Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The MetroWest Daily News reports officials at Keefe Technical High School and Marian School have called off the season for their joint hockey team after concluding "an overall toxic and negative culture that has permeated the team dynamics." The News quotes a parent who is upset the entire team has to suffer for the actions of six players she says told "jokes that mention of the Holocaust and referring to stereotypes of people who practice the Jewish faith."
An outbound Worcester Line train gave it all it got, but that just wasn't enough to get past Framingham, so now its passengers have to wait for another train and people who were planning to come into town on the rebound ride will have to do the same.
A 4:35 p.m. train to Framingham was delayed 35 to 45 minutes due to a "mechanical issue."
A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered two companies that advertised erectile-dysfunction treatments that typically involved injecting drugs into patients' penises at a Framingham clinic to pay $17 million in penalties - with about a third of that to go to the men who put up with the procedure.
The MetroWest Daily News reports a probation officer in Framingham District Court was arraigned today on charges he traded a gun for some sex.
His arraignment comes the same week a Dorchester Municipal Court probation officer was to be arraigned on charges he raped a woman who had reported to his office as part of her sentence.
Massachusetts Turnpike, eastbound, 5:30 a.m. Photo by Jay Kenney.
The MetroWest Daily News reports.
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?
This is what Ben saw when he looked out the window of his Worcester Line train in Framingham this afternoon.
Maybe it's the water, she says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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