• 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…

  • December 22, 2017,  Malden

    A Toy Story at Salem Towers

    By Barbara Taormina Following fast on the heels of a successful Thanksgiving food drive, the seniors at Salem Towers were back at it again this week with a toy drive to help make sure that all Malden kids will have something under the tree this Christmas (or something special for the holidays?). “We filled two six-foot tables with coloring books, crayons, teddy bears, games, story books, Spiderman stuff; it was a mix of everything,” said Patti Desiderio, who heads up the building’s 280 Club, which organizes events and activities for residents. And what really draws in the Salem Towers crowd are community service projects like the holiday food and toy…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    City of Everett Inauguration to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of the City Clerk would like to invite all residents to attend the City of Everett’s Inaugural Exercises on January 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Everett High School. The ceremony will include the swearing-in of the Mayor, City Council and School Committee as well as the Inaugural Address by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. Immediately following the ceremony, please join our elected officials and their families at the 2018 Inaugural Ball at 7:00 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden, which is located at 105 Canal St. in Malden. Please RSVP by December 21 to Dolores Lattanzi at 617-944-0202 or email Dolores.Lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us.

  • December 22, 2017,  Malden

    New rules for old buildings

    By Barbara Taormina Malden is considering a new ordinance that will provide some protection for the city’s historic buildings, structures, monuments and sites. The City Council put off taking a final vote on the proposed Demolition Delay Ordinance, which would authorize Malden’s Historical Commission to delay demolition permits for historically and culturally significant buildings for 12 months. The waiting period allows the city and property owners time to explore ways to preserve, restore and rehabilitate the properties. “The ordinance would allow a review by the Historical Commission of any significant buildings that are of cultural or historical value to the community,” said Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley. “I think this…

  • December 22, 2017,  Everett

    DiDomenico Foundation delivers toys to Everett City Hall

    On Monday, December 11, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Tricia DiDomenico and their two sons, Matthew and Sal, visited Everett City Hall to deliver toys for the City of Everett’s Annual Toy Drive. The DiDomenico Foundation and Mass Badge recently held a successful toy drive at Anthony’s in Malden. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I am grateful to the Senator, his family and Mass Badge. They continue to work cooperatively to provide wonderful services to residents, particularly during the holiday season. All of the toys collected will be donated to families and children in need throughout the City.”