Channel 5 reports firefighters used inflatable boats to rescue at least seven people this morning.
Scott Eisen was at the Hingham Armory today when the 1058th Transportation Company of the National Guard returned home from Iraq.
Copyright Scott Eisen.
The Boston area's largest natural area is dying as an overpopulation of deer eat up plant species - which could also mean death to the other creatures that depend on them - Thomas J. Rawinski of the US Forest Service writes, in a report on a field trip to the reservation:
In essence, the forest is disintegrating. And because forests are defined by the dominance of trees, one must conclude that the forest at Chickatawbut Hill is dying, and has no hope of recovering unless the deer impact is lessened.
Abington Police report an absent-minded customer left an envelope containing $2,000 in cash at the service desk at the local Stop & Shop on
A tiny Cohasset craft brewer received a letter from the FDA essentially shutting down her business. She had been producing Moonshot caffeinated beer since 2004, reports the Quincy Patriot Ledger.
Christine Perkett, who used to be a loyal customer of McGee Toyota in Hanover, reports at least one manager there seems to think it's 1955 and his customers are idiots who can be bullied into signing contracts. He thinks wrong.
Gawker just posted a link to a truly appalling YouTube video supposedly secretly filmed by a postal carrier in Hingham as he's being verbally abused (and at one point, physically assaulted) by a middle-aged woman who honestly seems flat-out unhinged. Which of the local commentators will be the first to knock out a couple easy columns over it?
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Joseph Nee was fairly convicted on a charge he conspired with other students at Marshfield High School to massacre students and teachers they didn't like.
Nee was convicted in 2008 and served nine months in state prison. In his appeal, Nee, son of Boston patrolmen's union President Thomas Nee, argued the verdict should be overturned because he had renounced his part in the plot by telling a Marshfield police officer about it before it could be carried out.
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
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Here's why you never see a cat skeleton up a tree: The Animal Rescue League gets them down first. Here we see a technician saving Brisket, Jeff and Gretchen's cat, who'd been up a tree in Hingham for 26 hours:
Nantasket Beach wasn't exactly crowded around 2 p.m., but there were quite a few people there, from wetsuit-clad surfers to more casual body surfers and bathers to one guy with a metal detector. It was kind of windy, but not overwhelmingly so, and the waves for the most part were small to minuscule. Looking north toward the rest of Hull, you could see this cloud hugging the topography:
Here's something you don't see every day: A guy walking on water (OK, he was actually standing on a surfboard and was getting around by paddling):
As I was driving to the beach, it started raining a bit around 1:45 between the Fore and Back rivers. Afterwards, at a Panera in Hingham, I had just sat down when this little girl at the table next to me blurted out: "What if the hurricane started early and we were driving on the road and we DIED?!?"
The federal EPA announced today the MBTA has agreed to changes in fuels and idling procedures to reduce pollution at the Widett Circle layover facility in South Boston and the Greenbush line station in Scituate.
The T will also pay a $225,000 fine, the EPA says.
So we just have to content ourselves with the thought that there were plenty of red faces at whatever data-destruction company South Shore Hospital hired to destroy records on 800,0000 people when they instead had to report they lost the files.
Some major hail on the South Shore this afternoon. Also, lightning hit a house on Central Avenue in Braintree, sparking a huge fire that brought in fire crews from surrounding communities, including Boston.
Via Channel 5.
Jeff Cutler happened upon this accident at Crow Point Lane and Rte. 3A in Hingham around 7 a.m. today. He reports the van driver had to be cut out of the vehicle, but that the other drivers seemed OK.
Photo copyright Jeff Cutler.
Because they're both divorced and remarried, right? No, no, of course not. Jeff Cutler, who lives in Hingham, discusses St. Paul School, which objects to the fact that one third grader's parents are both women:
... I'm just wondering if St. Paul's is teaching this boy the hard lesson that even religious organizations can lie and go back on their word, what sort of lessons should we worry they're teaching the children already enrolled there?
The MBTA will have to replace thousands of concrete ties on the Old Colony lines out of South Station, leading to two years of mid-day bustitution and no weekend service at all, the Globe reports. The T wants the company that made the ties, which were supposed to last several decades, to pay for the $91-million repairs; the company says, oh, yeah, try and make us pay, we'll just declare bankruptcy.