• August 24 2018,  Malden

    Proceeds of Road Race and “Edgeworth Beer” donated to World War I Committee

    Proceeds of Road Race and “Edgeworth Beer” donated to World War I Committee Ed O’Connor and Brittany Tremble of Cambridge 5K presented Mayor Gary Christenson and the World War I Committee with a $10,000 donation to benefit the upcoming renovations to the World War I Memorial. The proceeds are the result of Malden’s First Annual 10K Road Race, which took place this past July, where more than 1,500 runners from around the state participated despite the hot weather. Additionally, Chris Tkach of Idle Hands Craft Ales presented a check in the amount of $2,000 representing the proceeds from sales of the “Edgeworth Beer” created in support of the renovation project.…

  • August 24 2018,  Lynnfield


    CORRECTION   The Advocate recently reported that students in grades K-5 would be released early on the first day of school. This is corrected to say that the first day of school, on Aug. 29, will be a full day for students in grades 1-12. The Advocate regrets this error.

  • August 24 2018,  Peabody

    Pizza Fest a hit for second year in a row

    By Christopher Roberson From 4 to 6 p.m., Railroad Avenue was clogged with wall-to-wall people sampling a variety of pizzas from a panel of vendors that included Reach for the Pie, Mr. G’s Pizza & Subs, Gallo Nero and Plum Tomatoes Brick Oven Pizza during the second annual Pizza Fest. Like last year, customers had their choice of everything from plain cheese to meat lovers to Hawaiian pizzas. Going into the Aug. 19 event, Gary Hynes of Tasty Foods said he “figured 30-40 pizzas” would be adequate. However, by 5:10 p.m. he and co-worker Savvary Kent had already blown through 40 pizzas and needed reinforcements. “We’ve got another 30 coming…

  • August 24 2018,  Revere

    The 12th Annual Revere Beach Memorial

    Hosted by the City of Revere and Revere CARES   The Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candlelight vigil for families and friends who wish to remember a loved one who died due to an overdose. Once again, the Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere are organizing this touching event – for Sunday, September 16, at the DCR William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset (approximately 7:00 p.m.) and will end around 8:00 p.m. Individuals can register a name to be read by contacting Revere CARES at 781-435-6440 or arriving between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the night of…

  • August 24 2018,  Saugus

    Chief DiMella is retiring after 29 years with Saugus Police Department

    “He is much more than a Police Chief,” town manager says By Mark E. Vogler Nobody has gotten to know Saugus Police Chief Domenic DiMella like Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. Crabtree worked with him on three levels: first as a Saugus police officer for more than a decade; later as a selectman who got to review budgets and discuss citizen concerns about public safety. He ultimately became the chief’s boss after becoming town manager. The town manager shared some of that perspective in an email to The Saugus Advocate yesterday, as he commented on DiMella’s decision to retire effective next Saturday (Sept. 1) – his last official day on…

  • August 24 2018,  Saugus

    Making “the Oak” rock

    New Oaklandvale Elementary School principal has an extensive background in performing and teaching music By Mark E. Vogler   A lot of folks will face the music this year at Oaklandvale Elementary School. And it should be a very pleasant experience for the some 290 students and the 28 teachers who begin classes next Tuesday (Aug. 28), according to Michael A. Smith, the school’s new principal who plans to expose his students to more music and arts education. “I’m very happy to bring new energy and new creativity to the district – but at the same time focus on traditions that Saugus has always held to,” Smith said in an…

  • August 24 2018,  Everett

    Everett seeks proposals for major mixed-use development in downtown

    The City of Everett is seeking proposals from qualified master developers for a mixed-use project at the intersection of Broadway and Norwood Street in the heart of Everett Square. The city government has issued a request for proposals for the School Street Municipal Parking Lot. Acceptable uses of the property are as follows: a commercial/residential mixed-use development, a boutique hotel with a restaurant, a performance theater with an open plaza, or other combination of uses that enhance the existing character of Everett Square. Furthermore, prospective developers may work with adjacent private property owners to assemble a larger redevelopment parcel to accommodate their prospective developments. “We are eager to engage the…

  • August 24 2018,  Malden,  Peabody,  Saugus

    Saugus and Malden win gold in USA hip hop dance-off for Sanfilippo disease awareness

    By Tara Vocino Saugus and Malden youngsters received the gold medal at the 2018 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, but more importantly, they won it for something bigger than themselves. The studio, Phunk Phenomenon, based in Everett and Peabody, uses dance to promote awareness about Sanfilippo disease, a rare non-curable genetic illness that afflicts the owners’ son, Jared, 13. In an advanced stage, Jared is nonverbal and isn’t able to walk on his own. The disease is similar to Alzheimer’s in adults, yet with hyperactivity as a symptom. Chief choreographer and owner Reia Briggs-Connor, of Saugus, said her team was crowned world champions in 2009, but this year is more…