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By adamg - 11/6/21 - 2:43 pm

Village 14 rips the lid off some underhanded campaigning.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 3:58 pm

Greg Reibman, who once ran the Wicked Local empire, wrote yesterday that "My heart breaks for the once great Newton TAB" after seeing the photo somebody there placed under a headline about the Newton mayoral race.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 2:17 pm

A transformer on Homer Street had a bit of a fire late this morning, the Newton Fire Department reports, adding that is probably why the power went out in parts of the Garden City.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:42 pm
Hummingbird getting some food

Mary Ellen spotted a hummingbird topping off today in Newton's Nahantan Park before the long migration south for the winter.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 6:30 pm


The Heights reports on Newton's rat woes, quotes a rat expert that residents need to stop blaming construction and start looking at how they handle their trash.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 11:30 pm
9/11 truthers over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

Claire Sadar reports 9/11 truthers held banners over the turnpike at two locations in the Newton/Watertown area and bollixed traffic in Newton Corner during rush hour by deciding to hand out literature to motorists there about how jet fuel can't melt steel or something.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:41 pm

The Heights reports BC has decided that a high vaccination rate among both students and faculty and a desire to return to "a normal teaching environment," but that some 300 professors signed a letter respectfully suggesting that's dumb. Masks are required in other indoor spaces on campus.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 1:06 pm
Car in Cheesecake Brook in Newton

Photo by Newton FD.

The Newton Fire Department reports the normally quiet Cheesecake Brook, which runs alongside Albemarle Field, turned into a torrent in the rains this afternoon, swallowing an unoccupied car.

Separately, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Revere, Lynn and surrounding areas - sparking phones across Suffolk County to ping, even phones as far south as Roslindale, where at the time, there was no rain, no wind and bright sun trying to break through the haze.

By adamg - 8/7/21 - 1:42 pm

State Police report a motorcyclist traveling at "a high rate of speed" on Rte. 128 northbound in Newton lost control around 9:30 p.m.

The Harley Davidson then crashed and the operator, a 32 year old man from Ludlow, was found unresponsive. EMTs performed CPR on the operator on scene, and he was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 10:17 am

Marjorie Arons-Barron remembers the heyday of journalism in Newton on the news that Gannett is cutting back the Newton Tab to basically nothing.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 9:07 pm

Surveillance photos of suspect via Newton PD.

Newton Police are investigating five break-ins over the past month that all involved homes owned by Asian-Americans. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 10:32 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Friendly Toast is opening an outlet at the Chestnut Hill Mall, sorry, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, in the space left vacant by the demise of Besito.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 9:19 am

The Times of London reports: Outcry as retired Catalan minister faces multimillion-euro ‘independence’ fine.

Andreu Mas-Colell, 76, who helped organize what the Spanish government insists was an illegal referendum on independence for Catalonia, lived on Temple Street in Newton until the mid-1990s, when he taught economics at Harvard, Ryan Grannan-Doll reports.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:12 pm

Harris Cyclery in West Newton closed for good on Sunday after 70 years in business.

H/t Mike.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:32 pm
Raccoon being rescued from the top of a light fixture on the turnpike

Ari Herzog could only watch in amazement this evening as Newton firefighters used a ladder truck, a thin lasso and a box to rescue a raccoon that had somehow survived crossing the turnpike and then climbed up the top of a light fixture sprouting from the Jersey barriers that separate the two sides of the highway.

Video: Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 1:37 pm

In 1976, Larry Watkins of Louisville, KY was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a man who'd given him and his girlfriend a ride in Roxbury. After unsuccessful appeals over the years, a Superior Court judge ordered a new trial. But the state's highest court today overturned that, in a decision which likely means Watkins will now die in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:45 am

The Heights reports BC is telling students, especially freshmen, they're cruising for a bruising, like maybe just sending students home for the rest of the semester, because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases of late.

Several students have been booted from campus housing - or even suspended - after "gatherings' over the past couple of weekends involving too many students in one place, many without masks on, the Heights reports.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 6:18 pm

Around 2 p.m. on Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands, WHDH reports. NBC Boston reports he had a knife and that "multiple attempts" to subdue him failed.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 2:10 pm
Car fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Hannah Armstrong captured the flaming SUV on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound, just before Exit 17 in Newton Corner, shortly after 1 p.m. today. State Police report no injuries and that Newton and Boston firefighters doused the flames.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 pm

The Jewish Journal interviews Tom Mountain of Newton, vice chairman of both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Massachusetts Republican Jewish Committee, a day after his release from Brigham and Women's, where he was hospitalized with Covid-19 after flying down to Washington for a Dec. 9 Chanukah celebration at the White House. Read more.

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