• December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus Police Investigating Incident Involving Shots Fired

    Chief Ronald Giorgetti reports that the Saugus Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred this morning during which shots were fired. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Saugus Police received a report of a disturbance involving a man and woman at the apartment complex at 30 Hamilton St. While en route to the location, police received a second report that shots had been fired. Prior to police’s arrival to the scene, the man involved fled the scene in a Ford Taurus, which was recovered a few blocks away on Riverbank Road. “We want residents to rest assured that there is no danger or threat to the residents at 30 Hamilton St.…

  • December 28 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 Facebook page for future details of important upcoming events.   Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus,” which aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    ’Tis the season

    ’Tis the season By The Old Sachem, Bill Stewart   During the Christmas season we all have happy thoughts of Christmas of old. We have wonderful thoughts of family and friends during this time. Some of my special memories I’d like to share with readers. To start, my two favorite movies of the season are “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with the lights and personalities, and “A Christmas Story.” I really like the scene where the dogs steal the turkey, which moves the family to an Asian restaurant. I always laugh when the waiters sing “Jingle Bells” in the version of English. The Japanese pronounce the l’s as rrs and the…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Guy’s Liquors hosts Ribbon-Cutting

     Guy’s Liquors, located at 7 Main St. in Saugus Square, held their grand re-opening ribbon-cutting after complete renovations to their longtime establishment. Pictured at the Dec. 21st event, from left to right; Jay Patel, Selectwoman Jen Deon, Owner Nick Patel, Owner Harry Patel, Saugus Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Denise Selden and Selectwoman Debra Panetta, and Selectman Scott Brazis. Pictured back row, from left to right, are; Antonio Veneziano, Phil Barbenti, JP Patel, and Peter Qirici.  (Advocate photo by JD Mitchell)

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Kids hoping for return of candy at Santa Parade

    By Tara Vocino Santa and Mrs. Claus visited fewer town streets during their Santa Parade that clocked in at two hours shorter than last year’s and with much less candy distribution due to safety concerns on Christmas Eve, leading to mixed reviews from parade-goers. “Change is good,” Lisa Pasquarello said. “While it is shorter, there are a variety of floats, so that begins a new tradition.” Her daughter, Aundrea, 5; however, was looking forward to having candy thrown at her by float passengers. For Emma, 7 1/2, and Lily Follis, 2 1/2, candy was the first thing that they asked for, according to their grandmother, Patti. “They’re disappointed,” their mother,…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus cheerleaders will perform at Patriots preseason game in August 2019

    Saugus cheerleaders will perform at Patriots preseason game in August 2019     (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release submitted by the Dan-Farber Cancer Institute). The Saugus Sachems cheerleading team has won the right to showcase a cheer routine prior to 2019 a New England Patriots preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Saugus Sachems cheerleaders also qualified to attend a special cheer clinic run by the Patriots Cheerleaders on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Saugus Sachems raised $3,145 to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the annual Cheer for Dana-Farber®fundraising program. Since its launch in 2013, Cheer for Dana-Farber has…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Year in review

    A monthly breakdown of the top stories in The Saugus Advocate during 2018 January Officials cancel two days of school and issue snow emergency and town-wide parking ban. Hockeytown USA – a Route 1 sports landmark for more than 45 years – has a new operator; the Haverhill-based company will keep the same name on its sign. Selectmen seek to alleviate traffic problems at Waybright Elementary School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Snowstorm with tidal surge socks Saugus – Saugus Fire Department, using inflatable boat, rescues Milton Street woman in her early 80’s from her house as water level reaches four feet. State Rep. Donald Wong says he will seek…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Winners announced for 8th Annual MEG Christmas Tree Festival

    Winners announced for 8th Annual MEG Christmas Tree Festival   On behalf of the MEG Board of Directors, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents and businesses that contributed so much to the success of our 2018 Christmas Festival! Pastor Wayne Shirk, his family and congregation of the New Hope Assembly of God Church brought to the Festival the true meaning of Christmas – a live Nativity Scene, the Three Wise Men, live Christmas music and many other special events for young children. Santa was able to make a couple of short visits with the help of Tim Walsh and Kevin Andrews. Our entire building…

  • December 28 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Basketball Pats ready to take that next step back to the postseason

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere High School boys’ basketball team (1-2), under the direction of David Leary, went through the usual growing pains of a rebuilding team, and it showed in the final 3-17 record. Coach Leary expects to see more improvement this season. “The expectations heading into this year are to compete hard every night and give ourselves a chance to qualify for the state tournament,” he said. The season started off on a positive note with a 73-68 triumph over the Peabody Tanners on Dec. 14. Junior guard E.J. Leone paced the offensive attack with 19 points to go along with five rebounds. Senior forward Omar Bendjahene…

  • December 28 2018,  Revere

    Resident thanks Mayor’s Office, city and state officials for flooding assistance

    By Tara Vocino   A resident wanted to personally thank the Arrigo administration and City Hall staff after he felt they went above and beyond in helping him tackle a 28-year flooding issue that has previously been dormant. Tuscano Avenue resident Rocco Falzone has experienced significant flooding whenever it rains heavily, and he felt that past administrations, spanning over a 30-year period, didn’t help him. Falzone was quick to note that he’s speaking in general terms, and he isn’t targeting a past administration in particular. The Arrigo administration was present for an on-site visit with city and state officials, the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, and the Water Department. At that…