Police today arrested Vanessa MacCormack's husband, Andrew, on charges he beat and strangled her in their apartment on Grand View Avenue home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Revere and State Police announced today. Read more.
Some 30 years ago, Tanya McClurkin bought a book at a book fair at the Lynn Public Library. Inside, she found this photo. Now she's hoping for some help in identifying the lady to possibly give it to any surviving relatives.
Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for spitting on a T bus driver at Union and Exchange streets in Lynn around 10:50 a.m. on March 7.
If caught, he'll face a charge of assault and battery.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
WBZ reports the MSPCA has taken custody of a rooster found strutting around Lynn painted bright orange from head to, um, toe. The society reports this is the first time in its 100-year history that it's ever gotten a bird painted orange.
The Lynn Item reports a man who did that found himself robbed of the cash by three guys who then sped off in the Mercedes he thought he was about to buy.
The Lynn Daily Item asks: Is the Lynnway the ugliest street in America?
Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say spit at a T bus driver on a 442 bus near Central Square in Lynn shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed a Lynn ordinance that barred serious sex offenders from roughly 95% of all residences in the city.
The state's highest court ruled that the 2011 Lynn ordinance, which barred Level 2 and 3 offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools and parks, was illegal because the legislature gave the state exclusive control over the monitoring of sex offenders after their release from prison or treatment. The ruling could also affect similar ordinances in some 40 Massachusetts communities. Read more.
The other day, Craig Caplan stumbled on these cacti in the Lynn Woods. "Cacti live in the Boston area?" he asks. "Go figure."
Turns out they're not one of those summer-only invasive things, like alligators in the Charles or piranhas in one of our local lakes. Kelly pointed us to a fact sheet on native prickly pears from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife: Read more.
Neville Williams spotted a turkey out for its evening constitutional in Lynn tonight.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned Luis Gonazalez's conviction and 12-year sentence for armed carjacking and witness intimidation because the judge in his trial took no action after jurors asked what they should do about the fact that one of them had been asleep during testimony.
A Boston-to-Lynn ferry ran aground off Nahant shortly before 8 p.m., according to Steve Deveau, one of the passengers aboard it.
Deveau reports the ferry was the Cetacea, the same ship whose passengers spent a night in the harbor last month when its propeller became entangled in a cable at an LNG offloading area off Nahant.
Deveau says unlike that ill-fated trip, he and his fellow passengers were offloaded around 10 p.m.
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