• July 13 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: An interview with Vietnam War vet Gordon Shepard on Riverside Cemetery’s Civil War Restoration project

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: An interview with Vietnam War vet Gordon Shepard on Riverside Cemetery’s Civil War Restoration project     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we went to Riverside Cemetery to ask Gordon Shepard about some major work that was completed recently at the Civil War veterans’ burial plot – the latest of several veterans’ gravesite projects he’s worked on at the cemetery on a volunteer basis. Shepard, 71, is a 1965 Saugus High School graduate. He is a retired letter carrier who worked out of the Lynn Post Office for 34 years. He and his wife, Debra, are Saugus natives and longtime residents of the town. A U.S. Army…

  • July 13 2018,  Malden

    Spadafora Slush and Ice Cream celebrates new Frozen Treats postage stamps

      The United States Postal Service, in cooperation with Spadafora Slush and Ice Cream Shoppe, hosted a special dedication of the new Frozen Treats Forever Stamps at the shop (136 Highland Ave., Malden) on Tuesday with USPS Manager of Postal Operations William Collins and William and Donna Spadafora. Frozen Treats is the Postal Service’s first Scratch and Sniff stamp, allowing customers to attach the scents of summer to their correspondence. The stamps feature illustrations of frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick. Today, Americans love cool, refreshing ice pops on a hot summer day. The tasty, sweet stamp and real confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors. This…

  • Everett,  July 13 2018

    Wynn General Counsel to resign July 15

    By Brendan Clogston   Wynn Resorts Executive Vice President and General Counsel Kim Sinatra, widely seen as the company’s No. 2 employee after CEO Matt Maddox, will step down Sunday, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Wynn Resorts has not issued a comment on Sinatra’s departure, and no official reason has been given as of press time. Sinatra’s position had long been seen as vulnerable; however, as the company attempts to distance its operations from disgraced former CEO and founder Steve Wynn, and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission continues its investigation into who knew what and when. This February, Wynn resigned after a report in The…

  • July 13 2018,  Malden

    One killed, one injured in Malden head-on crash

    By The Advocate   At approximately 12 midnight on July 9, a multivehicle accident was reported on Lynn Street between Holy Cross Cemetery near the Everett/Malden city line; reportedly, one victim was dead and at least one other was injured. Though not much information had surfaced yet, it was heard from surrounding first responders that alcohol was allegedly involved in one of the two vehicles. Witnesses described the sound of a loud crash, which was possibly caused by the two vehicles colliding. Lynn St. was closed for over three hours to complete a proper cleanup on the road. The Malden Fire Department says that two people were transported to a…

  • July 13 2018,  Lynnfield

    Letter to the Editor: Against the Rail Trail

    Letter to the Editor: Against the Rail Trail   Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the June 20, 2018 letter in the Lynnfield Villager and also the Lynnfield Patch article regarding the Rails to Trails from the medical professionals. I agree with their comments that exercise is beneficial to physical and mental health. My family and I have lived in Lynnfield for over 40 years and we exercise regularly, even during our harsh winter months. I am able to walk on our street and sidewalks because they are plowed. Most trails are not, but if the trail was plowed, it would be an added expense to our ever increasing…

  • July 13 2018,  Peabody

    Peabody to host Public Piano Project again this year

     By Christopher Roberson For the third time, decorated pianos will be arriving in the city at the end of the month for this year’s Play Us A Tune Public Piano Project. Timothy Brown, director of Innovation and Strategy at the Northeast Arc, said four pianos will be available for eight weeks. “The pianos, even though they are cared for by volunteers, are still exposed to changes in temperatures and weather conditions,” he said. “Eight weeks is about all they can last outside and still maintain a tune.” Brown said the pianos will be located at the Leather City Common, Peabody Square, outside of the Peabody Institute Library and at the…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels’ “Car Show Cruise Night” to benefit the American Cancer Society

    Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels’ “Car Show Cruise Night” to benefit the American Cancer Society This Sunday, July 15, from 4 to 8 p.m., the Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels relay team will be holding their 4th Annual Car Show Cruise Night at Fuddruckers on Route 1 in Saugus to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will feature many classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. There will be trophies, music, raffles and a 50/50. The 100.7 Walk Street Team will be there with giveaways, and so much more. Fuddruckers will be generously donating 20 percent of all sales to the American Cancer Society during the event. This event grows more every year.…

  • July 13 2018,  Revere

    A tradition continues: Row, Row, Row In Revere race for Autism Awareness – Aug. 11

    Event sponsors, volunteers and raffle items still needed By The Advocate Get ready to row, row, row for some great fun in the sun and a truly wonderful cause as registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Row, Row, Row In Revere on Saturday, August 11. Canoers will start at the Point of Pines Yacht Club for the opening ceremonies and then paddle or row down the Pines River to the finish line at North Shore Marine. The after-party will take place at the home base, The Marina Restaurant & Bar at the Wharf. Once again, Charles River Canoe will be donating all the canoes for the event. The…

  • Everett,  July 13 2018,  Lynnfield,  Malden,  Melrose,  Peabody,  Revere,  Saugus,  Wakefield

    ARL’s annual “Too Hot for Spot” summer pet safety tip

    ARL’s annual “Too Hot for Spot” summer pet safety tip By Representative Steven Ultrino, 33rd Middlesex District   The Animal Rescue League of Boston is launching its fifth annual “Too Hot for Spot” campaign about the dangers of heatstroke in animals left in motor vehicles during extreme weather conditions. Heat stroke is a serious condition, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures. In 2016 the Massachusetts legislature passed a law to protect an animal left in a motor vehicle when extreme heat or cold could reasonably be expected to threaten the life of the animal. In an effort to share this message with my constituents, I ask…