Wednesday, August 30, 2006

When did Preston Beach become the new Laguna Beach?

Here's a quickie post that I couldn't delay - also a follow up from the 8.20 post about Swampscott Cracking down on underage drinking...well, they're still cracking down on underage drinking, except it seems like it is the same person over and over and over again.

“Alex Goldstein, 20, 17 Pleasant St.., was arrested for the fourth time this month at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday at a party on Preston Beach for drinking and drug possession. Thomas Popeo, 20, 132 Beach Bluff Ave., was arrested for his second time in as many weeks for drinking on the beach.”

1. DUH!!!
2. Intelligence much? Let's get creative people. This is more than a situation of being in the wrong place at the wrong time...
3. It must be nice just being able to pay off the $1,000 fine like it’s nothing – maybe they can share that with me?
4. Where are the parents? Maybe paying the fines?

Seriously, I could go on and on and on ... but I will stop there.

Anyone want to hedge a bet on the over/under of this making it to a 'dumbest criminals' DVD compilation?

SAT scores drop on North Shore, with some exceptions

Don't worry folks... "it only tells part of the story" ... and it seems that SAT scores across the country saw a similar decline. Some say it is due in part to the extended test time due to the new writing section.

Overall though, things looked good for Massachusetts students - "Despite the dip, Massachusetts students still had the highest math score of any state in the nation."


Peabody Mayor Takes Inmates Out to Lunch

I am befuddled by this article. On one hand, I am happy that some of these guys *sound* like they are on the right path... but what really blows my mind is that these guys "donated their time to the city". Donated? Really? I wonder how much tax payer money they used up when they committed their crimes to begin with. I think this is a good program, but donating their time? I'd like to look at it as working it off...

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