North Shore

By - 12/22/14 - 8:40 am

The Salem News reports the city's mayor has drafted regulations that could make it difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.

By - 9/22/14 - 8:33 am

Happened around 8 a.m. on an inbound Rockport train, according to Bill Kyrouz and Lisse, who were on the train.

Lisse reports the woman tried boarding the train as it was pulling out of the station. Fortunately, she says, a "quick thinking conductor" applied the emergency brake and the woman appeared to suffer only a cut head.

The woman was transported to Beverly... Read more

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... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 12:40 pm

Ipswich Police report:

Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 11:26 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned Luis Gonazalez's conviction and 12-year sentence for armed carjacking and witness intimidation because the judge in his trial took no action after jurors asked what they should do about the fact that one of them had been asleep during testimony.

The court said defendants and the public have a right to "conscious juries." Citing a long list of cases... Read more

By - 7/20/14 - 2:25 pm

Does Beverly even have hills? Police in the North Shore town report:

WRONG NUMBER:

Apparently Justin Beiber had a big party last night. A citizen called Beverly Police wishing to remain anonymous this morning at 04:45 to complain about Beiber having a party at his Oakhurst home on the rooftop that was out of control. #Beiberproblems

Via the Salem News.... Read more

By - 5/18/14 - 12:18 am
Fishing along Lynn Shore Drive

It was a nice day for driving along Lynn Shore Drive with the window down - and stopping to take in the view.

At high tide, the waves crashed into the seawall, sending spray on anyone close enough to the wall.

By - 4/10/14 - 11:09 am

To a layman, the case might sound simple: A guy climbs stairs to his apartment, but leans on the guardrail, which breaks and sends him plummeting to pavement below, resulting in serious injuries - and a lawsuit against his landlords.

But in a decision today, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled his landlords are not liable for his injuries under a state law mandating compliance... Read more

By - 3/27/14 - 8:03 am
Emerald ash borer

The state yesterday announced all of Essex County goes under a tree and wood quarantine next week to try to keep destructive emerald ash borers from jumping from there to the rest of Eastern Massachusetts - such as the streets of Boston, where ash trees are common in street plantings.

The quarantine order means that certain products will be regulated from moving outside the

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By - 3/26/14 - 12:40 pm

The Saddest Parade on Earth is 11 a.m., this Sadurday in Beverly:

Participants are asked to wear dapper attire and help carry a sad banner or sign. Sadness is a helpful qualification, but not required.

By - 2/2/14 - 12:16 pm

The Lynn Daily Item reports Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy is having a little trouble believing a Suffolk Downs traffic study that claims the resort casino planned for Revere will only add 18 cars a day to Lynn roads.

By - 12/16/13 - 5:02 pm

Trains out of North Station this afternoon were either canceled or delayed due to a fire in the T's commuter-rail maintenance facility (the big blue building just outside North Station).

By - 12/9/13 - 3:43 pm
Emerald ash borer

State officials say emerald ash borers were discovered last month in Essex County.

The invasive, destructive pests, native to China, had previously been detected only in remote Dalton in the western part of the state.

It was first discovered in North America in 2002, in the Detroit, Michigan area. Unlike many other invasive beetles, EAB kills ash trees quickly, within just 3-5 years, because

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By - 10/11/13 - 7:40 am

The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem reports the arrival of one fat gourd.

By - 10/2/13 - 10:35 am

Busing between Montserrat and Prides Crossing on the Newburyport/Rockport Line due to the strike at near South Thissel Street around 9:50 a.m. The MBTA reports:

A railroad trespasser was struck by an inbound commuter rail train in Beverly. The incident did not occur at a station nor a crossing. The trespasser was on the tracks in a wooded area. Train #114 has about 90 passengers

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By - 7/31/13 - 9:45 pm

Galen Moore of the Boston Business Journal uses state data and Google Fusion Tables to create a map of "every outdoor patio bar in the state of Massachusetts."

Caveat imbibor.

By - 7/23/13 - 10:26 am

Lynn suspectLynn Police report a man who tried holding up a series of stores from Lynn to East Boston this past winter has apparently returned from an extended stay elsewhere and is now busy trying to rob stores at gunpoint again.

According to Lynn Police:

The City of Lynn has

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By - 7/12/13 - 8:39 pm

Digging up DeSalvoPhoto by BPD.

Boston Police detectives traveled up to Peabody today to dig up the remains of Albert DeSalvo so that they could be transported down to a state crime lab in JP, where technicians will extract tissue samples and compare the... Read more

By - 5/29/13 - 10:59 am

The 21st annual Bike to the Sea Day is coming up on Sunday, June 2nd. The ride, which runs from Everett to Nahant, raises funds for the construction and maintenance of the Northern Strand Community Trail.

The trail itself will run through the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn along the MBTA owned Boston & Maine Saugus Branch Railroad. Sections in... Read more

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