North Shore

By - 5/7/11 - 8:03 pm

Today, I have the honor of working with my friends Steve and Brad on a 48 hour film project. There are several teams all across the greater Boston area doing this today. I'm liveblogging our progress today, and if you would like to read what we've been doing, feel free.

The film assignment was given last night, and is due to be... Read more

By - 5/6/11 - 7:00 am

An Essex County resident yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony over the theft of some 100 million PlayStation Network user records - and the loss of access to the gaming network.

In her lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Dawn Thompson says she is seeking in excess of $5 million - plus lawyers' fees - for herself and fellow gamers.... Read more

By - 4/6/11 - 4:57 pm

FBI: LePage with gun at man's head.FBI: LePage with gun at man's head.

A Stoughton man was charged today with the armed hold-up of an Eastern Bank branch at 102 Lynn St. in Peabody on Monday, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Mark LePage,... Read more

By - 3/26/11 - 1:16 pm

Steve Nadis reports on his unusual path for a scheduled meeting on the North Shore earlier this week.

By - 3/13/11 - 8:30 pm

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.: Peabody Police report no threats to nearby residents.

An explosion ripped the Bostik adhesives plant on Boston Road, near the Peabody and Lynnfield lines tonight, sparking a four-alarm fire that led to the shutdown of Rte. 62.

State Police report four injuries, but that no evacuation of surrounding residents has been ordered. Ted Pendergast tweets the fire engulfed all... Read more

By - 3/9/11 - 11:54 pm

Hello U-Hubbers,

I know some of us still have snow on the ground and summer time seems like a far away midsummer night's dream. But I thought I'd throw this out there in case some of you are looking for a summer program for your kid(s) that is a little different/interesting/unique than the average summer camp program.

Rebel Shakespeare Company is located in Salem MA... Read more

By - 2/1/11 - 6:49 am

Seems yesterday's major delays on that commuter line were caused by what the Salem News called a stripped lug nut that kept the Beverly drawbridge in an open position for nearly four hours. The News also reports that repairs to the bridge begun in 2008 are still not finished.

So what about today's delays on the line? The T blames switch problems.... Read more

By - 12/28/10 - 11:12 am

Check out the note posted on the door of a Dunkin' Donuts in Salem at the height of the storm.

H/t Aaron Donovan.

By - 11/20/10 - 10:50 am

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

By - 11/7/10 - 7:38 pm

Surfer dude

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

By - 10/15/10 - 3:34 pm

Cat in a wheel

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports a technician was summoned to Lynn this afternoon on a report of a kitten with its head stuck in a tire rim. Workers at a local animal hospital disengaged cat from wheel without any... Read more

By - 9/23/10 - 9:56 am

North Shore Bloggers Consortium will highlight weekend picks from members every Thursday.

By - 9/15/10 - 7:14 am

Downtown Lynn reports on progress now that MBTA and local police are on the case.

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

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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By - 8/19/10 - 6:06 pm

Hello Uhubbers,

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

By - 8/10/10 - 1:34 pm

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

By - 6/25/10 - 10:11 am

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 two groups allege that the coal and oil plant, owned by Dominion Energy New England has been violating state and federal "opacity" limits - basically how much... Read more

By - 6/20/10 - 6:07 pm

Channel 5 reports on the fire in a storage yard at 95/128 in Peabody.

Photo by the Salem Evening News.