Billerica junkyard fire
BILLERICA — On Friday, Sept. 15, many Tewksbury residents saw a plume of thick gray smoke rising into the sky as at least four news helicopters circled overhead. A fire, which started in a 50 by 100 foot corrugated steel structure at Jack’s Used Cars and Parts at 24 Town Farm Lane in Billerica was raging, spewing a dark column of smoke into the air. Reports of the plume came from as far as 1.5 miles away from the site. The scrap yard encompasses approximately 25 acres off of Billerica Avenue and is filled with hundreds of junked cars.
5 Lynn Top Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants
Lynn, Massachusetts, boasts a thriving culinary scene, and we’ve just scratched the surface with our exploration of five Lynn top hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Among these, One Mighty Mill, The Blue Ox, Tacos Lupita, Casa Antigua Restaurant, and April’s Pub & Grill have proven themselves as some of the Lynn top hole-in-the-wall restaurants. These establishments have not only tantalized our taste buds but have also revealed the diverse and delicious offerings that Lynn has to offer.
New Bedford Fentanyl Trafficker Sentenced
FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A New Bedford fentanyl trafficker who had also failed to show up for a similar case in another county was sentenced last week to state prison. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Felix Berrios Colon, 42, of New Bedford pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with trafficking in fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Authorities announce death of father who attempted to rescue child at Salisbury Beach
Authorities say a 44-year-old man who attempted to rescue his child at Salisbury Beach was pronounced dead after he was recovered by emergency crews. The Essex District Attorney’s Office said 44-year-old Gary Simard of Methuen originally went into the water on Wednesday to try and rescue one of his children after they were pulled from the shoreline.
Latin music star Nicky Jam honored with arts center in native Lawrence
A legendary Latin pop artist with roots in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was recognized for his success by leaders of the Merrimack Valley city on Thursday, with a music and art center being named in his honor. Nick Rivera Caminero — known by his stage name, Nicky Jam — was welcomed by...
North Andover Fall Fest returns this weekend
NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Merchants Association Fall Festival is returning next weekend for its 12th year with performers, pumpkin decorating, food trucks and more. The free one-day event on Saturday, Sept. 23, allows visitors to enjoy a fall day on the Common in North Andover, while exploring over 120 local businesses and artisans. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Massachusetts man indicted in deadly crash in Seabrook
BRENTWOOD, N.H. — The driver involved in a deadly crash near the Brook Casino in Seabrook has been indicted by a grand jury in Rockingham County. Dennis Martin, 76, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, was charged with negligent homicide. According to prosecutors, on Nov. 5, 2022, Martin turned from Route 107...
34 Properties Sold In Wilmington In August
WILMINGTON, MA — According to the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 34 properties were sold in Wilmington during August 2023:. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haverhill homeowners unable to get federal disaster relief after August flooding
HAVERHILL - Massachusetts communities damaged by flooding in August will not be able to get federal disaster relief, cutting down on options for residents and business owners who are trying to rebuild. Haverhill homeowner Betsy Vega says the road to her home was like a lake that she had never seen before. "Refrigerators falling and furniture falling over because three and a half feet of water came into our home in a matter of minutes," said Vega. She was able to salvage some things, but she lost so much more in appliances and furniture, damaged...
Weekly Safety Report: DWI Charges and Reckless Driving Incidents in Nashua, New Hampshire
Two incidents occurred in Nashua, New Hampshire this week. The first incident involved a man facing a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated after a crash that resulted in the death of two motorcyclists. The second incident occurred during a saturation patrol where multiple arrests were made for DWI and reckless driving, including drivers traveling at high speeds and one involving children in the car.
Delivery driver crashes into pond in Middleton
MIDDLETON, MASS. (WHDH) - A DoorDash driver drove into a pond in Middleton Friday morning, and the vehicle was towed out of the woods. Emergency crews responded around 11:45 a.m. to the neighborhood to remove the vehicle, which crashed off of Kenny Road. Jim Delaney, who lives in the neighborhood,...
Andover Joins Communities with West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes: What Residents Need to Know
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) reported a mosquito sample from Andover testing positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District collected the sample on September 18, 2023. The state lab in Jamaica Plains carried out the tests. This has resulted in Andover joining other communities with WNV-positive mosquito samples.
Local Residents and Businesses: Report Your Storm Damages for Federal Aid Eligibility
Severe storms and flooding hit Massachusetts in September and August 2023, causing damage to personal and business properties. A disaster declaration was made for the August storm, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is now determining the eligibility for federal disaster aid following the September storm.
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Tiger
WESTFORD — Tiger, a 12-year-old Domestic Longhair mix is this week’s Adoptable Pet of the Week. Tiger has all of his vaccines, he’s been neutered and he is on medication for his thyroid. “He’s really good at taking his medication,” Matthew, a volunteer with the Lowell Humane...
Select Board hands down liquor penalties
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Select Board met on Sept. 12, 2023 at town hall. The board reviewed a common victualler license and transfer of liquor license application for Yujo Inc. at 885 Main St. Steven Lin, co-owner of Yujo Sushi & Asian Cuisine in Dracut, explained that he and his partner purchased Deli King and assets for $750,000. Renovations will be carried out on the site, but there is currently no timeline for an opening.
Haverhill offers little resistance in Redmen romp: TMHS football cruises to 2-0
About 45 minutes after the opening kickoff of Friday’s game between the Tewksbury High football team and Haverhill, the PA announcer at Trinity Stadium gave one of his customary plugs for the concession stand, telling everyone in the crowd that they could visit it at halftime in one minute and 52 seconds.
Lynn leaders and state officials take a beach day
LYNN — Members of the city’s state delegation joined city leaders and other state officials at King’s Beach Friday. The group visited the beach as part of a tour of beaches on the North Shore for members of the state Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to discuss the status of beaches in the The post Lynn leaders and state officials take a beach day appeared first on Itemlive.
Topsfield Fair: Everything You Need To Know!
Pumpkin weigh-in- Hot dog eating contest- Cool cowboy hats you can buy. (One day I will, I will buy one)- Performances from at least one big act I have heard of- According to their website: On February 16, 1818, the first meeting about creating the Essex Agricultural Society to promote Agricultural interest, was held. Thanks to about 20 “practical farmers” at the Cyrus Cummings Tavern in Topsfield, The Topsfield Fair was born.
Bedford High School students found taking, sharing inappropriate photos of female classmates
A group of Bedford High School students have been allegedly taking pictures of girls’ body parts and then sharing them.
Mobley Plans to Leave No Voice on Campus Unheard
As a pillar of the Agenda for the Future (AFF) and rooted in Catholic Augustinian mission and values, Merrimack College is steadfastly committed to fostering a culture that values and nurtures diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging for all, across racial, cultural, political and other identities. As such, Michael...