North Shore

By - 5/14/13 - 3:34 pm

ContinoTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man after he started choking a bus driver for no good reason they could tell and another passenger had to pull him off.

Police say Franco Contino rode a 426 bus from Haymarket in Boston to Saugus without incident last Wednesday afternoon.

But when... Read more

By - 5/9/13 - 7:55 am

WBZ reports some girl up in Salem now faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a police officer for allegedly attacking a cop in the local police station with an eyeliner pencil. The officer was taken to the hospital with an unspecified injury from the attack but is expected to survive.... Read more

By - 3/25/13 - 6:26 am

Kevin Wiles posts photos from the overnight fire on Lewis Street. The Red Cross reports the nearby Brickett Elementary School was opened as a shelter for the residents.

By - 3/15/13 - 9:23 am

Days after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled stores could no longer force consumers to supply their Zip codes on credit-card purchases, a second Massachusetts resident has sued a chain of craft stores for violating a Massachusetts consumer-privacy law.

In her lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Susan D'Esposito says Michaels fed her Zip code into a database program to find out... Read more

By - 3/13/13 - 7:46 pm

Even as federal authorities were announcing a 21-year prison sentence for the sergeant-at-arms for the Hell's Angels chapter in Lynn for illegal weapons possession, State Police were busy rounding up what they said were other members of the Hells Angels and another North Shore motorcycle gang.

Eric Franco, 38, got the lengthy sentence in part because of his past record, which includes three convictions... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 2/15/13 - 7:58 am

Maranatha Christian Church, a Pentecostal organization serving Brazilians in the United States, says it's just not true it's shipping money to its parent organization in Brazil to buy convertible Lamborghinis for church leaders.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the New Jersey-based organization - which has local churches in Everett, Framingham and Marlboro, accused broadcaster Beto Moraes of... Read more

By - 2/8/13 - 2:47 pm
The Blizzard Survival Kit, for sale for $6.99 today only!

The Blizzard Survival Kit, for sale for $6.99 today only!

My son and I did a bunch of work this morning getting ready for the storm and decided we'd go to the Groveland Diner for lunch before things got ridiculously bad. At the diner, I kid you not.... they are selling Blizzard Survival Kits for $6.99. A loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, and a half gallon of milk. And people were buying them! It... Read more

By - 1/11/13 - 7:17 am

Sunrise over the Saugus

People up at the crack of dawn this morning got to see a beautiful sunrise. Gregory Schlisson watched the sun come up over the Saugus River while on a Rockport Line train into town.

Today's sunrise from a skyscraper... Read more

By - 1/5/13 - 10:24 am

Salem Patch reports Witch City's city council met until 2:30 a.m. the other day - and voted 300 times - in an attempt to elect a new city-council president.

By - 1/3/13 - 7:48 am

Salem holds its annual Christmas-tree bonfire this Friday at Dead Horse Beach - residents can show up with a tree and watch it go up in flames.

By - 12/5/12 - 8:05 pm

Blue Line to Lynn

A.P. Blake spotted this poster from the T Riders Union on the Blue Line today.... Read more

By - 12/1/12 - 12:36 pm

Kerr Leathers, which suffered a warehouse fire in 2010, says two insurance companies re-sold the damaged helmets they took as new - potentially endangering customers and competing against the company with its own products.

In a multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court, Kerr alleges that while it gave permission to Zurich North America and Farmers Insurance to take possession of the helmets as... Read more

By - 11/26/12 - 9:29 am

UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Gas shut off, residents to be allowed back home, stores to reopen.

On Pine Street, just off Rte. 1, around 8:30 a.m. CFD267 and Damian Drella report firefighters are evacuating nearby homes and businesses, including a dialysis center and stores along Rte. 1.... Read more

By - 11/12/12 - 10:18 am

Buy, use tickets on your smartphone, if your smartphone is an Android or iPhone. Versons for BlackBerry and South Station lines are planned.... Read more

By - 10/31/12 - 6:19 pm

The New Yorker recounts the saga of the evacuation of the NYU hospital through the lens of a North Shore teen who was there for epilepsy surgery but who had to be driven to another hospital all the way uptown when the power went. Her mother says:

Everyone's been just so great to us. I'm from Boston, but New York - they've been amazing.

... Read more
By - 10/11/12 - 3:42 pm

Man wanted MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who allegedly slapped and spit at a bus driver for passing him by.

Police report the route-428 driver was attacked around 6:30 p.m. yesterday at Main and Forest streets in Malden. They provide this account:

The 34-year old... Read more
By - 9/21/12 - 9:31 am

Saugus Police report they are looking for a guy who robbed a Sovereign Bank branch on Wednesday:

Suspect used false mustache, goatee and discolor teeth as disguise.

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