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...... Read more
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,... Read more
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... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the hemorrhaging hyperlocal network has rehired the Framingham Patch editor it laid off along with most of its other editors a few weeks ago.
Ed. note: Over the past couple of weeks, I've unsubscribed from all the Boston-area Patch Twitter feeds I'd been following. Was getting annoying seeing the same exact headlines about horrible California murders from these "local"... Read more
A Middlesex Superior Court judge says Framingham police went too far in their zeal to shut down a local head shop in July.
But while Justice Douglas Wilkins says he sympathizes with Terry Wilson, owner of the Grateful Head on Rte. 9, he declined to issue an order to force police to return most of her stuff, saying she needs to follow proper channels... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on the confirmed cases in the last half of August.
The MetroWest Daily News brings us today's depressing news, out of Framingham.
The Worcester Line has trouble in cold weather. It also has trouble in warm weather - the MBTA just announced speed restrictions on the line because of the high temperatures.
The T begins express-train service between Worcester, Framingham and Boston next week that will shave roughly 23 minutes off a Worcester rider's trip.
A morning express train will leave Worcester at 6:20 a.m. each weekday, stop at Framingham at 7 a.m. and then pull into Back Bay at 7:37 a.m. and South Station at 7:43 a.m. In the afternoon, a train will leave South Station... Read more
The Herald reports a laptop burst into flames and did enough damage to a Framingham State dorm to displace 90 students.
Just yesterday, 11 new lawsuits were filed in US District Court in Boston against the New England Compounding Pharmacy in Framingham over its fungus-laced anti-pain medicines.
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The MetroWest Daily News alerts us:
The state Department of Public Health issued a consumer advisory about possible gasoline odors in 3- and 5-gallon jugs of Poland Spring bottled at the company's Framingham plant that sickened at least one person.
The state blames people who used Poland Spring bottles after Sandy to transport gasoline, then returned them to the company.
The Framingham audio company yesterday filed a patent lawsuit against a company that makes an iPhone docking system that competes with its own SoundDock offering.
In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Bose charges SDI Technologies' iHome line, which lets users turn their Apple iDevices into boomboxes, violates a patent Bose was awarded on Jan. 29 for a system for... Read more