• food & drink Jan 18

    A Popular North Shore Brewery Has Permanently Closed

    A North Shore brewery has decided to call it a day. According to a source, Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester is no longer in operation, with a Facebook post from Boston’s Wicked North Shore confirming this, while a Facebook post from the Rogers Street brewery says the following: During the summer of 2002, a casual conversation spawned the, perhaps…

  • Emmy Rose Jan 11

    Maine Fishing Boat Owner Says It's Not at Fault for Sinking

    The owner of a Maine boat carrying four fishermen that sank off Cape Cod last fall has asked a court to declare it is not at fault. The owner of the 82-foot Emmy Rose wants a Maine federal court judge to declare that it is not liable for damages in the sinking. The owner, Boat Aaron and Melissa Inc., said…

  • Gloucester Dec 19, 2020

    Residents Evacuated From Gloucester Home As Crews Put Out Kitchen Fire

    Residents were evacuated from a Gloucester, Massachusetts, home as firefighters put out a one-alarm kitchen fire Saturday morning, Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith said. Fire crews responded to the report of a kitchen fire at 93 Western Ave. around 9:30 a.m. Gloucester Patrol Officer Scott Duffany arrived at the scene quickly and evacuated the residents, according to Smith. Duffany used…

  • Gloucester Dec 19, 2020

    No Injuries Reported in Gloucester House Fire

    Residents were evacuated from a Gloucester, Massachusetts, home as firefighters put out a one-alarm kitchen fire Saturday morning, Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith said.

  • in-home testing Dec 2, 2020

    North Shore Ambulance Service to Roll Out In-Home COVID Tests

    As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Massachusetts, lines for COVID-19 tests appear to be growing longer in many communities. But a North Shore ambulance company is stepping up to make things more convenient and will start providing in-home tests by appointment. John Morris, the president of Beauport Ambulance Services in Gloucester, said he got the idea…

  • in-home testing Dec 2, 2020

    Mass. Ambulance Service to Provide At-Home COVID-19 Testing

    A Massachusetts ambulance service will soon provide in-home COVID-19 testing to make things more convenient for residents on the North Shore.

  • Gloucester Nov 30, 2020

    Woman Dead After Being Pulled From Water in Gloucester; No Foul Play Suspected

    A woman was pronounced dead after being pulled from the water in Gloucester on Sunday, authorities said. The woman, later identified as 41-year-old Cassandra Baker of Beverly, was removed from the water near Rafe’s Chasm around 12:51 p.m., according to Gloucester Police Chief Ed Conley and the Essex District Attorney’s Office. She was reportedly floating face down in the...

  • Coast Guard Nov 29, 2020

    Investigation Into Sunken Fishing Boat Could Take Months

    An investigation into what caused a fishing boat carrying four Maine fishermen to sink off Cape Cod will likely take weeks or months, the Coast Guard said Friday. The boat sank off Provincetown on Monday when it was en route to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Members of the Maine fishing community have been raising money for the families of the men lost…

  • Emmy Rose Nov 28, 2020

    Coast Guard Says Investigation Into Sunken Fishing Boat Could Take Months

    The Emmy Rose, based in Portland, Maine, sank off Provincetown on Monday when it was en route to Gloucester, Massachusetts.

  • food & drink Oct 21, 2020

    Alchemy to Be Reborn in Former Gaslight Space at MarketStreet Lynnfield

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular Cape Ann restaurant that shut down a few years ago is returning to a new space in the northern suburbs of Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Alchemy, which had been located in Gloucester until 2016, will be reopening in the former Gaslight space at…

  • coronavirus Oct 17, 2020

    4 Gloucester Restaurants Close Temporarily Due to Spike in COVID Cases

    After a spike in the number of active COVID-19 cases in Gloucester, Massachusetts, at least four restaurants have chosen to close temporarily in order to test their employees and sanitize. City officials said that the uptick in cases was the result of a large gathering or social event, in addition to some isolated cases. As of Friday, there were 44…

  • COVID-19 Massachusetts Oct 16, 2020

    4 Gloucester Restaurants Close Due to COVID Cases

    After the number of active COVID-19 cases in Gloucester spiked to 44, four local restaurants have chosen to close temporarily in order to test their employees and sanitize, according to Gloucester Daily Times. City officials said that the uptick in cases was the result of a large gathering or social event, in addition to some isolated cases. The Board of…

  • Gloucester Sep 29, 2020

    Driver Dies After Car Crashes Into Utility Pole in Gloucester

    A car’s driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Tuesday, authorities said. The car was left on its back in a hedge near the pole, aerial footage confirmed. Police and firefighters were called to the crash Essex Avenue and Concord Street about 2:35 p.m., according to a statement from the two agencies....

  • Massachusetts Aug 24, 2020

    Community Raises Funds to Restore House After Homeowner Receives Nasty Note

    Neighbors in Gloucester, Massachusetts, are rallying to restore a house after its owner received a nasty note. The home on Perkins Street needs a paint job. As obvious as that is, someone felt the need to leave homeowner James Curcuru an insulting message. “It said, ‘Paint me. Eyesore. Your neighbors. Perkins Street,’” Curcuru said. That’s cold and cruel, and...

  • shark Aug 17, 2020

    Suspected Shark Spotted Off Gloucester Coast

    At least three surfers reported seeing a shark fin in the water off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Monday morning, prompting lifeguards to shut down area beaches and triggering a search that stretched into neighboring Rockport. The sightings, which happened around 11 a.m. at Long Beach, sent swimmers running from the water, eyewitnesses said. “I saw, like, a little fin…

  • coronavirus Aug 11, 2020

    Gloucester Mayor Urges Boaters to Practice Social Distancing and ‘Respect'

    The Annisquam River in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was calm and cool Tuesday, with only a smattering of boaters, all of whom seemed to be practicing appropriate social distancing. It’s different on the weekend, which has prompted a response from the city’s mayor. “Just because being outside is low risk,” Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said in a tweet, “doesn’t mean there...

  • Gloucester Aug 2, 2020

    Gloucester House Fire Kills 2 Dogs, Injures Firefighter

    Firefighters were forced onto boats in the Annisquam River to battle an intense blaze Saturday morning at a home in Gloucester that killed two dogs and injured a firefighter, officials said. The firefighter was treated and released from a nearby hospital, Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith said in a statement. Gloucester firefighters responded around 10:30 a.m. to a 911 call…

  • Massachusetts Aug 2, 2020

    Gloucester Firefighters Battle House Blaze From Water

    Firefighters were forced onto boats in the Annisquam River to battle an intense blaze Saturday morning at a home in Gloucester that killed two dogs and injured a firefighter, officials said.

  • Gloucester Jul 23, 2020

    Parking at Gloucester Beaches to Reopen to Non-Residents, Though With Limits

    The city of Gloucester plans to reopen public parking lots at reduced capacity to non-residents starting this weekend. Last weekend, the city closed its parking lots at Stage Fort Park, Good Harbor Beach, and Wingaersheek Beach to non-residents after complaints of excessive traffic, illegal parking and littering. City leaders had hoped to promote social distancing as well, given concerns over…

  • Gloucester Jul 18, 2020

    Gloucester Closes Public Beach Parking Lots

    Good luck finding parking if you’re from out of town and coming to Gloucester, Massachusetts, this weekend. Workers at Gloucester beaches turned away dozens of beachgoers on Saturday, including at least one family that had traveled about two hours from Springfield. “It’s kind of heartbreaking because my wife dragged me out to the beach and picked this destination two...

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