Thieves Decide They Want Zipcars' Wheels Right Now

Thieves Decide They Want Zipcars' Wheels Right Now

Looks like some thieves took Zipcar’s slogan, “Wheels when you want them,” too literally. [More]

Despite What This Sign Says, You Can't Get A Slice For $.0099

Despite What This Sign Says, You Can't Get A Slice For $.0099

Looks like this pizza parlor has outsourced their accounting department to Verizon, advertising a cheese slice for ¢.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]

New Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan Steers Patients To Cheaper Hospitals

New Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan Steers Patients To Cheaper Hospitals

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]

Man Behind $4,800 Snow Removal Defends His Pricing

Man Behind $4,800 Snow Removal Defends His Pricing

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]

Students Served Dog Biscuits With McDonald's Fries, Then Banned From Restaurant For Complaining

Students Served Dog Biscuits With McDonald's Fries, Then Banned From Restaurant For Complaining

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]

Town Passes Anti Black Friday Rampage Ordinance

Town Passes Anti Black Friday Rampage Ordinance

Finally, one town has taken a stand against the madness and said, “no more.” [More]

Dunkin' Donuts Staffers Tells Blind Customer Her Guide Dog Isn't Welcome

Dunkin' Donuts Staffers Tells Blind Customer Her Guide Dog Isn't Welcome

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]

Massachusetts Regulators Rarely Acted Against Subprime Brokers And Lenders

Massachusetts Regulators Rarely Acted Against Subprime Brokers And Lenders

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]

The Mystery Of The $100,000 Water Bills

The Mystery Of The $100,000 Water Bills

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]

Massachusetts AG Shoots Down Town's Bottled Water Ban

Massachusetts AG Shoots Down Town's Bottled Water Ban

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]

Massachusetts Appliance Rebate Program Lasts 145 Minutes

Massachusetts Appliance Rebate Program Lasts 145 Minutes

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]

IRS Extends Tax Deadline To May 11 For Victims Of Flood

IRS Extends Tax Deadline To May 11 For Victims Of Flood

With torrential rains causing massive flooding in Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, the IRS has decided to make victims’ lives a little less stressful by moving the due date for filing their federal income tax returns. [More]

iPod Explodes In Class, Killing Nobody

iPod Explodes In Class, Killing Nobody

An iPod erupted on a high school science room desk in Pentucket Regional High School in, MA yesterday. Supposedly… [More]

Parents Sue Dunkin' Donuts After Rogue Hash Brown Burns Toddler

Parents Sue Dunkin' Donuts After Rogue Hash Brown Burns Toddler

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 Fast Food Chains Must Now Display Calorie Counts

Massachusetts Fast Food Chains Must Now Display Calorie Counts

Massachusetts has approved a new regulation to list calorie counts at fast food eateries and other chain restaurants throughout the state.

Cigarettes Just Got Fiscally Irresponsible In Addition To The Whole "Health" Thing

Cigarettes Just Got Fiscally Irresponsible In Addition To The Whole "Health" Thing

Smokers around the country are freaking out as a huge federal cigarette tax increase goes into effect.

Dunkin Donuts Guy Slashes Your Tires Because You Didn't Wait For Your Coffee

Dunkin Donuts Guy Slashes Your Tires Because You Didn't Wait For Your Coffee

Here’s something that you don’t often see — a Dunkin Donuts employee got so mad at a guy who decided not to wait for his coffee (because it was taking too long) that he left the store, pulled out a folding knife, and slashed the customer’s tires. All. Four. Of. Them.

Fake Repairman Preys On Powerless Worcesterians

Fake Repairman Preys On Powerless Worcesterians

After ice storms slammed Boston and left thousands without power, one opportunist saw a chance to make a buck in the dark.