North Shore

By - 7/13/16 - 10:28 am

WBZ reports. Firefighters are using foam to combat the fire in the foam factory.

By - 7/13/16 - 9:35 am

The US Attorney's office reports Carlos Geovanni Martinez-Aguilar, 38, was sentenced to three years in federal prison this week after admitting he came back to the US after being deported. Read more.

By - 2/25/16 - 1:25 pm
Spitting suspect sought

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say spit at a T bus driver on a 442 bus near Central Square in Lynn shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 1/13/16 - 4:12 pm

Aviva Chomsky discusses what happened to Globe deliverers in the Lynn area when the paper switched distribution companies: The new company ditched accident insurance, forced the deliverers it did take on to handle longer routes and decreased the per-paper fee they got. Also:

At the old distribution center in Lynn, they folded and bagged their papers inside the facility, with plenty of light, tables, and access to bathrooms. In Woburn, they are forced to do it outdoors in the icy darkness, or awkwardly inside their cars.

By - 9/5/15 - 10:34 am

The Lynn Item police log for Sept. 2 includes the following item from Marblehead:

A report of two kids bike riding at 9:34 a.m. Monday at Indianhead Circle. Caller reports it is suspicious because the kids on the bikes were black.

Via Bradley.

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 www.ria.ie/library/contact, 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 - 1/27/15 - 8:58 pm
Deer in the snow

Craig Caplan looked out his window in Peabody this morning to see not just a lot of snow but a lot of deer.

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 Hospital alert and conscious.

Train service on the line is now halted.

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 - 9/8/14 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

Crashing wave
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 with the state building code - because the building is not a building as defined by that law.

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.