• June 1 2018,  Malden Obituaries,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Tina (Ottolenghi) Duke – Obituary

    Tina (Ottolenghi) Duke At 102, a Holocaust survivor, of Danvers, formerly of Saugus and Malden, entered eternal rest on June 30, 2018. Devoted wife of the late Israel Duke. Beloved mother of Anna & the late Harold Orent. Adored grandmother of Sylvia & Simon Ward of Peabody, MA and Mark & Debra Orent of Saugus, MA. Cherished great grandmother of Valerie, Andrew, Lauren, Daniel, Nicole, and Emily. Daughter of the late Silvio & Albertina Ottolenghi and sister of the late Felicino and Elena, all of Turin, Italy. Tina was born on April 19, 1916 in Turin, Italy, and came to America on July 30, 1947, with her daughter, to join…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  June 1 2018,  Sports

    Everett softball team edges past Malden

    By Julian Cardillo The Lady Crimson Tide improved to 11-8 on the season in their penultimate game on Monday night, taking a tight 7-6 decision over Malden in softball action. Pitcher Ariana Garay went the distance and struck out six with just two walks. “It was senior night and I knew the girls were excited and that Malden was beatable, as we beat them last [time] we played,” said Everett coach Stacy Schiavo. “However, I told them not to take [Malden] lightly.” Everett scored twice in the third inning. Kloey Cardillo singled and Maddy Smith got on base on a fielding error. Maddy Duraes knocked in Cardillo with a triple,…

  • June 1 2018,  Revere

    Revere remembers its fallen on solemn Memorial Day

    By Sara Brown Despite the rainy conditions, Revere gathered to remember its fallen soldiers and honor and celebrate Memorial Day. The celebration began on the American Legion lawn as a packed crowd huddled under a tarp to avoid the rain. Raindrops could not dampen everyone’s spirits. Director of Veterans Services Marc Silvestri said Memorial Day is often a bittersweet day for him as he remembers the soldiers that Revere has lost over the years. “It hurts,” he said. “I’ve lost a few combat soldiers.” One of the things that helps him get through the pain is his job working for the veterans. “It’s great to see the patriotism starting to…

  • June 1 2018,  Revere

    Letter to the Editor: RHS parent’s point of view on school shootings

    Letter to the Editor: RHS parent’s point of view on school shootings   In the aftermath of another deadly school shooting where a gunman took 10 more lives (8 students and 2 teachers) and 13 more were wounded in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018; we realize that school shootings in recent times have become quite a worrisome issue. Are our local schools safe? More than one will question it. Tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newton CT (on 12/14/2012 – 26 deaths/2 injuries), Marshall County High School in Marshall County, KY (on 1/23/2018 – 2 deaths/ 18 injuries), Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL (on 2/14/2018…

  • June 1 2018,  Saugus

    Ninth Essex House Race

    State Rep. Wong set to face two candidates in November election By Mark E. Vogler State Rep. Donald Wong will face two challengers from Saugus on this November’s Election ballot when he seeks a fifth two-year term representing voters of the Ninth Essex House District. Former Saugus selectman candidate Michael Coller has qualified to run unenrolled, and U.S. Army veteran Matt Crescenzo will be running as a Democratic challenger, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division. Wong, a popular Republican, and Crescenzo will each be listed on their respective ballots for the Sept. 4 primary election without competition unless a candidate decides to run a write-in campaign. At…

  • June 1 2018,  Peabody

    Councillors wrestle with golf course audit

     By Christopher Roberson   The City Council’s Finance Committee recently voted, 4-1, to pay $15,000 to Niblick Golf to audit the operations at The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course. During the May 24 meeting, Councillor-at-Large Anne Manning-Martin said she is concerned that the city would not follow through on the recommendations produced by the audit results. She also said the original cost of the audit was $5,000. In addition, Manning-Martin asked why an outside company would be hired rather than having city employees complete the audit. In response, Finance Director Michael Gingras said the $5,000 figure was only an estimate. He also said the city needs a company that specializes…

  • June 1 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere softball team primed for playoffs

    By Julian Cardillo The Revere softball team is headed for the post-season in strong form. Revere knocked off Swampscott, 8-5, on Wednesday night to close the regular season at 13-5. Victoria Correia was one of the stars of the Patriots’ offense, her two-run home run paving the way for another Revere win. “We lost nine of 13 players from last year’s team, but we ended with the same record,” said Revere coach Joe Ciccarello. “That goes to show the level of talent and quality of kids we have in our younger program as well as our returning leadership … I couldn’t be more impressed with our younger kids, who have…

  • Everett,  June 1 2018

    School safety Everett’s “number one” priority

    By John McCormack   Keeping our schools and children safe has become one of America’s biggest issues in 2018. Parents drop their children off every day in hopes that they will be picked up safe and returned home. However, schools haven’t always been holding up to their safe standards. In 2018’s short five-month existence there have been 23 school shootings in the United States. Safety should be the number one priority when school is in session, and Everett High School takes safety and their students’ lives very seriously. “Safety is our number one priority,” Everett High School Principal Erick Naumann said. Naumann said Everett High School does daily safety procedures…

  • June 1 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus Sports Round-up

    Saugus softball team ices Stoneham with playoffs on the horizon By Julian Cardillo   The Saugus softball team beat Stoneham, 9-3, on their senior day last Friday, honoring lone senior Brittney Sudanowicz en route to the 11th win of the season. Sudanowicz had a strong performance, coming up with an RBI double and a perfect night of fielding. “I can’t stress enough how much of a pleasure it has been coaching Brittney,” said Saugus coach Steve Almquist. “She helped shape the foundation of this program and epitomizes what high school athletics is all about … Brittney is a great student, leader, teammate and person, and she will be tremendously missed.…