• August 10 2018,  Peabody

    CLARIFICATION

    CLARIFICATION In the April 13, 2018 edition of the Peabody Police Log, it was reported that Anastaysha G. Roller of Lynn was charged with violating an abuse-prevention order. We was in fact summonsed to court for violating an abuse-prevention order. The Advocate regrets the error.

  • August 10 2018,  Revere

    Beachmont VFW Post #6712 Honors Purple Heart Recipients

    Last Tuesday evening the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 opened its doors to veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal. This medal is awarded to members of the US Armed Forces who were wounded in battle. August is deemed Purple Heart month, but Purple Heart Day is August 7 which is the day General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal in 1782; the Purple Heart Medal still has his silhouette on it. (Advocate photos by Al Terminiello)

  • August 10 2018,  Everett

    Everett residents benefit from free fresh produce through Everett Community Growers and Bread of Life

    In June a teenaged worker at the Everett Community Growers (ECG) farm bicycled down the Northern Strand Community Trail to deliver the first batch of produce – fresh greens – to the Bread of Life Food Pantry to help neighbors in need. ECG is a program of the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP) that works to improve health outcomes and increase civic engagement among Everett residents through urban agriculture and other food justice initiatives. Started in 2012, ECG is “dedicated to growing community one garden at a time.” Membership is made up of residents and local organizational leaders committed to food justice. ECG runs three community gardens with raised beds…

  • August 10 2018,  Lynnfield

    Local convenience stores weigh in on Tobacco 21 law

     By Christopher Roberson   As of Dec. 31, the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Lynnfield will be 21 rather than 18. Anu Kul of Centre Market said that while “50-80” percent of his customers who purchase tobacco are under 21, the store’s weekly loss is not expected to exceed $50. “In Lynnfield, not that many people smoke,” he said. According to the Massachusetts Boards of Health, Lynnfield’s Adult Smoking Rate was 9.1 percent between 2011 and 2015. However, Kul said legislators still made the right choice to increase the age to 21. “Some cities really need it,” he said. Bavish Patel of Donovan’s Liquor Store said he does…

  • August 10 2018,  Malden

    Sheriff recognizes cadets from Malden during Youth Public Safety Academy graduation

    Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recognized 189 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) cadets from Acton, Malden, Maynard, Newton and Watertown during a graduation ceremony on Friday, August 3 at Chelmsford High School. Fifty of the graduating cadets were from Malden. During the course of the week, the cadets participated in team-building exercises, learned fire and personal safety skills and enjoyed educational games. They also spent time with staff members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) and their local police and fire departments. “Year after year, YPSA is one of the most well-received community outreach programs we run,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “It’s a great opportunity to build relationships between youngsters, the…

  • August 10 2018,  Lynnfield

    Centerboard Receives $10,000 Targeted Grant To Advance Women

    Grant From Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Will Support Marissa’s Hope on the North Shore   LYNN, MA – Centerboard, a community-based organization that empowers families, young people, and communities for success, today announced it has received a $10,000 Targeted Grant from Eastern Bank, America’s oldest and largest mutual bank. The grant will support Marissa’s Hope, a program that instills hope by fighting sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Targeted Grant program supports hundreds of community-based organizations working for progress on a specific issue in Eastern’s New England footprint. In 2018, in celebration of the Bank’s 200th anniversary and to honor its first depositor, Rebecca…

  • August 10 2018,  Everett,  Malden

    Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $1 Million in First Responder Naloxone Grants

    BROCKTON – Thirty-three local police and fire departments across Massachusetts will have access to the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, following a third round of funding from the Baker-Polito Administration.  At an event in Brockton today, Governor Baker announced $940,000 in funding to help first responders in communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic purchase naloxone and related medical supplies and to cover the costs of training on overdose response. “Our Administration is committed to providing lifesaving resources, like narcan, to our communities to stem the tide of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts,” said Governor Baker. “While much more work remains to be done, the hard work of Massachusetts’…

  • August 10 2018,  Revere

    $1.1M Homeland Security Grant Will Boost Fire Department Ranks

    Special to The Advocate   Mayor Brian M. Arrigo announced this week that the Revere Fire Department has been awarded a $1.1 Million SAFER Grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant will help the fire department increase its compliment from 102 to 106 fire fighters in the current fiscal year. “This is tremendous news,” said Mayor Brian M. Arrigo.  “We made it a priority in crafting the municipal budget to strengthen public safety at all levels, and this grant bodes well for the fire department.   This funding will help us continue to decrease the number of days that fire apparatus…

  • August 10 2018,  Everett

    Everett takes to the streets for National Night Out

    Everett residents took part in National Night Out with the Everett Police Department on Tuesday evening, walking from their wards and congregating at the Rec Center for summer festivities.  As per tradition, residents enjoyed music, food, slush, and a K9 demonstration, while in the company of the Everett Police.  Kids had the opportunity to win bicycles and other fun prizes. (Advocate Photos by Katy Rogers)

  • August 10 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Veterans Service Officer Jay Pinette is on an outreach mission to better serve Saugus vets

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Veterans Service Officer Jay Pinette is on an outreach mission to better serve Saugus vets     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Jay Pinette, the Veteran Service Officer for Saugus. We asked him about the priorities he has set for himself since being appointed to the position earlier this year. Pinette, 63, of Wakefield, is a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served from 1973-1976 and as a reservist from 1976 through 1996. He was activated for service during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He served as an Operations/Communications Chief and was responsible for the leadership and management of Marines who served…