WBZ reports Friendly's is shrinking even more, closing outlets in Waltham and Framingham as part of an overall retrenchment across the Northeast. The Norwood Friendly's will remain open, at least for now.
A car on a Fitchburg Line train slipped off the rails - but stayed upright - outside the Waverly stop around 7:30 a.m. Riders were given the option of waiting for a relief train - which still hadn't come after an hour - or walking to the nearest station. Read more.
Paul LePage braved our shores yesterday to speechify in Waltham for Republican senate candidate Geoff Diehl, NBC Boston reports.
Kellie Veiga spotted this artist's conception of an express bus on fhe side of a 556 yesterday.
Shoppers at Whole Foods stores across the Boston area are reporting serious shortages tonight - not of milk, eggs and bread, but of some fruits and green vegetables. Read more.
Cars and trucks crashed and people walking on sidewalks plunged to the ground across the Boston area overnight and this morning. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that evidence on a man's laptop that he'd done extensive online research about how to kill somebody with antifreeze was obtained lawfully and so upheld his life sentence for murdering his wife to collect on her life-insurance policy. Read more.
A man determined to torment a former roommate in Watertown used skills gained as a computer-science major and a professional software writer - along with some basic human engineering - to repeatedly target the woman, her family, her friends and her colleagues with sexually explicit messages, bomb threats to institutions in Waltham and Chelmsford made in their names, for some 18 months until his arrest last week, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent on the case. Read more.
A Newton man faces federal cyberstalking charges after his arrest last night by federal and local authorities investigating months of threats and harassment against a former roommate and her family and friends. Read more.
The Waltham Channel reports that in addition to Brandeis University and the Waltham Public Library, a tenant of a Waltham landlord also got a bomb threat this week.
All interesting as it goes, but NanoLab says it will sell its pigment to anybody, unlike rival NanoSystems, which granted exclusive rights to its blackest-black paint to a British artist - which sparked one of his rivals to come out with a pink paint that he would sell to anybody who signed a contract agreeing they were not that guy and would not give him any of that paint.
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