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By adamg - 10/10/19 - 2:55 pm

A divided Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that crossing the "fog line" that separates a road from its shoulder, even if just for a couple seconds, is a marked-lane violation that a cop driving behind you can use as justification to pull you over. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 1:01 pm

Around 11:10 a.m. by an inbound train, Transit Police reports. Mark Allen is on the train and reports:

Very somber feeling in the coach. A prayer for the victim and his family, and additionally, prayers for the crew of the train who are the first responders to these types of incidents.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 1:21 pm

H/t Shamus Moynihan.

By adamg - 5/12/19 - 1:54 pm
Snow in western Massachusetts

Ellen Berlin shows us the snow falling on the turnpike out in Westfield, on the other side of the Connecticut River, shortly before 1 p.m.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 1:32 pm

The Boston City Council today endorsed the idea of high-speed rail between Boston and Springfield, saying it could become something that transforms the state. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/18 - 4:17 pm

But the Commonwealth's Flagship Campus would prefer it if students express their hatred for Nazis in ways that do not include the use of profanity if at all possible. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/18 - 12:47 pm

At 10:45 this morning, Leicester Police reported:

Cultivate's parking lot is currently full with a long waiting line to get into the lot. Plan accordingly.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 9:09 am

OK, OK, but they also have peanut butter. Oh, and 42 mg of marijuana baked in. NBC Boston reports on the first legal sales of recreational marijuana this morning, in Leicester and Northampton. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/18 - 10:22 am

MassLive.com takes us on a tour of the CRRC plant now busy putting together those new Orange Line cars.

By adamg - 11/9/18 - 10:49 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking his young daughter in the chest hard enough to send her flying to the floor in a drugstore. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 1:53 pm

A federal judge ruled today that organizers of a Senate debate this Sunday can exclude independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai because published polls show him garnering less than 10% of the vote. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/18 - 3:39 pm
Why Not Art?

On the way back from picking the kidlet up at school in western Mass., we detoured a bit up to Brattleboro, VT - a very interesting place, a bit like Northampton, only with more Subarus, and a bridge that lets you walk into New Hampshire. And we noticed we weren't the only Bostonians to have ever visited. The Not Art guy had been up there at some point and left some of his handiwork. But as you can see, a Brattleboro burgher was having none of it.

By adamg - 5/3/18 - 12:59 pm

The report released yesterday on Stanley Rosenberg and his now estranged husband left him little choice. His resignation letter.

By adamg - 5/2/18 - 10:15 pm

The city of Houston has created an adopt-a-storm-drain program in the hopes people will clear out their local drains. No money (or JP Licks gift certificates, obviously), but you get to name your drain. A reporter there has compiled a list of some of the names, and you just know the very first one on the list was by somebody who grew up in the Boston area.

H/t Rick.

By adamg - 4/2/18 - 9:34 am
Basket Market

Valerie Vande Panne checks in from Oklahoma, reports a sense of unease.

By Anonymous - 3/24/18 - 3:12 pm
By adamg - 3/13/18 - 6:10 pm
Eagle shoveling snow in Medford

Meghan captured a hydrant shoveler at work in Medford today.

Meanwhile, Thor Olsen shows us just how deep the snow got in one of those snow bands out in Groton: Read more.

By Anonymous - 3/13/18 - 12:45 pm

As part of planned student walkouts Wednesday around the country to call for gun reform after a massacre of students and teachers at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, a group of students, teachers and clergy plan to protest at the Smith & Wesson plant,

The rally is set to begin at 3 p.m. at 2100 Roosevelt Ave and last an hour. It is expected to draw high school students from Springfield and Holyoke, and from as far away as Boston, according to organizer Tara Parrish of the Pioneer Valley Project.

By adamg - 3/10/18 - 12:47 pm

In 2014, UMass Amherst senior James Haidak made headlines with a lawsuit alleging the college sexually discriminated against him for expelling him in what he said was a he said/she said case involving a UMass student he'd been dating.

Yesterday, a federal judge in Boston threw out his suit, saying that while UMass made a mistake in its disciplinary proceedings by delaying them five months, in part because of summer break, Haidak deserved everything he got. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/18 - 10:21 am
Getting French toast ready in Uxbridge

Hardy New Englander Annette Fox had some French toast a la snow this morning in Uxbridge. She adds:

10 ish inches and no power, no problem.

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