North Shore

By - 11/12/09 - 8:55 am

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.

By - 11/2/09 - 3:35 pm

Check out Lynn Happens for a non-Lynn Daily Item approach to news of tomorrow's municipal elections. Also see Downtown Lynn, which is supporting one of the candidates for mayor.

By - 10/30/09 - 8:37 am

Chris Klein follows the president on his trip to Marblehead.

By - 10/9/09 - 10:54 am

At least, until police departments update their writen policies for taking inventory of the property of newly arrested suspects under a Massachusetts Appeals Court decision handed down today.

By - 8/21/09 - 3:58 pm

Which, to paraphrase one of my favorite Groucho Marx lines, is more than we've ever done.

The Peabody team has made it to the Little League World Series, and tonight is their opening round game. They will be playing the team from San Antonio, Texas.

Start is scheduled for 8pm, on ESPN.

If nothing else, enjoy listening to the announcers trying to say "P-biddy".

By - 8/19/09 - 7:59 am

Steve B. captures a pair in action along the Ipswich River, from the initial chase to the ultimate release (of eggs).

By - 8/14/09 - 12:18 pm

Rebel Shakespeare Company returns its second tour of the summer with the comedy "Twelfth Night." Our high-school aged cast from all over Massachusetts will roam up and down the North Shore, with a Boston Stop at the Christian Herter Park Publick Theatre on August 22nd at 4pm. Now, here's the deal -- Rebel is opening again for the awesome Orfeo Group doing that "WOWSA" thing they do (Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)). It is their LAST PERFORMANCE, of their summer run... so you can come see us at 4, and then stay for them at 6:45.

By - 8/11/09 - 3:56 pm

Somebody on the North Shore roasts pigs every weekend and winds up with too much pulled pork. Rather than buy smaller pigs, they're trying to give it away.

Via Nathan Spencer.

By - 8/6/09 - 3:28 pm

Just wanted to know, how many other people have almost been killed by one of these casino bus companys. all i know if you call the casinos they say there is nothing they can do,the bus company has nothing to do with the casinos even when there name is all over the bus.Mohegan Sun you suck....

By - 7/15/09 - 2:13 pm

Salem News columnist shudders at the very thought of them, says mass drownings of slugs in pans of beer can't come soon enough for her.

By - 7/10/09 - 7:34 pm

Beverly commuters are organizing to fight any closing of the Prides Crossing and Beverly Farms stops.

By - 6/30/09 - 12:16 pm

Stuart Goldman reports:

I was trying to browse the North Shore with my iPod touch last night, and the shoreline wasn't making sense. The Google Maps app for the iPhone seems to have inundated shorelines. Was wondering if it was just me, but I confirmed it with a friend with an iPhone. Web version of Google Maps is OK.

New shoreline on the North Shore:

By - 6/28/09 - 10:20 am
Quincy boat

Above: David Parsons captured a boat in Town River Bay in Quincy. Below: Good Morning Gloucester captured a boat on the Essex River - at 4:30 a.m.

Essex boat

Copyright David Parsons and Good Morning Gloucester, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub Flickr group.

By - 6/27/09 - 1:49 pm
St. Peter

Tprussman watched St. Peter getting moved into place yesterday for his fiesta in Gloucester.

Copyright Tprussman. Posted in the Universal Hub Flickr pool.

By - 6/25/09 - 4:27 pm

Maybe it's just as well we let Maine go in 1821. Joey C. wonders what sort of idiots they breed Down East who put celery, tarragon or lettuce in their lobster rolls. He shows how to do a lobster roll right (complete with photos).

By - 6/16/09 - 2:04 pm

The Salem Evening News reports it died this morning, surrounded by family and friends who were unable to raise enough money to revive it.

Via HubArts.

By - 6/10/09 - 12:39 pm

Nearly $200,000 in statewide grants help families cope with the economic crisis

By - 4/16/09 - 11:36 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a police officer whose cruiser slammed into a woman's car, killing her, will get a second chance to prove his contention that he is innocent because he suffered a seizure moments before the crash.

Stuart Merry was convicted of negligent vehicular homicide in the 2007 crash. The state's highest court ruled a new trial is warranted because the Essex County District Attorney's office unintentionally withheld evidence from the Suffolk County prosecutor brought in to try the case that could have bolstered Merry's case: That an expert believed his cruiser's windshield was cracked by the force of the collision and not by his head. Emergency crews responding to the accident had found Merry lying on the front seat and at least one witness testified he did not see anybody behind the wheel as the vehicle sped toward the woman's car.

However, the court rejected Merry's argument it should direct a finding of "not guilty" and bar a second trial under the double-jeopardy clause, because contradictory evidence by itself is not sufficient reason to find somebody innocent and because, the court said, prosecutors still had enough evidence with which to make a case to the jury even with the expert witness's opinion taken into account.

The ruling: