• July 27 2018,  Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield   Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys will be performing at 10 a.m. on July 27 on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.). SOLitude Lake Management will be treating Pillings Pond on July 30 to “control the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation.” Therefore, boating and fishing will not be safe until July 31. In addition, using the water for drinking, cooking and watering livestock will not be safe until Aug. 2. Using the water for irrigation will not be safe until Aug. 4. The Lynnfield Public Library (18 Summer St.) will be hosting Family Resource Network Storytime from 10-10:45 a.m. on Aug. 9 for children…

  • July 27 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: C.C. Yanakakis discusses performing as a singer/DJ at the Saugus Farmer’s Market

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: C.C. Yanakakis discusses performing as a singer/DJ at the Saugus Farmer’s Market     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with C.C. Yanakakis at the Saugus Farmer’s Market to talk about the fun he has sharing music with local people – particularly seniors and veterans – who come to buy fresh vegetables, fish, baked sweets, soap and soy candles. Yanakakis, of Lynn, a 1967 graduate of Lynn Classical High School, describes himself as a therapeutic entertainer who enjoys performing as a DJ and singing live music at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where he has spent time working with Alzheimer’s patients. He worked previously…

  • July 27 2018,  Malden

    September bike-a-thon in Malden benefits global effort of local nonprofit

    Aiding “Water for Life” in rural Guatemala   The Malden-based nonprofit organization Sowing Opportunities, Inc. will hold a bike-a-thon on Saturday, September 15 at noon along the Northern Strand Community Trail (bike path) to benefit their pilot project of providing accessible, potable water and sustainable agriculture to the remote village of Chajmaic, Guatemala. The route goes from Roosevelt Park in Malden to Park L in Everett for turn around and back (about 4.2 miles round-trip). This project unifies the local and the global: The village is the birthplace of the adopted daughter of two long-term residents of Malden. Sowing Opportunities intends to involve the community through this bike-a-thon. Whether or…

  • Everett,  July 27 2018

    City officials proposing affordable housing “credits” for developers

    By Brendan Clogston   Planning & Development Director Tony Sousa and Inspectional Services Director Jim Soper appeared before the Planning Board this week with a proposal that would give developers credit against affordable housing requirements in instances where they are developing “difficult” properties, credits which could reduce the affordable housing requirements to as low as five percent. Recently, the city has been attempting to attract developers to the city’s Commercial Triangle, Riverfront Overlay District and Lower Broadway Economic Development District. Apparently, however, the city has received pushback from developers who feel that they cannot meet the affordable housing requirements. Sousa, while stating that the situation was not ideal, argued that…

  • July 27 2018,  Peabody

    Torigian YMCA holds fourth annual Beat The Heat 5K

     By Christopher Roberson After finishing in third place last year, Marcus Cryan, 19, of Topsfield, ran this year’s Beat The Heat 5K road race with a winning time of 17 minutes, 17 seconds, beating second place finisher Christopher Betschart, 27, of Boston by two minutes, five seconds. “I did run the race last year and I didn’t think the course was too difficult although there were a couple hills,” he said. “I also thought that the staff did a great job putting the whole event together.” Logan Tracia, 13, was the top finisher out of all the Peabody runners with a time of 19 minutes, 42 seconds. Tracia finished in…

  • July 27 2018,  Lynnfield

    Rte. 1 Grill House Hosts 1st Bike Night for Veterans

    On Thursday, July 19, a large contingent of motorcycle enthusiasts and local veterans’ motorcycle clubs came out to support the Route #1 Grill House 1st Bike Night fundraising event.  This special event was to benefit local veterans sponsored by the Cambridge American Legion Post #442 Dirty Water Motorcycle Club, and Rte. 1 Grill House Manager Tony Floramo. The event featured number of custom motorcycles that competed for several “best bike” awards. Raffles included a football autographed New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, embroidered hats and screen prints from Mark Scarpaci of Royal Design of Malden. Custom shirts and items from designer AnnMarie LaFauci of FrankiO Events & Marketing were also available.…

  • July 27 2018,  Peabody

    Peabody resident wounded in Afghan ambush

     By Christopher Roberson While on deployment in Tarinkot, Afghanistan, more than 6,500 miles from his Peabody home, Army solider Hunter Josselyn was shot not once, but twice in an “apparent insider attack” on July 7. According to a statement released by the NATO Resolute Support Mission, another solider was also injured and a third soldier was killed during the ambush. In a July 18 Facebook post, Mayor Edward Bettencourt said Josselyn, a 2016 graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, was taken from the scene of the attack and rushed into “extensive emergency surgery.” “Although his injuries are not life threatening, Hunter faces a long road to recovery with his…

  • July 27 2018,  Malden

    Atria Maplewood Place’s annual Chef Showdown

    Atria Maplewood Place hosted its annual Chef Showdown on Thursday afternoon, featuring dishes concocted from tomatoes. Atria Maplewood Place’s in-house chef, Mark Contini, competed against 3 Kitchens Catering’s Ashley Vacheresse. Vacheresse presented tomato and whipped goat cheese on a crostini. Contini made fried green tomatoes with Kentucky Bourbon pulled pork. Samples were presented to all the residents, spectators and the judges. Mayor Gary Christenson, DPW Director Bobby Knox and Cook Demonstrator Loretta Lyons-Goldberg judged the contest, which resulted in a tie. (Photos by Katy Rogers)