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  • Malden High graduates 446 at Macdonald Stadium

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00
  • Annual National Night Out Big Success

    Friday, August 04, 2017 11:01
  • Sergio Cornelio unanimously appointed City Clerk

    Saturday, August 05, 2017 09:22
  • DeRuosi’s Report Card

    Friday, August 04, 2017 10:24
  • Help choose the next Malden Reads 2018 book selection!

    Friday, June 09, 2017 00:00


Peabody Area Chamber looking for next top young Entrepreneur


The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for local students who are interested in starting their own business. The opportunity to be part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is open to students aged 12-18 years of age who are located virtually anywhere on the North Shore.

YEA! is a 30-week, afterschool program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors for startup funds and launch and run their own fully formed companies and social movements.

“This will be the third year the Chamber has offered this program, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” said Deanne Healey, President & CEO of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce. “Students not only learn the ins/outs of starting a business, they are guided by business professionals every step of the way. The personal growth we’ve seen in students has been amazing plus, how many kids can put CEO on their college applications?!”

In the first year, Ashley Hurton, 18, of Peabody, won the East Coast Regional competition and presented her business plan at the US Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. One year later, she continues to operate her business, Happiwear, from her college dormitory. This year, Aum Trivedi, 17, of Andover, was noticed by Endicott College for his Derive Robotics Camp which introduces middle school students to the world of robotic competition. And then there is Matt Ciampa, 12, of Lynnfield, whose idea Treasure Socks won him a place in the MassChallenge competition for new startups.

“The program just continues to get better each year,” commented Maria Terris, YEA! Program Manager. “Some kids come in with an idea, others we help find inspiration to get them started. All learn important skills that will remain with them for a lifetime.”

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2017 program. For more information, email Maria Terris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 978-531-0384.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is sponsored annually by Community Credit Union and many other local businesses interested in developing our future workforce.


Margaret Tierney announced candidacy for Ward 6 Councillor


I LOVE the City of Peabody and I am running for WARD 6 COUNCILLOR to represent the citizens of Peabody and continue moving Peabody forward. As an EXPERIENCED Elected Official in Peabody for the past fifteen years, I am aware of the issues and resident’s concerns and will be a representative of the people to fulfill the needs of the Community in an accountable, responsible manner.

Ongoing projects like the Crystal Lake Restoration which is well underway, will soon provide a beautifully landscaped area for all to enjoy.

The neighbors of Aggregate Industries, many of whom I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to speak with, either at Aggregate Industries events or in their own home, have been extremely patient throughout the years and deserve the respect as homeowners and taxpayers to enjoy their time at home in a peaceful manner.

The Birch Street 15-acre lot subdivision project proposing a 23-home development at the end of Birch Street could be advantageous in Ward 6. However, significant attention needs to be given to issues such as a plan for flood/drainage which is already problematic for Birch Street residents. A Construction Traffic Plan will be key as traffic currently impacts all roads, especially Birch Street in the morning and afternoon with school buses and parents transporting children from The Burke School. I will make sure our quality of life is not unfairly interfered with.

I grew up in Ward 3 in the Gardner Park area of Peabody; the youngest of three girls and the daughter of parents both active in our City. My mother, an educator, was longtime School Committee woman Mary (“Lovey McNiff”) Tierney who gave her heart and soul to support the children’s needs in Peabody so that ALL children, regardless of their interests and learning capabilities could receive a fulfilling education, to lead them on a path to success. This not only empowered me as a young child, but forced me to learn first-hand about local government, work ethic, and the advantageous effect a woman has serving in the community.

As Ward 6 Councilor I will bring new light to the Council with a diverse skill set and a passion for great decision-making to best benefit the interests of the community. I am not reluctant to voice my opinion, regardless of popularity, and will courageously do so for the City I love and the residents of Peabody.

I have a pro-active approach in all of what I do and have an independent voice. I work well with others in a cost-effective manner, both professionally and personally. I will assure you as Councilor of Ward 6, making the best decisions possible for you and your family, I will stay connected with my constituents and will remain visible in the Community. I look forward to becoming a Council member and will be a strong, independent voice to the very best of my ability; in the most fair, honest and efficient way possible while I work towards improving the quality of life for Ward 6 and all residents of Peabody. Therefore, I respectfully ask for your vote for Ward 6 Councillor in the upcoming election on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Thank you!

Margaret Tierney

6 Scott Drive

Peabody, MA

Cell ~ 978-430-2592

Current Library Trustee

Candidate for Ward 6 Councilor


Reid’s Ride will take place this Sunday

Reid’s Ride is back for its 13th year.

The annual 28 mile bike ride helps to support clinical research and specialized care for people between the ages of 18-39 with cancer. This age group, called in oncology circles "AYAs" (Adolescents and Young Adults), are an underfunded group of cancer patients - a reality Reid’s Ride hopes to change.

Starting at Lynnfield High School (275 Essex St.) at 7:30am on July 16, the ride will go around the North Shore and finishes at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, where there will be celebrations and speakers.

