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By adamg - 7/11/19 - 3:34 pm

MassDOT reports people who normally ride the Needham Line on Saturdays will have to find another way to get around between Aug. 3 and Oct. 12 to let workers install a "positive train control" system that will make the line safer by keeping trains from going too fast and reducing the odds they might crash into each other.

Preparation for the new system has included cutting down trees along the right of way in recent months.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 5:02 pm

A total of $21,000 in reward money is now up for anybody who provides information that leads to the arrest of the suspected arsonists to blame for fires at rabbis' homes in Arlington and Needham. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 9:38 am

Chanie Krinsky, who runs the Needham Chabad center with her husband, Rabbi Mendy Krinsky, reports somebody tried to set their house on fire - not long after a second suspicious fire at a Chabad rabbi's home in Arlington: Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 6:23 pm

WCVB reports firefighters from several departments went into the marshes off Rte. 128 and Great Plain Avenue to a large brush fire that has caused delays on the Needham Line.

Josh Ostroff viewed the aftermath from a Needham Line train: Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/18 - 2:21 pm

Deadspin tells us what the Needham Gold Medal winner said during her victim statement on the convicted sexual assaulter who used to be her team doctor.

By adamg - 11/16/17 - 11:56 am

MassDOT reports that 48 spaces at Needham Junction will no longer be available to commuters come Monday: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/17 - 10:21 am
Fireworks in Needham

Redsox223 took in the Needham fireworks last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/24/17 - 12:35 am

State Police report a Roslindale man whose engine was overheating as he drove south on 128 near Highland Avenue around 10 p.m. on Friday pulled into the breakdown lane and got out of the car - only to be hit by another vehicle, the driver of which then just kept on going. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/17 - 10:26 am

When the heat gets too hot, Worcester and Needham Line trains have to go extra slow because, of course, the tracks weren't designed to handle regular-speed trains in the heat. Or as Goodband-C puts it when talking about what is normally 33-minute ride on the Needham Line:

Crawling into South Station a quick 80 minute trip from Hersey.

By adamg - 5/17/17 - 9:04 am
Snow at Newton mall

Gary C. spotted this snow pile this morning at the Street (the old lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By adamg - 2/8/17 - 9:29 pm

Needham Snowday 2017-02-09

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Boston snow day without a video by Tory Bullock: Read more.

By szapata617 - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/3/16 - 9:25 am

While Medford police were busy corralling chickens and geese, Needham and State Police were busy using a banana to lure and capture a miniature horse that had broken out of its barn.

By adamg - 12/1/16 - 8:57 am
Turtle car hit by train in Needham

Somebody parked their formerly expensive car just a little too close to the tracks at the Needham Heights station this morning and a Needham Line train took exception and flipped that puppy upside down. One train was canceled and others were delayed, although things were mostly back on track by 8:20 a.m. or so.

By adamg - 11/10/16 - 11:58 am

A.K.A., Greendale Avenue and Kendrick Street in Needham, yesterday morning.

By adamg - 9/23/16 - 12:20 pm

The state is shutting the Great Ditch Bridge - that nasty little piece of work on the Dedham side of the Great Plain Avenue exit - at 8 tonight for work to get the bridge ready for its replacement by a span on which you won't have to worry anymore you'll get into a crash that will send you into the water. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/16 - 11:42 am
Needham July Fourth fireworks

Redsox223 watched the fireworks in Needham last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 12/16/15 - 8:02 am

Researchers at Olin College are looking at programming robots with what sounds a bit like Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, the Boston Business Journal reports:

Think of a fire-fighting robotic dog that sacrifices itself to rescue people ... Or of a robot riveter that stops short of punching through a human workers’ misplaced hand because the robot has been programmed to value human safety over assembly line efficiency.

By adamg - 8/15/15 - 11:01 am
Needham bank robber sought

Needham Police report the TD Bank branch at 89 Highland Ave. was held up around 4:15 p.m. yesterday by a guy who actually put a mask on. Recent years have seen a decline in the number of bank robbers who bother to disguise their faces.

Read more.

By bibliotequetress - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

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