By - 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.

In a lawsuit originally filed in Middlesex Superior Court last month, but transferred today to US District Court in Boston, 11 purchasers of units at Nouvelle at Natick - which promised 24-hour access to the mall - said they never would have invested if they...Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

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

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting...Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

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

By - 6/2/11 - 4:53 pm

Tornado boy

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

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By - 5/10/11 - 11:18 pm

To be exact, 32 Windsor Ave., on the shores of scenic Dug Pond, according to the US Census Bureau's 2010 Census Centers of Population by State .

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....Read more

By - 3/29/11 - 12:07 pm

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...Read more

By - 1/26/11 - 9:21 pm

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...Read more

By - 12/24/10 - 12:19 pm

Scammer, allegedlyNatick 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

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By - 11/5/10 - 10:54 am

ScammerNatick 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

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By - 10/26/10 - 4:05 pm

Officials from the MBTA and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority will gather tomorrow to announce you'll be able to use CharlieCards on MWRTA buses.

The formal announcement is at 11:30 a.m. at the Woodland stop on the Green Line.Read more

By - 10/7/10 - 10:27 pm

On the second floor, on the right side of the food court in the "old" section of the mall.Read more

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.

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By - 9/2/10 - 10:15 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports the late Joan and Ed's in Sherwood Plaza will be replaced by an outlet of Brookline-based Zaftig's.Read more

By - 8/26/10 - 12:14 pm

Three years after the Globe first brought us the story of "the suburban pioneers snatching up units" at the, um, Natick Mall, we get the latest update. Despite listing and auctioning off units for as little as a third of their original prices, the developer still can't find buyers for almost 30% of the units in this white elephant of a project....Read more

By - 8/5/10 - 9:08 am

Jeff Egnaczyk lives in Brookline and works in Natick, and he raves about the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority's Green Line shuttle bus from Woodland. Not only does it save him $76 a month over his old route (C line to Copley, commuter rail to Natick, Natick Neighborhood Bus to work), it runs more frequently and:

MWRTA customer service is light years ahead of

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By - 7/26/10 - 8:42 am

LifeStar7 tweets from a Worcester Line train with a diesel that died in Natick. He reports it took 40 minutes for the next train to arrive and for crews to latch the two trains together so the dead train could be pushed into town (and, of course, that means trains behind those two will likely also be late).

Steve Safran, on the same train,...Read more

By - 7/16/10 - 11:06 pm

Gunman drawingNatick Police report the Dunkin' Donuts at 1362 Worcester St. (Rte. 9 eastbound) was held up on July 11 by a white guy with a gun:

A lone clerk was working the front counter when white male came into the front lobby, pulled a black revolver from his waist

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By - 7/12/10 - 3:51 pm

Get a friend to "try out" one of the keyboards up front at full volume to mask the sound of the alarm from you going into the storeroom. Natick Police report that's one of the techniques two guys have used to rob the Natick Mall Radio Shack three times now. They've gotten away with $5,000 worth of stuff to date....Read more

By - 6/14/10 - 8:48 am

UPDATE: The train finally pulled into South Station two hours late.

Grumpy commuters on the 6:55 a.m. inbound train out of Worcester tweet they were stuck in West Natick for an hour thanks to an engine that started spitting fire and smoke before the T finally got another train to slowly push it the rest of the way to Boston. Courtney Rice tweets:


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