Mass High Tech announces the return of 1998: A Weymouth company has just spent $3 million to buy the domain name candy.com, at which it plans to build a wicked big online candy store, or, in press-release-speak, "the best online customer service candy shopping experience in the world." The new site is still 23 days away from launch, but, of course, there's a pre-launch Twitter feed.
Evan takes us on a trip to the secluded South Shore beach.
NOTE: The T says all the repairs were done, so no shuttle buses and no delays!
Tomorrow morning looks to be fun on the Red Line south of the city:
Between 5 and 7 a.m. - and again after 8:30 a.m. - northbound Red Line service will stop at North Quincy, where commuters will have to board buses into Boston. The Red Line will run into town between 7 and 8:30 a.m., but with delays.
Meanwhile, southbound commuters trying to get to Quincy and Braintree should take the train to Ashmont, where they'll find shuttle buses for the rest of the trip.
Reason for this? The state DPW needs to fix the Hancock Street bridge across the Red Line in North Quincy, the MBTA reports.
Here's how police say one guy held up the CVS on North Main Street in Randolph on March 29: He called police to report a fight at the Picadilly Pub, then called back to report somebody had pulled out a gun. While police were racing there, he walked into the drug store and held the place up by threatening to stab workers with a dirty needle:
Officers arrived at Picadilly Pub to find no one there. The suspect handed Pharmacists a white plastic bag and told him to fill it with Oxy's and Percocets.The suspect was able to get 116 Oxycontin tablets.
Dave Alpert remembers Nathan the Shmatte Man, who:
[R]oamed the beach with garbage bags full of cheap clothing (bringing delightful treats to all the old ladies). ... The women would start to haggle. It was like a game in which they would try to get the best deals possible. Everyone seemed to win. ...
Does anyone take the 222 to Weymouth early in the morning or early evening? This bus can get crowded and the 220 that goes the same route always seems to fly by with little people very frustrating
Sam Baltrusis reports that while a Plymouth group is getting all the attention for building a massive movie studio, a development team out of Los Angeles hopes to beat Plymouth to the punch with its own giant studio, at the old Weymouth Naval Air Station:
... [T]he front-lot-set streets of SouthField Studios will be sourced from historic Boston City locales. In fact, the set is a dead ringer for any brownstone-lined street in the South End or Back Bay neighborhoods. It's Beacon Hill ... without the hill. ...
Stephen Walsh posts a couple of photos from Wollaston Alloys, where an explosion this morning blew out windows and sent six workers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Channel 5 reports on the 2:30 p.m. explosion on Turner Road that set other houses on fire and broke windows a half mile away.
The MBTA has begun experimenting with a system that lets commuter-rail and ferry riders pay for parking by cell phone instead by rolling up all those dollar bills to stuff into those tiny slots at parking lots.
The new system, at parking lots along the Kingston line and at the Quincy and Hingham commuter-boat terminals, lets riders set up accounts and then dial a toll-free number to have the day's parking fee charged to their credit cards:
Upon creating a free pay by phone account, customers call the toll free number from their mobile phone, key in the location and parking numbers, and the parking fee is charged to their credit/debit card.
The Herald reports that when a Boston police captain bought six shopping carts full of toys to give to kids at Bromley-Heath, a Boston Police family-assistance unit wanted to make sure she was OK and not suffering emotional issues related to health problems. But when she didn't answer the door of her Braintree home, police called out a SWAT team and locked down the neighborhood.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holiday season fast approaching, many people are in the market for holiday greeting cards for family and friends.
Project Bread, The Walk for Hunger is offering a wide variety of holiday cards for the 2008 season with unique images and heart-warming messages that will appeal to all. “Through the sale of holiday cards we help hungry families in need during the winter months,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread. “It’s a program that does a lot of good.”