North Shore

By - 11/12/08 - 4:57 pm

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holiday season fast approaching, many people are in the market for holiday greeting cards for family and friends.

Project Bread, The Walk for Hunger is offering a wide variety of holiday cards for the 2008 season with unique images and heart-warming messages that will appeal to all. “Through the sale of holiday cards we help hungry families in need during the winter months,” said Ellen Parker, executive director of Project Bread. “It’s a program that does a lot of good.”

By - 11/11/08 - 10:09 am

Two leafy, affluent North Shore towns, Hamilton and Wenham, are studying the idea of merging. They already share a railroad station, a high school, and a library.

If they decide this is a good idea, what other similar pairs of towns should follow suit? Medford and Malden? Swampscott and Marblehead? Weston and Lincoln? Arlington and Belmont? (Or Watertown and Belmont?)

By - 11/5/08 - 12:06 pm

The 76-year-old ... drove about 100 yards into a train-only tunnel [at Salem Station] before a northbound commuter rail train hit the car...


A train operator saw the headlights of the car, sounded the horn, and began to brake...

After the crash, the driver got out of the vehicle on his own...

"He was conscious and alert, talking with emergency responders on the scene,"... "There were no visible signs of injury..."