By - 6/10/10 - 12:29 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports the Fresser's Club comes to an end on June 20, when Joan and Ed retire.

Ed. note: I remember when the place was in Shoppers' World, back when that was a real mall. Even after the move to Natick, you'd often see Ed behind the counter - and Joan behind the cash register. Damn, now I'm hungry for a...Read more

By - 10/9/09 - 4:02 pm

Erica Farthing reports that for the next 30 days, all units not sold at that recent pin-in-balloon auction will be for sale at auction prices.Read more

By - 9/10/09 - 8:00 am

The Globe reports units at the Natick Mall condo complex will be going to auction soon - with starting prices as much as 70% off - as its bankrupt owner tries to raise cash.Read more

By - 6/16/09 - 10:42 am

Sharon Machlis finds it pretty ironic that the for-profit owners of MetroWest Medical Center are howling about Newton-Wellesley Hospital wanting to open an orthopedics center on their turf even as they expand their own physical-therapy services in Milford Regional Medical Center's coverage area:

... Certainly, Framingham Union Hospital is an important employer and service for downtown Framingham. But that still doesn't make it right

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By - 5/21/09 - 1:23 pm

The Herald reports the company that built the fancy-shmancy condos at the mall wants the $12.6 million it says the now bankrupt mall owner still owes it.Read more

By - 4/16/09 - 10:11 am

General Growth Properties, which operates Faneuil Hall Marketplace and owns the Natick Mall Collection, filed for bankruptcy today.Read more

By - 2/19/09 - 9:00 am

He might come out from behind his counter and slash all your tires, as the MetroWest Daily News reports:

... "He slashed the tires on the left side of the Jeep, then he went around slashed the tires on the right side. He put the knife back in his pocket, walked away and continued to serve customers." ...

By - 2/16/09 - 4:03 pm
Ice walkers

On Saturday, the kidlet and I went out for a drive. We wound up at the boat ramp at Cochituate State Park and were surprised to see a bunch of people out on the lake, including what looked like two families just having a grand old time out in the middle of the lake skating...Read more

By - 12/11/08 - 11:46 am

The MetroWest Daily News reports a concerned resident told police there was "a large crocodile swimming in Fiske Pond along Rte. 135:"

... He said he saw an eight-foot crocodile swimming in Fiske Pond about 10 feet from shore heading toward downtown Natick. ...

Maybe the reptile had just come from the buffet over in Framingham.

By - 12/2/08 - 9:57 pm

Eric Weinstein reports that Vinny T's on Rte. 9 in Natick has closed, leaving people mad for sorta-Italian food no choice but to keep on driving until they get to the Olive Garden in Framingham.

By - 11/24/08 - 8:38 am

Because this is a family Web site and all. The MetroWest Daily News reports:

A woman riding a MetroWest RTA bus made an unpleasant discovery last week when she sat down, only to find she her seat was covered in feces.

By - 11/16/08 - 6:42 pm
Where are the customers?

Yvonne Abraham nailed it in her column today about the emptiness that the Uptown Wing of the Natick Mall has become.

The kidlet and I roamed its sparsely populated walkways today and man, was it empty (don't worry, we weren't there to either smirk or check up on Abraham; we happened to...Read more

By - 11/5/08 - 11:43 am

Nothing is as devastating to a parent than to bury their child. I hope this family can survive the tragedy.

...the mother of a 21-month-old girl who apparently drowned last month neglected the girl on the day she died.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Children and Families tells The Boston Globe the agency has substantiated an allegation that Kerry Morton neglected her

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By - 8/26/08 - 4:54 pm

Oh, come on, you didn't think I was going to break down and use that new name, did you? In any case: naked butt at the mall tomorrow, according to the MetroWest Daily News, which thoughtfully brackets its press release for the store in question with this sobering warning:

Under the state's open and gross lewdness law, the exposure of the buttocks can be

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By - 6/13/08 - 12:20 am
Twin towers

Spotted the other day on Rte. 9 at Oak Street; looks like Sealy hasn't repainted some of its trucks in awhile.

By - 5/4/08 - 9:58 pm

Things aren't going quite as planned at the uptown section of the Natick Mall (as opposed to the original ghetto wing, the one where you can still buy black-light art), the Globe reports, quoting analysts who blame New Englanders:

... While there is ample wealth in this region - the average household income is about $110,000, nearly double the state average - there is

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By - 2/9/08 - 4:09 pm

Tim F-W proposes a replacement for Redmen:

... According to the Census Bureau, out of the 32,170 inhabitants of Natick, only 134 claim Native American ancestry. If Natick sports fans want to continue the tradition of having mascots named after tribes, why not reflect the actual composition of the town? I humbly suggest the Natick Palefaces. Surely the good citizens of Natick would recognize
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