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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.

By PegH - 4/17/19 - 5:49 pm

'Ridiculous Shenanigans' was the reason given for the 15 minute delay on the 4:30 Salem train out of North Station....the reason? The engineer got on the wrong train, leaving us without a driver to take us north. The on-line comments were pretty funny, and the ticket taker apologized profusely (although he admitted he's in for a stern talking to about his 'ridiculousness' comments

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 3:02 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that John Wilson, who has homes in both Lynnfield and on the Cape, has had money laundering added to to the mail and wire fraud he was already charged with in connection with that California-based ring that used both bribery of college athletic officials and adults taking kids' standardized tests to get kids into the sort of schools their parents hoped would automatically open doors for them. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 12:59 pm
Two cars collide in Peabody

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).

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 - 7/7/18 - 10:57 am

WBZ reports officials in Swampscott called in officials from one of those rental companies that let you drop their bikes wherever and demanded action:

“Our biggest concern is the volume. They seem to be kind of popping up everywhere,” says Swampscott Police Lieutenant Gary Lord. He says the green bikes can become safety problems. “With the bikes tipped over at times and just parking in the wrong spots, smack dab in the middle of a sidewalk,” he says.

By adamg - 5/20/18 - 10:21 am
Saved duckling

Saved duckling. Photo by Marblehead PD.

Marblehead firefighters and animal control jumped into action this morning and reunited ducklings and mother duck. And yes, with requisite adorable photos.

By adamg - 2/8/18 - 3:28 pm

A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/17 - 8:57 am

Marblehead residents are scheduled for a No Place for Hate rally at Riverhead Beach at 10 a.m. today to protest the anti-Semitic graffiti (with a couple of pro-Trump, anti-Moulton tags) found on a seawall there over the weekend.

By adamg - 4/26/17 - 6:48 pm

Nicholas Koudanis, 67, of Topsfield, was sentenced today to two years in the federal pen after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstructing the IRS and ten counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns related to Nick's Famous Beef in Beverly, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/17 - 11:56 am
Flaming Viking memorial boat

Greg Cook and some friends gathered on a North Shore beach last night to honor the memory of Cook's father on the first anniversary of his death:

My Dad was a community college teacher who raced sailboats on weekends for years.

He sometimes talked of hoping to have a Viking Funeral.

I spent a couple days building the boat out of cardboard and paper and glue and string and tape.

(No human remains.) It was about 4-feet-long.

By adamg - 4/14/17 - 2:22 pm

The Globe reports the death of Louis DiBella, who won a groundbreaking Supreme Judicial Court decision letting him hire women to dance naked in cages at his Peabody club - named for his other business selling bananas.

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