Over at the Artery, Greg Cook has posted photos of some of our brighter Christmas lights, including this display in Saugus.
Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.
Seems in the Hilltop's dying days, somebody stole two of its fiberglass calves.
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.
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.
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.
This guy tells WBZ he was only expressing his displeasure at the way the driver was driving.
Transit 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 the bus stopped on Lincoln Avenue to let passengers off, Contino erupted in fury and began cursing out the driver, Transit Police say:
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.
UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Gas shut off, residents to be allowed back home, stores to reopen.
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 included police dogs and a State Police helicopter in the woods along the Revere/Saugus border was called off around 11 p.m.
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:
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.
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 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 was commander of Troop C, which covers central Massachusetts.
The Globe reports on the not-Kowloon place, the old Weylu.