• Malden,  Malden Sports,  March 16 2018,  Sports

    MHS Golden Tornadoes Sports Round-up

    By Julian Cardillo   The Malden girls’ basketball team just barely missed out on making the state tournament. That said, the Golden Tornadoes can take solace in earning some post-season honors. Seniors Mackenzie Furlong and Tiffany Tortora were named Northeastern Conference (NEC) All-Stars. As for the boys’ team, who had a successful season despite losing in the state tournament to St. John’s Prep, senior guard Fern Berard was selected to the NEC All-Conference team. Additionally, seniors Malik Bissett and Tyler Holness were named Conference All-Stars.

  • Everett,  March 16 2018

    Mayor calls for final transfer to end School Department budget woes

    By Brendan Clogston   The mayor has asked to City Council to make one last transfer – this time for $500,000 – from the city’s stabilization fund to the School Department, allowing extracurricular activities to go on, preventing layoffs and providing what officials believe to be the last remedy required for the fiscal year’s months-long school budget crisis. “This transfer will allow all ongoing and upcoming extracurricular activities to proceed through the end of the current school year, including but not limited to the planned high school marching band trip to Washington, D.C.,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria in a message to the council. “This funding will also allow all school…

  • March 16 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    PHS boys players recognized at annual basketball banquet

    By Greg Phipps PHS boys’ varsity basketball awards Several players received awards and a number of others were recognized Monday evening during the annual Peabody High School boys’ basketball banquet on Monday evening at the Stonewood Tavern. Varsity head coach Thad Broughton said his 2017-18 team put in a lot of hard work, did things the right way, and was a special group all around. “We want to see the program continuously get better and progress,” said Broughton of his squad’s 12-9 finish this winter. “We lost eight seniors from the previous year’s team. That’s a lot of players, but these guys stepped up and rose to the challenge. They…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  March 16 2018,  Sports

    Everett Sports Stories

    DiBiaso era ends with Crimson Tide at Boston Garden By Julian Cardillo   Ghared Boyce maintained his scoring spree, and John DiBiaso continued to coach his heart out, but the Everett basketball season ended an era at the Boston Garden on Monday night as the Crimson Tide fell to Mansfield in the D1 state semifinals. DiBiaso, Everett’s longtime athletic director, football coach and basketball coach, wasn’t able to add yet another trophy to an already sterling cabinet of accolades and milestones. “We fought very hard, but there were some baskets that we just didn’t convert when we needed to,” DiBiaso said. Boyce managed to hit 22 points in the contest,…

  • March 16 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus High Sports Hall of Fame

    Saugus High Sports Hall of Fame: Hockey excellence highlights this year’s class of athletes who will be inducted   By Mark E. Vogler   The latest inductions into the Saugus High School Sports Hall of Fame reflect the community’s reputation as “a hockey town.” Four of the ten Sachem athletic greats approved by a special panel of Saugus High sports alumni were standout hockey players during their high school careers. The school’s Sports Hall of Fame Committee also chose to honor the 1999 Saugus High hockey team that won the Division 2 MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) State Championship. “Saugus has a tremendous history in hockey and has always been…

  • Malden,  March 16 2018

    Pisa Pizza shares a recipe for success

    By Barbara Taormina When Joe Crowley opened Pisa Pizza back in 1993, he knew exactly where he was heading. With a business degree in his pocket and $5,000 in the bank, Crowley, who was then 23, wanted to run a restaurant that served the kind of food that people remembered and came back for. But he also wanted a place that would be part and parcel of Malden, a restaurant that would be part of the community. And the plan worked. According to conventional wisdom, most small restaurants fail within a year. But recent market research shows that notion is flawed, and small restauranteurs usually go out of business after…

  • Lynnfield,  March 16 2018

    Advisory Committee closes curtain on proposed movie theatre

    By Christopher Roberson   On March 8, the Market Street Advisory Committee voted 11-1 to halt its discussion regarding a possible movie theatre at MarketStreet Lynnfield until a “specific theatre proposal” is made available. The decision resulted from a motion made by Member Anne Mitchell during the committee’s March 8 meeting. She said the committee’s recommendation to the Board of Selectmen cannot be influenced by National Development. “It’s not our mission to work with or for National Development,” said Mitchell. Theodore Tye, managing partner of National Development and Louis Masiello, senior vice president of Development at WS Development, presented the theatre concept to the committee during its Feb. 22 meeting.…