Parents had to reassure kids that Santa wasn't all wet.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Boston for 3-10 p.m.:
WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. ...
IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER DISRUPTIONS.
It could be even worse along the coast south of Quincy, for which the NWS has issued a... Read more
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more
WCVB reports two kayakers taking seal pictures were overturned by a great white shark - which tried taking a bite out of one of their kayaks.
State Police recorded this great white off Duxbury today from one of their helicopters.
Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:
A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs after he allegedly drove his car right into Route 240 bus in Randolph this morning, Transit Police report.
Transit Police, who released the video of the crash, say 13 of the 34 passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening back and neck... Read more
The Patriot Ledger reports the Scituate fishmonger who bought an 18-lb. lobster (which he named Luke) plans to toss him back into the briny depths from which he came after evading traps for 75 years.
Nantasket Beach this afternoon.
Roving UHub photographer Siobhan C. watched some dramatic skies at World's End in Hingham this afternoon.
There's an app for that, developed by a Rockland pharmacist.
Reach the Beach, which sells wheeled contraptions for getting your beach stuff from the parking lot to the sand, is suing Sam's Club for selling what it says is a patent-infringing, trademark-ruining knockoff.
In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Reach the Beach accuses the wholesale club and one of its importer of devaluing the value of its Wonder Wheeler... Read more
Hingham Police report firefighters managed to cut away the fence and the deer ran away.
The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a lawsuit by the town of Hanover against a union that helped finance a lawsuit against the town over construction of a new high school.
The state's highest court ruled that the New England Regional Council of Carpenters has protection under a state law against lawsuits aimed at quashing citizens' First Amendment rights to seek government action to... Read more
We headed south for a parade today - way south, all the way to Scituate, where we found your classic small-town parade, only with a lot more green.
Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, even chihuahuas:
Hingham Police reported yesterday:
Officer just stopped driver for speeding & driver was shaking. Said he just won $50K & was going to Lottery HQ. Showed him scratch ticket.
The officer let him continue on his way to Lottery HQ in Braintree with just a warning to slow down.
The episode in Hingham did not end well for either party, although the raccoon got the worst of it.
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more
The FBI reports the Brim Beanie Bandit struck again on Monday, robbing the South Shore Savings Bank branch in Stoughton at notepoint on Monday.
The bandit, named for the nature of the hats he wears and the fact that he's a bandit, has now robbed five banks since the beginning of last month. He failed in an attempt to extract money from a Bank of... Read more