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 www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
The MetroWest Daily News reports a Natick man acknowledged in court yesterday he was plowing while drunk on Friday.
Natick Police tweeted this afternoon:
To those frustrated by the traffic in and around the Mall: 'No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood'. At least you're sitting down.
News that Hostess faces liquidation reminds some of us of the old Hostess/Wonder Bread plant on the Natick/Framingham line, which used to make the area smell like fresh bread, and which served as the destination of the post-apocalyptic survivors in a Family Guy episode. In addition to bread and Twinkies, the plant also made Snoballs and Hostess cupcakes.
It was, of course, torn down to make way for the Natick Collection of Precious Things and Condos for People Who Want to Live in a Mall.
The Natick Mall, right? Apparently some MetroWest thieves don't have quite such lofty aspirations: Natick Police report they are looking for a woman who used a credit card stolen out of a car in West Natick to buy some crap at a local 7-Eleven and then have some pizza delivered to an apartment building just over the line in Framingham.
Desperate riders on the 5:35 p.m. train to Worcester were left wondering what they did to deserve the hell they found themselves in as they sat motionless on the tracks in Newton for more than an hour as inbound trains kept passing them.
The MetroWest Daily News reports Natick selectmen approved a plan by Tesla Motors to open its first Massachusetts showroom for its battery-powered cars at the Natick Mall. Company officials said they chose Natick because its residents are particularly discerning - and have lots of disposable cash.
Ari Alexinberg did the video. Also see the last five miles of the race via Google Earth.
Wellesley Police report a Watertown man was finally stopped in Brookline after a chase that started on Rte. 9 in Natick early this morning.
Police say that when a Natick officer tried to pull Ender Durgut, 39, over for alleged motor-vehicle infractions around 2:30 a.m. today on Rte. 9 eastbound, Durgut floored it. The officer chased Durgut into Wellesley, where that town's police joined the chase, pursuing him down Rte. 9 into Newton, where the chase was taken over by State Police. State and Brookline Police finally stopped him, but only after he crashed into two cruisers, police say. He was charged with a variety of motor-vehicle and criminal offenses.
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The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that people caught with less than an ounce of marijuana can still be tried in criminal court if police and prosecutors can show they planned to sell the pot.
Mall life not all it's cracked up to be, some owners say in suit against Natick Mall condo developersBy adamg - 11/1/11 - 7:44 pm
Some of the first people to buy pricey condos at the Natick Mall are suing to get their money back.
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 www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
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, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
Kate Neville reports she found this photo and address labels in her Natick yard today. The labels list an address in Stafford Springs, CT, about 20 miles south of tornado-ravaged Monson, MA. But where is the photo from? Who is the little boy?
I keep wondering if this photo is from someone's home that was destroyed in the tornado...
Because of stories like this, NECN weatherman Matt Noyes has opened up his Facebook page to people who want to post photos of stuff they've found, in the hopes their owners might reclaim them:
I don't expect there will be a great many items, but if we can reunite even just a few folks with their treasured belongings, hopefully it will help ease their loss in a very small way.
And yes, of course the Census Bureau figures out the center of gravity for each state's population.
Tip o' the enumerator's cap to Kurt Hemr for finding this.
The MetroWest Daily News reports.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the fraud conviction of a woman who used a co-worker's debit card to buy pizza and clothes and to renew her driver's license.
Laura Ryan, who used the co-worker's card while on work release from MCI Framingham, had argued that state law explicitly refers to fraud involving "credit" cards and that debit cards are just not the same.
The appeals court, however, discounted that argument and upheld Ryan's conviction as "a common and notorious thief:"
Situated in the business district, this Natick hotel is close to Cochituate State Park and Shoppers World.
Courtyard Natick Framingham by Marriott has an indoor pool and a fitness facility. Business amenities at this 3.0 star property include meeting rooms for small groups, business services, and audio visual equipment. This Natick property has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, coffee in the lobby, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
Courtyard Natick Framingham by Marriott has 181 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with premium cable channels. Guestrooms provide multi line phones with voice mail. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include air conditioning, desks, and irons/ironing boards. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators and wake up calls. Housekeeping is offered. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available.
This Natick hotel is close to Shoppers World and Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center.
This Natick property has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Business amenities at this 3.5 star property include a business center and secretarial services. Guests have complimentary access to an area shuttle within 1 mi. Additional amenities include a fitness facility, valet parking, and a concierge desk.
Crowne Plaza Boston Natick has 251 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with cable/satellite channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Guestrooms provide CD players, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones with voice mail. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers. Additional amenities include desks, irons/ironing boards, and wake up calls.
The preferred airport for Crowne Plaza Boston Natick is Logan International Airport (BOS). 31.4 km / 19.5 mi.
This Natick motel is close to Shoppers World and Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center.
Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Amenities at Travelodge Natick include coffee in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests have access to an airport shuttle. Guest parking is complimentary.
Televisions are equipped with cable channels.
The preferred airport for Travelodge Natick is Logan International Airport (BOS). 31.3 km / 19.5 mi.
This city center hotel is located in Natick, close to Cochituate State Park and Shoppers World.
This Natick property has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Business amenities at this 2.5 star property include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Guests have complimentary access to an airport shuttle. Event facilities consist of exhibit space, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. Additional amenities include a fitness facility, multilingual staff, and a picnic area.
Televisions are equipped with cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Guestrooms provide voice mail and phones with complimentary local calls. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include air conditioning, welcome amenities, and desks. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators, microwaves, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is offered. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available. All guestrooms at Hampton Inn Boston Natick are non smoking.
The preferred airport for Hampton Inn Boston Natick is Logan International Airport (BOS). 30.4 km / 18.9 mi.
Natick Police report a grab-and-run robbery at the Natick Collection on Monday.
At around 7 p.m., police say, two men entered the Gucci store there and began to collect purses before quickly running out. Police say they got away with only nine purses, but they were worth a total of $9,500.
Recent months have seen a spate of similar robberies at high-end stores apparel and accessories stores in the Back Bay.
If somebody calls you and says they've got a great deal on TVs, but you have to drive to another state, think twiceBy adamg - 12/24/10 - 1:19 pm
Natick Police report somebody from Connecticut was separated from $3,400 in a scam at the Natick Mall.
According to police, the victim got a phone call and was offered a great deal on four TVs - but only at the Natick Sears:
Person drove to Natick and met in parking lot with female shown in grey shirt claiming she was a Sears employee. She gave him a fake Sears bill of lading for four TV's in exchange for $3400 cash. She then walked into the store and told him to wait for the TV's to be delivered to his vehicle. TV's never came.
If you have to meet a Sears employee in the parking lot for a great deal on a TV, you're about to get scammedBy adamg - 11/5/10 - 10:54 am
Natick Police report this guy did his part to prove P.T. Barnum correct, in an incident on Sunday outside the Sears at the Natick Mall:
Suspect posed as store employee and met 'victim' at store parking lot per prior verbal agreement. Suspect was then given $1300 cash in exchange for store merchandise pick-up receipt to go in and pick up promised 'discounted televisions.' Receipt was fake and 'victim' was turned away with no television.