West of 495

West of 495

By - 10/27/08 - 1:33 pm

Mr. Pesaturo today reported:

"Marking the beginning of expanded Commuter Rail service on the MBTA's Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Line, Lt. Governor Timothy Murray today commuted to work on one of the new train trips from Worcester to Boston. Lt. Governor Murray joined other commuters on the train that departed Worcester’s Union Station at 6:05 AM.

By - 10/24/08 - 11:38 am

The Worcester Telegram reports State Police had to euthanize a 200-pound wild Russian boar hit by a car on Rte. 2 in Lancaster:

... Mr. Hall said he was surprised because wild boars are not supposed to be found in Massachusetts. ...

By - 10/14/08 - 11:00 pm

Daily Worcesteria reports tonight's episode of Fringe is set entirely in Worcester, down by the canal district.

Earlier:
To get to Worcester, just take the bridge through Stoughton.

By - 9/30/08 - 1:35 pm

What is it about Worcester? When not battling bizarre beetles, the city has to worry about loose moose:

The 1,000 pound moose then walked to Quinsigamond Avenue, strolled into a warehouse at Castle Metals and wandered out. ... Because it was so close to a busy road, authorities determined it was becoming a public safety issue. The moose was shot dead around 8:15 a.m. It was taken away on a backhoe.

By - 9/29/08 - 7:53 pm

Asian Longhorned Beetles on the march eastward; how long before they breach 495 and then 128?

By - 7/29/08 - 4:44 pm

Never buy lobster from the back of some guy's truck - at least not in central Massachusetts. The Worcester Telegram reports that a tow-truck operator and restaurant owner are charged with selling spoiled seafood salvaged from the wreck of a refrigerator truck that crashed on I-395 on Sunday - and that some of the lobsters were coated in diesel fuel. The paper adds:

... Some of the lobsters tried to scurry away and had to be chased, witnesses said. ...

Via Hot, Buttered and Toasted.

By - 7/29/06 - 2:06 pm

The Worcester line has become so unreliable that Jason Butler now drives to and from work because he can't risk missing his daughter's pickup time at day care. His wife, however, continues to ride the rails:

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