A Franklin Line train sits motionless just past Dedham Corporate Center this morning, with no lights and conductors getting all Sgt. Schultz on the riders (they know nothing! Nothing!). Riders know what's happening only because the T is thoughtfully tweeting alerts these days. Or as Chuggies puts it:
Can you tell the conductors to share this info ON the train!! Why do I have to scour twitter to find out why we are stopped?!?!
State Police report they are investigating why a 44-year-old Roslindale resident was walking in a travel lane on Rte. 128 south near Exit 15B (Rte. 1) around 5 p.m.
The collision killed Marjeta Ziu and sent the driver to a local hospital with minor injuries, State Police say.
Chris took in some youth soccer in Dedham today. One coach had his team wear costumes.
At the Star Market in Dedham tonight. The bulletin boards in the over-pumpkin-spiced lobby had green garlands.
Stop & Shop also has pumpkin chicken sausage. Of course.
Dedham Police report they are looking to remove a group of nail-polish thieves.
Seeking to identify the female depicted in relation to a larceny of $756 worth of nail polish from CVS Pharmacy. This is believed to be part of a retail theft ring involving the theft of large quantities of nail polish from area pharmacies.
A federal judge recently tossed Dedham's bid to block construction of a planned natural-gas pipeline, saying the town filed its suit in the wrong court. Read more.
City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.
The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street. Read more.
Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.
That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.
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.
Workers spent the day installing signs for the new Tesla showroom and service center on Providence Highway in Dedham - at what used to be a Lincoln-Mercury dealership.
The town of Dedham's federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline from Westwood to West Roxbury at least until after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) holds a hearing on requests by Dedham, Boston and others to force changes in the pipeline's route. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports Dedham selectmen today asked a judge in US District Court in Boston to block Spectra Energy from starting construction of its West Roxbury Lateral natural gas pipeline, which would run through Dedham on its way to a transfer station across from the West Roxbury quarry.