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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The company's owner was among those nabbed in early morning raids today, WBZ reports.
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Steve Safran captured the scene just past the Framingham exit eastbound, where a car erupted in flames around 3:40 p.m.
UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. Tornado warning canceled.
So take cover.
A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNT AT 822 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DA WAS LOCATED OVER SHREWSBURY...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS REPORTED NUMEROUS LARGE TRE TREES HAVE DOWN IN WORCESTER. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... WORCESTER...FRAMINGHAM...MARLBOROUGH...SHREWSBURY.. HUDSON...WESTBOROUGH...SUDBURY...ASHLAND...NORTHBORO SOUTHBOROUGH...STOW...BOYLSTON AND BERLIN.
State Police posted a photo of Trooper John Arone and firefighters at a car fire on the turnpike westbound in Framingham around 5:20 p.m.
Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.
UPDATE: Passenger Sara DiBari reports the train got back underway around 9:30 a.m.
An inbound train hit somebody just past the train station around 8:20 a.m.
Jennifer Lombardi, on the train - the 7:35 a.m. out of Worcester - reports conductors were asking if anybody on the train speaks Portuguese (downtown Framingham has a large Brazilian community).
Sara DiBari, also on the train, reports:
Shortly before 9 a.m., Transit Police tweet.
The woman was hit at the busy crossing at Waverly and Concord streets.
Unlucky Worcester Line riders, specifically those on the 582 and 506 trains, were not happy campers when they finally pulled into South Station this morning. Dave reports the 582, which had a locomotive that expired mid-route, was an hour and 47 minutes late, while the 506, which was hitched up to the 582 to push it into town, was 53 minutes late.
To add insult to injury, he reports the mega-train got passed on the way into South Station by the 508, which means he would have saved time by taking the later train, which arrived earlier than his (although still later than scheduled).