By - 10/10/15 - 9:11 pm

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 truck’s key fob, which sounded the alarm. ... Lyn describes the coyote’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.

By - 10/9/15 - 11:18 pm

No, really, it's a tuna. A 500-lb. tuna. In Gloucester, where they know their tuna.

By - 8/28/15 - 11:11 am

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.

By - 7/18/15 - 10:06 am

The Ocean Alliance of Gloucester and Olin College of Needham have teamed up on a drone-based tool for taking vital signs from whales without shooting them with darts from loud motorboats. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

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, 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.

By - 6/27/15 - 10:11 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has photos of yesterday's winner of the annual greasy-pole competition.

By - 5/5/15 - 12:45 pm

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.

By - 3/22/15 - 6:58 am

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.

By - 3/12/15 - 5:16 pm

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.

By - 2/1/15 - 12:22 pm

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.

H/t Jared.

By - 12/15/14 - 7:37 am

UPDATE: They light the menorah Tuesday evening.

And, yes, they know lobster isn't kosher:

That’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 4’4” freestanding dreidel got nothing on us!

Via Good Morning Gloucester.

By - 12/10/14 - 8:03 pm

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.

By - 12/7/14 - 11:25 am

Good Morning Gloucester reports Temple Ahavat Achim plans to build a menorah out of lobster traps this year.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

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 Bill’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.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:09 am
Gloucester lobster boat heads out to sea

Joey Ciaramitaro captured the F/V Kathryn Leigh heading out from Gloucester Harbor for some lobstering at 5:51 a.m. today.

Copyright Joey Ciaramitaro. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.