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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 - 10/28/20 - 11:54 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that, aside from one very specific set of documents that almost nobody uses anymore, Massachusetts notaries can charge whatever the market can bear and that a man's legal demand for damages for what he feels were overcharges for getting documents notarized should fail because his claim relies on a law written in 1836 about those documents. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 11:10 pm
Guy with sign wishing death on people eating dinner outdoors in Marblehead

5 Corners Kitchen in Marblehead reports an unexpected challenge in running outdoor seating: A right-wing asshole with a sign: Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 10:35 pm

The Salem News reports a Peabody woman called 911 to report an intruder in her home because she was smelling BenGay. But a responding officer "reported there was no BenGay in the building and all appeared to be in order."

H/t Liz.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 10:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Karl's Sausage Kitchen and European market in Peabody has closed its cafe for good to try to keep the market going.

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By adamg - 8/17/20 - 11:14 am

After a judge dismissed criminal charges against an Ipswich gun dealer whose recently released convict son walked out of the store with two guns kept in unlocked boxes out back, the dealer sued the town's police for malicious prosecution and defamation.

In a ruling today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court suggests he should have left well enough alone and been happy he had the charges dismissed. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/20 - 8:08 pm

WBZ reports on the Lion's mane jellyfish at Nahant.

They're in Boston Harbor, as well.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 3:54 pm

Some 28 school districts announced today they are closing until March 27 because of the Covid-19 threat and despite Gov. Baker's plea to stay open unless they have confirmed cases in students, parents or staffers - including Everett, which had earlier announced a 30-day shutdown. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 3:39 pm
Remains of a vehicle removed from car carrier in Peabody

Photo by State Police.

State Police report the driver of a car carrier somehow managed to clip the undersides of the Endicott Street and Rte. 114 overpasses on 128 south in Peabody this morning, destroying what used to be a 2020 Chevy Trax.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 5:50 pm

Wicked Local Marblehead reports that on Feb. 20, somebody called 911 to report a nun walking out of a store. Yeah, and? Well, "it wasn’t a correct uniform for this time" and the caller wanted to alert police "how out of place the nun appeared not wearing the typical garb."

H/t Stefan E.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

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 - 9/13/19 - 11:46 pm
Moonrise over Hull

David Parsons watched the full moonrise over Hull this evening.

Matt Frank watched it as well, but up in Nahant: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 10:29 pm
Sunset over Marblehead Neck

Rick Macomber (and a drone, we assume) captured the sunset over the causeway to Marblehead Neck this evening.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 5:45 pm

Marblehead Police report somebody posted the fliers on the entrance to Temple Emanu-El on Atlantic Avenue sometime over the weekend, and that they are looking for any tips from people who might have seen something. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 11:23 am

Roast Beef - The North Shore Story ( documentary trailer )

Road trip to the North Shore?

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 - 5/30/19 - 2:39 pm

The Jewish Journal reports the city of Peabody has scheduled a solidarity rally for City Hall at 4 p.m. this Wednesday following an anti-Semitic incident on May 25:

[Rabbi Nechemia] Schusterman said that while out on a walk with Rabbi Sruli Baron, a man in a loud pickup truck swore at him and threw a penny at him and dared the rabbi to pick it up.

By adamg - 5/26/19 - 10:11 pm
Marblehead sunset

Rick Macomber watched the sun go down from Village Street Landing in Marblehead. Read more.

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