McDonald's today sued Boston Market, for the second time, over rent it says the chicken chain owes for subleases at Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas in Framingham, Westborough and Ludlow. Read more.
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Lee Toma navigated through pollen so thick it seemed like wildfire haze, only yellowish/greenish, this morning on the turnpike in Framingham. A cold front that pushed everything down towards the ground could have been responsible.
At 10:53 p.m., rusto88 reported:
Big boom over Maynard, MA a few minutes ago… clear skies… meteor?
Reports of booms also came in from Stow and Framingham and Sudbury.
Discovered this morning at Temple Beth Sholom in the middle of the Jewish high holidays, the MetroWest Daily News reports.
Guard those pic-a-nic baskets: Read more.
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.
Framingham kid held on $10,000 bail for alleged Boston cruiser torching; if he makes bail, he has to stay out of Boston
A Boston Juvenile Court judge today agreed with prosecutors to set bail at $10,000 for a Framingham 15-year-old who is the first to be charged with lighting a Boston police cruiser on fire during the May 31 after-protest rioting in downtown Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The MBTA announced this morning it's cancelled meetings tonight on the Better Bus Project at the Bolling Building in Roxbury, the Green Line Extension at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and a "public engagement" meeting at the Framingham Public Library, "out of an abundance of caution" over, well, you can guess what.
Framingham Source reports (you'll have to scroll a bit to get to the actual news).
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.
Framingham Source reports it has screenshots:
One boy types “(name) you’re a (K-word).”
Another boy responds “release the gas.”
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.
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.
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.
'Mature Poets Steal': 'Evening of Inspired Leaders' is a MassPoetry fundraiser happening on Monday, youse all.
As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.
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.
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.
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.
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