Reid Sacco was a promising Lynnfield High graduate who tragically received the diagnosis of cancer in 2003 and passed away is 2005. He was an avid swimmer and LHS musician, playing in the LHS orchestra and band.

Soon after his death, Reid's Ride was founded. Since its inception, Reid’s Ride has gained thousands of supporters and raised millions of dollars to aid in the battle against AYA cancer.

Thanks to Reid, two centers were created for treating AYA cancers: one in Massachusetts, and another in Connecticut. The Reid R. Sacco AYA Clinic for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Tufts Medical Center is located at 800 Washington St., Boston. The other is the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Reid’s family hopes that even more clinics of this nature will open up for AYA cancers.

Riders arrive at LHS at 6:30 a.m. for check-in and registration. The ride officially starts at 7:30am. Riders can also pre-register at

It’s not too late to register. You can register in three different ways:

1. As a fundraiser: Minimum amount to raise is $150.

2. As a PMC (Pan-Mass Challenge) rider: just pay the registration fee ($100). You are not required to raise additional funds.

3. As a virtual rider. If you can’t attend in person, but still want to participate, pay the registration fee and commit to raising at least $150.

By Melanie Higgins


9 steps to be your healthiest

Contrary to some articles that tout a special diet practically for each body part, In general a healthy diet is beneficial for the whole body.

The following basic guidelines for healthy eating hold true for most individuals at any age. The difference among individual diets depends on personal characteristics of height, physical activity, age and gender. A basic healthy diet that relies on vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, lean meats, low fat dairy and some healthy fats meets the nutritional requirements of most individuals. Making meals and snacks from a combination of these foods and eating an amount that maintains your healthy weight is key to a healthy eating pattern.

Steps to follow

The following 9 steps can help you figure out your best approach for eating your healthiest way.

1. Saturated fat intake should be less than 10 percent of calories. Limit red meat to no more than 18 ounces cooked per week. Three ounces is a typical serving.

2. Total fat intake should be less than 35 percent of calories. The American Heart Association stresses that the reduction should be from saturated fats. Limit added fats to no more than two tablespoons per day. Total fat intake takes into account invisible fat found in baked goods and other foods. As well as fats such as butter, cream, sour cream etc..

3. Cholesterol intake should not exceed 300 milligrams per day. Cholesterol is not just found in eggs and shellfish – it is found in any animal products.

4. Protein intake should be approximately 15 percent of calories. In theory protein should be consumed only to provide the body with adequate amino acids needed for growth and repair of body structures and function.

5. Carbohydrate intake should make up 50-60 percent of calories. Again in theory, carbohydrates should be the source for energy or calories to keep the body metabolism working at a healthy rate. Whole grains and starchy vegetables being the main source in this group.

6. Sodium intake should be reduced to approximately one teaspoon per day. Doing more home cooking and relying less on prepared foods and eating out is a good way to decrease sodium.

7. If Alcoholic beverages are consumed, they should be limited to about one serving per day for women and two for men.

8. Total calories should be sufficient to maintain the individuals best body weight. Balance your calorie intake with your activity level.

9. A wide variety of food should be consumed. This helps ensure that nutrient needs are better met, as foods contain a mix of different nutrients and in various amounts.

These simple 9 guidelines provide a realistic outline to accommodate individual nutrient needs and personal preferences. This makes eating your healthiest an achievable and sustainable goal.

Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She provides nutrition advisory services and healthy eating programs to companies and individuals to help clients manage health conditions and maintain healthy eating lifestyles. Anna can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it T. 781 334-8752;

By Anna Tourkakis



A Mom’s Village to host series of free Pop Up in the Park events across the North Shore

Free music classes, bubbles and snacks for moms and their children

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Through August 7, A Mom’s Village will be hosting a series of free Pop Ups in the Park across the North Shore. These events will take place in celebration of their forthcoming announcement, to take place July 10, sharing the location of a new 6000+ square foot permanent facility. A Mom’s Village will provide its members with fitness classes, child enrichment classes and other amenities to make a mom’s day-to-day life a bit easier.

Moms, caregivers and children are invited to enjoy music, bubbles and free snacks and learn more about A Mom’s Village. The pop-up events will feature a fun, interactive music class designed to introduce children to the world of music through classic and original children’s songs. Children will explore music by playing a variety of instruments designed for their little hands and by participating in movement activities that will have them jumping, wiggling and grooving.

Upcoming free Pop Ups in the Park will take place as follows:


July 17, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Lynch Park

55 Ober St.

Beverly, MA 01915


July 24, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Glen Meadow Park

Trickett Road

Lynnfield, MA 01940


July 31, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

(Music class begins at 5:15 p.m.)

Endicott Park

Area 1

57 Forest St.

Danvers, MA 01923


August 7, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Music Class Pop Up in the Park

Cy Tenney/Lt. Ross Park

Johnson Street

Peabody, MA 01960


A Mom’s Village seeks to identify and alleviate challenges that women experience in the rewarding (but challenging) role of motherhood. Founded in September of 2016 by Stephanie Keohan and Cindy Solomon, A Mom’s Village is a healthy community in both mind and body, a mechanism of support and a place to build lifelong friendships.


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