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...Read more
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...Read more
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.Read more
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...Read more
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.
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...Read more
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...Read more
State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.Read more