This South Shore home, which has already been rebuilt by taxpayers many times and gets flooded each year, just got 180k more. Rather than moving out of the flood plain, we're on the hook to keep elevating and rebuilding. http://necir.org/2015/06/03/scituate-house-keeps-getting-money/
Lynica Emanuello says she probably bought a bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka every month for four years, but put a stop to that when she learned the "handmade" hooch was really mass produced in by what she calls "a highly-mechanized process that is devoid of human hands."
Naturally, she's seeking recompense - via a class-action lawsuit on behalf of every Massachusetts resident who's bought a bottle of Tito's in recent years, filed this week in US District Court in Boston.
MassDOT is looking at ways to increase capacity on Rte. 3 south of Boston. WBZ reports one way to pay for it: Use that newfangled "open tolling" system to create an express lane. And while they're at it, why not vary the tolls by time of day, so people who have to be in town in the morning could pay more for the privilege?
WHDH has some details on the fight of the century on an outbound Greenbush Line train this afternoon.
Let me get this straight. So T Red Line service has resumed today, but only between Andrew and Alewife.. MBTA Alert states there is no Red Line service between Andrew and Braintree/Ashmont. No word of shuttle busses. Explain to me how this is acceptable. I need to work in Boston and live on the South Shore. The MBTA takes $ out of mtu check each month for me to utilize the train and subway. So I deserve to have service just like everyone between Alewife and Andrew. I feel if you can't run whole line then don't do this! I know I'm not alone on this one.
Wicked Local Hingham reports the iconic Castle Island food stand is looking to open a second outlet at the Hingham Bathing Beach.
A federal appeals court says a Plymouth woman who had an illegal shipment of marijuana mistakenly delivered to her door can't collect damages from FedEx because she was unable to prove the strange men who later showed up at her door demanding the package got her address from the shipping company.
And besides, the court continued, after dismissing her invasion of privacy claim, a federal law deregulating airlines takes precedence over her common-law claims of infliction of emotional distress.
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.
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 not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.
We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.
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:
Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
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 injuries after the crash, around 10:40 a.m. on North Main Street.
Stephen Griswold, 30, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Quincy District Court.
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.