• Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Revere

    Guinasso and Keefe elected 2019 City Council leaders

    By Tara Vocino In a unanimous vote, 2019 City Council President Arthur Guinasso Sr. and 2019 Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, Jr. were elected on Monday night at City Hall with 2018 Council President Jessica Giannino and 2018 Council Vice President Joanne McKenna exiting their year-long positions. The longest-serving City Councillor, Arthur Guinasso, of 32 years, was elected Council President. He served as Council President during 1993 and 2016. Guinasso serves the ward 3 district. “Any time people call me, I return their call quickly,” Guinasso said on Wednesday afternoon. “Returning calls is the secret to longevity. They know that I understand and respect them so much.” A Revere High…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: The Santoro brothers reflect on four decades of running the family sub shop, which closes next month

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: The Santoro brothers reflect on four decades of running the family sub shop, which closes next month     Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Rich and Rob Santoro, brothers and co-owners of Santoro’s Sub-Villa, a popular sub shop on Essex Street off of Route 1 in Saugus, which announced to customers last week that it will be closing for good around Feb. 3. We asked the brothers to share some interesting stories about the business that their late grandfather – Robert Santoro, Sr. – began in 1954. Rich, 55, of North Reading, and Rob, 56, of North Reading, took over the sub shop from…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    City seeking new member for Historical Commission

    Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill a vacancy on the Malden Historical Commission due to a recent retirement. The Historical Commission is a five-member Board appointed by the Mayor. The Commission was established in 1973 as a local historical commission pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D to assist with the preservation, protection and development of the historical or archeological assets of Malden. Applicants should have a keen interest in architecture and historical preservation. Members are appointed to three-year terms and the Commission meets as needed. To apply, please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full by logging…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus

    ROCKY

    ROCKY By The Old Sachem, Bill Stewart   This is not about Rocky Balboa, it’s about the real Rocky, Rocco Francis Marchegiano, or better known as Rocky Marciano. I guess his last name was too hard to pronounce so he changed it for his career. He was born September 1, 1923, in Brockton, Mass., and died one day before his birthday on August 31, 1969, in a plane crash near Newton, Iowa. The topic came up when I recently went to Mike’s Barber Shop in the center and we were discussing topics for a column. Mike, as most people know, is a dedicated sports fan, and he really focuses on…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    City of Malden receives $300,200 in state Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant

    Malden was announced as one of the awardees of the Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant through the state Office of Public Safety and Security. Malden is one of 10 municipalities across the Commonwealth to receive assistance through this grant, which helps cities and towns throughout the state to address and meet the staffing needs of their police and/or fire departments. Massachusetts House of Representatives members Steve Ultrino, Paul Donato and Paul Brodeur were integral in procuring the funding through this grant program. The Malden House of Representative delegation is proud to continue advocating for state funds to support public safety personnel and services. Malden was awarded $300,200 overall: $150,100…

  • Everett,  January 11 2019

    Op Ed: Massachusetts is first state in the nation to prohibit tobacco and vaping sales in pharmacies

    Op Ed: Massachusetts is first state in the nation to prohibit tobacco and vaping sales in pharmacies By D.J. Wilson Tobacco Control Director/Public Health Liaison, Massachusetts Municipal Association   With the start of 2019, tobacco control advocates throughout Massachusetts are celebrating. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to prohibit health care institutions, including pharmacies, from selling tobacco and vaping products. Thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last July, these addictive products will no longer be sold in facilities that are dedicated to health and wellness – facilities that often treat illnesses and diseases caused by these very products. In order to protect…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Vincent aims to regulate duck hunting away from homes, cars

    Beach, marshland area residents concerned over gun shots By Tara Vocino Following longtime concern about gun shots heard by marshland area residents, Revere’s State Representative is seeking to regulate duck hunting in residential areas with heavy foot and vehicular traffic along Revere Beach and in surrounding areas. Heightening over the weekend, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, who lives along the beach, has received numerous calls from her neighbors and constituents – those who not only heard gunshots but observed the hunters in boats outside the windows of their homes. She was quick to note that hunters have every right to hunt, but it is due to the close proximity to the…