By - 4/25/16 - 7:19 am
Sunrise over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Massachusetts Turnpike, eastbound, 5:30 a.m. Photo by Jay Kenney.

By - 2/7/16 - 11:04 am

A federal appeals court last week ordered a trial for a civil-rights lawsuit by the family of a 68-year-old man shot to death as he lay on his stomach on the floor, his arms above his head, in a 2011 SWAT raid he had nothing to do with. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 7:45 pm
IDG logo

Former IDG exec Colin Crawford reports that IDG has retained Goldman Sachs as a prelude to selling itself off - ideally in one piece. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 7:45 am

Or as Shuchi M puts it:

Woot, they cancelled two trains, brought a smaller train than usual, and made the express a local. Where did the fare hike money go MBTA?

By - 12/15/15 - 7:06 pm
Derailed train cars in Framingham

This is what Ben saw when he looked out the window of his Worcester Line train in Framingham this afternoon.

By - 8/17/15 - 2:04 pm

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.

By - 8/8/15 - 10:46 am
Wanted woman in Wayland

Surveillance photos of fraudulent check casher, using the same white car. Photo by Wayland PD

Wanted car

Wayland Police report suburban banks are being hit by women using stolen IDs to cash the checks they stole along with those IDs - and that the incidents may all be the work of a shadowy national syndicate known as the Felony Lane Gang. Read more.

By - 8/2/15 - 10:20 am
Bus that was on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham

State Police report a bus flamed out westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham around 9 a.m. There were no injuries and traffic wasn't really much affected, even with two closed lanes, because few people have anywhere to go westbound on the Pike at 9 a.m. on a Sunday - except the people in the bus, for whom another bus was brought in so they could continue on their way.

By - 8/1/15 - 12:11 pm
Mass Men's Clinic home page

A real shot to the libido via a shot in the penis?


The Massachusetts Attorney General's office has sued a Florida concern that set up a Rte. 9 clinic to treat erectile dysfunction through penis injections - done by people with no medical or nursing certification - but sometimes by selling patients the generic versions of drugs whose brand names its workers disparaged. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

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, 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.

By - 4/20/15 - 10:54 pm

UPDATE: Cop found.

Marathon runner Anusha Mookherjee reports that as she passed the Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland this morning, she developed some major chills.

Once over the line into Framingham, she knew she had to drop out. A kind Framingham police officer saw her shaking and gave her his jacket.

He turned away after I thanked him. He said "keep it, it's yours now". And then I took the bus back to the finish line.Cried when I got home.

By - 1/13/15 - 6:24 pm

Finally! The MetroWest Daily News posts video of the sausage-and-bacon-throwing woman in the FramingHAM police station last month - as an intrepid reporter took it all in and slowly and methodically got out his phone to document the carnage.

By - 1/2/15 - 11:21 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports on a Framingham District Court judge who got creative when a suspect before him said he didn't want to spend time in jail but had no money for bail.

By - 1/2/15 - 11:27 am

In these modern times, you are able to purchase your own artist inspired T-shirts from the internet-based company CottonBillboards. The custom-made T-shirt store has storefront which you can use to select your T-shirt no matter if you are a male or female, or want short sleeve or long sleeve. The purchase helps supports artists who designed the t-shirt and also goes to a youth mentoring charity.

By - 12/29/14 - 5:51 pm
Raccoon in a Framingham chimney

The Animal Rescue League reports one of its technicians went on a call to Framingham today:

This raccoon in Framingham found its way into a chimney and all the way down to the base next to the fireplace.

By - 12/26/14 - 8:13 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports an Ashland woman on an alleged mission from God smeared the dispatch window at the Framingham police station with raw bacon she carried in a Dunkin' Donuts box - along with several sausage links that spilled out during her hampage.

By - 12/17/14 - 6:46 am

The company's owner was among those nabbed in early morning raids today, WBZ reports.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.