Saugus

By - 3/23/14 - 2:00 pm

Wayne Dutch asks:

Any suggestions for good breakfast places north of Boston? (Malden, Saugus, Revere, Lynn)

By - 12/13/13 - 5:25 pm
Saugus lights

Over at the Artery, Greg Cook has posted photos of some of our brighter Christmas lights, including this display in Saugus.

By - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

The first auction, which starts at 10 a.m., features the boring stuff, such as chairs, generators and bathrrom and kitchen equipment (right down to the kitchen sink. The better auction starts at 2 p.m. and includes portraits of Indian chiefs, cowboy and... Read more

By - 11/7/13 - 7:29 am

WHDH reports Saugus Police have arrested a man who tried to rob a Dunkin' Donuts this morning. No word yet if he's the same guy wanted for a couple dozen Dunk's holdups in recent months, including five in West Roxbury.

By - 10/22/13 - 9:32 pm

Seems in the Hilltop's dying days, somebody stole two of its fiberglass calves.

By - 10/20/13 - 8:47 pm
Kids on a cow

Throughout the day, a steady stream of people pulled into the Hilltop parking lot to pose with the cows. Even motorists on Rte. 1 slowed to take a gander at the cows on the restaurant's last day open.

Hilltop sign
By - 10/14/13 - 9:26 am

Craig Silva proposes a new home for the Hilltop Steakhouse cactus, now that the place is closing.

By - 10/10/13 - 9:08 am
Hilltop Steak House

Boston Restaurant Talk rounds up sources that indicate the restaurant with the giant neon cactus and the lifesize fiberglass cows is closing forever in a couple of weeks.

By - 6/3/13 - 12:39 pm

AlertNewEngland reports the Square One Mall is shut as an FBI bomb technician inspects an item inside the mall.

UPDATE, 1:10 a.m. - Thing X-rayed, not harmful, mall to re-open.

By - 5/14/13 - 3:34 pm

ContinoTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man after he started choking a bus driver for no good reason they could tell and another passenger had to pull him off.

Police say Franco Contino rode a 426 bus from Haymarket in Boston to Saugus without incident last Wednesday afternoon.

But when... Read more

By - 1/11/13 - 7:17 am

Sunrise over the Saugus

People up at the crack of dawn this morning got to see a beautiful sunrise. Gregory Schlisson watched the sun come up over the Saugus River while on a Rockport Line train into town.

Today's sunrise from a skyscraper... Read more

By - 11/26/12 - 9:29 am

UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Gas shut off, residents to be allowed back home, stores to reopen.

On Pine Street, just off Rte. 1, around 8:30 a.m. CFD267 and Damian Drella report firefighters are evacuating nearby homes and businesses, including a dialysis center and stores along Rte. 1.... Read more

By - 10/25/12 - 10:07 am

Revere, Saugus and State Police are looking for whoever beat a man half to death outside Kappy's Liquors and Bill and Bob's Roast Beef around 5 p.m. yesterday.

The victim was taken to Mass. General with life-threatening injuries. State Police said this morning he is expected to survive.

Police are looking for a black man with dreadlocks, possibly in a gray hoodie. A search that... Read more

By - 10/11/12 - 3:42 pm

Man wanted MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who allegedly slapped and spit at a bus driver for passing him by.

Police report the route-428 driver was attacked around 6:30 p.m. yesterday at Main and Forest streets in Malden. They provide this account:

The 34-year old... Read more
By - 9/21/12 - 9:31 am

Saugus Police report they are looking for a guy who robbed a Sovereign Bank branch on Wednesday:

Suspect used false mustache, goatee and discolor teeth as disguise.

By - 7/18/12 - 9:03 pm

Hail falling behind Saugus Town Hall.

By - 6/29/12 - 11:10 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Saugus could charge a developer a special fee to connect to its sewer system.

At issue was whether the required payment was a fee, which towns can charge, or a tax, which they cannot, at least not without permission from the legislature.

A lower-court judge ruled the payment was a tax because the money went to help the town... Read more

By - 11/22/11 - 10:56 am

A State Police captain will likely be suspended today over a Saturday incident in which he allegedly refused to stop for Saugus Police investigating an activated residential burglar alarm, State Police say, adding he may have been drunk at the time.

Thomas McCarthy, 47, had his cruiser and gun seized pending a hearing today on his duty status, State Police say in a statement. McCarthy... Read more

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