North Shore

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.

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 aboard it. They will be transferred to another train while Transit Police conduct an investigation.

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.

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 Everett, Malden, and Saugus have been completed in the past year, with the city of Malden pledging to pave their section of the trail.

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 the bus stopped on Lincoln Avenue to let passengers off, Contino erupted in fury and began cursing out the driver, Transit Police say:

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.

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.

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.

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 and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!

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.

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 was hysterical to sit there eating my lunch, and watching folks come in out of the snow to go home with a take out order of lunch AND the survival kit. The only things missing are a roll of toilet paper and a bottle of vodka.

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.