A Worcester Line train died this morning in Natick; commuters on that train and the one behind it, which wound up pushing it into town, were, of course, seriously late.
West of 495
Envisn, a company that makes software for managing Cognos "business intelligence" systems, yesterday sued its former support manager, charging she spent a couple of hours downloading all of the company's software and customer records and then quit.
In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the Harvard-based company seeks an injunction against Kathleen Davis doing anything with the data she has and... Read more
Channel 4 reports a turkey flew into a Bellingham man's living-room window. It died, but he buried it instead of saving it for Thanksgiving.
Franklin Matters reports the Franklin Federated Church was trying to collect all those boxes for a program at Boston Medical Center for little kids who need extra nutritional help.
The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today rejected former state Rep. Marie Parente's bid to have her pension increased based on the estimated value of her state-provided parking space on Beacon Hill and her per-diem payments for traveling to and from her home in Milford.
Parente claimed the $1,560 annual value of her parking space and the $7,200 a year she got for travel expenses were... Read more
The MBTA reports that commuters on the Worcester, Fitchburg and Haverhill lines should expect delays tomorrow morning due to storm damage.
Channel 5 reporter Cheryl Fiandaca just made the first on-air snowball of the season, out in Ashburnham - after, of course, kneeling to pick up some snow. OK, it looked more like an iceball than a snowball, which is probably why she didn't throw it at the cameraman.
Steve Berry reports his Verizon 4G wireless works as advertised when he's in a 4G coverage area, but that the problem is that his commute takes him into 3G territory and that's a problem:
When the 4G signal is low and a 3G is available, the device switches modes. This drops the existing connection and 3G takes 20-30 seconds to activate. If you happen... Read more
Cambridge, Mass. â Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higginsâ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productionsâ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8âJan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of â69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more
I can't even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality. We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy.
Although some may have some delays, the T says.
Updated Monday morning
The Worcester Tornadoes are supposed to be playing their final homestand this weekend.
The MetroWest Daily News reports an East Boston man who allegedly posted a Craigslist ad looking for women with troubled pasts for a documentary he claimed to be making is charged with raping a woman who answered the ad, in a Motel 6 on Rte. 9.
Unclear from the story is how or why the woman first reported the crime by flagging down... Read more
Apparently, there's not a lot to do in July in Northborough, the MetroWest Daily News reports:
As officers responded to the report, police received a call about a motorcycle that had crashed into a pole on Crestwood Drive, Sgt. James Scesny said. But instead of a motorcycle, officers arrived to find a snowmobile by the side of the road and Sikora lying in the... Read more
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
State Police report a woman out for a walk with her four grandchildren got lost in Purgatory Chasm in Sutton today. Fortunately, she was able to avoid eternal damnation by using her cell phone to call 911:
A command post was established along Route 146 in Sutton as Troopers from the Millbury Barracks took up strategic locations along the fence line that separates the forest... Read more
Representative John Binienda:
âThe idea of the badge by lobbyists to me, I kind of find that revolting,â [...] âHitler during the concentration camps tattooed all of the Jewish people so he would know who was Jew and who wasnât, and thatâs something that I just donât go along with.â
For those who don't know: Godwin's law.
Jeremy Reiner (WHDH) tweeted this link an hour ago:
Summary after the break.
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This Landsat image shows the 39-mile (63-kilometer) track of destruction left by an EF3 tornado that struck southwestern and south-central Massachusetts on June 1, 2011. Notice that the track widened as the tornado made its way through the state. At its widest point, the tornado track... Read more