• December 22, 2017,  Everett

    DiDomenico Foundation Shops for Annual Toy Drive

    Members and friends of the DiDomenico Foundation recently went on a shopping spree for their annual toy drive they hold each year with Mass Badge.  This was the largest purchase by the Foundation since they were founded five years ago.  It was a fun afternoon shopping for a good cause that will make many children in the Greater Boston area a little happier this holiday season.

  • December 22, 2017,  Lynnfield

    Lynnfield-North Reading wrestlers begin new season with enthusiastic, youthful squad

    Pioneers went 1-1-1 in first tri-meet of the year at Wilmington By Joe Mitchell A brand-new season is underway for the Lynnfield-North Reading wrestlers, and they will be looking to improve on last year’s 14-13-1 record. While the Pioneers graduated seven starters, veteran coach Craig Stone still has 21 wrestlers – 14 from North Reading and seven from Lynnfield – on this year’s roster, including 12 who played on the varsity last winter. Seven of the 14 weight classes will have first-year wrestlers making their varsity debuts, and as a result Stone admits there will be some inexperience that they will have to overcome throughout the next three months. Andrew…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    Wynn, Suffolk, Liberty & Jacobs donate to City of Everett’s toy drive

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently thanked Wynn Boston Harbor, Suffolk Construction, Liberty Construction, and Jacobs Engineering Group for their donations to the City of Everett’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The four organizations donated hundreds of toys to City Hall to be distributed to Everett children for Christmas. “This time of year can often be a tough for some,” stated Mayor DeMaria. “Those of us that are fortunate enough to have our health and happiness must remember the true spirit of the season – caring for and helping those less fortunate. I would like to once again thank these four organizations for organizing a great event for an important cause.”

  • December 22, 2017,  Lynnfield Obituaries,  Obituaries

    Herbert Kepnes – Obituary

    Herbert Kepnes Passed away the evening of December 12, 2017 with his daughters by his side. Herbie was born on January 6, 1946 in Melrose, MA. After graduating from Malden High School, he served in the MA National Guard. He became a successful executive in the cosmetic industry and settled in Peabody, MA where he proudly raised his three children, Stacey, Alyson and Darren, with his wife Lois (Weiner). Most recently, Herb lived in Brookline, MA. Herbie loved to travel, watch old movies, and spend time with his friends and family. But nothing gave Herbie more pride than celebrating the accomplishments of his grandchildren, Carlisle, Zoe, Peyton and Lexi. He…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    Letter to the Editor: A special “thank you” to the Everett Police Department

    Letter to the Editor: A special “thank you” to the Everett Police Department On behalf of the Briley family, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Everett Police Department for the memorial bench in remembrance of Police Officer Glen Briley. We are overwhelmed with emotions and we are happy to receive such a beautiful gift in memory of a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle who was taken from us much too soon. I would like to thank Officer Billy Grant for initiating the idea and thank you to all the men and women of the Everett Police Department for making this day possible. I would also…

  • December 22, 2017,  Lynnfield Obituaries,  Obituaries

    Edward E. Levy – Obituary

    Edward E. Levy Of Scarborough, ME, formerly of Beverly, & Peabody, MA, passed away on December 10, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Freedman) Levy. Devoted father of Howard Levy and his wife Heather Dallas, and Alan Levy. Cherished grandfather of Joshua and Zachary Levy, and Adam, Alex, and Daniel Levy. Proud great grandfather of Louisa, Oscar, Ida, and Fiona. Loving brother of David levy, and the late Max, Maurice, Ethel, and Dorothy Levy. Services were held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline on Thursday, December 14. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Aleppo Shriners, 99 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887. Stanetsky Memorial…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    Everett Kiwanis Annual Pasta Supper Photo Highlights

    The Kiwanis Club of Everett hosted their annual Pasta Scholarship Dinner at the Connolly Center in October where the local charitable membership raised funds for their annual scholarship fund for local Everett students. President Stephen Rocco, along with his officers and members fed hundreds of hungry patrons of homemade pasta, meatballs, sausages and desserts provided by the Everett High School and Middle School Builders Club and Key Club respectively. Distinguished Past President Rocco Longo’s mom provided the meat sauce for the pasta and Frank Rossetti of the Produce Connection provided the salads as he has over the past few years. Congratulations to the membership and the many students who will…

  • December 22, 2017,  Lynnfield

    Pioneers hockey team begins season with three straight wins

    By Joe Mitchell Lynnfield High School boys’ hockey coach Jon Gardner certainly has no complaints in the early going after his Pioneers won two more games to begin the season at 3-0. They are also enjoying success while shorthanded with injuries, but the coach expects to be at full strength after the New Year. Pentucket (4-2) and Amesbury (5-1) were the latest victims of the surging Pioneers. The Lynnfield boys broke open a close game versus the Sachems in the third period last Wednesday night, Dec. 13. “We’re still missing bodies, but I’ll certainly take the points now to get a head start on clinching a state tournament berth,” Gardner…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    Napolitano secures votes for Council President

    Councillor-at-Large Peter Napolitano has secured the votes to become Council President for the 2018 legislative session. It will be his first time in the president’s seat, despite having served on the council and its predecessor, the common council, off and on since 1999. Napolitano was not the only councillor seeking the gavel this year. Once it became clear that Napolitano had the votes, however, the candidate withdrew from the contest to make the council’s vote unanimous. Napolitano did a similar thing himself last year, when he withdrew from an attempt at the presidency once it became clear that Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro had enough support. Napolitano will take the…