Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
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Here are the parade details.
Monday is Memorial Day, the day on which we stop and reflect on soldiers who have given their lives for their country. North Andover honors them with a parade and services at Ridgewood Cemetery. According to the Patriotic Observance Committee, this year's service will honor Cpl. Sean Gallagher, a Marine who was killed during the terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983. His mother, Barbara Gallagher, will be a guest of honor. North Andover High School graduate and soon-to-be West Point graduate Michael Manougian will also speak. Music will be played by the North Andover High School Marching Band. The Parade will form on the Common at Andover and Osgood streets at 10 a.m. and will go right onto Massachusetts Avenue. It will turn left …
Saturday is Missing Children's Day. Take time to look at the photos of children still missing in our state.
According to the Department of Justice, every year hundreds of thousands of kids are reported missing across the country. Some run away, some are abducted. And many have never been found. Saturday is Missing Children's Day. Here is a partial list of children in Massachusetts who have gone missing in recent years. Check the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for full lists by state as well as age progression photos.
Five things you should know in North Andover today.
Today is Friday, May 24. Here are five things you need to know. To find more things to do today, check out our event listings.
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. Prices have risen recently in Massachusetts, but not as dramatically as in the Midwest. Here in the Boston metro area we've seen a 5 cent increase over the last month, up to $3.548 for …
A round up of North Shore restaurant and food news.
When you're looking for a night out and a break from cooking, you might want to know what's new not only where you live, but also in other North Shore communities. Here's our round up of the area's latest food news: Pazzo Gelato opened for business recently. Check out this video from their opening day. It's something we hear a lot in the towns we cover — "Will our town be getting a Trader Joe's?" The grocer often leads the list when we ask residents what store they'd like to see come to town. Well, our intrepid editor in North Andover has uncovered how Trader Joe's makes its corporate decisions about where they'll go next. But bad news for North Andover. They almost certainly will never, ever come to North Andover. There's sweet news out …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Looking for a used luxury vehicle on the North Shore or in the Andovers? Here are some choices.
If you're in the market for a luxury ride, here are some of the choices available on lots and showrooms on the North Shore and in the Andovers. 1. 2005 Bentley Continental GT, $69,900 This dreamy blue Bentley has 35,357 miles on it. The 12 cylinder engine doesn't sip gas at an average of 12 MPG. But that's hardly the point, right? With this ride, the only thing to sip is champagne. Available at the Automall Collection in Peabody. For more information, visit AOL Autos. 2. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, $66,900 This stylish brute has a luxury package that includes back-up cameras and heated seats that remember who you are and what settings you prefer. The 8-cyclinder engine has 32,931 miles on it. This beautiful machine is also …
Jessica Whitehead is making strides.
North Andover High School senior Jessica Whitehead represented North Andover and Massachusetts in the Senior Showcase Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla., recently. And Team Massachusetts won the national title, defeating Illinois with Whitehead competing on floor and vault. You may recognize Whitehead from our Athlete of the Week series a couple years ago. Check out that video here. Team Massachusetts dedicated their meet to the Boston Marathon victims and survivors and raised funds that for the One Fund.
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