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“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
June 28 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Boston helped free a squirrel Thursday that had its head stuck in a dumpster for more than 20 hours. The Animal Rescue League of Boston shared photos of the distressed squirrel with its head sticking out of a dumpster drain. The ARL said the squirrel was tired and its skin had been rubbed raw as it attempted to wriggle itself free from the hole. A rescuer worked to delicately pull the squirrel out of the dumpster and it was taken to be treated for injuries. The ARL reminded people not to attempt to free animals stuck in tight spots on their own by slathering them with oils or other substances. "Call us immediately!" the ARL said. (imal rescuers free squirrel that was stuck in dumpster drain)
Augusta, Maine; Kathy McCormack and Mike Casey in Concord, New Hampshire; Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island; and Mark Pratt in Boston contributed to this story. (Greensburg Daily News)
New Englanders.Boston-based 'Ship Foliage' runs the Cash4Leaves.com website.It buys New England maple leaves, preserves them in resin, then re-sells them globally.Clients might be artists or crafters, or displaced New Englanders looking for a colorful slice of home.The company pays a dollar per leaf, for up to a hundred leaves.But it is particular about quality. According to the website, submissions must meet these standards:No visible imperfections, mold, bugs, tears or excessive decayMust be collected & shipped from New England (MA, NH, VT, ME, RI & CT)Must be shipped in a sealed plastic bagMust be red, yellow or orange (or a combination)No brown leaves (anywhere) are accepted, even the smallest parts with brown will be rejectedAlso from the company, this is the process for sending leaves:Collect and sort through 25 leaves from your yard or property. Try and keep the stems intact.Take pictures of your best 5 leavesEmail your pictures to Cash4Leaves@gmail.comA member of our staff will reply to your email approving / denying your ... (Turn to 10)
On Sept. 10, police said officers were flagged down by the owner of Valley Farms Drive In on Boston Avenue. They said the owner then pointed to the outside rear of the restaurant where a small tanker truck was pumping used cooking oil from a tank. They said the restaurant owner told officers he had not given permission to the truck driver to take the oil.On the side of the truck was the company name, Grease Monkeys Inc. of Old Bridge, N.J.When they confronted the two men in the truck, later identified as Morgan and Rowe, police said the men admitted they did not have permission to take the oil. They told officers their “Russian bosses,” in Queens, N.Y., had told them to drive along Route 1 in Connecticut looking for unlocked containers of used cooking oil, police said.The New Jersey company listed on the truck is out of business and the telephone has been disconnected. (CT Post)
The owner of Boston Street Car Wash in Lynn has been getting fined for the garbage that he says other people are leaving at his business.“People will do anything to save a buck, get a buck,” said one customer at the car wash. “If I caught ’em, probably wouldn’t be too good for them.”He set up video surveillance to catch that person–and now he has video evidence.“I don’t think it’s right,” said another customer. “If he’s got surveillance set up, that’ll be a good thing. They can get the license plates, and whoever’s doing the dumping, they can get fined.”The owner said he hopes the video will help police find who is responsible. (CBS Boston / WBZ)