Lynn, MA

New Lynn food pantry opens, offers lifeline to local services

Lawmakers and nonprofit leaders cut the ribbon on a new regional food pantry in Lynn Thursday, a site that’s hoping to get food to 250 families per day and serve as a one-stop shop for crucial local services. The 3,600-square-foot facility was developed by the Boston nonprofit Catholic Charities,...
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Police Log: 10-6-22

LYNN Arrests Yohnee Berry, 38, of 383 Haverhill St. in Lawrence was arrested for assault and battery, kidnapping, armed robbery, and drug possession at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday. Catava Gee, 46, The post Police Log: 10-6-22 appeared first on Itemlive.
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Man accused of bringing shotgun to Revere job site appears in court

REVERE - The man who allegedly showed up at his old job armed with a shotgun appeared in court Thursday. Prosecutors said 41-year-old Matthew White, a plumber, became enraged when he was "thrown off the job" because he left his work area in an unsafe manner. Two days later, he allegedly returned to the Amazon construction site on Squire Road in Revere armed with the shotgun. Prosecutors said someone confronted White in the parking lot as he was loading and unloading the gun, and asked him if he was heading to the range later. "The defendant replied to this witness, 'this is my range,'" the prosecutor said. White allegedly then explained the purpose for each of the rounds he was loading into the shotgun. "One round for spray, the second round a slug to put them down, and then the third round a spray just in case," the prosecutor said.Nobody was hurt. Police were called to the jobsite and arrested White. White faces several charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime, and possessing a firearm without a license. He pleaded not guilty.  

Here’s what to expect from Friday’s weather forecast

The Boston region will enjoy one more mild fall day on Friday before seasonably cool weather returns for the weekend. Forecasters expect partly sunny skies, light winds, and high temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Pleasant but much cooler weather settles in on Saturday when highs will only reach...

Lynn streets transformed into 1980s New York for Warhol movie shoot

LYNN - It was lights, camera, action in Lynn Tuesday night. Film crews took over Union and Exchange streets for a movie shoot. They transformed the busy intersection into 1980s New York, complete with an old-time NYPD cruiser.The crew is filming a movie about artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat called "The Collaboration" starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope. 

Colin McGrath's mother takes stand in fatal South Boston crash trial

BOSTON - In a surprise move, Kerri McGrath took the stand in the case involving the chain reaction crash that killed her son. Prosecutors say Charlene Casey caused the 2018 crash in South Boston by failing to yield to a van at L and East Sixth Streets, forcing the van up onto the sidewalk and into 2-year-old Colin McGrath's stroller.McGrath, a doctor herself, recalled the conversation she had with Colin's ER doctor as she rushed to the hospital. "I was like I know something is going on, you have to tell me what is going on," said McGrath. "He was like, 'I...

Detectives Nab Out-Of-State Dealers In Teaneck With Coke, Loaded Guns, $25G: Prosecutor

Three Massachusetts men were carrying several ounces of cocaine, two loaded handguns and $25,515 in suspected drug money when they were stopped in Teaneck, authorities said. Narcotic Task Force detectives had learned that Kelvin Perez, 36, Brayan Lebron, 23, and Joseph Espinal, 22, all of Lawrence, MA were “transporting bulk amounts of suspected narcotics, weapons, and money derived from criminal activity” through the area, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.

Contractor wanted in several Mass. communities arrested for allegedly taking large deposits, performing no work

Multiple Massachusetts police departments worked together to locate and arrest a local contractor who is charged with multiple counts of larceny for allegedly accepting money from clients and then not performing work. On the morning of Tuesday, October 4, Newburyport Police, working in collaboration with Marblehead Police and other law...

2 police motorcycles crash during funeral escort

WALTHAM, Mass. — First responders are at the scene of a crash involving police motorcycles in Waltham, Massachusetts. The crash happened at about 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Sheridan Road. Two Waltham police motorcycle officers were doing a funeral escort when they crashed, police said. No other vehicles were involved.

Shoebert is back! Sort of.

One Twitter user likened the seal's return to the North Shore to the plot of a Disney movie. Celebrity seal Shoebert, who captured hearts after spending some time in Beverly’s Shoe Pond last month, is back on the North Shore. The gray seal turned himself in to Beverly police...

Officers Make Drug Trafficking Arrest in South Boston

At about 3:30 PM, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, officers assigned to the District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), were on patrol in the area of E 9th Street near Mercer Street when they observed the suspect, Darryl Henley, 54, of Boston, take part in what appeared to be a street level drug transaction with an unknown male. After further surveillance investigation, officers recovered twelve plastic bags of crack cocaine, eleven plastic bags of Fentanyl, and seven plastic bags of cocaine. Also recovered was $4,165.00 in USC.

Average Cost to Rent an Apartment in Boston Increases Again, See the Breakdown by Neighborhood

Boston is considered one of the most expensive cities to live in, in the country. The cost of living here is astronomical and to rent an apartment, one has to comfortably earn close to six figures or more. The website has analyzed rent throughout the Boston area to determine average cost for 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom apartments. One of the alarming statistics discovered: The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA is currently $3,100. This is a 19% increase compared to the previous year.

Coyotes on the prowl in Massachusetts

Is there a road runner in the area? Because there are a lot of coyote sightings these days. Yes, coyotes are on the prowl in Massachusetts. But what should you do if you see one?. Not a lot of people know. And it’s getting a little scary out there.

South Boston residents on edge after woman attacked

BOSTON - An armed robbery in a quiet South Boston neighborhood has women looking for ways to protect themselves through self-defense. "I've always felt safe here so it's a shock to me and women walking around alone," said Catie Quaratella. "I'm not going to do that anymore." Boston Police are searching for the attacker, described as a Black man between 20-30 years-old, after he allegedly held a woman up at knifepoint while leaving a liquor store on K Street Thursday night at 8:35. He demanded her bag, before punching her in the face and running away....