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By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:22 am

Richard Auffrey looks into claims that the chop-suey sandwich was invented in Massachusetts, possibly at Salem Willows and declares the claim unlikely after finding ads for places across the country serving the sandwich around the same time.

By PegH - 12/12/19 - 10:51 am

Massive problems on the Newburyport/Rockport CR this morning, compounded by an utter lack of communications - either electronic or human - from Keolis. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:49 pm
Waxing gibbous moon over sea from Salem

Rick Macomber watched the waning gibbous moon from Fort Pickering Light at Winter Island in Salem last night.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 10:05 pm
Sunset over Salem Willows

Rick Macomber watched the sunset from Salem Willows in Salem this evening.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 9:35 am
Pats fans waiting for train in Salem

Claire Blechman captured the scene at the Salem commuter-rail stop shortly before 9 a.m. She reports some people opened an unmanned door on an outbound train and got on, which is either very dumb or very smart. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man on a commuter-rail train bound for last night's festivities in Salem after, they say, he escalated from threatening other riders to fist fights to pulling out a knife when one rider asked him to knock it off.

Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/18 - 9:13 am
Weather and clouds in Salem

KLB looked up at the Salem commuter-rail station this morning, can't tell if a front is moving in or moving out.

By adamg - 11/8/17 - 11:49 am

The Salem News reports voters yesterday upheld a city-council ordinance to not have local police and officials ask people seeking official help about their immigration status.

By adamg - 10/31/17 - 5:13 pm
Waiting to get on the train to Salem

Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/16/17 - 9:18 am

Transit Police report arresting two New Yorkers at the Salem commuter-rail parking garage yesterday evening after finding their French bulldog dead of apparent overheating after being left alone in a car for five hours. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/17 - 8:08 pm
After the storm in Allston

Brandon Browser went outside after the storm passed.

So did a lot of other people: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/17 - 10:42 am

WBZ reports Salem State University has shut down its official Twitter account because somebody figured out the password and used the account to express his inner racist.

By adamg - 4/26/17 - 11:33 am
By adamg - 3/30/17 - 9:21 am

NBC Boston reports the Salem City Council voted early this morning to designate the city. One more vote and it becomes official.

By szapata617 - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By E - 12/2/16 - 8:59 pm


A town selectman from Pembroke, wants to change the date Halloween is celebrated in Massachusetts, from October 31, to the last Saturday in October.

The state representative for Pembroke, Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) filed the bill to change the date, but he is not fully convinced it's the right idea.

By adamg - 9/12/16 - 11:27 am

JDC Demolition - Salem Harbor Power Plant - Final Building Pull

JDC posted this video of the final main stage of demolition of the old Salem Harbor power plant, over Labor Day weekend.

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