• January 4 2019,  Revere

    Mayor and Council President share 2018 highlights

    By Tara Vocino Ringing in the New Year, the 2018 City Council President and Mayor’s Office shared their accomplishments in 2018 and what they hope to improve upon in the New Year. For 2018 City Council President Jessica Giannino, her highlight was being elected with her colleague Joanne McKenna as the first-ever female Council President and Vice President in the city. “We created a citywide parking ordinance and conducted city business in a timely and professional manner,” Giannino said Saturday night. “We worked to improve city services, communication and quality of life issues for residents.” Her goals in the New Year are to finalize the parking ordinance with McKenna, continue…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues    Editor’s Note: For this week, we continued to seek comment from the Saugus Board of Selectmen on what members consider the town’s major accomplishments as they look back on 2018. We also asked them to share their expectations for the new year. In last week’s edition, we published the responses from Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta. This week, Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeff Cicolini and Selectmen Scott Brazis, Mark Mitchell and Jennifer D’Eon responded to our questions. Following are the responses we received. (Selectman D’Eon gave an extensive interview for…

  • January 4 2019,  Malden

    Another successful Malden Kiwanis holiday basket delivery

    On Friday, December 21, Anthony’s was a busy workshop for the many Malden Kiwanians, MHS and MVRCS Key Clubbers, Malden Catholic students and other community volunteers. Sixty-six families received baskets this year, adding to their holiday cheer. On Friday night the baskets were filled with the gifts for the families, and on Saturday morning Santa’s helpers took off in their sleighs to bring the gifts and a meal to the families. Malden Kiwanis wishes to thank every community member who helped, whether it was a toy donation, a monetary donation or help with distribution. Special thanks to the Malden Chamber of Commerce for helping collect the toys, the Malden Fire…

  • January 4 2019,  Malden

    Malden Overcoming Addiction rings in New Year at third annual Celebrate Sober event

    Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) rang in the New Year with its third annual Celebrate Sober event at Club 24 in Malden. MOA Board Member Dana Brown welcomed the crowd of over 100 people to eat, talk, dance and celebrate the New Year substance-free.   Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy donated all the beverages for the water/juice bar, which she manned along with Marie Brown. Food for the event was generously donated by Floramo’s Restaurant, Dockside Restaurant (Malden), Bobby C’s, Kane’s Donuts and Malden Stop & Shop. Pizza was donated by Liz Hart (Tailored for Success). This free night of fun would not have been possible without the many amazing and…

  • Everett,  January 4 2019

    City government disputes reports of $300K settlement

    By The Advocate   City officials are disputing a press report alleging that the city made a secret $300,000 settlement for a harassment dispute at the Wellness Center. The Everett Leader Herald has been reporting that an employee of the Wellness Center, after having been harassed this year, received a $300,000 settlement which had been personally negotiated by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. City officials, while acknowledging that a harassment case had occurred this year, stated that the claims of $300,000 were a fabrication. “It does not exist,” said Assistant City Solicitor Keith Slattery. “The story is not true in any way shape or form. … There are no negotiations, there are…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere

    Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center News

    Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center News The Revere Council on Elder Affairs board members and guests gathered at Companion’s Restaurant for their Annual Christmas luncheon on December 6, 2018. Front row- Marie Giacobbe, Rose Mirasolo, Morris Morris, Josephine Piccardi, and Lorraine Repoli. Back row- Nick Giacobbe, Amodeo Iocco, Raphaella Iocco, Roseann Colannino, Ty Smith, Joan Moscillo of Speaker DeLeo’s office, Irma Accettullo, Mariane Fiore, Ann Eagan, Pat Manzo, Agnes Ferrioli, Vin Fiore, and Stephen Fielding, director of Elder Affairs. Missing from photo-Vincent J. Cammarata and special guests Rick Serino from Rep. Vincent’s office, and Deb Peczka from Mayor Arrigo’s office. The Council on Elder Affairs sends a Merry Christmas to all, especially…

  • Everett,  January 4 2019

    Dell Isola secures votes for City Council presidency

    By The Advocate   Reportedly, Councillor-at-Large Richard Dell Isola, 58, has secured enough votes from his colleagues to become the 2019 City Council president. If his support holds, he will be appointed at the City Council’s next meeting on Monday, January 7. If he succeeds, it will be his first time serving in the role. He has eight years of experience on the City Council. Dell Isola has named a number of priorities for the 2019 session, not the least of which is carefully steering the ship of development as Encore Boston Harbor comes online this summer. “The casino is going to be opening up, and there are a lot…