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By adamg - 8/31/23 - 1:28 pm

A Beverly pizza-shop owner who got $680,000 in federal Covid-19 relief funds based on applications with inflated employee counts, then used the money to jump from pizza making to alpaca farming, was sentenced to two years in federal prison this week for his wooly fabrications, the US Attorney's office announced. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/23 - 11:18 am

The former owner of a Beverly pizza place admitted last week he obtained federal Covid-19 payroll-support funds based on employees he didn't have so he could retire to the life of a gentleman alpaca farm and cryptocurrency radio host in Vermont, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/22 - 9:27 am
Baker testimonial for company

Oh, and Charlie likes the company, too

In case you somehow missed it, yes, the man who fomented a deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 is running for president again. His two officials campaign filings with the Federal Elections Commission (here and here) list Bradley T. Crate of Red Curve Solutions as his treasurer - in fact, lists [email protected] as the campaign's official e-mail address. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/22 - 10:30 pm

Shoebert the Seal, named for Shoe Pond in Beverly, where he wound up before flopping his way to the Beverly police station one night, from which he was transported to the ocean in Rhode Island, has made his way back to Beverly.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 1:12 pm

The former owner of a Beverly pizza place was arrested today on federal charges that he fraudulently obtained several hundred thousand dollars in federal funds meant to keep workers he didn't actually have working through the pandemic - and used much of the money to start an alpaca ranch in Vermont. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 10:53 am

Update: WCVB reports the bicyclist, Emerson College Prof. Moses Shumow, died.

Transit Police report a man on a bicycle was hit by an outbound Newburyport/Rockport train at the Beverly Depot station around 8:20 a.m. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 10:59 am

Liam MacLeod of Beverly plans to plead guilty later this month to charges of mailing threatening communications and conveying false information and hoaxes for a series of angry letters he will admit he sent to the corporate offices of OKCupid between September and December, 2017, according to filings in federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/18 - 10:59 pm

Good Morning Wilton reports the arrest of Mark Crowley, 56, of Beverly, on charges he had contacted an 11-year-old girl in Wilton, CT and was trying to "groom" her to take and send him nude photos. Crowley was arrested in Beverly last week and extradited to Connecticut today.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 2/19/16 - 10:01 am
Competing pet steps

One is finely crafted, the other is drek, at least according to lawsuit

A Beverly company that holds a patent on retractable steps to let aging or stubby little pets get into bed with you on their own says two competitors are violating its patents - and ruining its reputation - by selling a similar product. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/14 - 8:33 am

Happened around 8 a.m. on an inbound Rockport train, according to Bill Kyrouz and Lisse, who were on the train.

Lisse reports the woman tried boarding the train as it was pulling out of the station. Fortunately, she says, a "quick thinking conductor" applied the emergency brake and the woman appeared to suffer only a cut head.

The woman was transported to Beverly Hospital alert and conscious.

Train service on the line is now halted.

By adamg - 7/20/14 - 2:25 pm

Does Beverly even have hills? Police in the North Shore town report:


Apparently Justin Beiber had a big party last night. A citizen called Beverly Police wishing to remain anonymous this morning at 04:45 to complain about Beiber having a party at his Oakhurst home on the rooftop that was out of control. #Beiberproblems

Via the Salem News.

By adamg - 2/15/11 - 7:33 am

Beverly T fire That's an electrical fire above the platform at the Beverly commuter-rail station around 6:40 this morning, as photographed by Joe Pitha, who alerted the T via a tweet reading, simply, "This can't be good."

By adamg - 9/18/09 - 1:45 pm

At a bar, natch. But in Beverly, no less, Wicked Local Beverly reports.

By adamg - 7/10/09 - 7:34 pm

Beverly commuters are organizing to fight any closing of the Prides Crossing and Beverly Farms stops.

By adamg - 1/19/09 - 10:18 pm

Above: A yearning tree in Beverly, by Brian Lewandowski (used under Creative Common). Below: A lonely bus shelter in Newton, by Ben Ostrander (copyright Ben Ostrander).

By adamg - 7/15/08 - 10:38 pm

GateHouse had been using YouTube to post news videos, but now the video service that lets teenagers post videos of themselves stomping on other teenagers has decided to pull Wicked Local's video of the Beverly Gloucester-sucks floats, not because of the eight-foot long spurting penis, but because one person in the video complained to YouTube. Of course, you realize, this means war:

By adamg - 7/8/08 - 10:59 am

Seth Gitell considers the Beverly July Fourth parade and its Gloucester haterade and says it's just the latest proof that we're becoming a region divided by class:

By adamg - 1/14/08 - 6:22 pm

Kirk Williamson's video, above, shows his commute this morning from Cape Ann to Beverly. Not the most exciting thing in the world once you realize he's figured out how to drive down 128 in the snow while holding a camera and so won't be sliding off the road - until the last 15 seconds or so, when you will see something that will make you burst out laughing because it is just so ludicrously absurd.

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