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.Read more

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

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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....Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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.Read more

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).Read more

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

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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.Read more

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.Read more

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