• April 13 2018,  Revere,  Saugus

    Saugus and Revere Police seize cocaine, credit card–making materials

    Two men facing several charges following three-month investigation SAUGUS – Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella reports that the Saugus Police Department detectives, working in cooperation with the Revere Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, arrested two individuals on numerous charges. Jammy Alphonse, 24, of Revere, was charged with the following: Trafficking in more than 200 grams of cocaine Unlawful possession of a firearm Unlawful possession of ammunition Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony Receiving stolen property of over $250 Identity fraud Possession of a counterfeit credit card press Possession of a blank credit card John Lubin, 24, of Somerville, was arrested and charged with the following: Credit…

  • April 13 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere Sports Round-Up 

    Revere Sports Round-Up  Upstart Lady Patriots showing well on the diamond   By Julian Cardillo   The Revere softball team should arguably be 2-0 on the season. Revere lost their opener, 7-6, to Peabody despite being ahead for most of the game and then beat Malden, 13-4, on Wednesday night for their first win of the season. “We played a tough Peabody team, had the lead all game, a well-played game for us,” said Revere coach Joe Ciccarello. “We’re a young team overall at many positions, but we’re athletic and savvy about the game of softball.” Ciccarello has been pleased with Olivia McManus’s performance on the mound. She was involved…

  • April 13 2018,  Peabody

    Kitchen project underway at Citizens Inn’s Haven from Hunger program

    By Christopher Roberson Since Citizens Inn merged with Haven from Hunger in July 2017, Citizens Inn Executive Director Corey Jackson had been planning a multiphase overhaul of the Wallis Street building. That process began on April 6 when Mayor Edward Bettencourt smashed a 16-pound Husky sledgehammer through the wall of the current kitchen. “I’m very excited to have this happening and I am ready to tackle this wall,” he said before taking the first swing. In addition to Bettencourt and Jackson, Citizens Inn Program Director Kate Benashski and State Rep. Theodore Speliotis also had a turn with the sledgehammer. Jackson said the cost of renovating the kitchen is currently estimated…

  • April 13 2018,  Everett

    City weighs $700k plan to open EHS vocational school next year

    City weighs $700k plan to open EHS vocational school next year By Brendan Clogston   The City of Everett is looking to go official with its vocational school programming, with a $700,000 plan under development to build out 10,000 square feet in the schools and bring six Chapter 74 vocational programs online for next school year. The City Council held a special meeting Monday night to hear a presentation from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, members of the School Department, consultants Charlie Lyons and Roger Bourgeois from Lyons Consulting and architect Greg Christensen from CBI Consulting about the process the city has already gone through with the state to get Chapter 74…

  • April 13 2018,  Saugus

    A reason to run 26.2 miles

    “I’ve got three patients that I run for,” says Boston Marathon runner Bob Catinazzo By Mark E. Vogler Bob Catinazzo says he won’t need much motivation when he sets out to run his 10th and possibly his final Boston Marathon race on Monday. “For me, the best part of the program is that I got three patients that I run for,” Catinazzo, 50, said in an interview this week, as he looked ahead to the 26.2-mile race that runs every Patriots’ Day. “I run for a little boy name Patrick Martinage and a young gentleman named Christos Couturier … and Tyla Morgante, the Saugus girl – she’s a Saugus High…

  • April 13 2018,  Everett,  Everett Sports,  Sports

    Lamadzema scores 2,000th career point at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

     Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently had the pleasure of once again welcoming Menel Lamadzema to Everett City Hall. The Mayor invited Menel to recognize her on a record-breaking achievement of scoring 2,000 career points at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRC). The Mayor recognized the MVRC student last year for scoring her 1,000th career point. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I was happy to welcome Menel to City Hall to congratulate her on a record breaking achievement. She reached an unimaginable milestone faster than any other basketball player in Mystic Valley Regional School history. May she continue to excel at this extraordinary rate in all her future goals.”

  • April 13 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Sports Round-Up

     Gilligan shines on the mound for Golden Tornadoes baseball By Julian Cardillo   Despite suffering an early-season loss, the Malden baseball team got a strong performance on the mound from pitcher Kevin Gilligan. The reigning Northeastern Conference All-Star pitched a complete game against Lynn English, allowing three hits and no earned runs in the Golden Tornadoes’ 2-0 loss. Gilligan had eight strikeouts in the affair, doing his part to keep Malden in winning contention. Lynn English opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Gilligan gave up a leadoff triple, two runs coming through before Gilligan retired the side. Malden struggled to crack through Gilligan’s counterpart, Lynn English…