South Shore

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.

By - 7/29/09 - 9:19 pm

A friend who is a local with us at the Dogwood Cafe in JP has gone missing in Braintree. I'm reaching out to the Universal Hub community in the hopes that someone reading might be able to help in some way.

Jeffrey Adam Phillips has been missing since Friday July 24, 2009. He was last heard from via a cell phone call with a friend... Read more

By - 7/27/09 - 3:36 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the opening of the fifth Five Guys in the Boston area, this one in Randolph.

Ed. burger note: Addiction is perhaps too strong a word for our patronage at the Dedham Five Guys, but maybe that's because the wife and kidlet are made of stronger stuff.

By - 7/4/09 - 8:05 am
Boom!

Happy Fourth! Chris Devers took in the fireworks over Scituate Harbor last night.

Copyright Chris Devers. Posted in the Universal Hub Flickr pool.

By - 6/8/09 - 2:30 pm

Mass High Tech announces the return of 1998: A Weymouth company has just spent $3 million to buy the domain name candy.com, at which it plans to build a wicked big online candy store, or, in press-release-speak, "the best online customer service candy shopping experience in the world." The new site is still 23 days away from launch, but, of course, there's a... Read more

By - 5/17/09 - 1:30 pm

Evan takes us on a trip to the secluded South Shore beach.

By - 4/12/09 - 8:37 pm

NOTE: The T says all the repairs were done, so no shuttle buses and no delays!

Tomorrow morning looks to be fun on the Red Line south of the city:

Between 5 and 7 a.m. - and again after 8:30 a.m. - northbound Red Line service will stop at North Quincy, where commuters will have to board buses into Boston. The Red Line will... Read more

By - 4/3/09 - 9:48 am

Here's how police say one guy held up the CVS on North Main Street in Randolph on March 29: He called police to report a fight at the Picadilly Pub, then called back to report somebody had pulled out a gun. While police were racing there, he walked into the drug store and held the place up by threatening to stab workers with a... Read more

By - 3/19/09 - 6:08 pm

I recently wrote a story and made a video about the lighthouse in Scituate. It has a pretty interesting history...and a new lightkeeper. You can read my article and watch the video here.

...there's also a sidebar: Benefits and drawbacks of lighthouse living... Read more

By - 2/18/09 - 5:36 pm

The South Shore, of all places. Well, OK, that's not very specific, but perhaps if you're Catwoman, you could find out and report back.

Via.

By - 1/27/09 - 6:54 pm

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
By - 1/15/09 - 10:26 pm

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

By - 1/12/09 - 10:15 pm

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
By - 1/12/09 - 3:17 pm

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.

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