Hail falling behind Saugus Town Hall.
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.
An MBTA Transit Police officer assigned to patrol the Lynn parking garage due to multiple break-ins in recent days may have hit the jackpot yesterday morning: A woman he allegedly found attaching a stolen plate to one car, with evidence she had tried to break into several other cars nearby.
Alexis Downez,... Read more
A State Police captain will likely be suspended today over a Saturday incident in which he allegedly refused to stop for Saugus Police investigating an activated residential burglar alarm, State Police say, adding he may have been drunk at the time.
Thomas McCarthy, 47, had his cruiser and gun seized pending a hearing today on his duty status, State Police say in a statement. McCarthy... Read more
The Salem News reports: Witches accused of zombie abuse.
Police expressed some frustration with the situation and an off-the-record longing for November.
Sounds like a job for Vimes of the City Watch.
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It is the winter of â69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more