Wicked Local Somerville reports the state has set April 13 for primaries and May 11 for the final election to replace year-in-jail former state Sen. Anthony Galluccio.
Charlestown lawyer Dan Hill, who was already running even before Galluccio tried to squeeze out a toothpaste-related alibi for positive Breathalyzer tests, said he will run in the Democratic primary, with an emphasis on creation... Read more
So this guy who's really fascinated with buses thought it would be cool to follow an old T bus to the end of the line - to the plant in Everett where they're shredded and put on a barge on the Mystic River. He missed the No Trespassing sign:
... "Yeah Sarge,he is a busnut...I looked at the photos on his camera,nothing but buses"... Read more
Angela reports watching one of Everett's squadron of Rascal riders getting plowed into by a small box truck at a Rte. 16 intersection yesterday:
... All of a sudden, my boyfriend screams, "Oh shit!" and I instantaneously hear a loud bang. I look to my left and, I kid you not, see a very large man in one of those Rascal scooters being hurled... Read more
In thousands of households in Revere, Everett, Malden, Medford and Melrose, alarm clocks lost their minds and started blinking "12:00," Channel 4 reports.
You'd call the police, right? But what if it's the police who are blocking you?
Union members followed the MWRA crew to their next job on Fenno Street in Revere, where a city police captain refused to allow the crew to do their work.
"Your plan is faulty and we're not going to allow you to work,” Revere Capt. James Guido told MWRA Chief... Read more
Today, it was Everett High School gettting the all-hands-on-deck media treatment.
Perhaps Cambridge Rindge and Latin administrators could explain what they're doing differently. According to Cambridge Police, back on 12/7:
State Police Dispatch Center received a call that there was a bomb at Cambridge Rindge and Latin and Somerville High. The school was evacuated and checked out and nothing was found. Students were... Read more
The Outraged Liberal wonders how the editors of a paper called BostonNow decided to lead with the Omaha shooting rather than the fireball that incinerated an Everett rotary:
... Memo to staff: Everett is a working class community in the Boston area. Omaha is in Nebraska. Nebraska is not Massachusetts. ...
Aunty RaRa reports:
I just found out through my sister Debbi that my [sister-in-laws]'s niece and her boyfriend and family were one of the houses affected by this disaster. ... What my sister and I are asking is if there is anyone out there willing to knit up some 9x9 squares so that we can show Laura and Chris that people care. If you... Read more
I agree with Dan Kennedy: local media outlets did a great job, especially online, with their coverage of the rolled-over tanker truck (well, except for the Everett Independent and the Everett Advocate, which should take down their Web sites in shame). Unlike with the Danvers explosion a year ago, there hasn't been a ton of coverage from local residents (stupid self-obsessed... Read more
Angela works at a newspaper in Everett, on the street where the tanker blew up. She posts photos her boss took and notes:
... All I can think of is I hope the gas company that employed the tanker driver has some really good insurance because I got three new ads this morning from lawyers addressed at the fire victims. I think that's a... Read more
Maybe Tom Menino was right about those LNG tankers after all.
200 people evacuated from homes; dozens of cars catch fire as gas tanker tips over at Sweetser Circle (routes 16 and 99) early this morning:
The Everett Mirror thanks the Everett Fire Department:
... This fire could have been so much worse than... Read more
The Web site for Britney Place, an Everett condo project, claims it is:
4 minutes by car to Boston's North End neighborhood of restaurants, cafes, shops
Some Assembly Required, who lives right near the project, begs to differ:
... I can absolutely guarantee you that it is completely impossible to drive from Britney Place to the North End in four minutes, even under... Read more
The Dairy King moved out and wound up living in Chelsea:
If only the queen hadn't caught him dipping his cone at:
Some Everett high-school students learned yesterday what happens when you toss French fries into a busy street when seagulls are around: The seagulls swoop down to eat them, then get run over by a Masshole. Angela posts the grim photo:
... In total, four seagulls were hit, three of them obliterated by the car. The one surviving seagull wouldn't wait for wildlife services to... Read more
Michael Bilica counts the ways the Everett Public Schools are annoying him - and his kid isn't even in pre-school yet.