Monday, May 13, 2013
After last month's Boston Marathon bombing, school officials aren't taking any chances.
North Shore colleges and high schools will increase security for graduation ceremonies due to the Boston Marathon bombing, the Salem News is reporting. Many schools, like Salem State University and Gordon College, will have bag searches and increased number of security personnel. On April 15, two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Since then, security has been a concern at large events in the Boston area. "There will be a lot of eyes around. We will all be aware and watching what will be going on around us," Joanne Waldner, assistant to the president at Endicott College, told the Salem News. Read the complete Salem News story here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Help us pinpoint some of the places in Marblehead that are still in need of snow removal.
The roadways may be clear but Blizzard of 2013 snow removal efforts will continue in Marblehead for a few more days. Have you noticed an unshoveled sidewalk in your neighborhood or a local parking lot that might still need some plowing? Have you seen people waiting in the street at a local bus stop? One Marblehead father wrote to Patch this morning saying he found the situation unacceptable: When driving my two children to school this morning I couldn't help notice, and I'm sure I'm not alone, that the sidewalks were not cleared for the walk to MHS (from the lights at Maple Street to Broughton Road) and from the lights at the corner of Village St. to the Village School. A police women was escorting the children in the street up to the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Violating the state's crosswalk law can get you fined $200. Is that enough of a deterrent?
On Sunday, an elderly man was struck by a car while trying to use a crosswalk in downtown Peabody. He later died at the hospital. Peabody is one of the area cities that routinely deploys a police officer in its downtown to monitor traffic and help pedestrians cross four lanes of traffic on Main Street – and not much gets past him. But that’s just one officer, part-time, occasionally accompanied by another officer on a motorcycle, watching one busy crosswalk just up from Peabody Square. In fact, about a quarter of a mile down Main Street at another busy intersection, a 63-year old woman was struck and killed by a car back in September of 2011. That accident occurred around 6 a.m., and there was no detail officer nearby. Of course, …