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By adamg - 11/13/19 - 1:31 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a Connecticut finance company's defamation and conspiracy lawsuit against a Newton lawyer for a man who owes it more than $20 million, ruling the lawyer is not protected by Massachusetts case law that bars suits against lawyers for statements they make involving lawsuits they're involved in. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 8:47 pm

Transit Police report a man on the Worcester Line tracks was hit by an inbound train around 8:10 p.m. in the area of Lowell Avenue in Newton.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 8:56 am
Downed tree in Chestnut Hill on the Green Line tracks

Cracked, fallen tree in Chestnut Hill. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports it's restored service on the Green Line to and from Riverside, following a windswept tree cracking and falling along the line in Chestnut Hill during the storm. Rider can still expect some delays, but no longer have to get on a shuttle bus for part of their ride.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 8:31 am

Keolis reports the Harvard Street stairs have re-opened, but that the Walnut Street stairs remain shut for repairs.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:19 pm

The MBTA reports it's closed the Newtonville station on the Worcester Line "until further notice" because of some problems with the stairs up to the street that require immediate attention. The T says riders should head to West Newton instead - but will provide a shuttle bus 20 minutes before a scheduled train arrival from Newtonville to West Newton for people who don't get word in time to make the switch.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Del Frisco's Grilles in Chestnut Hill and Burlington are closing in a week.

By adamg - 9/8/19 - 3:44 pm

Dakota Randall took some video around 3 p.m. of the driver in the Tesla next to him speeding down the street while apparently asleep.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 9:39 am

It's Bustitution Wednesday on the Riverside Line.

By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:29 pm

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., Newton Police reported:

Lightning the Burmese Python has been found and is back home with his family!

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reports Lightning didn't slither far: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 4:30 pm

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. Newton Police report the snake is still on the lam, and urge anybody who sees it to call them directly, NOT the city animal control officer.

Ted Hess-Mahan reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:27 pm

Eitan Hersh was among the teeming masses forced off a Riverside Line train after a large tree branch fell in front of it between Fenway and Longwood: Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 7:39 am

Around 6 a.m., NBC Boston reports. Shuttle buses are running.

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

Transit Police report a man in his 20s was hit and killed by an outbound train to Worcester near the Newtonville stop around 5:15 p.m. Police are investigating what he was doing on the tracks, but say foul play is not suspected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 9:10 am

The MBTA says it's rolled out 40 shuttle buses to move people between Riverside and Reservoir due to "a wire problem."

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 9:23 am
Waiting for the Green Line in Newton

Waiting for the Godot Line in Newton Centre. Photo by Phil R..

Phil R. reports the Riverside Line took a look at the Red Line this morning and said, "Hold my beer:" Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 9:38 am
Passengers told to leave Green Line train at Newton Centre

At 8:59 a.m, Phil R. reported from Newton Centre:

There is literally smoke coming out of inbound MBTA Green Line D train 3878A at Newton Centre station. Not kidding.

By adamg - 5/25/19 - 5:35 pm

Students at Mount Ida College may have been caught by surprise when the school suddenly shut last year, but they shouldn't have been and officials at the Newton school did nothing legally wrong in closing the school and selling its campus to UMass Amherst, a federal judge ruled yesterday in dismissing a suit by three students who sought damages for the sudden change in their educational careers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 12:51 pm

The Wall Street Journal reports that one out of every three students there has gotten a designation as having a learning disability, which, of course, some of their parents got so their kids can get lots of the sort of extra attention only a caring community like Newton could provide and not because it means they get extra time to take the SAT or ACT tests, which could prove an edge in getting into one of those top-tier colleges their well-off parents are really hoping they get accepted to. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 12:10 pm
Moss Hill turkeys

Mark MacGilchrist watched (from a safe distance) the newly infamous Moss Hill Turkey Gang out for a strut in Jamaica Plain this morning.

Over in Newton, Snoofy woke up yesterday to discover she was now sharing her Newton yard with a mama turkey and eight baby turkettes (OK, OK, poults): Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 1:47 pm
Wanted

Newton Police report they hope to zoom in on they guy they say walked into Rule Camera on Nevada Street, where film makers, videographers and other camera professionals rent expensive equipment and used a fake ID to abscond with some $100,000 of "media equipment" on April 19.

Read more.

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