• August 3 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Historical Commission members discuss hunt for ’54 Saugus Time Capsule and project to chronicle the high school building’s history in photos  

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Historical Commission members discuss hunt for ’54 Saugus Time Capsule and project to chronicle the high school building’s history in photos     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Historical Commission Vice Chair Marilyn Carlson and fellow commission members Jean Swanson and Natalie Agreste – all of them Saugus High School graduates. We asked them to reflect on the rich past of the current Saugus High, which will be replaced in two years by a new Saugus Middle-High School, and the importance of finding the 1954 Saugus High School Time Capsule before it’s lost for good in the midst of the demolition project that…

  • August 3 2018,  Peabody

    City Council enforces Higgins traffic policy

     By Christopher Roberson   Going into the 2018-2019 school year, parents of students at Higgins Middle School will face significant fines should they drop their children off outside of the school’s designated zone. In a May 23 email to City Clerk Timothy Spanos, Police Capt. Scott Richards said parents “continuously disregard the traffic pattern and drop-off zone rules.” He said that instead, parents have stopped in the middle of the school’s driveway to let their children out. “As a result, the kids are running between cars to get to the school and it is only a matter of time before a child is struck,” said Richards. However, without a traffic…

  • August 3 2018,  Revere

    Revere men sentenced for trafficking oxycodone

    Revere men sentenced for trafficking oxycodone   BOSTON – A father and son from Revere were sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for trafficking oxycodone. Mario Scata, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to three years in prison and two years of supervised release. His son, Manuele Scata, 45, was sentenced by Judge O’Toole to eight years and six months in prison and three years of supervised release. In December 2017, Mario Scata pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone and one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. In February 2018,…

  • August 3 2018,  Revere

    Revere Beach resurrection

    Santorini Restaurant reopens with fanfare and family roots By Christopher DeGusto Revere’s Greek and seafood restaurant Santorini reopened in late June after months of renovations, to the delight of owner Ike Tzakis, who has planned to transform the beachside eatery into a trendy and creative spot that’s unlike the other places to dine on the boulevard. Santorini, which was opened before the turn of the century, is a family-owned business, by Tzakis and his mother, Stavroula Fotopoulos. After having the restaurant open for approximately five years, Santorini was sold. According to Tzakis in an interview on Wednesday, those who took over had not been kind to the seaside establishment. “The…

  • August 3 2018,  Lynnfield

    General Manager Bill Terlecky named Bridgewell’s Champion Award recipient

    LYNN, Mass. – North Shore Navigators General Manager Bill Terlecky was honored as the recipient of Bridgewell’s fourth annual Employment Supports Program Champion Award prior to Wednesday morning’s Futures Collegiate Baseball League game at Fraser Field. Terlecky, who was diagnosed with a curable form of cancer in February, has been in charge of the Navs since 2012. He is celebrating his 40th season working in the game of baseball. Bridgewell’s Champion Award is presented annually to an outstanding Community Business Partner who helps individuals with disabilities be valued and appreciated members of the workforce. Members of Bridgewell’s Boston Street Program have teamed up with the Navigators to help keep Fraser…

  • August 3 2018,  Saugus

    Lydia at the Library

    Golden Retriever that’s been trained as a comfort dog for people facing stressful events also helps kids read at library By Mark E. Vogler Just by sprawling out on the quilted blanket at the Saugus Public Library for what might seem like a nap, the comfort dog known as Lydia is helping to build kids’ confidence in reading in her own quiet way. “The kids aren’t going to feel self-conscious because Lydia is not going to judge them,” Kathryn Jones said of the secret of this novel learning reading approach. About 40 kids have signed up to read to Lydia so far this summer, according to Jones, one of the…

  • August 3 2018,  Everett

    Division of Code Enforcement begins outreach campaign to conduct citywide health & safety inspections

       This week, the City of Everett is mailing out letters citywide requesting that homeowners schedule health and safety inspections with Code Enforcement officials. For homeowners who would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 617-394-2270. Inspections should only take approximately 30 minutes and will ensure property owners that their families/tenants are safe. Below are some examples of what Code Enforcement will assess: Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; Proper egress is maintained, accessible and unblocked; Common stairways are maintained and code compliant; Interior public areas (corridors, laundry rooms or utility enclosures); Exterior features (balconies, decks, exterior cooking areas and grill, etc.); Your address…

  • August 3 2018,  Malden,  Saugus

    A tradition continues: Row, Row, Row In Revere race for Autism Awareness – Aug. 11

    Event sponsors, volunteers and raffle items still needed By The Advocate Get ready to row, row, row for some great fun in the sun and a truly wonderful cause as registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Row, Row, Row In Revere on Saturday, August 11. Canoers will start at the Point of Pines Yacht Club for the opening ceremonies and then paddle or row down the Pines River to the finish line at North Shore Marine. The after-party will take place at the home base, The Marina Restaurant & Bar at the Wharf. Once again, Charles River Canoe will be donating all the canoes for the event. The…