Mike the Mad Biologist considers GE's effort to blackmail the state - give us $25 million or else. At first, it sounds kind of similar to Liberty Mutual's successful effort to wring tax breaks out of Boston and the state for its new headquarters building on the edge of the Back Bay. But Liberty Mutual at least is giving the city a new... Read more
In their all-black wetsuits in the dreary gray water of Nahant Bay this afternoon, some surfers looked like nothing so much as mimes on boards. Crazy mimes on the verge of hypothermia, to be exact, but maybe those suits are warmer than they look.... Read more
North Shore Bloggers Consortium will highlight weekend picks from members every Thursday.
Downtown Lynn reports on progress now that MBTA and local police are on the case.
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
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Channel 7 reports.
I totally forgot to tell the Uhub community about the Othello tour, which you maybe would have liked... doh. So I'm hoping this part of your summer you have room for a little Free Shakespeare. Rebel Shakespeare Company is touring the North Shore (and making a stop in the Sudbury Valley) with "Much Ado About Nothing." Ten shows from August 20-29. These... Read more
Two North Shore brothers and two of their employees were indicted recently on charges they ran an illegal sports-betting operation out of Antigua that grossed $22 million over 14 years, the US Attorney's office in Boston charges.
Robert and Daniel Eremian and Richard Sullivan and Todd Lyons face 442 counts related to Sports Offshore, the operation they allegedly ran from 1996 until this past... Read more
The Conservation Law Foundation and HealthLink yesterday sued the owner of the Salem power plant, alleging the facility is pumping far more visible pollution into the air than allowed under state and federal regulations.
The Salem Evening News reports:
A man who was part of a cleaning company at DiLuigi Sausage Co. on Pope's Lane was taken to the hospital last night after he was partially sucked into a seasoning machine. ...
Suspect was wearing a black and brown Red Sox ball cap, black sunglasses, a black longsleeve shirt/pullover with white shirt underneath, black shorts and black and white... Read more
In Salem, they love Halloween so much, they take every chance they can to get into costumes (scroll down the page a bit).
Steve Garfield has live video of the view outside his Jamaica Plain house. Jeff Cutler has live video of the scene in Hingham. Charles is livestreaming the snow in Swampscott. And the state's traffic-camera network is beaming out tons of snow photos.
If you take snow pictures and put them on Flickr, tag them as universalhub and I'll post here.... Read more
Joel Brown ponders the news that a Rhode Island theater owner is trying to buy the property and re-open it - as a theater.
Thary Lim portrays life in one Salem neighborhood in both words and pictures.
Danvers High School has banned students from going 'meep!'
High school Principal Thomas Murray said students were using it and other words to disrupt school in a particular part of the building on Cabot Road. The term later became part of a disruption some students were planning online.
School Superintendent Wile E. Coyote was unavailable for comment.... Read more