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By adamg - 4/1/20 - 2:31 pm
Ocean State Job Lot logo

Ocean State Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman, announced today the discount chain has given a $2 hourly pay increase to workers at its stores - which include several locations in Boston suburbs - and added a surcharge to its prices for customers who think the workers deserve a bonus for continuing to work on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 1:25 pm

Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy and the city Health Department issued an urgent message this morning about "a significant surge of COVID-19 cases overnight" due to "person to person contact:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:14 pm

Boston College President William Leahy told students today that they have to leave campus for the rest of the semester between tomorrow and Sunday as the school prepares to get them online for classes starting Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:02 am
Corey Martell

Transit Police report arresting two brothers on charges they threatened the driver of an MBTA bus with a knife last night after he wouldn't let them on board at the Watertown yard because his bus was out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 4:50 pm
Fry guy

Frycam photo and label via Waltham PD.

Wanted fry guy

Waltham Police report they are looking for a guy who, apparently not satisfied with the extra fries in his Five Guys bag, made off with a 50-lb. bag of pre-cut French fries on his way out of the restaurant at 1030 Main St.

We are hoping that we can "mash" all of the evidence together and come up with a suspect. Call Detective's at 781-314-3558 if you can identify this individual.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:14 am
Dog sitting on back of platform truck

At a 128 offramp. Photo by KMV.

WCVB reports the owner of a tow company has fired the driver reported by several motorists to State Police for driving down Rte. 128 southbound in Waltham with a dog chained on the back platform of his flatbed truck. The dog was not injured.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 5:54 pm
Ominous cloud

Muerl got an ominous view on North Beacon Street in Brighton during the second of this afternoon's storms. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 7:11 pm

Transit Police report an outbound Fitchburg train hit and killed a man on the tracks at the Brandeis/Roberts train station around 6 p.m. Police say foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 12:39 pm

The Dig interviews an Uber driver who drove a couple from Lexington Street in Waltham to Miami Beach.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 1:44 pm

WBZ reports Friendly's is shrinking even more, closing outlets in Waltham and Framingham as part of an overall retrenchment across the Northeast. The Norwood Friendly's will remain open, at least for now.

By adamg - 11/27/18 - 9:07 am

A car on a Fitchburg Line train slipped off the rails - but stayed upright - outside the Waverly stop around 7:30 a.m. Riders were given the option of waiting for a relief train - which still hadn't come after an hour - or walking to the nearest station. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 7:34 pm

The BBC revisits the history of Watch City, a.k.a. Waltham, the city that made time regular.

Well, except for Ashland, a.k.a. Clocktown (the high-school teams are the Clockers), named for the factory that made the world's first electric clocks, as designed by Henry Ellis Warren.

By adamg - 9/18/18 - 12:30 pm
Flooding in Norwood

Mama and the National Weather Service warned us there'd be days like this. Tony Ursillo shows us some flash flooding in Norwood, of the sort the NWS sent out a warning about. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/18 - 9:04 am

For awhile now, MoveOn has been organizing potential protests should Robert Mueller be fired. Just in case, here's the Boston info.

Oh, and look who's coming to Massachusetts next month.

By adamg - 5/22/18 - 8:06 am

Paul LePage braved our shores yesterday to speechify in Waltham for Republican senate candidate Geoff Diehl, NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 1/4/18 - 9:09 am
Art on the window of a 556 bus

Kellie Veiga spotted this artist's conception of an express bus on fhe side of a 556 yesterday.

By adamg - 1/3/18 - 8:07 pm
No bananas at Cambridgeport Whole Foods

Shoppers at Whole Foods stores across the Boston area are reporting serious shortages tonight - not of milk, eggs and bread, but of some fruits and green vegetables. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/17 - 10:54 am
Crashed firetruck

Cars and trucks crashed and people walking on sidewalks plunged to the ground across the Boston area overnight and this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/17 - 8:53 pm

Yes, poor Atlas at Waltham's Boston Dynamics.

We don't think the mean guy with the hockey stick will be bothering him any longer: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/17 - 10:33 am

Ron Newman took in the opening of Waltham's new Telephone Museum over the weekend. Read more.

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