Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out these live results from MapQuest to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may want to look for an alternate route. Good luck and have a great Memorial Day weekend!
The One Healthy Ocean Family Beach Cleanup is once again happening at Marblehead's beaches.
With Memorial Day nearly upon us, the One Healthy Ocean Family Beach Cleanup is once again happening and dozens of volunteers will be heading out to the beaches on the afternoon of Saturday, May 25, to do some good. The event, sponsored by sponsored by National Grand Bank and Carol Kent Yacht Charters, will be taking place this Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will be sweeping the following beaches: Devereux, Riverhead, Preston, Gas House, Grace Oliver’s, Little Harbor, and Fort. All interested in joining can just show up. Just check in with the Cleanup Captains at Devereux Beach or Gas House Beach. The captians will give you safety briefings and provide you with garbage bags as well as participation gifts from local …
There are 140 Marblehead players in the 7-8 year-old division alone.
On a thick carpet of grass at the intersection of Birch and Lafayette coaches Greg Mahan and Steve Tolan toss passes to the 49ers, a team of scrappy 7- and 8-year-olds. The 10 players, six from Marblehead and four from Swampscott, run to open spaces waving their arms and calling for the coaches to throw them the soft rubber blue football. In the 7-8 year old division in the North Shore Flag Football League there are 140 players from Marblehead alone. The league also includes divisions for 5-6 year olds, 9-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds. Each season the numbers grow, the coaches say. It is skyrocketing in popularity. On the field the kids get aggressive, but not too chippy. Unlike tackle football, the object in the flag variety is to stop…
Here's a closer look at five local homes holding open houses this weekend.
Looking to move to the Marblehead area or looking for a new home in town? Every Friday, we provide a list of area homes holding open houses this weekend. All home information is contained in the photo captions. The open houses are on Sunday unless otherwise indicated. Realtors, if your listing isn't here, please add it either in the comments section or by adding a photo with the open house hours.
Our "Five Things to Know Today" column brings you essential daily information at a glance, including the just-announced seedings for the girls lax tournament.
1. Weather Watch: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 3pm. High near 63. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. 2. Memorial Day Remembrances in Marblehead: I highlighted these earlier this week, but here are the basics for Memorial Day observances this year, including the schedule for Sunday's Memorial Day service and Monday's parade. 3. Girls Lacrosse Playoff Bracket is Out: The second-seeded Marblehead High girls lacrosse drew 15th-seeded Wilmington in the first round of the MIAA playoffs. The game is Wednesday at home at 4 p.m. 4. Family Beach Cleanup: Beach season is just about here. On Saturday, the One Healthy Ocean Family Beach cleanup will patrol all …
A round up of North Shore restaurant and food news.
When you're looking for a night out and a break from cooking, you might want to know what's new not only where you live, but also in other North Shore communities. Here's our round up of the area's latest food news: Restaurants can live or die on whether they get the right kind of booze license. That's why it's such good news for Tex-Mex fans that Marblehead's Casa Corona just got a full liquor license. Before, they had only a BYOB license. There's sweet news out of the Garden City — Winfrey's has brought their famous chocolate and candies to Cabot Street. And the new location isn't just for retail. The facility will soon open a production area adjacent to the store. Lots of food news recently in Lynnfield and Wakefield. Slice Pizza has …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. Prices have risen recently in Massachusetts, but not as dramatically as in the Midwest. Here in the Boston metro area we've seen a 5 cent increase over the last month, up to $3.548 for …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Looking for a used luxury vehicle on the North Shore or in the Andovers? Here are some choices.
If you're in the market for a luxury ride, here are some of the choices available on lots and showrooms on the North Shore and in the Andovers. 1. 2005 Bentley Continental GT, $69,900 This dreamy blue Bentley has 35,357 miles on it. The 12 cylinder engine doesn't sip gas at an average of 12 MPG. But that's hardly the point, right? With this ride, the only thing to sip is champagne. Available at the Automall Collection in Peabody. For more information, visit AOL Autos. 2. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, $66,900 This stylish brute has a luxury package that includes back-up cameras and heated seats that remember who you are and what settings you prefer. The 8-cyclinder engine has 32,931 miles on it. This beautiful machine is also …
Veteran pianist Jacqueline Schwab will be playing at the King Hooper Mansion on Sunday.
The Marblehead Arts Association is once again inviting well-traveled pianist Jacqueline Schwab to play at an event this Sunday. Schwab has a knack for telling stories with her music and blending in a variety of traditional songs from the U.S., England, Scotland and more. She has also played in a number of Ken Burns' TV series, including the award-winning "Civil War." “Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know,” said Burns. “Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt, and unusually moving.” The concert begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. Tickets are $20 ($15 for arts association members. You can buy them by calling 781-631-2608 or visiting www.marbleheadarts.org. Read the full article on Boston.com.
The suspect is slated for arraignment today.
Bail is scheduled to be set today for a Lowell woman after she allegedly hit a man in the back of the head and spit on him last night, police said. Meredith MacKay, 26, 1365 Pawtucket Blvd., Apt. #24, Lowell, was charged with domestic assault and battery, police said. She was ordered held without bail after Marblehead police arrested her Wednesday shortly before 9 p.m. at a Pleasant Street apartment, police said. MacKay is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Lynn District Court today, May 23.