• January 5, 2018,  Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus

    By Mark E. Vogler   Here are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.   Get them while they last! I got an email I wanted to share from Laura Eisener of the Saugus Historical Society regarding the society’s 2018 Calendar, which was the focus of a cover story in last week’s paper. Laura wanted to remind Saugus residents that the calendars are available while they last at Saugus Town Hall, Saugus Public Library, and the Senior Center.  And, there’s a suggested donation of $2.00 per calendar. “As always, the Calendar features important holidays, dates of full and new moons, as well as…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Peter and Ruth Ruggeri talk about the many things they’ve made in Saugus since building their house more than 60 years ago     Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Peter and Ruth Ruggeri in the living room of their 1950s one family ranch home on Lenox Avenue, at the corner of Elm Street. We talked about many of things they’ve made during more than six decades living in Saugus — including the house and many of the furnishings inside. Peter, 90, is a retired carpenter and home builder. He is one of three boys who grew up in Revere. He was in his senior…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus Sports Stories

    Basketball Sachem boys’ hoops captures first win of season By Julian Cardillo   After weeks of changes and interruptions, the Saugus High boys’ basketball team finally got back to work on Wednesday night, edging Bishop Fenwick, 55-53 in Peabody for their first victory of the season. The Sachems were down for most of the game until a blockbuster fourth quarter. “In the break between the third and fourth I told the kids to work hard and that good things would happen,” said Saugus coach Mark Bertrand. “I looked in their eyes and I could just tell that they were going to go after it.” Saugus, now 1-3 on the young…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus

    Appian Club of Stoneham to offer Adult Italian Classes

    Starting January 16 on Tuesday evenings for 90-minute sessions for eight weeks in Stoneham, beginners class will start with the basics (pronunciations, phrases, vocabulary build up, etc.) and give you a firm foundation for the language. The class is casual and interesting, and the experience will be enjoyable – no testing so you can relax. If you are traveling to Italy or just want to relive your heritage roots, this class is for you. Cost is $150 plus a $20 text. Contact coordinator John Nocella for further details at 781-438-5687 or, preferably, by email at john02180@gmail.com. The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a nonprofit, social charitable…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus

    The Savings Bank announces two promotions

    The Savings Bank (TSB) recently announced the promotion of two staff members at the Bank. Matt Barton, former Assistant Manager of the Andover Branch Office, has been promoted to Branch Manager. Matt has been with TSB for the past eight years. He serves in the Army Reserves and resides in Derry, N.H., with his wife. Amy Walsh, former Assistant Manager of the Lynnfield Branch Office, has been promoted to Floating Banking Manager for the Bank. She has been with TSB for 15 years. A longtime volunteer in the community, Amy serves as the lead for the survivor committee and the lead for the luminaria committee for the American Cancer Society…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Hockeytown USA will stay “the same,” new rink operator tells selectmen

    By Mark E. Vogler   Hockeytown USA — a Route 1 sports landmark for more than 45 years — has a new operator. But the popular ice hockey facility at 953 Broadway will continue to operate as it has, bearing the same name on its sign, according to the managing partner of the Haverhill-based company that has taken it over. That’s the understanding that selectmen had as they voted Wednesday night to issue a new license to operate a skating rink, a food license and a license for three coin-operated devices. “Frost Realty Associates IV, LLC intends to operate Hockeytown USA through its rink management company GLS Associates, Inc. for…

  • January 5, 2018,  Saugus

    Facing the storm

    Officials cancel two days of school; issue snow emergency and town-wide parking ban By Mark E. Vogler   With eight inches to a foot of snow forecast for yesterday in the region’s first major snow storm of the young winter, Saugus town officials decided to cancel school for the rest of the week. They also issued a Snow Emergency and Town-Wide Parking Ban, effective from 6 a.m. yesterday (Thursday) through at least 6 a.m. today (Friday), or until updated. “If you don’t have to be out on the street, stay at home and don’t be on the road,” Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree advised the public during Wednesday night’s Board…