• March 2 2018,  Revere

    Residents upset over high property assessments

    By Sara Brown The Board of Assessors appeared before the City Council on Monday night after several residents complained about new property assessments and the rising cost to live in the Beach City. According to Board of Assessors Chairman Dana Brangiforte, along with members John Verrengia and Mathew McGrath, the city will have to raise $82 million on the tax levy to meet all budget requirements. Brangiforte stated that the assessments reflect the current real estate market and his board has no control over setting the tax rate. “As assessments of properties go up, the tax rate goes down and vice versa,” said the chairman. “We don’t control the taxes,”…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  March 2 2018,  Sports

    Mayor and City recognize Everett Crimson Tide Cheerleading B Team

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently welcomed the Everett Crimson Tide Cheerleading B Team to the City Council Chambers to recognize them for winning the Junior Varsity Cheer Division national title. Each cheerleader and the coaching staff received a citation from him congratulating them on their achievement. “It was my honor to offer my most sincere congratulations to the coaching staff and players of the Everett Crimson Tide Cheerleading B Team for winning the National Title,” stated Mayor DeMaria. “I am extremely proud of their dedication, commitment and success. The City of Everett could not be more proud.”

  • March 2 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere Sports Stories

    Third match-up against Swampscott on tap for Revere-Malden hockey By Julian Cardillo   The Revere-Malden hockey team opens the postseason against Swampscott on Friday. Swampscott has been a mixed bag this year for the Patriots. They fell to them, 3-1, early in the season and then managed to secure a come-from-behind 2-2 tie. “We know them well,” said Revere-Malden coach Joe Ciccarello. “They are very crafty. They have a tremendous goalie and they have very strong lines.” Ciccarello believes his team has what it takes to go far in the tournament. In many ways, he says, it’s about good defense and getting hot at the right time. “Anyone can get…

  • Lynnfield,  March 2 2018

    Tremblay makes $24.8M pitch to FinCom

    By Christopher Roberson   Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay recently went before the Finance Committee to present her budget recommendation of $24.8 million for fiscal year 2019. Within that figure, 87 percent of the budget is allocated for salaries, seven percent is for Special Education and six percent is for other expenditures. Although the proposal represents a 4.5 percent increase over last year, Tremblay said the original request reflected an increase of 6.4 percent; however, after meeting with then-Town Administrator James Boudreau, it became clear that the budget increase could not exceed 4.5 percent. To accomplish this, Tremblay said, the academic tutor hours would need to be scaled back in…

  • Everett,  March 2 2018,  Revere

    Stolen dog thrown from car returned to rightful owner

    By Brendan Clogston All dogs go to heaven, but Tedge gets to go home. After a month long journey in which he was stolen, thrown from a moving vehicle, saved by Good Samaritans and lost a leg to his injuries, the 18-month-old beagle-chihuahua mix is back with his rightful owner. “I love having him back; it feels great just to be able to hold him,” said his owner, Theron Miller, during his reunion in the Everett Police Station lobby on Monday, February 26. Miller, a truck driver from Montana, said that Tedge has been his constant companion on the road. “He’s there with me wherever I go, said Miller. “He’s…

  • March 2 2018,  Saugus

    A potential $1.5 million savings

    Crabtree says truancy officer job in his proposed FY 2019 budget could reduce costs By Mark E. Vogler Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree says it’s been years since the town had a truancy officer to check on students who belong in school. This year he wants the town to hire a truancy officer who will also make sure that students from out-of-town aren’t hiding out in the classrooms of Saugus Public Schools. “If there are 100 students who don’t belong, it’s $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money,” Crabtree told the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night as he presented his preliminary $98.9 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year that begins July…

  • March 2 2018,  Saugus

    It’s Pinewood Derby time!

    Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 holds its annual miniature car race tomorrow – for adults as well as kids By Mark E. Vogler The basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St., will be just like a racetrack tomorrow morning as Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 holds its Annual Pinewood Derby. Miniature wood cars made by the hands of kids, sometimes with the help of their parents, will be competing for prizes for the fastest and the best-looking. “It’s been going for at least 35 years,” Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 Scoutmaster John Kane said. The Pinewood Derby will get underway at 10 a.m. with “an open race”…