• July 13 2018,  Saugus

    The Public’s Right to Know

    The Public’s Right to Know An ongoing series on the challenges of making open government work in Saugus   By Mark E. Vogler   The Saugus School Committee – through its apparent indifference to and defiance of the state Open Meeting Law (OML) – is inadvertently giving town residents and citizens across the state an education on the state Open Meeting Law this summer. Citizens who encounter similar issues with School Committees in their respective communities – along with Open Government Law advocates – will be reading the determinations rendered by the state Attorney General’s Division of Open Government for months. That recent five-page opinion written by an attorney for…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    World Series Park “Wall of Fame” unveiling/dedication

     A ceremony unveiling and dedicating the World Series Park “Wall of Fame” will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. People who donated to the plaque are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place at the location of the plaque on the field-side of the World Series Park building. The ceremony will consist of the plaque unveiling by Ed Stetson, a reading of names that appear on the plaque, prayers by Pastor Brendan Allison of True Vine Ministries and remarks by state and town officials. The reading of names will be done by Ed Stetson, Debra Panetta, Carolyn Davis and Bob Davis. Following the ceremony refreshments will…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    The Sounds of 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.   She’s no fan of the Open Meeting Law   It doesn’t sound like Saugus School Committee Member Linda Gaieski is an avid reader or big admirer of the state Open Meeting Law. It also appears she takes it awfully personally when a veteran newsman chooses to exercise the provisions of the state Open Meeting Law by filing a complaint as citizens are allowed to do under provisions of the law that’s designed to promote transparency in government.   In case Saugus Advocate readers…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus Faith Notes

    Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship.   Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the new Facebook Page for future details of important upcoming events.   Christmas in July at First Congregational Church UCC Chill out in the heat of summer at “Christmas in July” on Friday, July 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Congregational Church UCC (300 Central St., Saugus). There will be lots of holiday fun. The hall will be decked out with Christmas trees and lights. On the snack menu are Christmas…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Winter street property owner faces potentially heavy fines

    Health Board votes to uphold “public health nuisance” citation By Mark E. Vogler Joseph R. Apicella said his service to his country as well as the service of his family should be considered as he and his attorney appealed to the Board of Health for the removal of the “public health nuisance” designation of his property at 128 Winter St. But the board voted 4-0 to keep in full force the order issued to him on May 30 while also calling for “substantial progress” to made immediately if he is to avoid hefty fines ranging from $1,000 to $25,000-a-day along with the potential for facing imprison of two years in…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus celebrates

    Town manager invites community to groundbreaking ceremony for future Saugus Middle-High School next week    (Editor’s Note: This information was issued by the Town Manager’s Office this week.) Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, and the Saugus High School Project Building Committee are pleased to invite Saugus children, residents, Town and State officials, employees, and business owners to attend a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the brand-new, grades 6-12 MSBA Saugus Middle-High School project. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at the existing Saugus High School property, located at 1 Pearce Memorial Drive. Last…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    First Congregational Church UCC News 

    First Congregational Church UCC News    Christmas in July at First Congregational Church UCC Chill out in the heat of summer at “Christmas in July,” Friday, July 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central Street, Saugus.  There will be lots of holiday fun to be had.  The hall will be decked out with Christmas trees and lights.  On the snack menu are Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, and fudgsicles ( instead of hot chocolate).  Carolers will serenade us and the organ will ring out with the sound of carillon bells.  There will be raffles for an array of prizes, games for kids like “Pin the Heart on the…

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus students named to UMass Amherst Spring 2018 Dean’s List

    Saugus students named to UMass Amherst Spring 2018 Dean’s List   AMHERST, Mass. The following Saugus students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the 2018 spring semester: Andrea Battaglia Jiana Elizabeth Capone Kristen Celia Correia Sophia Marie Destefano Francesca Diprizio Sabrina Deemah Elbach Serene Reemah Elbach Stephanie L Gaglini Rachit Jain Nicole Ashley Moschella Nicholas Alexander Petkewich Amanda Rose Poussard Tia Elizabeth Trabucco Lauren Webster In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point

  • July 13 2018,  Saugus

    Saugus students named to Bishop Fenwick Honor Roll

    Principal’s List Seniors Lauren Coccoluto Chester MacAskill Jennie Meagher Christopher Pedicini   Juniors Tessa Palermo   Sophomores Abigail Carr   Freshmen Gianna Gioia   First Honors Devin DiBerto Barbara Talagan   Juniors Elizabeth Della Piana Grace Loeser   Sophomores Cassyn Scarpaci Isabella Sforza Carl Thomas   Freshmen Maxwell Gibbs   Second Honors   Juniors Nicholas D’Angelo   Sophomore Kylie Coleman Meghan Costello Robert Favuzza, Jr. Matthew Roscoe Andrew Wallace