A Boston Reddit user in Salem reports a bright, greenish-blue shooting star, moving southeast, around 9:10 p.m.:
I was thinking maybe a plane was crashing but it was glowing greenish and moving extremely fast. The strange thing is it did not look like it burned up completely in re entry if it was a shooting star. ... I have been stargazing for a while... Read more
Not Jackie Jensen spotted this SUV today.
An Everett man was arrested last night after he allegedly beat and kicked an MBTA bus driver in a fit of anger over being left behind at Wonderland station, MBTA Transit Police say.
According to a police report, the driver had pulled his 455 bus into the Lynn commuter-rail station in Central Square... Read more
WBUR explains the delays on the Newburyport/Rockport line this morning.
On a trip through Lynn today, we spotted this sign on the Salvation Army building downtown.
The Lynn Daily Item reports the city is spending $20,000 for an ad - narrated by Terry Bradshaw - to extol its virtues on cable networks. The Globe elaborates and says the campaign is meant in part to get people to stop thinking of that darned poem. Yes, that one:
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin
You never come out the way... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Saugus could charge a developer a special fee to connect to its sewer system.
At issue was whether the required payment was a fee, which towns can charge, or a tax, which they cannot, at least not without permission from the legislature.
A lower-court judge ruled the payment was a tax because the money went to help the town... Read more
Sarah Adams captured a Masshole in his natural element on 128 in Peabody today: Driving into a thunderstorm in a pickup packed like that.
Channel 5 reports.
The Lynn Daily Item reports two members of the LaRouche Jugend and their signs were moved after a city councilor saw them attaching one of their mustachioed Obama posters to a city light pole. Bonus: LaRouche is a graduate of the Lynn public-school system.
Two men facing felony larceny charges in Salem may have gotten a break, the Salem News reports. The two are charged with sawing off a dragon's head made of ice from outside a local store and then trying to escape with it. But the freezer the police put the evidence in malfunctioned:
"The ice sculpture head that was in the freezer was 75 percent... Read more
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State Police report the arrest of one of their own on charges he paid a woman for sex - and then tried to drive away from local police in his state-issued undercover vehicle when they found the pair in intimate contact.
Efrain Montanez, 50, a member of the State Police gang unit from Salem, faces arraignment today on charges of unnatural acts, assault with a... Read more
The Daily Item reports the 80-year-old duck feeder refuses to stop, no matter how large the bill, she says God is on her side.