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 at 5:35 p.m. and Back Bay at 5:41 p.m. and pull into Framingham at 6:13 p.m. and Worcester at 6:43 p.m.
The state is planning to increase the total number of round trips on the Worcester Line to 20 by October.
Derek McLeod was among the passengers on the P512 train into Boston shortly after 8 a.m. today when everybody was ordered off in Framingham and then allowed back on only after going through a gauntlet of police, firefighters and dogs.
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 turning computers into audio systems.
Bose says SDI knew it had applied for a patent for the system and that the continued existence of iHome unfairly harms sales of its SoundDock system. Bose is seeking the complete withdrawal of the iHome line from the market and, naturally, tons of money.
Company owned by the people who own that fungus-infected pharmacy sues infected people before they can sue itBy adamg - 1/26/13 - 5:28 pm
Alaunus Pharmaceutical, a Framingham drug wholesaler with the same owners as the shuttered New England Compounding Center, yesterday sued Michigan residents who say they or family members suffered fungal meningitis from a pain reliever sold by New England Compounding Center.
In the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Alaunus says it had nothing to do with the spore-laden drugs sold by NECC and that those 49 people should just leave it the hell alone.
The lawsuit seeks a ruling by the court that it had nothing to do with anybody's fungal meningitis:
Cannamed, a California company that runs medical marijuana dispensaries there, is looking to hire doctors for a Framingham dispensary:
GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL!!!
Of course, they might have to wait until May, when the state is scheduled to release its regulations on operating dispensaries. Then there's the issue of landlords booting them when they find out just what it is they do.
Five more lawsuits were either filed in or transferred to federal court in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday against the New England Compounding Center over its fungus-tainted painkiller medications, adding to the pile of legal complaints against the now shuttered pharmacy.
A man who says he contracted meningitis from a painkiller prepared by the New England Compounding Center and a man who says he's suffered mental anguish because he also got one of those painkiller shots have sued the pharmacy and its owners.
Pennsylvania woman who says painkiller shot gave her fungal meningitis sues Framingham pharmacy, ownersBy adamg - 11/3/12 - 3:24 pm
A Red Lion, PA resident who says she's still suffering from the fungal meningitis she got from a painkiller shot a year ago, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the New England Compounding Center in Framingham and against the individual members of the Conigliaro family who owned and ran it.
The Globe reports on Brown's request to the feds to back off from the way it regulates compounding pharmacies - such as the one in Framingham that's now responsible for more than a dozen deaths.
Framingham Police report a bank in their town was held up Friday by a guy in a construction helmet.
The 30-something Village People wannabe walked into the TD Bank branch on Rte. 9 at Temple Street around 11:45 a.m., and showed a note demanding money. As he left, he doffed his helmet, displaying a lime-green doo-rag on his head. He was last seen strolling down Rte. 9 towards Framingham Center.
UPDATE: Arrested in Louisiana, the Globe reports.
A Florida man charged with murdering his wife and his daughter's boyfriend early today could be on his way to Framingham to make good on threats to kill the bosses at Cumberland Farms who let him go last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Police across the Boston area issued an alert for Kevin Satterfield, 55, who may be driving a red or maroon Jeep with a wheelchair lift and Florida registration of M968JC.
Satterfield is also charged with trying to murder his daughter, who was eight months pregnant.
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Wicked Local Newton reports that Chelsea Ingalls, arrested on charges she stole two purses at a Pops concert earlier this month, now faces armed robbery charges in Newton and Wellesley and a charge of attempted armed robbery in Framingham.
Wicked Local reports that in Newton, she is charged with pulling a large knife on a gas-station attendant on Christmas, five days after she was charged with coming down from the balcony at Symphony Hall and stealing two purses from the more expensive floor seats.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
The MetroWest Daily News reports that when a trucker getting something at a Framingham Dunkin' Donuts went outside to discover his truck had been broken into, he went back inside, asked to use the phone and called his cell phone. Which then began ringing in the pocket of the guy who took it - standing just a few feet away because he apparently didn't realize America runs on Dunkin', not into it.
Update: Tornado warning now extended eastward, including Milton, Dedham, Norwood, Canton, through 6:30.
This business friendly hotel is located in the business district, in Framingham, close to Callahan State Park and Framingham Town Common.
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Framingham has an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Business amenities at this 3.0 star property include meeting rooms for small groups, business services, and audio visual equipment. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Additional amenities include barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and a picnic area. This property is self catering.
Televisions are equipped with premium cable/satellite channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Guestrooms provide multi line phones with voice mail. Accommodations at the 3.0 star property feature kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include sofa beds, separate sitting areas, and climate control. In addition, housekeeping is offered and amenities available on request include wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available.
The preferred airport for Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Framingham is Logan International Airport (BOS). 39.3 km / 24.4 mi.