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By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:31 am

Tufts Daily reports on planning by the university to provide dorm rooms to hospital patients who don't need ICU-level care - and for medical professionals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis who don't want to expose their family members to the risk of infection.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 10:48 am

The Dig talks to the creators of Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville about setting up an online-based network of people who can help their neighbors.

Some other mutual-aid groups.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 11:18 am

In 2015, a man wearing a GPS device as a condition of bail on a Boston drug charge was arrested for an armed home invasion in Medford after police there asked the operators of a state GPS database if anybody in it had a GPS pinged from the location of the home invasion and his info showed up. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:16 pm

Tufts University President Tony Monaco announced tonight that students will get an extended spring break starting this weekend- and that classes will be taught online only starting March 25. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 9:03 am

The MBTA reports residual inbound delays of ten minutes on the Orange Line stemming from problems getting a door on one train to work at Assembly.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 10:57 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with one of those embarrassing mechanical problems near Wellington.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 8:53 am
Snow-covered rear window

Jonathan pulled in behind this guy at a gas station on the Fellsway in Medford this morning. Once the guy got out, did he clear the roughly eighth of an inch of obscuring snow off his rear window? No. He got the gas going, then got back into his nice, warm, still running car.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 11:26 am
Accord with no wheels

Erin S reports she was greeted by a newly wheelless Accord when she left her Medford home this morning.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:22 am

The Conservation Law Foundation yesterday sued the Encore Boston Casino and four bus companies over casino shuttle buses it charges were allowed to idle for more than the state-allowed five minutes at locations in Everett and Medford, including the Wellington T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:54 am

Last Thursday, Tufts University announced it would remove the Sackler name everywhere it appears on its campuses, because of the family's ties to the opioid crisis.

The next day, the president of Harvard, who was previously the president of Tufts, said nope, doing what Tufts did would be "inappropriate."

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 6:32 pm
Derailed Orange Line train at Wellington yard

Chuck D'Antonio had a good view of a derailed CRRC Orange Line train at the Wellington yard around 3:45 p.m. from the skyway between the station and Station Landing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 2:19 pm

A lawyer who successfully argued his client was owed damages after biting into a tooth-destroying bit of bone in a hamburger at a Medford Wendy's went too far in a closing argument that urged the jury to strike a blow against big corporations everywhere and protect the little people, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:50 am

Police in Medford are warning Accord owners:

These crimes seem to be occurring in the overnight hours under the cover of darkness in various parts of the city. We ask those of you that own Honda Accords and neighbors of those to be extra vigilant in watching for strange cars or people that may be casing a car in your neighborhood.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 10:45 am

Best of Nextdoor alerts us to an interesting query on Nextdoor from a Medford Hillside resident (named I. Crane, perhaps?) Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:38 pm
Kayaker in Malden

Andy Woodruff watched a kayaker glide down Salem Street in Malden after the torrents stopped this afternoon.

Over in East Boston, Steve Holt watched a geyser erupt on Marginal Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:31 am
Truck on fire on I-93

Shani got a good view of a flaming utility truck on I-93 southbound at Rte. 28 in Medford this morning, reports traffic was backed up for miles. A closer view.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:22 pm
Tavarez

Transit Police report arresting a Haverhill man they say would board a nearly empty Orange Line car, sit next to a woman and then expose and fondle himself while using a newspaper to hide what he was doing from the rest of the passengers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 9:25 am

NealG reports:

That’s a new one, Orange Line motorwoman on train at Back Bay: “attention passengers, this train will be standing by due to a distraught swan in the right of way near Wellington Station."

Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 3:50 pm
Apparent concrete blocks at exit of Brooks School parking lot

Watch out for those concrete blocks!

Artist Nate Swain finished up a project at the Brooks School in Medford today that might help motorists remember to actually stop when driving out onto Allston Street: An illusion that makes drivers think they're about to hit large concrete blocks: Read more.

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