• January 11 2019,  Saugus

    “For a safer Saugus”

    Selectmen vote to reduce speed limit to 25 mph on Essex and Main Streets and Lincoln Avenue By Mark E. Vogler Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta told residents attending a public hearing Wednesday night on a proposal to lower the speed limit on several well-traveled Saugus roads that she’s on their side. “We’re all citizens for a safer Saugus,” Panetta reassured the crowd. “We all believe in the cause,” she added. After hearing testimony from 18 speakers – most of them expressing support for a measure to reduce the speed limit to 25 miles per hour within three major Saugus streets – Panetta and her colleagues voted 4-0 to…

  • Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Malden

    Healthcare Management Solutions opens in Downtown Malden

    Mayor Gary Christenson recently welcomed Healthcare Management Solutions (HMS) to 350 Main St. With over 2,500 employees in 25-plus offices across the country, the Irving, Texas–based company provides industry-leading technology, analytics and engagement solutions to the healthcare industry. With more than 40 employees located at its Malden office, HMS is excited to begin having an impact on the Boston area healthcare scene. HMS aims to reduce costs, improve health outcomes, enhance member experience and increase the value of the healthcare system so that healthcare dollars benefit more people. Clients include more than 325 health plans, 40 state Medicaid agencies, 225 employers and three federal agencies. “I am pleased to bring…

  • Everett,  Featured News,  January 11 2019

    Richard Dell Isola unanimously voted City Council President

    By Brendan Clogston   As family members and friends packed the City Council Chambers on Monday night, the City Council unanimously voted to appoint Richard Dell Isola as City Council President for the 2019 Legislative Session at their organizational meeting. It will be the councillor’s first time holding the gavel after eight years on the City Council. After taking his seat at the head of the City Council, Dell Isola thanked his colleagues for their support and called for councillors to come together as a team to meet the challenges and changes facing Everett in 2019, which among other things will see the opening of the $2.4 billion Encore Boston…

  • Everett,  January 11 2019

    DeMaria administration building up youth programming

    The Samuel Gentile Recreation Center has been a staple for the Everett community for generations. It has offered residents, especially the city’s youngsters, countless benefits, including a stronger sense of being part of a community. The Recreation Center has been an important community hub for Everett since 1950, hosting basketball games, summer camps, community events and much more. Mayor Carlo DeMaria understands the significance of the community center and the need to increase and implement programming now more than ever. Looking to the future, he has wanted to ensure that Everett’s youngsters have a safe and welcoming environment. Mayor DeMaria and his administration have upgraded and modernized the facility for…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus girls scrap back but fall short against Peabody

    By Greg Phipps Behind by 15 points at halftime, the Saugus High School girls’ basketball team fought back to close to within single digits before coming up short, 61-44, against a very good Peabody squad in Northeastern Conference (NEC) action Tuesday night at the Peabody High School gym. The loss dropped the Sachems to 4-5 on the season while Peabody improved to 6-1. Tuesday’s contest appeared to be firmly in Peabody’s control during the first half, as the Tanners jumped ahead 15-5 in the first quarter and held a comfortable 31-16 advantage at the half. The Sachems came out with more intensity in quarter three and applied more pressure defensively…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Basketball Pats solve the Saugus press to secure third win

    By Joe McConnell Despite lingering shooting issues, the Revere High School boys’ basketball team (2-3 in the Northeastern Conference, 3-5 overall) was able to beat host Saugus last Friday night, Jan. 4, 68-53. The Patriots then lost to perennial power Everett on Tuesday night, 47-30. “We had our chances in both games to score more points, but we haven’t been shooting particularly well,” said coach Dave Leary. The Sachems’ pressing, zone defense helped disrupt the Revere offensive rhythm in the first half until they were able to figure it out in the second half. “Saugus was playing extremely hard, and it took time for us to adjust to their press,…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  January 11 2019,  Sports

    Everett boys’ basketball team beats two more conference foes to remain undefeated

    By Joe McConnell The Everett High School boys’ basketball team is currently undefeated in the Northeastern Conference with a 3-0 record. They are 5-1 overall. Their lone loss was against Brookline, which is currently the No. 1 team in the state. Coach Stanley Chamblain’s team recently defeated Peabody and Revere to remain undefeated in the conference. “Against Peabody, I thought the team played a hard-fought game, once again,” said Chamblain. “I thought our youth and inexperience showed at times throughout the game, but that’s expected with a young team, especially in the backcourt. However, despite those mistakes, the defense we played was the difference maker, and it made up for…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Revere-Malden co-op hockey team doubles up Everett for first win

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere-Malden boys’ co-op hockey team (1-3 in the Northeastern Conference South Division, 1-7-1 overall) got a much needed win on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, when they doubled up Everett to the tune of 8-4 at the Cronin Rink. The win came after a 6-2 loss to Gloucester last Saturday. “We hung in there against a really good club [Gloucester], and it shows we are making some progress in each game,” said coach Joe Ciccarello. The Fishermen led after one period by only a 1-0 count. But a couple of Gloucester power play goals turned this game around in their favor rather quickly. “Overall, we are…