Norwood

Norwood

By - 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 - 3/2/15 - 11:18 am

Around 11 a.m., by a freight train on the Franklin Line, just past the Norwood Central station. The woman, in her 50s, was taken to the nearby Norwood Hospital in serious condition, Transit Police report.

By - 1/13/15 - 8:29 pm

And there are reasons not to, as Norwood Police reminded its Twitter followers tonight:

We interrupt your Twitter feed to remind you that 9-1-1 is NOT for finding out tonights TV program schedule. That is all. #thatjusthappened

By - 10/24/14 - 4:25 pm
Norwood reminder about hunting ban

Norwood Police posted this to their Facebook page today.

Norwood Police are saying Sorry, Elmer: Hunting is not allowed in the quiet town.

Police felt compelled to alert hunters to the ban after finding a hunter's tree stand "unlawfully placed on Town of Norwood land." They left a letter behind warning the hunter to vewwy, vewwy quickly remove the stand or the town will do it for him.

By - 9/22/14 - 7:46 pm

Tea party twitter accounts broadcast climate change denial propaganda funded by the Koch brothers and American Petroleum Institute. In the face of world wide protests calling for policy to mitigate climate change, they tell anyone who will listen that we should fear the Islamic State instead.

I say we should assess each threat independently and on the merit.

We have less than 20 years to act on climate.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

By - 9/16/14 - 9:58 am

Two Cranston, RI men could get up to five years in the pen for a scheme in which an employee of theirs drove around Rhode Island and the Boston area, siphoning used cooking oil from holding tanks behind restaurants and then selling the liquid to a New Hampshire company that processed it into biodiesel.

By - 7/25/14 - 9:51 am

Norwood Police report somebody used a stolen credit card to purchase $2,500 worth of McDonald's gift cards at one of the McDonald's in town.

By - 5/30/14 - 5:37 pm

I-95 southbound is shut at rush hour due to what State Police report is a collision with life-threatening injuries at Exit 11 (Neponset Street).

By - 2/4/14 - 8:17 pm

Members of the Norwood Elks lodge and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America are battling in court over ownership of the local lodge building.

Local members filed suit in state court last month to keep the national organization from forcing a change in their charter that could let the national organization take control of the Winslow Avenue building that has housed the local Elks since 1923. The national organization had the suit transferred to US District Court in Boston this week.

By - 12/13/13 - 9:43 am
Pastry man

Norwood Police want to stop a local counterfeiter before he gets on a roll: They've posted photos of the tough cookie after he hit a local bakery with bogus bread on Wednesday:

Purchased two low priced pastries separately for $16-$18 dollars in change.

Police say employees became suspicious when they realized the pastry-faced man was handing them half-baked currency "done unprofessionally on an ink jet printer." They add he showed up later in the day to try to exchange more of the non-money for treats and change.

By - 11/4/13 - 6:40 pm
Building 19

Sunday in Norwood.

One of Building 19's largest unsecured creditors is the town of Norwood, owed $306,651 in back taxes, according to a listing filed by the company in US Bankruptcy Court in Boston on Friday.

The company, which blames competition from the Internet, actually owes New Bedford even more - some $353,000.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
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By - 12/12/12 - 8:26 am

Today's MBTA tales of woe come from the Franklin Line, where "mechanical problems" caused big delays and major crowding:

Suzie Mac, an hour late for work, reports:

Stopped at Norwood Central and train too full to let passengers on! Left them on the platform!

State Rep. Dan Winslow, a regular on the line, adds:

We're crammed on like sardines on Franklin train. Three train routes combined on one @mbtaGM? Why ^ breakdowns?

By - 9/14/12 - 8:12 pm

Jalopnik reports on some vindication this week for Clay Nissan: A Norfolk Superior Court judge this week ordered the assets of two brothers seized because the judge agreed they sure seemed to have libeled the car dealership over the way it fired their sister.

By - 5/16/12 - 9:13 am

Who could forget that McDonald's commercial with the singing fish? Not Daniel Thomas Calden of Norwood, who says the ad agency that came up with it ripped off his idea, to the tune of $20 million in damages.

In his copyright-infringement lawsuit, originally filed in state court but now in US District Court in Boston, Calden says the ad by Arnold Worldwide of Boston is based on a music video he posted to a McDonald's contest on MySpace in 2008. Calden's video was about the Big Mac and featured a singing sock puppet, but Calden says it's obvious Arnold took his work and parodied it for use in what became one of the earwormiest TV campaigns of the decade.

Compare for yourself:

By - 5/15/12 - 10:51 am

The Globe reports an outbound Franklin Line train hit a trespasser around 12:30 a.m. in Norwood, several hours after an inbound Acela train struck and killed a trespasser in Sharon.

By - 4/30/12 - 11:07 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a Norwood couple's lawsuit against a local hardware chain for selling them a can of paint stripper that burst into flames after they stored it next to their basement water heater, giving both of them serious burns.

The court said the can was prominently labeled as both flammable and poisonous and that people need to use common sense when dealing with such chemicals:

By - 2/24/12 - 6:14 pm

The Dig analyzes Mr. Auto Mile's latest ad, which highlights some royal ass.

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