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By adamg - 10/3/22 - 2:55 pm

Boston College is out with formal regulations about scooters with motors that include such common-sense rules as yielding to pedestrians and not driving them hellbent for leather while on campus, the BC Heights reports. But also:

Students living in residence halls can store their scooters inside, but they must carry and not ride the scooters while indoors, the email states.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 1:49 pm

A Newton woman faces arraignment today on charges she beat a 65-year-old man to death in his Mount Vernon Terrace home after he learned she was stealing money from him, then wrapped his body in a curtain and covered it with construction material in a vain attempt to hide the crime, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 9:47 pm

Some of those charter buses will still come in handy later this week, when the T shuts down the Green Line's entire D branch for a total of 27 days over the next six weeks or so. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 9:19 pm
That's a lot of nog: Vanilla, lite and pumpkin

Remember when there was just one flavor of nog - egg? Roving UHub photographer Michael Halle couldn't help but notice all the nog for sale today at the Newtonville Star Market - and couldn't help but wonder how something could be "limited edition" nog if it's for sale for months at a time, like even before the end of summer.

By adamg - 7/9/22 - 12:27 am

WFXT reports firefighters from Newton and surrounding communities responded to Gray Cliff Road, off Beacon Street near Newton Centre, around 10:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 2:57 pm

Amy Sangiolo's Fig City News has beaten the Newton Beacon to filling the news hole left when Gannett pulled the plug on what was left of its Newton coverage. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 10:03 pm

A group of Newton residents have formed a foundation to start the Newton Beacon to give the Garden City the sort of news coverage it lost long ago as GateHouse and now Gannett, which is really still GateHouse, slashed its reporting staff in the Boston area and elsewhere. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:05 pm

Boston College, Boston and Newton police searched the campus for the man, who made his call around 10:50 p.m. The call was eventually tracked to California.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 10:53 am

Scott Van Voorhis tallies up the problems at Boston construction sites, following Wednesday's floor collapse at the old South Boston power plant: Six workers have died at construction sites in Boston, Cambridge and Newton over the past 14 months, including the death of a worker at the Government Center Garage demolition in March.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:14 pm
May 4th message on Mass. roads: Scruffy nerd herders stop littering

Lori Henault spotted this message on signs on the turnpike in both Newton and downtown today, on Star Wars Day. Yes, it's a thing; Han needs to only toss his trash in approved garbage compactors.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 11:12 pm

Live Boston reports that Boston Police human-trafficking officers say they caught a prominent local attorney with his pants down - on account of the woman orally servicing him in his car - in a garage at the South Bay mall around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 5:59 pm
Suspects in photos released last year

Surveillance photos released by Newton PD last year.

Newton Police have issued arrest warrants for two New York City men on charges they broke into a series of homes owned by Asian-Americans last year, Mayor Rutheanne Fuller reported this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 3:50 pm

Chestnut Hill woman relives the trauma of finding a live turkey in her family room.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 11:15 pm

The Globe reports the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Bradford Casler's convictions for the 2016 Sweet Tomatoes crash.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 9:18 am
Hummingbird Books storefront

The still covered storefront, by Sean the roving UHub photographer

The Boston Real Estate Times reports the imminent opening of Hummingbird Books at the Street mall on Rte. 9.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 11:38 am

NPR reports that Pres. Biden has appointed Dr. Ashish Jha as the new White House COVID-19 response coordinator.

Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, is a Newton resident. He serves on a task force advising Newton Public Schools on Covid-19 issues, most recently, on when to let students take off their masks.

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 - 3/9/22 - 11:51 am

Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman today warned parents that he's looking at layoffs for the coming school year, partly because of declining enrollment but mainly because of increased costs for insurance, busing and special education, on top of a budget this year already stretched by Covid-19, both through extra use of city-funded health plans and the need to hire more substitutes, and a decline in revenue from renting out school facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 10:55 pm

After hearing from its medical experts at a meeting last night, the Newton School Committee informally voted yesterday to make masks optional in most indoor spaces as of March 8, School Superintendent David Fleishman wrote parents today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 12:49 pm

A federal appeals court today declined to toss criminal charges against Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph and her courtroom deputy Wesley MacGregor that stem from the way they helped a defendant wanted as part of a Trump-era ICE crackdown on immigrants slip out the back door of their courthouse while ICE agents waited in the lobby. Read more.

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