The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the owners of a German Shepherd have to pay the $8,000 veterinary bill incurred by the owners of the tiny bichon frise their pet ripped up in Newton in 2008.
The large-breed owners argued that state law should have limited their liability to the "replacement cost" of the smaller dog, which they said was far less than $8,000.
Transit Police report charging Alexander Frank, 21, of Framingham, with committing self service while staring at the woman sitting next to him on an inbound D Line trolley around 9:45 a.m. on April 8.
The woman exited at Longwood; Frank did not get off there.
Police say detectives nabbed Frank yesterday at Riverside station. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Newton District Court on a formal charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.
Lola Bean asks:
Looking for a great place to get a massage (deep tissue/therapeutic) in Watertown/Newton. My aching dancer's body is overdue.
ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.
Brian D'Amico reports state and local police doggedly pursued a man who carjacked a woman in Newton, rammed into three cars in West Newton, got shot at by police, carjacked another person in Billerica, carjacked yet another person in Concord, then kept on going until he crashed into a pole and a tree on Springs Road in Bedford. He may have also found time to shoot somebody in Carlisle.
Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:
I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!
WBZ reports on an apparent asshole loose in the Garden City.
An outbound trolley paid the ferryman at Newton Highlands right in the middle of the evening rush. Harried riders can only console themselves that the resulting problems would be far worse if this weren't school-vacation week.
At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.
The new supermarket, built on the site of the departed Omni Foods on Rte. 9, holds its grand opening on April 27. However, the liquor-store part of the supermarket opens March 29.
The arrest this week of an alleged New York capo on a variety of organized crime charges might seem to have little to do with Boston, especially not the planning and execution of a huge heist at Kennedy Airport.
A roving UHub photographer spotted a young nosher on the Green Line this morning.
The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.
Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was conscious when extricated by firefighters.
Just moved to Auburndale. FiancÃ© works by Fenway and is looking for affordable gym. No car. Thoughts on either location?
UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."
Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this minivan with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.
The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle off the tracks:
Newton Police report on a swine time this morning:
Call of a pig roaming around the Hagen Rd area. Sure enough when officers arrived they found Ziggy the pig in a back yard. A short time later the owner was found and said Ziggy got out through a hole in the fence of his backyard. The owner put Ziggy on a leash and took him home.