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.
The Revere Journal reports problems at a Saugus power plant caused noises so loud they could be heard in Revere. Specifically, a "silencer" that normally muffles the anguished screams of steam being vented from the plant's two boilers.
The Lynn Item reports that the fabled Orange Dinosaur of Rte. 1, now sitting in the world's largest pit of despair, will be joined by a Kane's Donuts outlet next year.
The Lynn Item reports the new owner of the site will save the dinosaur from extinction and give it a place of honor in front of one of the hotels he'll be plonking down.
WBZ reports on the fourth such incident in two weeks, this time involving a Revere officer and a guy now facing his second OUI charge in a work zone on Rte. 1. Cruiser totaled, officer suffered minor injuries.
Wicked Local Saugus reels in the story.
The body of Kenneth Manning, 35, of Malden, was found floating on the Somerville side of the Mystic River near Shore Drive and Ten Hills Road around 6:30 p.m., yesterday, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk gets a (steak) tip that Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in bucolic Raymond, NH is a-fixin' to open a second outlet in the now cow-less but still giant-cactused old Hilltop property in Saugus, which closed in 2013.
The restaurant itself served up a lagniappe on its Facebook page today about the potential new space.
People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.
And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.
An online petition to NESN to bring Don Orsillo back to announce Sox games next year had more than 20,000 backers as of 5:10 p.m.
Baseball won't be the same without him.
Separately, Saugus residents are organizing on Facebook to save the iconic orange Saugusaur now that the miniature golf course it sits in has been sold to a developer who wants to use the land for a hotel and luxury housing. The page has more than 1,100 likes.
Wicked Local Saugus breaks the news that a developer is buying a miniature golf course and ice-cream stand so he can build a hotel and luxury apartments.
Left open is what he plans to do with the perfectly-toothed dinosaur that is as much a part of the Rte. 1 ambiance as the Ship, the leaning tower of pizza and the Hilltop cactus.
"The fate of the iconic orange dinosaur in Saugus is uncertain," Wicked Local sighs.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
WCVB reports Saugus firefighters rushed to Sully C's, 168 Broadway, this morning for what turned into a two-alarm fire.
WCVB posted photos of the demolition of the old Hilltop steakhouse in Saugus today.
Brian Cummings posts photos of the inside of the former Weylu's in Saugus.
The Patriot Ledger headline says it all: Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver.
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