• December 07 2018,  Peabody

    Torch Run not extinguished by rain

    By Christopher Roberson Despite being pelted by a cold rain, more than 100 runners still came out to Centennial Park to participate in the fourth annual Peabody Holiday Torch Run, which benefits Special Olympics Massachusetts. Stephen Huftalen, vice president of Corporate Development and Special Events at Special Olympics Massachusetts, said the Peabody Torch Run has raised $200,000 for Special Olympics athletes since it began in 2014. He said the event is part of the larger Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is “on pace” to reach $600,000 in fundraising efforts by the end of the year. “The Torch Run is community fundraising at its best, I love the community-building,” Huftalen said…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus  By Mark E. Vogler     Here are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.   Having plenty to report, but not enough writing time   The worst part of reporting for a weekly newspaper is not being able to write everything you work on in a given week.   You might have the makings of an interesting story with good quotes in the middle of the work week, but not enough time to write the story.   When you’re a daily news reporter, you can always write the story the next if you don’t get to it when…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    Selectmen object to emission control plan Wheelabrator has filed with MassDEP

    Selectmen object to emission control plan Wheelabrator has filed with MassDEP   By Mark E. Vogler   Selectmen at Wednesday night’s meeting voted 5-0 to file a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), objecting to a recent Emission Control Plan filed by Wheelabrator Saugus. Board of Selectmen Chairman Debra Panetta told board members she felt it was “very important” for the board to go on record opposing the plan that Wheelabrator filed with MassDEP in September. “The plan states that Wheelabrator Saugus does not want to adhere to the required emission standards that the DEP has imposed, specifically, Nitrogen Oxide,” the letter signed by Panetta said in…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus Faith Notes

    Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship.   Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the new Facebook page for future details of important upcoming events.   A call for holiday event announcements! Does your church, parish or house of worship have an upcoming holiday event that you think would be of interest to the community at large? Perhaps a Christmas concert, crafts fair or play? Then, email your announcement to The Saugus Advocate. You may also send it to the editor at mvoge@comcast.net.   A…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    8th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Schedule

    8th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Schedule MEG Building at 54-58 Essex St.  All are welcome to come to the 8th year celebrating the Christmas season! Over 50 decorated Christmas trees and gift baskets chock full of goodies are on display. Admission is free and tickets are on sale to take chances on all the beautiful trees and other gifts. A live Nativity Scene will be displayed on the front lawn of the MEG building. Inside you can walk Candy Cane Lane and experience the North Pole, Santa’s Workshop, and the Christmas Café!   Christmas tree Schedule –- 2018 December 7: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 8: 3 p.m. to…

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    Bishop Fenwick Honor Roll

    Bishop Fenwick Honor Roll The following Saugus students have been named to the Bishop Fenwick High School first quarter honor roll.   Principal’s List Seniors Tessa Palermo   Juniors Abigail Carr Matthew Roscoe   Sophomore Gianna Gioia   Freshmen Hannah O’Brien Nicole Rourke   First Honors Seniors Elizabeth Della Piana Derek DelVecchio Garrett Ruszkowski     Senior  First Honors   Juniors Carl Thomas Andrew Wallace   Sophomores Maxwell Gibbs   Freshmen Arianna Costello   Second Honors Seniors Grace Loeser   Sophomores Connor Sturniolo

  • December 07 2018,  Saugus

    Slowing it down

    Selectmen vote to cut speed on six streets; plan hearing to consider lowering speed limit on four main roads  By Mark E. Vogler   On Wednesday night, selectmen demonstrated their commitment to making town streets safer for pedestrians and drivers by voting unanimously to reduce the speed limit to 25 mph on six town streets. But the posting of signs to inform residents about the reduced limit from 30 mph won’t happen until the state has reviewed and approved the new speed regulations for Bisbee Road, Hanson Road, Iron Works Way, Cider Mill Road, Vinegar Hill Drive and Hitching Hill Road, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. “I think…