• Everett,  Everett Sports,  January 19 2018,  Sports

    Extra! DiBiaso to coach at Catholic Memorial

    By Julian Cardillo   Longtime Everett football coach John DiBiaso announced at a press conference at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, Boston Thursday that he would be taking a position at the school as their football coach and associate athletic director. DiBiaso was hired after what the school described as “an extensive search process” “Our goal was to identify and attract a football coach with an elite pedigree and a talent for building a championship-caliber program,” said Catholic Memorial athletic director Craig Najarian in a statement. “Catholic Memorial is a destination job, and our student-athletes deserve a high-quality educator and coach. Coach DiBiaso is, without a doubt, the best football…

  • January 19 2018,  Peabody

    Brown School makes push for all-inclusive playground

     By Christopher Roberson   Brown Elementary School recently organized a Playground Committee tasked with the job of raising $300,000 to construct a playground that can be used by students with disabilities. The all-inclusive play space will be named after Randi Leménager, a summer school teacher at Brown who, at the age of 22, passed away suddenly in August 2017. “Randi was a passionate advocate for students with special needs and a firm believer in inclusion opportunities for all students,” said Erin Thorpe, a Special Education teacher at Brown and chairman of the committee, in a written statement. “Our vision for the new inclusive playground is that it will be a…

  • January 19 2018,  Lynnfield

    Political Announcement: Michael Walsh announces candidacy for State Senate, 3rd Essex District

    My name is Michael Walsh and today I announce my candidacy for the State Senate, 3rd Essex District as a write-in candidate for the Republican nomination. I am running because I believe that the voters of this district deserve a choice of representation. I am the son of a union firefighter and a public school teacher. I started my education right here at North Shore Community College. Suffolk University, in the shadow of the State House, was a brilliant place to learn while earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, a Juris Doctorate, and a Master of Laws in Global Law and Technology. I am a practicing Attorney. I also…

  • January 19 2018,  Malden

    Malden Hospital is back in the spotlight

     By Barbara Taormina   Members of the new Hospital Site Development Committee wrapped up their first meeting with some key strategies and next steps on the table. Committee Chairman John Matheson plans to schedule a meeting with Medford’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Malden Hospital to give members from both cities a chance to share ideas and set common goals. A community-wide meeting on the future of the site is also in the works, and the committee and the Friends of Fellsmere Heights, a grassroots advocacy group, are continuing to explore possible uses for the 18-acre site. “We want to engage residents to the greatest extent possible,” said Matheson, adding…

  • January 19 2018,  Revere

    Council wants City Clerk for the long term

    By Sara Brown   The Revere City Council voted in favor of keeping City Clerk Ashley Melnik for five more years and is interested in keeping her on for more. The council unanimously voted to extend Melnik’s contract as city clerk for five years. “I am proud to say I was one of the biggest advocates of Ashley’s to become our city clerk,” said Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto. “She was one of my best picks.” Melnik was named city clerk in 2010 after longtime City Clerk John Henry retired. Before that she worked as the assistant city clerk. Other councillors commended Melnik’s work ethic. “She has made everyone’s job here a…

  • January 19 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Scoring in the classroom

    New England All-American Scholars: 20 Saugus Pop Warner players honored at Town Hall By Mark E. Vogler   The main order of business at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Wednesday night was to honor 20 kids from the Saugus Pop Warner Football League who scored big – in the classroom. A crowd of more than 75 people – parents, relatives and friends – showed up in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall for the special tribute for the young town residents who were honored as New England All-American Scholars for the 2016–2017 academic school year. Board of Selectmen Chairman Debra Panetta told the audience how proud she is of…

  • January 19 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    Peabody Sports Stories – Hockey

    Peabody girls’ hockey team earns 5th victory after shutout loss By Greg Phipps   After being blanked the day before, the Peabody High School girls’ hockey team bounced back with a solid 5-0 shutout win over Medford last Saturday at McVann-O’Keefe Rink. Once again, top scorer Sammie Mirasolo contributed mightily with two goals. She reached the 20-point mark with her two tallies and was the first girl player this season to hit that plateau. Kathryn DiGiulio also netted two scores for the Tanners, who upped their record to 5-3-1 entering this week’s play. Goalie Jeny Collins earned the shutout in net. The Tanners hoped to notch their second-ever triumph over…

  • January 19 2018,  Lynnfield

    Lynnfield Senior Center hosts Police Presentation Jan. 29

    Lynnfield Police Department Presentations-Reverse 911 and the new ERIN program: The Lynnfield Police Dept. will discuss reverse 911 Code Red for Lynnfield residents. Reverse 911 allows you to quickly receive messages in the event of an emergency. The new ERIN Program provides emergency responders information about residents with autism, Alzheimer’s or any other medical condition that could be of assistance to first responders when answering a call. The event takes place on Monday, January 29th at 10am. The Lynnfield Senior Center is located at 525 Salem Street, Lynnfield. Phone 781-598-1078. Please sign up.

  • January 19 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Violinist Robyn Bollinger and Pianist Elizabeth Schumann in Chameleon Up Close Recital on February 4

    The Chameleon Arts Ensemble presents Chameleon Up Close featuring violinist Robyn Bollinger and pianist Elizabeth Schumann, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4 PM, at Mary Norton Hall at Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston. The program of “rule breakers and statement makers” includes Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2; Erik Satie’s Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes); and Shostakovich’s austere and muscular Sonata, Op. 134. The Boston Musical Intelligencer noted Ms. Bollinger’s “outgoing play electrified the air.” The Washington Post described Ms. Schumann as “deft, relentless, and devastatingly good.” Chameleon is currently in the midst of its 20th…