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By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:33 pm

Zoo New England is announcing that both its zoos will re-open their outdoor exhibits to the general public on June 4 - but that you'll have to first go online to buy timed tickets in advance - no more just showing up. Also, you'll have to wear a facial covering, follow a one-way path through the exhibits and stay six feet away from other groups. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 12:21 pm

Greg Cook talks to Pete Costello, assistant curator at the Stone Zoo, about caring for animals when visitors are banned:

"Some of the animals are noticing that there are no guests here," Costello says. "They're super focused when the keepers walk by."

Among these are the white-cheeked gibbons. Zoo keepers procured a bubble machine to occupy the apes.

By adamg - 8/21/18 - 12:18 pm
Missing stork

The Stone Zoo reports one of its storks is missing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/17 - 8:54 am
Watching trash burn from an MBTA bus

Sarah Bourne and other riders on a T bus headed into town on I-93 at the Fells got a little excitement this morning: They got to watch firefighters dousing flaming trash in the breakdown lane. Peter Wilson reports the driver of a truck hauling trash dumped the trash there after he realized it was on fire.

By adamg - 10/15/17 - 8:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Felicia's, an Italian restaurant in Stoneham, has closed after more than 50 years in business.

By adamg - 11/11/16 - 12:25 am

WCVB reports no injuries, adds Transit Police are looking at whether the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs.

By adamg - 5/11/14 - 3:28 pm
Antique car in flames on I-93 in Stoneham

John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.

By adamg - 4/23/10 - 9:34 am


Driving through Stoneham these days, it's kind of hard to miss the fact that Round's Hardware has plenty of chairs available - they're piled high right there on Main Street.

By adamg - 7/5/08 - 2:39 pm

Valerie reports her uncle lived in a Stoneham house destroyed in a three-alarm fire last night:

I am so grateful it happened at 10pm instead of 2am. If it had happened later I fear we would be planning a funeral today. John said it spread really fast. He overheard his downstairs neighbor on the phone to her DH saying that she had a candle going and it caught the curtains on fire.

By adamg - 6/19/07 - 1:44 pm

Sorry, it's not really that exciting a thing, but I just can't say spuckie without an exclamation point. In any case, Richard A. reports that Dairy Dome in Stoneham sells D-Boy spuckies(!) - three eggs, ham, cheese and BBQ sauce. In fact, a gander at their menu shows they offer entire spuckie trays!

Spuckie, spuckie, spuckie!

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