South Shore

By - 1/28/10 - 10:01 am

Braintree Police report they're looking for a guy who walked out of the Burlington Coat Factory store last week with a shopping cart full of new clothes and then threatened workers who tried to stop him:

Suspect had a visible prosthetic left leg and walked with a visible limp.

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By - 12/20/09 - 10:03 am

Steve Garfield has live video of the view outside his Jamaica Plain house. Jeff Cutler has live video of the scene in Hingham. Charles is livestreaming the snow in Swampscott. And the state's traffic-camera network is beaming out tons of snow photos.

If you take snow pictures and put them on Flickr, tag them as universalhub and I'll post here.... Read more

By - 12/19/09 - 8:32 pm

OK, the storm hasn't actually reached the South Shore yet, but Jeff Cutler is at the ready at http://qik.com/jeffcutler - where he's already taken one trip down to Nantasket Beach.

Rick Nohl promises exhaustive photo coverage.

By - 12/10/09 - 9:22 am

We're still waiting for the day when a reporter is swept out to sea, though:

Via Jessica Heslam.

By - 12/3/09 - 12:46 pm

Chris Devers photographed They Might Be Giants signing copies of their new kids' book at the Borders in Braintree yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/17/09 - 3:14 pm

Both at the South Shore Plaza, at least as of a couple hours ago. Both are on the first floor; one's a full-service restaurant, the other's a smaller ice-cream only place. Both now only take cash.

By - 11/17/09 - 10:28 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Chateau, a chain of big ol' Italian restaurants, is opening its seventh location on the John Mahar Highway near South Braintree Square.

We go the one on Rte. 1 in Norwood sometimes. It's pretty cool in an Anthony's Pier 4/Ken's kind of way, only without the sad days-gone-by vibe you sometimes get in those places (plus, there's something relaxing... Read more

By - 11/14/09 - 9:22 am

The Patriot Ledger reports police had to bust down the door of the burning house because the woman had barricaded herself inside. Four officers were injured in the rescue.

Woe

By - 10/30/09 - 10:54 pm
Boo hoo

David Parsons spent some time recently at Hingham Cemetery.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/2/09 - 3:19 pm

Two Marshfield residents are charged with beating up a customer at a Norwell KFC when he asked them to pipe down after they started swearing at the counter help because their food wasn't coming fast enough, Channel 5 reports.

Marshvegas Live:

Why do... Read more

By - 9/28/09 - 12:14 pm

The Patriot-Ledger reports the guy allegedly got up to 110 mph in an attempt to escape Weymouth police early Sunday morning.

By - 9/27/09 - 10:39 am

The Coast Guard reports the rescue of a guy who decided to do a little ocean kayaking around 11:30 last night off Nantasket Beach - in rough waters and without a life jacket.

Of course, he capsized - but right near a moored boat to which he was able to swim and spend several hours.

The Coast Guard says it launched a search boat,... Read more

By - 9/18/09 - 11:33 pm

Well, OK, the police charged the woman with following too close (and driving an unregistered vehicle), but the spider made her do it, Channel 7 reports.

By - 9/9/09 - 11:34 am

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is going to give it the college try: It's seeking volunteers to help pull the fast-growing invasive weed in Fowl Meadow, part of the Blue Hills Reservation, Jennifer Forman Orth reports.

She says some 40 acres of the meadow, home to several rare and endangered species, is now covered by our version of kudzu. There are... Read more

By - 8/28/09 - 11:32 pm
Nantasket beach

We went down to Nantasket this afternoon in search of big waves and surfers, but showed up too early - there were neither big waves nor surfers. Instead, we found a few diehard beachgoers, some (including all the lifeguards) bundled up, trying to get one last summer day in, clouds and dropping temps be dammed.... Read more

By - 8/23/09 - 7:41 am
saved

The Coast Guard used a helicopter to rescue these two guys and their dog after their boat got stuck on rocks off Hull in Bill-whipped waters around 3:30 p.m. yesterday. In Nahant, a guy who decided yesterday was a good day for fishing is in critical condition after a wave swept him off the... Read more

By - 8/21/09 - 10:24 am

UPDATED to reflect that the indecent involved a pedestrian, not a motor vehicle as I first thought.

The 9:30pm outbound Kingston commuter rail struck a man near the Essex Street crossing in Whitman Thursday night; the first emergency call was received at 10:06 pm, according to chatter heard on a police scanner. I cannot confirm whether or not that this incident was fatal.... Read more

By - 8/17/09 - 10:05 pm
rocks!

Sean Sullivan photographs a study in rock balancing on the shore in Duxbury.

Copyright Sean Sullivan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/1/09 - 9:03 am
Sun coming through

When they clear, you can get some amazing views. Sekbaavi took this photo out of her Quincy home office following a storm on Thursday.

Copyright Sekbaavi. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/30/09 - 8:32 am

The Quincy Patriot Ledger reports on the arrest of a man living in the same building as Jeffrey Phillips, who'd gone missing after talking to his mother on Friday.

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