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.

Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Andrew Jeremiah, 78,... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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.

The largest creditor, however, is Building 19 president William Elovitz - son of founder... Read more

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
Purchase at

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

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

... Read more
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.

Far from firing Jill Colter because she had cancer, her manager at Clay Nissan agonized over dumping her because of... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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

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

By - 2/11/12 - 10:43 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Peoples Federal Savings Bank has no grounds to immediately bar the Connecticut-based People's United Bank from opening branches in the Boston area under that name.

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected the homegrown Peoples' request for a preliminary injunction because it failed to prove anybody outside the six specific neighborhoods and towns in which... Read more

By - 1/29/12 - 12:12 pm


Sweetz spotted this example of Massachusetts parking grace at the Windsor Garden Apartments in Norwood.... Read more

By - 1/26/12 - 7:52 am

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of three men old enough to know better on charges they were planning to kidnap the owner of Forest Hills Checking on Central Street in Norwood and force him to hand over all the money they figured his store would have.

Their plot, the FBI says, was foiled by a fourth would-be conspirator who dropped a... Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 8/2/11 - 11:14 am

Norwood Police report they are looking for a guy who held up a Sunoco station on Rte. 1 south with a machete on July 26. He's described as white, about 25, 5'11" with dark hair and "brown, puppy-dog eyes." He's believed to have gotten away in an older Corolla with no hubcaps, driven by somebody... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more