• April 6 2018,  Everett

    Wynn & OSHA open investigations into construction site death

    By Brendan Clogston   Federal, state, and Wynn Resorts officials are still investigating the death of a construction worker at the Wynn Boston Harbor site this week. According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, Joe Teixeira, 56, of Seekonk, died after sustaining injuries at the Wynn site Tuesday afternoon. A little before 3 p.m., Teixeira had been operating an elevator at the south end of the construction site and taking apart a trench box when a heavy piece of construction material fell on top of the vehicle cab. According to the DA’s office, Teixeira regained consciousness at the site, but later died from his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital. “This…

  • April 6 2018,  Everett

    ISO New England calls plan to retire Mystic Generating Station “unacceptable fuel security risk”

    By Brendan Clogston   Mayor Carlo DeMaria stated this week that he did not believe that regulators would allow Exelon Generation to retire their four Mystic Generating Station natural gas units, and the early indications seem be to bearing him out. ISO New England, the independent nonprofit organization tasked with ensuring the reliability of power systems throughout the region, issued an initial memo this week calling the proposed retirements an “unacceptable fuel security risk,” and is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to wave tariff requirements to allow them to keep two units at the plant operational. “These retirements pose an unacceptable fuel security risk to the region during the…

  • April 6 2018,  Peabody

    Haiti’s hardships shared during 43rd charity walk

    By Christopher Roberson One week out of the year, Peabody resident Brad Smith boards a plane and flies 1,643 miles to the island nation of Haiti. Since 2003, Smith, a volunteer for the nonprofit organization Faith and Concern, has strived to improve the quality of life in a place where things from education to safe drinking water are luxuries. He shared the story of his December 2017 trip during the 43rd Annual Walk for Haiti that was held on March 30 at the Senior Center. According to the World Bank, Haiti is one of the most impoverished countries in the world, with 80 percent of its residents either living in…

  • April 6 2018,  Malden

    Pre-Apprenticeship Program Leadership Academy at MHS

    Malden Superintendent of Schools John Oteri is pleased to report that Malden High School has signed an agreement with Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Merit Apprenticeship Program, to offer pre-apprentice and leadership training. Training for high school graduates will include 75 hours of general construction, OSHA 10, and hoisting training, followed by placement in a job. Classes will be held later this month in the Maker Space at Malden High School in the late afternoon and evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An additional class will be held on Wednesday evenings for Malden High School seniors beginning in June where students will receive training in OSHA-10 and Construction Math, with…

  • April 6 2018,  Revere

    Despite protest, City Council approves special permit for beach development

    By Sara Brown   In what appears to be an “about-face” to a longtime call for a residential development moratorium in the ward 1 and 5 areas of the Beach City, the City Council approved a development that would create an additional 145 apartments on Revere Beach Boulevard. At the April 2 City Council meeting, A Chara Development requested to develop a six-story mixed-use structure at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. The 145 units will be comprised of 79 studio/one-bedroom units and 66 two-bedroom units and will offer 188 parking spaces within a podium parking lot below the residences. A Chara’s original plan had three-bedrooms as well but changed the project…

  • April 6 2018,  Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield

    SOUNDS OF LYNNFIELD   Copies of the town’s budget for fiscal year 2019 are now available at Town Hall (55 Summer St.). It is also available online at https://www.town.lynnfield.ma.us/sites/lynnfieldma/files/uploads/bos_f19_budget_document.pdf. The Lynnfield Moms Group will be hosting its first charity fashion show from 7:30-10 p.m. on April 6 at the Lynnfield Meeting House (617 Main St.). Ticket prices range from $20-$50. The Annual Town Election will be held on April 10. All voting will take place at Lynnfield High School (275 Essex St.).     The Lynnfield Library (18 Summer St.) will be hosting the following events during the month-long Community Read Program in April: Wonderful Storytime at MarketStreet Lynnfield will…

  • April 6 2018,  Saugus

    Finance Committee reviews public safety budgets as it does its homework for May’s Annual Town Meeting

    By Mark E. Vogler   The town’s Police and Fire Departments will receive slightly less funding than what they requested in the public safety budgets that Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree has recommended for the 2019 fiscal year that begins July 1. But Crabtree, a former Saugus police officer, made it clear during Wednesday night’s Finance Committee meeting that he won’t be cutting back on police officers or firefighters. “I’d rather carry extra police officers and carry that in the budget rather than be short,” Crabtree said. The Police Department, which is currently at 45 officers, will have funds for 48 officers for half of the year. Injury, retirement and…

  • April 6 2018,  Peabody

    Sounds of Peabody

    SOUNDS OF PEABODY     The School Committee recently announced that Dr. Christopher Lord, the current principal at Leominster High School, was hired as the new assistant superintendent of schools.     The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events:   Family LEGO Saturdays will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 7 and May 5. Registration is required as space is limited.   Cat Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 9 for children ages two to five. Registration is required as space is limited.   Raining Poetry will be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 9.   Baby Story Time…