Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In case you were away last week, here's what you missed in Weymouth.
Most Read Stories: May 6-12 1. Columbian Square to Hold Spring Festival 2. Weymouth Girls Track Wins First Division Title in School History 3. When Are Cicadas Hatching in Weymouth? 4. Newsweek Top-Rated School List Leaves Off Weymouth High 5. Weymouth Police Catch Quincy Man Driving Drunk For 4th Time 6. Weymouth NHL Star Assists Team to Playoff Victory 7. Pool Shed Catches Fire at Weymouth Apartments 8. Hell’s Kitchen Star Visits Weymouth High School 9. Wanted: Alleged Barbecue Thieves 10. New Home on Privet Path Police Logs Weymouth Arrests From Last Weekend Weymouth Man Arrested After Gas Station Fight Female With Bat, Two Reports of Larceny Weymouth Teen Arrested For Assault with Dangerous Weapon Threats Made at Weymouth Apartments …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A look at what made headlines in Weymouth last week.
Top 10 Stories: April 29-May 5 Police Nab ‘Dangerous’ Hingham Bank Robber and Weymouth Companion New Psychic Reading Room Opens in Weymouth Weymouth Farmers Market Announces Opening Date Lynch, Sullivan Win in Weymouth; Lose Statewide Weymouth Pharmacist Participates in Prescription Drug Safety Summit South Shore Police Alert Residents of Marathon Related Scams Weymouth Teen Center to Receive $50K Weymouth to Hold First Ever Family Karaoke Night Sold: A Victorian in Columbia Square Derby St. Shoppes Holds First Ever Outdoor Movie Night Police Logs Needle Found on Lane Beach, Braintree Woman Arrested For Shoplifting Assault at Weymouth Fast Food Restaurant Shoplifting At Weymouth CVS Weymouth Man Busted For Driving Drunk, Hypodermic Needles…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A look at the most read stories from April 15-21.
1. Weymouth Rapist Caught in Maine 2. South Shore Hospital Offers Lung Cancer Screenings for High-Risk Patients 3. Police Seek Drunk Driving Charges Against Weymouth Man Pinned in Vehicle 4. REPORT: Three Arrested in New Bedford in Relation to Marathon Bombings 5. UPDATE: Weymouth Crash Victim's Injuries Are Improving
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A look at the most read stories on Weymouth Patch last week: April 1-7.
Weymouth Mother Holding Fundraiser For Mentally-Ill Son Construction Begins For New South Shore Supermarket Former Weymouth Business Owner Dead Ringer For Rodney Dangerfield Lime Leaf Thai Cuisine Closed Until April 16 Weymouth Students Invited to Perform Pop Star's Hit Single
Monday, April 8, 2013
New tales about our favorite royal family getting nutsy on Martha's Vineyard.
Snap quiz: Which of the Kennedys smoked three packs of cigarettes a day? You might suppose it was red-faced, over-weight Ted who looked like the kind of fellow who’d puff away in the dark of his limo while his driver dashed into the Dairy Queen for two Blizzards (and a third one for himself.) But no, it was Jackie O! Jackie who, as we’ve reported in this column, kayaked, swam, and cycled, only stopping to nibble carrot sticks and sip blueberry smoothies along the way to her yoga class. It came as a complete shock, then, when she died so relatively young, at the age of 64. Jackie O?! This paragon of healthy living? But no, in her final days, Jackie confided to her close friend, fashion designer Oleg Cassini, that she had smoked three packs …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
An op-ed from Senator Robert Hedlund.
Wednesday, April 3
By Senator Bob Hedlund I have served on two commissions in the past year that were appointed to investigate and reduce fraud and abuse in the Commonwealth’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system. Both times, I came away disappointed with the lack of action by the Commission, and more determined to make impactful changes through legislation. The second commission, dubbed the EBT Cashless Commission, paid a consulting firm $100,000 to come up with a range of options from doing nothing to eliminating cash benefits entirely. Despite having a wealth of information provided by the consultants that illustrated the problems with the current system, the commission ultimately opted to make no substantive changes. One of the very weak proposals …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A look at the most read stories in Weymouth from last week: March 25-31.
1. Police Say Weymouth Thief's Goals Included Crystal Meth, Robbing a Dealer, and Act of Kindness 2. Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Weymouth: Do You Agree? 3. Weymouth Resident Runs Specialty Gift and Toy Shop in Braintree 4. Weymouth Woman Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis B By Boston Hospital 5. How Much Money Does it Take to Raise a Family in Weymouth?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A look at the most read stories from last week: March 18-24.
1. Weymouth Suspect Sends Man to Hospital After Refusing To Pay Bar Tab 2. South Weymouth Man Arrested For Heroin 3. Young Weymouth Man Arrested For Fourth Time in Four Years 4. Young Woman Sent to Hospital After Weekend Crash in Weymouth 5. Weymouth Police Searching For Armed Robber
Monday, March 25, 2013
Tales of woeful mismatches in the Vineyard social scene.
It may have started as far back as two thousand years ago when, let’s just say hypothetically, a Wampanoag sachem invited tribesmen to share roasted beached whale around the campfire. Later an assistant-sachem might have taken the honcho host aside and berated him, “Didn’t you know one of your tribesmen resented another tribesman for planting corn too close to his ancestor’s burial mound?” To which the sachem might have responded with the Wampanoag equivalent of “Yikes!” Another for-real sketchy Vineyard dinner, this one taking place in 1874, was organized by a Methodist minister in honor of sitting prez Ulysses S. Grant. Famously fond of brandy, Ulysses S. was aghast to find himself in the midst of a strenuously abstemious church society…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A look back at what made headlines in Weymouth last week.
Most Read Stories: March 4-10 1. Weymouth Mother Explains Dangers of Keeping Her Child at Middle School 2. Weymouth Man Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin From His Home 3. Braintree Man Transported to South Shore Hospital With Stab Wounds After Playground Fight 4. Ocean Storm Expected To Hit Weymouth 5. Weymouth Officer Arrests Quincy Man in CVS Parking Lot After Percocet Robbery 6. Weymouth Businessman Goes from Auto Technician to Successful Shop Owner, Consultant 7. Weymouth Beer Drinker Stops in Hingham to Help Cure Cancer 8. Weymouth Business Offers Pizza Special in Columbian Square 9. UPDATE: Winter Storm Details and Photos in Weymouth 10. South Shore Hospital Merger With Partners HealthCare Praised By Public