• Everett,  January 12 2018

    Auditor Bump certifies more than $1 million in unfunded mandated early voting costs on municipalities for 2016 election

    In a letter to members of the Massachusetts Legislature today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump certified that municipalities spent $1,063,978.14 in unfunded, mandated costs to provide early voting in the 2016 general election. In the Final Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, the Legislature directed Bump’s Division of Local Mandates (DLM) to provide a formal certification of these costs by January 10, 2018. According to the auditor’s office, Everett will receive $6,090. Additionally, in her letter, Bump called on the legislature to provide funding for these 2016 costs in an upcoming supplemental budget. She also encouraged the body to develop a process for funding these costs in future elections, and…

  • January 12 2018,  Lynnfield

    Rep. Jones announces Lynnfield district office hours for 2018

    BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) has announced his 2018 district office hours for Lynnfield. Office hours will take place the 2nd Friday of every month at Lynnfield Town Hall (located at 55 Summer St.) from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., beginning January 12. District office hours will also be held on February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. Lynnfield residents can visit Town Hall during office hours to meet with Representative Jones or a member of his staff. No appointment is necessary, and residents will be seen on a first-come,…

  • January 12 2018,  Peabody

    City offers shelter from extreme cold

     By Christopher Roberson   In response to last week’s frigid temperatures, city officials made every effort to ensure that no one was literally left out in the cold. However, they only had a handful of takers. “During last week’s extreme weather, we provided shelter to five individuals,” said Sharon Cameron, director of Peabody’s Health and Human Services Department. “Members of the Homelessness Task Force as well as the Peabody Police Department have done direct outreach to individuals at risk to inform them of the shelter location and hours of operation.” Although no deaths were reported, Cameron said that anyone who remained outside took a significant gamble with life. “The risk…

  • January 12 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s annual toy drive a great success!

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank held its annual Toys for Tots drive in 2017, collecting toys for children in need throughout the month of December. Pictured here is Kasey Cohen, Senior Universal Banker, and Sam Lai, AVP, Lynnfield Branch Manager, at the bank’s 596 Main St. office. Employees also participated in two Jeans Days, wearing jeans in exchange for a donation that the bank used to purchase extra toys for the collection.

  • January 12 2018,  Revere

    City of Revere Community Scholarship Fund Committee thank donors

    Thank you! Thank you! City of Revere Community Scholarship Fund Committee thank donors   The City of Revere Community Scholarship Fund members wish to thank the following who made contributions from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.   Benefactors: $600.00 – Robert M. Cassidy $250.00 – Evelyn Morris $200.00 – Carol A. Tye   $100.00-plus The Revere Advocate Newspaper Atlantic Autobody, Inc. Banana Boat Walter Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Justin P. Capodilupo Gennaro L. Cataldo, D.M.D. Regina Daley Wilson V. Diaz Hernandez Daniel J. Doherty David R. Fabri N & M Giacobbe Carol Haney Linda A. LaCascia La Esquina Del Sabor Councillor John F. Powers Richard R. Powers Rosemarie…

  • January 12 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus Man Sentenced for Role in Lawrence-Based Heroin/Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme

    A Saugus man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme operating in and around Lawrence. Edwin Soto, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to four years in prison, six years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $99,200 in forfeiture. In October 2017, Soto pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl. From about April 2015 to March 2016, law enforcement investigated the drug distribution activities of Ramon Baez and his associates in and around the City of Lawrence. Baez obtained kilograms…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  January 12 2018,  Sports

    Everett Sports Stories

    Tide hockey looking to move forward with team camaraderie  By Julian Cardillo   The Everett High hockey team is young, inexperienced, and short on numbers, but the overall focus for coach Eric Kainen and his staff is getting his team improving every day. For Kainen, that will happen through the team staying engaged and getting out of difficult jams together. “I think the team feels that they are slowly improving,” Kainen said. “They know when they have good moments. We want to keep it positive. “Especially when you’re struggling you need to master your emotions. Once one guy gets angry it affects the whole team negatively. Things can start to…

  • January 12 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus Sports Stories

    Masco ends Lady Sachems’ win streak  By Julian Cardillo   Masconomet ruined the Saugus girls’ hockey team’s unbeaten record. The Chieftains defeated the Sachems, 5-2, on the ice in Haverhill last Saturday, roaring to a victory after Saugus’s Gemma Demento opened the scoring. “We started out good, but after that Masco took control,” said Saugus coach Anthony Martucci. “The second period came and they really took over. In the third our defense struggled.” Demento, a freshman, added the Sachems’ second goal. That two of the goals came from a young player was a positive for Martucci. “It’s great because we always look to young players to rise to the occasion,”…

  • January 12 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Sports Stories

    Tornadoes boys’ basketball team takes down crosstown rivals  By Julian Cardillo   The Malden High School boys’ basketball team picked up a critical Northeastern Conference (NEC) win on Tuesday night, beating Medford, 67-51. Tyler Holness led scoring for the Golden Tornadoes with 26 points; Fern Berard chipped in 13 and Thomas Redwood had 10. “Tyler played for Medford for three years so he got to go back and play against his former team,” said Malden coach Don Nally. “I think he put pressure on himself to play well. But he did play hard and put up some very good basketball … Overall we got good contribution from our bench guys.…