Most Read Local Stories Of 2015

December 29, 2015 5:00 AM

(Photo credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh – Instagram: @jdnphotography)

They weren’t necessarily the biggest, and in many cases not the most important stories of year, but they are the ones that more people read than any others. Here’s a look at the Most Read stories on CBSBoston.com in 2015.

Nearly Frozen Waves Captured On Camera By Nantucket Photographer

(Photo credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh - Instagram: @jdnphotography)

(Photo credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh – Instagram: @jdnphotography)

The winter of 2015 brought record-setting snow to New England, and it also produced some unforgettable images. A photographer walking a Nantucket beach spotted waves that “looked like a big Slurpee rolling ashore,” and the incredible pictures he captured went viral. The waves were semi-frozen because there was so much ice inside them. Read More.

Sports Illustrated Writer Takes Belichick Cheating Accusations To New, Absurd Levels 

Bill Belichick looks off into the distance ... or as Sports Illustrated might claim, he looks up at his super-secret television. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick looks off into the distance … or as Sports Illustrated might claim, he looks up at his super-secret television. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A lot of people took shots at the Patriots over the DeflateGate scandal. But CBS Boston’s Michael Hurley called out a Sports Illustrated writer’s claims that may have been the most absurd of all. Among the more outrageous accusations was that the Patriots were supposedly using the television outside the CBS Scene restaurant to gain an advantage. Read More.

Tom Brady Has A Cold

Tom Brady speaks with the media on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tom Brady speaks with the media on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The week leading up to the Super Bowl is a media frenzy, so it’s no surprise that Tom Brady’s health was big news. Luckily, he overcame his cold and the Seahawks defense. Read More.

1795 Time Capsule Buried By Sam Adams, Paul Revere Opened In Boston 

Pam Hatchfield of the MFA examines the time capsule. (WBZ-TV)

Pam Hatchfield of the MFA examines the time capsule. (WBZ-TV)

The oldest time capsule in America was opened in Boston in January. Personally placed in the State House by Paul Revere and Sam Adams themselves, the 220-year-old treasure contained newspapers, coins and Revere’s silver. It was later re-buried back in the State House for future generations to uncover. Read More. 

Blizzard of 2015 – Snow Totals 

(WBZ-TV graphic)

(WBZ-TV graphic)

The Blizzard of 2015 in late January kicked off what would be a nightmarish winter for Massachusetts. Several communities recorded three feet of snow, while Boston broke the record for greatest January snow from one storm. Read More.

Brady Gives MVP Truck To Butler 

Malcolm Butler makes a game-saving interception at the end of Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Malcolm Butler makes a game-saving interception at the end of Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Brady may have won his third Super Bowl MVP award this year, but that wouldn’t have been possible without Malcom Bulter’s game-saving interception. To show his appreciation, the quarterback gave New England’s newest hero the shiny Chevy truck that came with the MVP award. Read More.

Acre-Sized Ice Castle Opens In New Hampshire 

A an acre-sized ice castle opened in New Hampshire. (Image Credit: Ice Castles NH Facebook page)

A an acre-sized ice castle opened in New Hampshire. (Image Credit: Ice Castles NH Facebook page)

Now this is a true winter wonderland. An acre-sized ice castle opened again in Lincoln, New Hampshire in January. It’s one of only four in the country featuring archways, tunnels, an ice slide and glacial waterfalls. Read More.

Giant Chunks Of Ice Wash Ashore On Cape Cod 

Iceberg washed ashore in Wellfleet (Image from Dapixara Photography)

Iceberg washed ashore in Wellfleet (Image from Dapixara Photography)

Slush waves weren’t the only amazing sight from last winter. The extraordinary amount of ice in Massachusetts Bay left huge chunks of ice on Cape Cod beaches that reminded many of icebergs. Read more. 

‘Baby Doe’ Identified As Boston Girl; Mother & Boyfriend Arrested 

Bella Bond (Photo from Facebook)

Bella Bond (Photo from Facebook)

Who was Baby Doe? That’s what everyone wondered for months after a little girl’s body was found in a trash bag on Deer Island in June. The mystery ended in September when authorities identified the young victim as Bella Bond, and arrested her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Read More.

Cambridge Company Says Live Bacteria Spray Will Keep You Clean 

Mother Dirt (WBZ-TV)

Mother Dirt (WBZ-TV)

Imagine never having to shower again. One local company claimed that by spraying their special mist containing live bacteria on the skin twice a day, the need to bathe would be eliminated. Read More.

Weymouth Woman Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth 

A Weymouth woman gave birth but didn't know she was pregnant until arriving at the hospital. (WBZ-TV)


A Weymouth woman gave birth but didn’t know she was pregnant until arriving at the hospital. (WBZ-TV)

It was the surprise delivery of a lifetime. Katie Kropas went to the hospital to be treated for what she thought was just lower back pain, but left with a healthy, 10-pound bundle of joy. Read More.

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