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!
Transit Police report a man, believed to be in his 40s, was on the inbound side of the tracks near West Gloucester station when he was hit and killed by an inbound commuter-rail train around 6:30 p.m.
Police and the DA's office are investigating what the man was doing on the tracks.
Yesterday, a woman was hit by a train in Bridgewater, but she survived.
Good Morning Gloucester reports Temple Ahavat Achim plans to build a menorah out of lobster traps this year.
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.
We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.
Good Morning Gloucester reports the latest on what could be the remains of a a colonial-era ship uncovered on Coffins Beach.
Good Morning Gloucester reports from Bodega Bay.
Up in Gloucester, they know from lobster. Joey at Good Morning Gloucester lands a knockout blow on some foodie site that thinks "the perfect lobster roll" includes anise, lemongrass, ginger and arbol chiles:
Listen here anyone who would describe themselves as a â€śFoodieâ€ť. Do all us normal real folk a favor and spare us your stupid frickin lobster roll recipes that include anything other than a split top roll. Spare us your French baguettes, spare us your frickin lemon zest bullshit, spare us your ginger and your anise and your arbol chlis.
Hellooooo, we wanna taste the lobster. How hard is that to comprehend? If we wanted to eat Mexican weâ€™d order a goddamned Burrito.
State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.
Good Morning Gloucester wonders what they were.