• December 29, 2017,  Lynnfield

    News Brief

    News brief: all streets to be treated prior to storm Due to the length and the nature of this week’s snow and ice events, the town is working to address icy conditions. Some side streets were not scraped completely because removal of slush would also remove the salt that prevents black ice conditions. Town sanders will be out salting all streets prior to the upcoming storm. Please use caution driving in Lynnfield and around the region, as black ice and refreezing streets present hazards. Please refrain from parking on the street and ensure roads are unobstructed so that plows and sanders are unimpeded during snow events. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • December 29, 2017,  Peabody

    Rec. Dept. hosts First Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

    By Christopher Roberson While most people scoff at the arrival of winter, the Recreation Department welcomed the coldest months of the year with the First Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Brooksby Farm. Maureen Sammon, the department’s outdoor education coordinator, said the purpose of the event was to recognize that the days start getting longer after Dec. 21 when there is just nine hours and 32 minutes of daylight, marking the shortest day of the year. “It’s the buildup of the return of the sun,” she said, adding that the winter solstice is quite prominent in Celtic mythology and in Christianity. The celebration included making lanterns and Yule logs, a Nordic tradition that dates back…

  • December 29, 2017

    Sounds of Peabody

    Sounds of Peabody The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: National Trivia Day will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 4. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. An introductory computer class will be held from at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6. Registration is required as space is limited. Family Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 6 and Feb. 3. Turtle Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 8. Registration is required as space is limited. The Mindful Reading Book Group will begin its monthly meetings at…

  • December 29, 2017,  Saugus

    First Congregational Church-UCC fire probe

    Prosecutors seek criminal charges against juvenile who “intentionally lit” fire nearby By Mark E. Vogler An investigation by the state Fire Marshal’s Office has concluded that a juvenile “intentionally lit the fire” that threatened to destroy the First Congregational United Church of Christ earlier this month. “Charges will be filed in Lynn District Court to hold the juvenile, a Saugus resident, responsible and request a referral to a juvenile firesetting intervention program,” according to a press release issued this week by the Department of Fire Services. Few details were available on how investigators reached a finding on the cause of the Dec. 8 two-alarm blaze at the historic church at…

  • December 29, 2017,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    “Wall of Fame” will be a new addition to World Series Park

    As a result of requests to donate to World Series Park, a “Wall of Fame” will be erected on the building. This will be a permanent plaque that will list the names of people who make a minimum donation of $100. Donations can also be made in honor of others or in memory of past loved ones. Since World Series Park is a publicly-supported facility, it seems appropriate to honor individuals, businesses and organizations that are willing to offer their support to help to continue to provide a first-class place to play baseball in Saugus, according to Bob Davis, superintendent of World Series Park. “Recently we’ve had several requests from…

  • December 29, 2017,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks

    Board of Selectmen reflect on most significant 2017 events and major issues facing the town in 2018, share their New Year’s resolutions Editor’s Note: For this week, we asked the Saugus Board of Selectmen to look back on 2017 and look ahead for the new year. We asked each of the five members the following three questions:   1) What do you consider the most significant event that happened in Saugus during 2017?   2) What do you see as the major issue facing the town in 2018?   3) What’s the single project you resolve to tackle in the new year?   Four of the five selectman responded to…

  • December 29, 2017,  Lynnfield

    Selectmen tap Dolan as new town administrator

    Selectmen tap Dolan as new town administrator  By Christopher Roberson The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously, on Dec. 20, to hire Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan as the next town administrator pending contract negotiations. During his interview, Dolan remembered when he was first elected as mayor in 2001, saying Melrose was “incredibly divided” at that time. He also said the school district was “almost in receivership” and the city was facing a $1.4 million free cash deficit. Since then, Dolan said, he has presented 16 budgets to the Board of Aldermen, all of which were passed unanimously without a Proposition 2 ½ Override. “I understand tight budgets because I’ve never not…

  • December 29, 2017,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Constance A. “Connie” (Muise) Tobin – Obituary

    Constance A. “Connie” (Muise) Tobin Of Saugus, age 82, December 20. Wife of the late Melvin J. Tobin. Loving mother of Loreen Tobin of Mesa, AZ, Linda Conners of Punta Gorda, FL, Cathy Kerrins of Lynn, John Tobin of Saugus & the late Beth Tobin. Beloved grandmother of Melissa Bell, Stephanie Kerrins, Jenny Tobin, Ashley Herrmann Pierce, Gerald Tobin & Alison Tobin. Dear sister of Diane August of Winthrop, Charles Muise of Revere, the late Fredrick & Paul Muise & the late Elizabeth Deveau. A funeral mass was held Saturday, December 23 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made…

  • December 29, 2017,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Dr. John E. Mangini – Obituary

    Dr. John E. Mangini Of Saugus, formerly of Orient Heights, Dec. 15. Beloved father of Diane Murphy & her husband Timothy of Boxford, Carol Nicolo & her husband John of Saugus, Patricia Brunelle & her husband Brian of Peabody, John E. Mangini, Jr. & his wife Deborah of CT, Robert Mangini & his wife Tara of Norfolk. Brother of Edmund Mangini of NH. Cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus, on Wednesday, December 27, followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of…

  • December 29, 2017,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Dennis H. Gaudet – Obituary

    Dennis H. Gaudet Lifelong resident of Saugus, age 75, December 13. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Herbert & Evelyn (Daugherty) Gaudet of Saugus. He owned and operated Gaudet Construction for over 30 years until his retirement. A loving father, Dennis leaves his daughter, Joelle Gaudet of RI & son, Dennis Gaudet of MD. Cherished grandfather of 7, Kevin, Tesa, Julia, Brett & Nina Darcy, along with Danielle & Mitchell Gaudet. Dear brother of Marie Werner of NH, Margaret Gaudet of Saugus, Herbert Gaudet of FL, Joseph Gaudet of OK, Douglas Gaudet of Saugus & Timothy Gaudet of Southampton. Serviced held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home,…