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!
And realtors, feel free to add your own.
In the market for a new home? Check out these nearby open houses this weekend. And realtors, to add your own, click "Upload Photos" and put the property description in the photo caption.
Board members approved a $21 million plan.
The Merrimack valley YMCA Board of Directors voted on Thursday to approve a master plan to expand and transform its Andover location. With the $21 million renovation, the Andover/North Andover YMCA, according a statement by the Board, will: The $21 million will be funded by the fundraising efforts and tax exempt bond financing provided by Enterprise Bank. The project also received gifts of $150,000 from Victor J. Mill III and $250,000 from The Highland Street Foundation. "The YMCA looks forward to working with you and our community to continue our exciting progress," said Stephen Ives, CEO and president of Merrimack Valley YMCA. "Together, we will pursue our goals to make healthier lives achievable for everyone through a community space …
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, a day to reflect on the kids who have disappeared but are not forgotten. 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 Andover today.
Today is Friday, May 24. Here are five things you need to know. Rainy Weekend: One of your Memorial Day weekend BBQs might be interrupted with a rain shower, since today through Sunday are expected to be rainy. New Editor: Andover Patch Editor Brendan Lewis is now a Field Editor for multiple Patch sites across the region, and Bryan McGonigle is now the Local Editor for both Andover and North Andover. You can reach him at Bryan.McGonigle@patch.com or 617-895-7568. Sewer Rates: Check out the proposed water/sewer rates. Jobs: Are you hiring? Let us know and we'll post something on Patch! Committee Members Needed: Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. …
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: The town's newest Asian restaurant, One Thong Chai, is scheduled to have opened by the time you're reading this. It's a new outpost of Thai restaurant, which has a first location in Fitchburg. There's sweet news out of the Garden City — Winfrey's has brought their famous chocolate and candies to Cabot Street. And the new location isn't just for retail. The facility will soon open a production area adjacent to the store. Lots of food news recently in Lynnfield and Wakefield. Slice Pizza has reopened after a 9-month renovation. …
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 …
You Ask...Patch Answers addresses open air burning in Andover.
How do I obtain an open air burning permit? With less than a month left to burn on your property, all those looking to burn up yard waste before the summer will have to apply for an open air burning permit at the Andover Fire Department. Just visit the Fire Department at 32 North Main Street and ask for an open air burning permit. The cost is $25 and you can recieve the permit when you visit. Burning is allowed until May 1. For a list of regulations on burning, visit the state DEP website.
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