Protesters chanting, “Bank of America, bad for America” tried to dump ten plump black garbage bags of trash in a BofA branch in Malden, Massachusetts. The bags contained refuse collected from the yard of a house the bank foreclosed on and let fall into disrepair, becoming a blight in the neighborhood and threatening to drag down property values. [More]
A little bit of kindness will get you far. A little bit of chocolate cake will get you even farther, as one restaurant manager, a husband, and his wife who had just given birth found out. [More]
Looks like some thieves took Zipcar’s slogan, “Wheels when you want them,” too literally. [More]
Looks like this pizza parlor has outsourced their accounting department to Verizon, advertising a cheese slice for Â¢.99. Technically, that’s .99ths of a cent, or $.0099. Reader James of Massachusetts says, “I believe they have since taken down the sign, but I’m pretty sure I’m not welcomed in there anymore after my constant attempts to try to buy a whole pizza for a dime… and expecting change.” [More]
If you live in Massachusetts and have Blue Cross Blue Shield health coverage, you may end up paying more if you want to go to certain hospitals. [More]
Yesterday, we brought you the story of a 78-year-old Massachusetts man who was charged $4,800 for having the snow cleared from his roof. After the news hit the Internet, one of the men responsible for the pricey work spoke out to defend himself. [More]
Some students at Westfield State University in Massachusetts are barking mad after they claim they received a serving of dog biscuits with their fries during a visit to their local McDonald’s. And to make matters worse, they were told to scram and never return when they complained to employees about it. [More]
Finally, one town has taken a stand against the madness and said, “no more.” [More]
A legally blind woman in Massachusetts claims that she was recently told twice in the same day that her guide dog was not allowed in her local Dunkin’ Donuts. [More]
An investigative report finds that Massachusetts regulators only acted against 3% of its licensees during the sub-prime peak, the lowest among fellow New England states, while publicly preening that it was being “aggressive.” In fact, as foreclosures rose during ’06-’08, enforcement actually dropped. Forget who watches the watchdogs, who watches? [More]
Something is amiss with the water in Brockton, MA. No, it doesn’t smell or taste funny — it’s just costing some of the town’s citizens one hell of a lot of money. In fact, some residential customers have been charged as much as $100,000 for one month’s worth of H20. [More]
In an effort to cut down on the number of plastic bottles turning up in its dumps — and streets and parks — the town of Concord, Mass., voted in April to ban the sale of bottled water in their town. But late last week, the state’s Attorney General took a big gulp of her bottle of Evian and said “not so fast.” [More]
When Massachusetts announced their cash-for-clunker appliance rebate program, Consumerist bet it would last one day before the rebate cash ran dry. We were wrong — it took less than three hours. [More]
An iPod erupted on a high school science room desk in Pentucket Regional High School in, MA yesterday. Supposedly… [More]
Continuing this weekend’s unintentional theme of “toddlers and food service,” today we bring you the sad tale of a Quincy, Mass. 23-month-old whose parents are suing Dunkin’ Donuts after he was burned by a hash brown. A hash brown that fell out of his mouth and onto his neck.
Massachusetts has approved a new regulation to list calorie counts at fast food eateries and other chain restaurants throughout the state.
Smokers around the country are freaking out as a huge federal cigarette tax increase goes into effect.