Dave Alpert remembers Nathan the Shmatte Man, who:
[R]oamed the beach with garbage bags full of cheap clothing (bringing delightful treats to all the old ladies). ... The women would start to haggle. It was like a game in which they would try to get the best deals possible. Everyone seemed to win. ...... Read more
Does anyone take the 222 to Weymouth early in the morning or early evening? This bus can get crowded and the 220 that goes the same route always seems to fly by with little people very frustrating
Sam Baltrusis reports that while a Plymouth group is getting all the attention for building a massive movie studio, a development team out of Los Angeles hopes to beat Plymouth to the punch with its own giant studio, at the old Weymouth Naval Air Station:
... [T]he front-lot-set streets of SouthField Studios will be sourced from historic Boston City locales. In fact, the set... Read more
Stephen Walsh posts a couple of photos from Wollaston Alloys, where an explosion this morning blew out windows and sent six workers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Channel 5 reports on the 2:30 p.m. explosion on Turner Road that set other houses on fire and broke windows a half mile away.
The MBTA has begun experimenting with a system that lets commuter-rail and ferry riders pay for parking by cell phone instead by rolling up all those dollar bills to stuff into those tiny slots at parking lots.
The new system, at parking lots along the Kingston line and at the Quincy and Hingham commuter-boat terminals, lets riders set up accounts and then dial a toll-free... Read more
The Herald reports that when a Boston police captain bought six shopping carts full of toys to give to kids at Bromley-Heath, a Boston Police family-assistance unit wanted to make sure she was OK and not suffering emotional issues related to health problems. But when she didn't answer the door of her Braintree home, police called out a SWAT team and locked down the... Read more
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... Read more