Arlington Police report a local man fell through the ice on Spy Pond this afternoon as he and his wife skated about 100 yards offshore. He was rescued and taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Read more.
Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.
Arlington Police report arresting a Billerica man they say robbed a bank in August and then robbed it again this month - and say they are investigating his possible connection to other robberies.
PARKAPOCALYPSE? Monday Metrowest Disaster? You choose your disaster title!
Alewife MBTA garage is closed to new traffic; 5 Investigates (broke the story) and other news crews are on scene, I imagine it's almost as good as a snowstorm newscast.
Town of Arlington alerts note that MBTA will be closing the garage over weekend, at least partly closed on Monday, parking at Thorndike field allowed:
Alewife Garage Closures Starting Today Through Weekend
Arlington school and police officials said today they will offer "restorative justice" to the 14 teens IDed as the people who vandalized Arlington High School and spray-painted swastikas and anti-gay slurs on the building on May 2.
Instead of facing criminal prosecution, the teens will be offered a chance at a three-phase program: Read more.
Marc Hurwitz ran across this Big Boy in the Mt. Gilboa area of Arlington today.
Thomas photographed the car fire on I-93 south around Mystic Valley Parkway around 6:15 a.m.
Seems David Crosby (of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and sometimes Young) played the Regent Theatre in Arlington last night. And seems he said some things that might offend the snowflakes who support the current president: Read more.
Arlington Police report a crash at Mystic Valley Parkway and River Street around 1 p.m. today was the result of the driver nodding off on an opioid. Read more.
Arlington Police report issuing a citation to the driver of this truck, who proved unable to figure out just how high his truck was today.
Arlington Police are praising a local 6-year-old whom they say found and turned in a bag containing $2,000 in cash and deposit slips from a local chain of Mexican restaurants. Read more.
Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.
The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.
In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:
I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?
Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.
There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Federal authorities today announced the arrest of an alleged bank robber they'd dubbed the Spelling Bee Bandit because his notes were so poorly written.
During each robbery, the man handed the teller a note with the word “ROBERY” or “ROBERT” demanding cash.
Arlington Police report arresting Gannon Kemper LeBlanc, 23, on a variety of charges after he allegedly tried to get into a Lee Terrace home Wednesday night. Read more.
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