Federal agents today arrested the owner of Stash's Pizza in Dorchester and Roslindale - and of several other suburban pizza places - on a federal charge of forced labor, for preying on what he allegedly called "fucking immigrants," whom he'd hire and allegedly beat, scream at, and force to work up to 80 hours without overtime and sometimes without any pay at all, on threat of having them deported. Read more.
Owner of Dorchester, Roslindale pizza places charged with beating, intimidating his mostly immigrant workers; one had to have genital surgery and all his teeth removed after attacks
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Drunk driver, three passengers injured after he slams into an unoccupied State Police cruiser on 95 in Norwood, police say
As WJAR in Providence puts it: "Ernie Boch's Bentley sinks with other rare cars on cargo ship bound for Rhode Island."
The Norwood Fire Department reports firefighters responded to an unoccupied building at Moderna's campus for a roof fire around 6 a.m. Read more.
Norwood Hospital remains shut 18 months after damaging rain burst; owner sues insurers for not paying enough to replace it
Steward Health Care System yesterday sued its insurance companies for allegedly dragging their feet and trying to cheap out on payments to build a brand new Norwood Hospital to replace the one the hospital network says was essentially destroyed by an intense amount of rain one day in June, 2020. Read more.
An entrepreneur has set up a trailer on Rte. 1 southbound in Norwood to sell Trump and anti-Biden stuff. Probably easier to get supplies of that than Christmas trees.
Late this afternoon, several grump-looking people took positions at the intersection of Washington and Nahatan streets in Norwood, in front of the town common, with signs warning the town library had been taken over by pedophiles out to corrupt the youth of the town. Read more.
The FDA today approved a second Covid-19 vaccine, made by Moderna in a plant in Norwood. The vaccine, which can be stored in a regular freezer, should start rolling out to providers this weekend.
Why Norwood? Moderna explains.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
Norwood town officials say they're moving the last patients from Norwood Hospital to other facilities as work begins to repair damage from the flooding yesterday. Read more.
Update: Another 60 to 70 patients were evacuated around 10:30 p.m.
The town of Norwood reports some 20 Norwood Hospital ICU patients were evacuated this evening after heavy rain flooded the hospital basement, "resulting in an electrical issue on the premises and a loss of power." Read more.
Ocean State Job Lot raises worker pay and adds voluntary surcharge on prices to be paid out as employee bonuses
Ocean State Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman, announced today the discount chain has given a $2 hourly pay increase to workers at its stores - which include several locations in Boston suburbs - and added a surcharge to its prices for customers who think the workers deserve a bonus for continuing to work on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.
Norwood Hospital setting up special tent outside ER for possible future coronavirus testing; Medford reports first case
The Norwood Health Department and Norwood Hospital announced tonight that the hospital tomorrow will erect a tent outside its emergency room to handle any future testing of residents with possible Covid-19 infection. Read more.
Norwood town official tests positive for coronavirus that he likely picked up at a local gathering; diagnosis could mean more quarantined people
The town of Norwood reported today that town General Manager Tony Mazzucco, already in self quarantine after attending a benefit party with a Biogen employee later diagnosed with Covid-19 has himself gotten back test results showing he has the virus as well. Read more.
State reports more coronavirus cases from that Biogen meeting: Norwood says Town Hall, schools will open as normal tomorrow
State numbers released this afternoon show 28 diagnosed Covid-19 cases in Massachusetts, up from 13 yesterday. Read more.
Norwood schools to be sanitized this weekend; school superintendent among those self-quarantining after attending party with resident diagnosed with coronavirus
Norwood town officials announced today that among the 29 people told to self quarantine after attending a party on Sunday with a resident who later tested positive for Covid-19 is School Superintendent David Thomson. Read more.
Norwood resident diagnosed with coronavirus; 29 people who attended party with him have been told to self quarantine
Update: Among those self quarantining: the town school superintendent.
A Norwood resident has tested positive for Covid-19 - after attending a party at a private residence on Sunday with 29 other people - including 11 town officials and employees who are now on 14 days of self-quarantining - the town said in a statement tonight that adds that everybody else was also told they should stay at home for 14 days. Read more.
WBUR reports on Moderna Therapeutics's samples, manufactured in a plant in Norwood.
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