Thursday, February 21, 2013
The four cab companies that regularly operate in Danvers were fines on Tuesday and told they need a license to pick up passengers in Danvers.
There are no licensed cab companies in Danvers and on Tuesday night cabs operating in Danvers were given a $100 fine for picking up a fare in town, reports the Salem News. The cabs were called to the Liberty Tree Mall and when they arrived to pick up a passenger were given a $100 fine, the News said. "We were told if they see us in Danvers, we would be pulled over and be fined again,” the general manager of North Shore Taxi in Peabody Sean McKinnon told the paper. While any taxi companies can drop off fares in town, a license is needed to pick up in Danvers. The sting occurred after concern was raised with Police Chief Neil Oullette earlier this month by the Board of Selectmen. After a bylaw change in 2009, town officials got several …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Threats on a school bathroom at the high school in Manchester-by-the-Sea threatened that everyone would die and there would be no mercy days after the Newton, Conn. school shooting.
A teenager from Danvers who attends Manchester-Essex Regional High School has been charged in connection with threats he allegedly scrawled on a boys room wall day after the school shooting in Newton, Conn., according to a report by the Salem News on Friday. Gabriel Lambert, 17, of 86 Collins St., was charged with threats, vandalism and disturbing a school. It allegedly occurred on Dec. 18 and he was arraigned on Thursday in Salem District Court, the News reported. Lambert plead not guilty and was ordered to stay away from the school, undergo a mental evaluation and be monitored by a GPS bracelet. Click to see the full report by the Salem News, including the text of the messages the teen reportedly wrote on the wall.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The downtown sub and pizza shop Ma Duke's has closed after its electricity was shut off after falling behind on payments.
Ma Duke's, a downtown mainstay that helps feed the hungry each Thanksgiving, had its electricity shut off for non-payment on Monday and has closed, the Salem News reports. Last year Ma Duke's owner Debbie Marticio organized a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy to feed about 1,000 people. Marticio told the News that this has been the worst year in the seven years she has owned the restauant, which is on Maple Street behind the former fire station that now houses Lyons Ambulance, near the corner of Locust and Hobart streets. Marticio opened the restaurant in 2007. She owes $6,300, the News reported. Leonard Marshall, the public works business manager and town accountant, told the new that Martico has been working with Danvers Electric to pay …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The four Democrats seeking to win the party's nomination for the Second Essex District seat in the Sept. 6 primary debated at Beverly High School on Thursday night.
Is “revenue enhancement” a code word for taxes? That was one of the questions up for debate on Thursday night by the Democratic Party candidates for state Senate in the Second Essex District, which includes Danvers. It also encompasses Peabody, Salem, Beverly and Topsfield. “You’ll be hearing that a lot tonight,” said Mary-Ellen Manning, after fellow Democrat John Slattery said, in response to a question, that the state needs to invest more in public transportation. Manning said she is against raising taxes to increase funding to important programs. "I don't think that's the first solution, I think that's the last solution," she said, later adding that she instead favors eliminating duplicate services and pork-barrel projects. But Slattery…