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By adamg - 11/11/19 - 10:12 am

Framingham Source reports (you'll have to scroll a bit to get to the actual news).

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 8:56 am

Hannah McGoldrick lays it on the line:

Going on day 9 of 15-minute plus delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. This is absolutely unacceptable.

Keolis acknowledges the issue: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 11:07 pm

Framingham Source reports it has screenshots:

One boy types “(name) you’re a (K-word).”

Another boy responds “release the gas.”

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 10:19 pm

Lightning strikes fried the signal system along the Worcester Line early this evening and ever since trains have either had to go wicked late or were just canceled altogether, the T reports.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 1:44 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 2:30 pm

Norman Miller has written about beer for the MetroWest Daily News for 12 years now. He announced today he's giving it up:

I am killing the Beer Nut so Norman Miller has a chance to live.

I’m killing myself. That’s not hyperbole, it’s the truth. My lifestyle is killing me. I’m middle-aged and obese. I need to make changes so I can see 45, let alone 50 or beyond.

By adamg - 6/13/18 - 9:44 pm
Green Line trolley on Rte. 9 in Framingham

John Costello was waiting for a light on Rte. 9 westbound outside the Shoppers World Olive Garden around noon today when a Green Line trolley rolled past.

For the past few years, the T has been sending trolleys out to some factory in upstate New York for rehabbing, but generally, the take the turnpike to the New York line, so what was the trolley doing on Rte. 9? Maybe the flat-bed driver just had a hankering for some unlimited breadsticks.

By adamg - 1/24/18 - 9:07 am

USA Today reports the Dedham and Framingham Toys R Us are among the stores to be shut as the chain goes through bankruptcy.

The Dedham Toys R Us is next to what is now a former Sears store.

By adamg - 11/10/17 - 4:14 pm

Framingham Source reports a Framingham firefighter was arrested on charges he robbed a bank over the line in Natick yesterday.

By adamg - 10/26/17 - 12:06 pm

Sharon Machlis, who works on a Framingham events calendar, has created an Alexa "skill" that lets you find out what's going on in our soon-to-be-newest city 100% hands free: Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/17 - 9:36 am

The Golden Triangle Planning Study is looking at improvements to the mall capital of Massachusetts, bordered by routes 9 and 30 and Speen Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 11:06 am
The shirt in question

From the complaint: One of the shirts in question. See the original photo.

A Texas photographer is seeking up to $125,000 for each shirt that Marshalls sold bearing what he says is an unauthorized reprint of part of one of his photos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/17 - 10:26 am

When the heat gets too hot, Worcester and Needham Line trains have to go extra slow because, of course, the tracks weren't designed to handle regular-speed trains in the heat. Or as Goodband-C puts it when talking about what is normally 33-minute ride on the Needham Line:

Crawling into South Station a quick 80 minute trip from Hersey.

By adamg - 5/16/17 - 2:21 pm

IDG, which earlier this year was acquired by a Chinese company, is laying off a sizeable number of employees, possibly more than 90 editors and reporters in newsrooms in Framingham and California.

By adamg - 5/15/17 - 10:37 am

It already has its first police investigation of a political act and, as befits the town turned city, it involves a) campaign literature shoved around and b) John Stefanini, who used to be a selectman but who is now running for mayor.

By adamg - 4/4/17 - 9:22 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports that after about a bazillion attempts over several decades, Framingham voters have finally voted to make their town a city. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/17 - 8:31 pm

A federal jury today convicted Barry Cadden, owner of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, of racketeering and related charges for the fungus-laced drugs that killed 64 people across the country, the US Attorney's office reports.

However, the jury acquitted him of second-degree murder charges.

Sentencing was set for June 21.

By adamg - 3/17/17 - 11:59 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered a Florida doctor and his wife to pay $13.5 million in penalties over the deceptive marketing methods they used in their now defunct Framingham erectile-dysfunction clinic, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/17 - 6:20 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports from down the hall from its printing plant on New York Avenue in Framingham that its corporate parent GateHouse is shutting the plant down to save money. Read more.

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