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By adamg - 9/11/22 - 2:26 pm

Our local gang of Nazi play actors could only muster up three guys in oh-so-scary face masks (one marked "131," because Nazis love numbers that don't mean anything to anybody but them) to stand over Rte. 1 in Saugus yesterday blaming Jews for something. You can look at a photo if you need to waste 10 seconds of your life.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 1:38 pm

A former Saugus resident who now lives in Boca Raton, FL got a $2.5 million Payroll Protection Plan loan through a fraudulent application and used the money on cars, a new house and buying cryptocurrency, rather than supporting the 154 employees he didn't actually have, the US Attorney's office in Boston charges. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:06 pm
Murmuration in Rumney Marsh

Greg Cook kayaked through Rumney Marsh in Saugus yesterday and watched thousands of swallows murmurating. He also spotted fiddler crabs. Lots and lots of fiddler crabs.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 12:17 pm
The Carusos and Johnson

Fatz, his mom and Yo Pesci in a fighting stance (from the affidavit).

Federal officials today charged four people with involvement in a north-of-Boston drug ring, including alleged ringleader Vincent "Fatz" Caruso and his mom, Laurie Caruso, who does not have a street nickname. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Kowloon owner Bob Wong filed preliminary plans with the Saugus Planning Board for split the property up and sell the pieces - but that fans of its Polynesian and Chinese fare don't have to worry just yet, because any shutdown is still several years off. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:11 am

Saugus Police report officers who responded to a report of a stolen U-Haul vehicle this morning found themselves under attack by a man with a knife this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:56 pm

Saugus Police report a wild turkey flew into the second-floor bedroom of a local house this afternoon - by crashing through a closed window. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 10:41 am

WBZ interviews the owner of Kowloon in Saugus and a North End restaurateur about life after the shutdown ends - and how they're thinking about how to adapt to reduced seating capacities.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 10:24 am
Car into Saugus beef bistro

Photo by Saugus PD.

Saugus Police report a woman drove into Giovanni's Roast Beef & Pizza, 194 Broadway, around 7:20 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/19 - 10:37 am

State Police report a Lynn man driving south on Rte. 1 north caused a fiery crash that ended with him and a passenger of another vehicle dead and the other driver seriously injured. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 12:00 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a state commission's ruling to suspend a liquor chain's license for several days at two stores because it sold alcohol at costs lower than the invoice price it paid, in violation of state regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/18 - 5:03 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a man convicted of deriving support from prostitution should have quit when he was behind and accepted his punishment, because he was caught pimping out two women and the law is pretty clear on that, even if it doesn't actually use the word "pimp." Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/18 - 10:12 am
Boa constrictor

UPDATE: The snake has been found and is back home; Saugus is safe for teacup poodles again.

Brenda Sweetland reports her son's boa constrictor escaped somehow yesterday. It was last spotted by her mailman scrunched up next to a house on Richard Street near Dudley Street.

I need to get word to people who have small pets. Sorry for this inconvenience to anyone. Please let me know if you happen to see her.

By adamg - 5/14/18 - 9:14 am

Transit Police report the death of Kathleen Callahan, 47, following a crash in Saugus yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/18 - 9:37 am
Raccoon shuts off the lights at Saugus plant

Normally lit Saugus plant in the dark after power is shut off Monday night.

A Saugus facility that generates electricity by burning trash automatically stopped making power Monday night when a raccoon met its end by climbing onto some high-voltage equipment. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/17 - 12:00 pm

Saugus Police are looking for a man who did a little shoplifting at the Dick's Sporting Goods in the Square One Mall last night, then exited and punched out the window of the cab that brought him there in a successful attempt to drive away in it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/17 - 2:34 pm
Man on roof

Cat on a hot tin roof, sort of. Photo by State Police.

State Police report a chase that began in Malden this morning ended in your basic Rte. 1 cliche of the sort we're going to miss once the road is completely turned into a valley of fancy condos and big-box stores. Read more

By adamg - 3/19/17 - 12:52 pm

UPDATE: Add a charge of receiving stolen property over $250: Police say the U-Haul was stolen.

A Cambridge man with a record as a terrible driver faces numerous charges after he allegedly led police on a two-town trail of destruction overnight, Saugus Police report. Read more.

By szapata617 - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

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