The Sheraton, the South Shore's only crenellated hotel, has closed, the Boston Business Journal reports.
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
We're still waiting for the day when a reporter is swept out to sea, though:
Via Jessica Heslam.
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.
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
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.
The Patriot-Ledger reports the guy allegedly got up to 110 mph in an attempt to escape Weymouth police early Sunday morning.
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
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.
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
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
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
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