South Shore

By - 4/19/14 - 11:49 am
Wide Wheeler

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

By - 4/8/14 - 6:42 am
Deer in a fence

Hingham Police report firefighters managed to cut away the fence and the deer ran away.

By - 3/25/14 - 10:55 am

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

By - 3/16/14 - 6:22 pm
Flags in St. Patrick's Day parade in Scituate

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.

Green horn

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, even chihuahuas:

Green chihuahua
By - 3/7/14 - 8:21 am

Wicked Local reports on a Cohasset Police investigation that never would have happened if everybody just used Bell's Seasoning on everything, instead of going on fruitless searches for "special" spices.

By - 2/28/14 - 7:47 am

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.

By - 1/26/14 - 2:29 pm

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

By - 1/8/14 - 2:03 pm
Brim Beanie Bandit

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

By - 1/3/14 - 12:59 pm
National Guard vehicle in Duxbury

The Duxbury Fire Department posted this photo of a National Guard vehicle going upstream on Gurnet Road this morning.

By - 1/2/14 - 12:40 pm

Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.

UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 8:59 am
Lion and pizza

Mike reports that when he ordered a pizza from the Randolph Papa Gino's last night, he made a request: "Draw a lion on box, please. Even if cheesy." As you can see, they delivered. He adds:

My one year old saw it and roared. Which was my entire reason for the request.

... Read more
By - 11/11/13 - 6:04 pm
Cold front over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:

Cold front

Photos copyright Scott Eisen and South Shoretwit respectively.... Read more

By - 7/31/13 - 9:45 pm

Galen Moore of the Boston Business Journal uses state data and Google Fusion Tables to create a map of "every outdoor patio bar in the state of Massachusetts."

Caveat imbibor.

By - 7/16/13 - 8:20 pm

Hull sunset

Darrell Daniel watched the sun go down over Hull after that brief rainstorm today.... Read more

By - 7/12/13 - 12:03 pm

The Globe reports Plymouth police have charged a BPD officer with stealing "military-grade explosives" and storing them outside the house he used to share with his estranged wife.

By - 4/25/13 - 8:05 am

A Norfolk County resident yesterday filed a class-action suit against Ford because she's only getting 32 m.p.g. with her new Ford C-Max rather than the 47 m.p.g. the company promotes in its commercials.

Marianne Cibeu is seeking at least $5 million in damages, for both herself and other members of what she says is a large class of similarly disgruntled Massachusetts purchasers of 2013 C-Max... Read more

By - 4/9/13 - 4:27 pm

Walking Boston reports a turkey flew into the windshield of the engine powering his Boston-bound Amtrak regional train in Mansfield shortly after 4 p.m., forcing the train to a halt.

Gregory Colica, heading to the Hub from New York tweets the announcement that came over the PA after train 86 stopped:

A wild turkey jumped up and smashed the windshield, so we had

... Read more
By - 3/8/13 - 10:55 am

Amy Chandler shows us one of the features of living right on the ocean.

Also see Shirley Street in Winthrop.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

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