Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Neil the roving UHub photographer went for a stroll in Hingham this morning.
Hingham Police report a local resident was convinced by a caller that he'd just won the sweepstakes and all he had to do was provide his Social Security number, his date of birth and his Mass. driver's-license number. Police say he did not win the sweepstakes, but he now has to watch out for identity fraud.
Hull Police report they are investigating how a man's body and an overturned kayak showed up on the rocks along Channel Street in Pemberton Point around 9:25 this morning.
A federal jury today convicted Jayme Gordon, 51, on wire fraud and perjury charges for his attempt to force DreamWorks to pay him for what he claimed was his prior work on a story about a fighting panda. Read more.
A Hull man was arrested for illegal possession of an explosive device today as police were combing his house for clues to the break-in he'd reported.
Kevin Butler, 26, was also charged with illegal possession of anabolic steroids and disturbing the peace, Hull Police say. Read more.
Hull Police report an officer on routine patrol caught a group of teens red-handed after they allegedly spray painted graffiti all over Fort Revere on Boston Harbor around 12:30 this morning. Read more.
Neil the roving UHub photographer reports a deer emerged from the ocean at Nantasket Beach this afternoon - possibly after running into the water near the comfort station at the north end of the beach.
State Police kept a close watch - and prevented any selfie situation by keeping people away. At first, troopers were looking for somebody to come tranquilize the doe so they could bring her somewhere safer, but then: Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sullivan's will continue to serve only visitors to Castle Island; it no longer has plans for an outlet in Hingham.
Sharon Police have put out an All Points Menu for this stolen lobster food truck. If you see it and want to help the cops crack the case and get the truck back to its boiling mad owners, drop a quarter to detectives at 781-784-1588.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for a man charged with reckless endangerment of a child after he was allegedly caught drunkenly stumbling down the Kingston/Plymouth Line with his 11-year-old son.
A district-court judge had tossed the charge - but left standing another criminal complaint for violating a law against walking on train tracks - saying prosecutors had failed to prove that David Coggeshall knew he was putting his son at risk as they ambled down the tracks in 2013.
The state's highest court ruled, in essence: Please. Read more.
Train 078 is now in repose in Quincy Center; the T urges riders wishing to complete their journeys to hop on the Red Line.
DM Nelson reports Thunder's morning job used to be to go out to the driveway and retrieve the morning Globe. But now, "he's ready to file for unemployment."
Dave Pham wondered why there was a box of chew toys at the Stodder's Neck dog park in Hingham. Then he read the note on the side.
H/t Chris Devers.
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