Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť 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.
Good Morning Gloucester has the photos.
And promptly released back into the briny deep.
Fifteen years ago today, the Starbound was headed to port in Gloucester with a load full of herring caught on Georges Bank when it was hit head on by an oil tanker.
Joe Marcantonio, the captain, recounts that night.
That's not something you see every day.
Good Morning Gloucester reports the woman was sitting outside watching the stars early this morning when the coyote leaped on her:
She jumped to her feet and fought it back with her fists. She next grabbed a broom and in the process hit her truckâ€™s key fob, which sounded the alarm. ... Lyn describes the coyoteâ€™s drool as smelling like foul meat and the fur as coarse and bristly. The drool was in her hair and took some time to wash out the smell.
No, really, it's a tuna. A 500-lb. tuna. In Gloucester, where they know their tuna.
Seems that up in Gloucester, the tradition is that you have to eat the heart of the first tuna you catch. Here's photographic proof.
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.
Good Morning Gloucester has photos of yesterday's winner of the annual greasy-pole competition.
Gloucester Police say the opioid crisis, which is killing large numbers of users, has convinced them to try treatment first instead of arrests. Starting in June:
Any addict who walks into the police station with the remainder of their drug equipment (needles, etc.) or drugs and asks for help will NOT be charged. Instead, Gloucester Police will walk them through the system toward detox and recovery.
Good Morning Gloucester shows a car being pulled out of the harbor after its driver drove off a wharf there last night. Both driver and passenger are OK.
Gloucester Police report arresting a Salem man for allegedly holding up the Ipswich Bank on Rogers Street this morning.
Police say the man initially tried making good his escape by taxi, but "exited the vehicle a few minutes later when the taxi's radio broadcast a report of the bank robbery."
With not many other ways out of town for a car-less bank robber, police figured he might try grabbing a train and so staked out the local commuter-rail station.
Officers, armed with a description of the suspect, waited patiently until Derek Potocki, age 30, of Salem, arrived, matching the suspect's description.
We didn't hear any reports of Coast Guard searches for bodies in the ocean off Gloucester, so we assume these two guys standing on rocks at the water as blizzard waves crashed over them survived.
And, yes, they know lobster isn't kosher:
Thatâ€™s why there are no lobsters in any of the pots and no one is eating the menorah so get over yourself Smugly McLeviticus.
Also, the menorah is 20 feet tall:
Temple Ahavat Achim now beats the White Rock South Surrey Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver for the largest single piece of Hanukkah kitch. Their 4â€™4â€ť freestanding dreidel got nothing on us!
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