• April 27 2018,  Everett

    Former Councillor Mangan hired as legislative aide

    By Brendan Clogston Former City Councillor Michael Mangan is returning to City Hall, this time as a salaried employee assisting the body on which he once served. The City Council hired their former colleague Mangan to serve as the body’s legislative aide in an 8-2 vote Monday night, filling the position left open by the retirement of longtime aide Caroline McCorry. Mangan resigned from the City Council early last year, stating he was looking to “go in a different direction.” At the time, Mangan was cagey about what exactly that direction might be, but it appears to have been at least in part a step towards qualifying for this position:…

  • April 27 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    Softball Tanners move to 7-0 after big NEC win over Rams

    By Greg Phipps Less than halfway through the season, the Peabody softball team was just three wins away from earning a postseason berth. On Monday afternoon the Tanners improved to 7-0 with a huge 8-4 victory over the previously unbeaten Lynn Classical Rams at Kiley Brothers Memorial School Field. Peabody head coach Butch Melanaphy said late last week that the Lynn Classical contest would be “a big test” for his squad. The Tanners passed the exam in impressive fashion, as Luciana Mastromatteo smacked four hits, including two doubles, and drove in three. Kristina Rossignoll continued her hot hitting with two hits and three RBI while pitcher Tianna Dawe allowed three…

  • April 27 2018,  Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield     The Lynnfield Library (18 Summer St.) will be hosting the following events during this month’s Community Read Program:   Wonderful Storytime at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 27.   A Community Member Panel Discussion will be held at 3 p.m. on April 28.   Community Reader Storytime will be held at 10 a.m. on April 30.   In recognition of Arbor Day, the Tree Committee will be planting a sugar maple tree at 6 p.m. on April 27 along the creek adjacent to Town Hall (55 Summer St.).   The Police Department (55 Summer St.) will participate…

  • April 27 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere Sports Stories

    Patriots’ softball team ends Marblehead’s unbeaten start in 11-run rally By Julian Cardillo   The Revere softball team maintained its upstart character and never-say-die attitude on Monday in a thrilling, come from behind, 6-5 victory over Marblehead at home. “Easily the most exciting game I’ve ever been a part of in my 20 years of coaching softball,” said Patriots coach Joe Ciccarello. “None have ever been this exciting.” Marblehead entered the game undefeated and held the lead for most of the game. Meanwhile, the Patriots used freshman Adrianna Fusco as the starting pitcher, as Olivia McManus had to take the game off for a wrist injury. “Fusco had a few…

  • April 27 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Sports Stories

    Golden Tornadoes pick up first win, advance to Serino Tournament final By Julian Cardillo   The Malden baseball team picked up its first win of the season in the opener for the fourth annual Christie Serino Baseball Tournament held at Maplewood Park last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Malden defeated Greater Lawrence, 10-4, last Friday and advanced to the championship game versus East Boston on Sunday; despite a dominant performance on the mound by junior lefthander Billy Stickney, the Golden Tornadoes fell to the Jets, 3-1. In the win over Greater Lawrence, Malden rode a big, nine-run inning and the relief pitching of junior Ari Cohen. Cohen struck out 10 and…

  • April 27 2018,  Everett

    Op-Ed: Earth Day clean up – turnout was amazing

    By Mayor Carlo DeMaria   This past weekend, I was overwhelmed by the turnout for our Earth Day cleanup of the Northern Strand Community Trail. I am humbled by the amount of residents, local officials, non-profit organizations, businesses, volunteer groups and municipal employees that all came together to improve our City. We are fortunate to have such a great community that cares about our environment. Everett’s portion of the bike trail has quickly become one of the best sections of the Northern Strand Community Trail. On Saturday, it was clear to me that we have made it a community goal and a cooperative effort to maintain a certain level of…

  • April 27 2018,  Revere

    Revere Elks Students of the Month of January

    Revere Elks Students-of-the-Month of January   Christian Rios Arango Christian Rios Arango, the son of Juan Rios and Patricia Arango, is a current senior at Revere High School (RHS). His drive for academic success started the first day he was offered a slot in the Pre-AP program, which was then only offered at Rumney Marsh Academy. Because of his accelerated track throughout middle school, it consequently led to his transition into eight AP courses in addition to multiple honors classes. Although academically driven, Christian also finds passion in many other disciplines outside of the classroom. His multifaceted nature has led him to be very involved in the social culture at…

  • April 27 2018,  Saugus

    The Public’s Right to Know

    The Public’s Right to Know An ongoing series on the challenges of making open government work in Saugus   By Mark E. Vogler   For anyone in Saugus who wants to deepen their understanding of the state Open Meeting Law, try googling “open meeting law and checklist.” Then click on the first topic that pops up: “Open Meeting Law educational materials/ Mass.gov.” You will find yourself on a page titled “Open Meeting Law educational materials.” And as you scroll down, hit the first blue bar that invites you to “Sign up for the Division of Open Government’s newsletter.” If you want to perfect your knowledge of the law on an…