There's probably a good story behind this photo that Craig Caplan took on Rte. 1 in Peabody at lunchtime today. Note the involvement of a white SUV, similar to the white SUV involved in that other notable recent incident that made all the papers and the national news (although granted, this is a Lexus; the other was an Infiniti).
The Salem News reports the city's mayor has drafted regulations that could make it difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.
Peabody Police report they are looking for a guy who shoplifted $400 worth of Red Bull from the local Hannaford supermarket on Monday.
Suspect appears to be wearing a blue jacket with COACH on one side and DANVERS BASBALL on the other.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that teachers who chaperone ski trips shouldn't have to worry about medical bills if they suffer their own ski injuries while monitoring slaloming students.
The ruling comes in the case of a Peabody math teacher injured during a 2004 ski trip - whose medical bills the city of Peabody had refused to pay.
Karen Sikorski, a math teacher at Peabody High School, suffered a shoulder injury that required two operations and physical therapy on Jan. 24, 2004. The city which is self insured, argued she was skiing "recreationally" at the time and refused to reimburse her for her treatment.
... I can see NYC police (and fire, and paramedics) fighting for such a thing since, you know, since they were the actual people who a) helped at the site and b) lost hundreds of their peers that day. But Peabody? ...
The Boston Herald reports:
For the third time in a little over a year, residents of a Peabody apartment complex were forced to flee as their flame-plagued complex caught fire again.
A three-alarm blaze broke out on the roof of a building at the Highlands at Dearborn yesterday after a lightning bolt struck.
Timothy Haroutunian works in Peabody and saw the fire on his way home:
... I was stuck in the traffic and when I looked over and saw the flames and the apartment burning, it looked awful.
One of my friends from work lived there and lost everything. Not only did she lose her apartment and all her possessions, she also lost her two cats who were trapped inside while she was at work. We are setting up a collection at work to help her. ...
The Globe reports that a tractor trailer hauling garbage overturned at the interchange of Rte. 1 north and I-95 in Peabody during the morning rush hour today, closing the ramp.
Garbage trucks had to be called in to haul off the stuff. What happens if one of them overturns?
Under the Golden Dome rains on Mitt Romney's Peabody sympathy. Seems that after the last time Peabody flooded (all of two years' ago), Romney vetoed a measure to spend $5.7 million for flood control in Peabody - money that would have meant an additional $20 million in federal aid for the work.
Blue Mass. Group has more.
But, hey, at least the flooding's good for a laugh
Honk reports from her home in Peabody:
... Peabody is notorious for flooding but this is easily the worst I've ever seen and it's still fucking raining. Numerous businesses downtown are completely flooded and the damn water keeps rising. It's a little scary, to be honest. Our garage has over four feet of water in it and you can see things floating around in there. ...
She had to promise a friend that if the waters keep rising and she has to go up to the roof, she won't misspell "HELP."