - 10/22/10 - 7:46 am

Five Lexington firefighters who say they were incorrectly accused of shirking their responsibility to attend EMT re-training classes want the state to strike their names from its records on the scandal.

The five were among the first investigated by the state in an investigation into a scandal involving falsified certifications for EMT retraining. The Lexington firefighter in charge of retraining was charged with filling out certifications for the five and more than 30 other EMTs in the area.

By - 10/10/10 - 9:44 am
By - 9/30/10 - 2:47 pm


Leslee spotted the pair on Mass. Ave. in Lexington yesterday afternoon. Is there a pooper-scooper law for llamas?

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.


By - 9/1/10 - 5:09 pm

The shadow knows!Lexington Police report the Watertown Savings Bank branch on Waltham Street was robbed yesterday - by the same pair that robbed it the day before:

By - 6/16/10 - 6:15 pm

Lexington Police are looking for a woman who walked into Grace Chapel during Sunday services and left two hours later with two paintings worth about $550 apiece.

She's described as white, 35 to 40, 5'3" with a large build and light brown hair, wearing a blue sweater, clam digger pants and sandals, and carrying a large Coach bag.

By - 4/19/10 - 5:13 pm


Greg Cook rose early today to take in the Patriots Day battle re-enactments in Lexington and Concord.

By - 8/3/09 - 5:45 pm

Georgy makes the ride from Somerville, discovers it's pretty cool. And has good sushi.