Keolis is advising that with temperatures forecast in the 80s and 90s this week, the Worcester Line will be taking it easy - extending commutes by up to 30 minutes. Read more.
Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.
Will replace the JCPenney, the MetroWest Daily News reports.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
A man who twice bought shoes at the Payless store in Natick is suing the chain for allegedly violating a state law that prohibits companies from requiring address information for credit-card purchases.
In his lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Jeffrey Scolnick is seeking to become lead plaintiff in a class action he says could result in more than a $5-million payout by Payless. He alleges Payless used his Zip code, which clerks required him to provide, to ferret out his mailing address and begin bombarding him with junk mail that he never asked for.
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In a victory for the manufacturer of electric cars, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today dealers of other types of cars have no grounds to block the company's efforts to sell vehicles directly to consumers.
Massachusetts car dealers had sued Tesla Motors under a state law designed to protect dealers from predatory actions by manufacturers.
But the state's highest court said the law only applies to the manufacturers selling to the dealerships that felt they were injured. Tesla isn't selling cars to specific dealerships - it wants to sell cars from its own showrooms, starting with one in Natick - the court noted.
The Supreme Judicial Court next week hears arguments on whether existing car dealers can sue to keep Tesla Motors from offering its electric cars directly to the public, rather than through franchised dealers.
A Norfolk Superior Court judge said the existing car dealers had no standing to sue Tesla for alleged unfair competition because the state law that bans direct manufacturer sales refers only to competition between car makers and their affiliated franchisees.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office is identifying the body removed from near Long Wharf yesterday as that of Eric Munsell, 24, who was last seen outside a Broad Street bar on Feb. 8.
A surveillance camera later showed Munsell near Long Wharf. His body was found early yesterday afternoon by the marina on the Columbus Park side of Long Wharf.
An initial investigation showed no signs of foul play.
Unlucky Worcester Line riders, specifically those on the 582 and 506 trains, were not happy campers when they finally pulled into South Station this morning. Dave reports the 582, which had a locomotive that expired mid-route, was an hour and 47 minutes late, while the 506, which was hitched up to the 582 to push it into town, was 53 minutes late.
To add insult to injury, he reports the mega-train got passed on the way into South Station by the 508, which means he would have saved time by taking the later train, which arrived earlier than his (although still later than scheduled).
Natick Police report a man held up the Citizens Bank branch on Main Street last week after telling tellers he had cancer:
Subject stated he was Anthony Digioermo working under Mark Johnson for corporate security and was there for an audit. He also stated he was wearing a wig because he has cancer. He brandished a gun and stated it was a 9mm. Threatened the bank if they called within five minutes of him leaving the bank he would release a CO2 canister containing a â€śgasâ€ť. Subject removed several types of foreign currency (euros, pounds, Canadian currency) in the amount of $4300 and $150 worth of American Express Travelers Check.
In the latest lawsuit against a retail chain for its use of Zip codes, a woman who used to like shopping at the Gap in Wellesley is suing over mailings she never asked for.
In her suit, originally filed in state court but transferred to US District Court in Boston, Molly Karp says she shopped at the Wellesley Gap ten times over the past four years, and each time was required to hand over her Zip digits. She charges the Gap then used that to find out where she lived and send her "unsolicited and unwanted direct-marketing material at her home."
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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.
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.
At 7:08, the appropriately named Disgruntled Rider reported the train was still sitting in Newton - more than an hour after the train would normally be pulling into Natick.
A few minutes later, he added: