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By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 7/2/20 - 4:11 pm

Walden Pond State Reservation reports the water is once again safe for bathing, after some bad test results a couple days ago.

The bath house is open until 7 p.m., so remember not to urinate while on your swim.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 3:24 pm

Walden Pond State Reservation announced today it'd be best to stay out of the water at the historic pond for the time being: Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/30/20 - 5:28 am

The page content will not surprise anyone, yet the headline is still painful to read on the Town of Lexington's website:

Patriots' Day 2020 Has Been Cancelled

That means no Paul Revere's ride, no battle re-enactments, no pancake breakfasts, no parades, no fifes and drums, no vigils, no Dawn Salute at the rude bridge in Concord -- none of it.

List of canceled events

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 9:04 am

An 18-year-old was fatally hit just west of the the Conant Street crossing around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to Transit Police, who say foul play is not suspected.

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By adamg - 11/23/18 - 6:13 pm
By adamg - 7/16/18 - 12:06 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today there was nothing unconstitutional about a judge ordering a woman charged with stealing from a dog-walking client to pay for her heroin addiction to undergo drug tests as a condition of letting her go without any jail time - and then ordering her into in-patient treatment when she tested positive. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/18 - 8:56 pm

Wicked Local Concord reports a woman walked into the town police station with four yellow pills she'd found at a local park:

Each pill had a small picture of Marge Simpson on them. Police checked online and reported the pills were a limited edition Tic-Tac.

H/t Geoff Edgers.

By adamg - 4/5/18 - 12:26 pm

Yeah, you. A study of nearly two millennia of microscopic growth at the bottom of the pond helps confirm an earlier report that "more than half of the summer phosphorus budget of the lake may now be attributable to urine released by swimmers." Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/17 - 8:05 am

Transit Police report a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Nashoba Road was killed around 10:30 p.m. by a train. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

By adamg - 6/21/17 - 12:01 am

WBZ has the latest on the black bear that has been ambling around Concord of late - and includes this advice should you find yourself mano-a-paw with the bear:

They are advised to talk to it calmly while backing away.

Talk to it calmly? Unfortunately, WBZ fails us and doesn't specify just what we're supposed to say as we calmly talk to the bear. Whisper sweet nothings? "Hey, how 'bout that Gronk!" What?

By adamg - 5/13/17 - 10:52 am

A Massachusetts man who says his Florida partner walked away from the idea of selling mugs carved out of the hollowed out barrels of baseball bats is now suing him because the guy got back into the baseball-bat-mug business. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/17 - 8:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a pair of Concord teens on charges they concocted a pair of flash-fire devices, one of which went off near the Sudbury Road crossing on Fitchburg Line yesterday afternoon, starting a brush fire that halted commuter-rail service. 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 - 8/22/16 - 9:05 am
Tree down in Concord

Concord Police posted this photo of a blocked street at 4:27 a.m.

UPDATED, 11:55 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports a tornado briefly touched down in Concord early this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/16 - 10:35 am

J.L. Bell brings us an account of the fighting at the Old North Bridge by Amos Baker of Lincoln:

There were two British soldiers killed at the bridge. I saw them when I went over the bridge, lying close together, side by side, dead.

Joshua Brooks, of Lincoln, was at the bridge and was struck with a ball that cut through his hat, and drew blood on his forehead, and it looked as if it was cut with a knife; and we concluded they were firing jackknives.

By adamg - 1/11/16 - 8:48 am
Steven Stanley

A man wanted across eastern Massachusetts for a variety of crimes - including attacking a Boston cop - was arrested in Concord last week for allegedly stealing expensive eyeglass frames from a health center.

Steven Stanley, 44, of Weymouth, faces charges of larceny over $250 in Concord, Burlington, Braintree, Natick, Randolph and Wrentham. He faces three warrants in Boston for larceny over $250, in addition to a charge of assault and battery on a police officer. Natick also wants him for assault and battery. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/15 - 3:05 pm

Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail Bridge Replacement

The T has posted a video of a weekend replacement of a Fitchburg Line bridge over Rte. 62 in Concord - compressed to just four minutes.

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.

By adamg - 6/17/15 - 7:19 am

LensProToGo, which rents high-end camera gear, reports somebody spent some serious time smashing a large hole in a wall to rob its Baker Avenue Extension warehouse over the weekend. They've posted a list of the stolen lenses and their serial numbers. Read more.

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