• Everett,  Lynnfield,  Malden,  May 18 2018,  Peabody,  Revere,  Saugus

    Annual Boston’s Wounded Vet Run this Sunday beginning in Revere

    By Sara Brown On Sunday, May 20, over 6,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to show their support for combat veterans at the 8th Annual Boston Wounded Vet Run, a 90-minute motorcycle ride through Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Saugus, Revere and East Boston to raise money in support and honor of severely wounded military veterans, Captain Greg Galeazzi, Sergeant Brandon Korona, Sergeant Peter Rooney and Corporal Brian Johnston. Those that want to take part but prefer not to ride can meet motorcycle riders, this year’s honorees and New England veterans at the closing ceremony at Suffolk Downs – beginning at 2:30 p.m. – featuring music, food, a beer tent and guest speakers.…

  • May 18 2018,  Peabody

    City Council ponders possible city charter change

    By Christopher Roberson Director Stephen McGoldrick of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management and his colleague Marilyn Contreas recently went before the City Council to discuss the possibility of updating the City Charter, which is now 102 years old. During the May 10 meeting, Councillor-at-Large David Gravel said City Solicitor Michael Smerczynski had offered two options for charter revisions. The first option would be to elect a Charter Commission. Gravel said that option “had a lot of tripwires in it in terms of being able to move forward.” The second option would be to form a committee of appointed members to write a Special Act. “Going the…

  • Everett,  May 18 2018

    City Council reviews $232 million FY 19 budget

    By Brendan Clogston   A joint session of the City Council and School Department got their first look at Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s $232,266,410 FY 19 Budget on Monday night. The last city budget before the Encore Boston Harbor casino comes online, administration officials are framing the document as a reflection of the city’s challenges and strengths as it hovers on the edge of what they hope will be an economic and fiscal transformation for the city. CFO Eric Demas has long cautioned councillors that FY 19 would be a challenging year for the city’s finances, awkwardly sandwiched as it is between the expansion of the city’s resources in anticipation of…

  • Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  May 18 2018,  Sports

    Baseball Pioneers cruise past two more foes to remain among the CAL elite

    By Joe Mitchell   The Lynnfield High School baseball team continues on a roll after winning two more games this past week against North Reading (6-1) and non-league Arlington Catholic (10-1). They are currently 10-2 in the Cape Ann League tied with Masco for first place, 12-2 overall. The Pioneers went up against the Chieftains May 17 after press deadline in a late-season showdown for the top spot. They will then host Newburyport on Tuesday, May 22, which will also be Senior Day, giving the team an opportunity to recognize this year’s graduates one last time for their contributions to the program the last four years. The game itself will…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  May 18 2018,  Sports

    Everett Sports Round-Up

    Chamblain named Crimson Tide basketball coach By Julian Cardillo   Everett High School kept the search local for its new head basketball coach. The school announced last Thursday that Stanley Chamblain, a former Crimson Tide basketball captain, will succeed outgoing man in charge John DiBiaso. Everett held a press conference to announce Chamblain, who played for DiBiaso from 2000-03. Chamblain has also been on DiBiaso’s staff for the last five years and serves as a guidance counselor. Chamblain is grateful for the opportunity to lead the Crimson Tide but knows he has big shoes to fill. “It’s pretty intimidating to be replacing someone like Dib who has 500 wins, he…

  • Everett,  May 18 2018

    Mayor proclaims first week of May Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

    Recently Mayor Carlo DeMaria proclaimed May 6-12, 2018, as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. One in five children has a diagnosable mental health disorder and one- half of all lifetime instances of mental illness begin before age 14. Some youngsters with the most intense needs might not receive services. Mayor DeMaria emphasized the need to learn to recognize the early warning signs of mental health needs and where to obtain the necessary support, assistance and treatment that gives youngsters better opportunities to lead full and productive lives. Mayor DeMaria stated, “As a parent and Mayor the health and well-being of our children is so important. It is crucial to diagnose…

  • Lynnfield,  May 18 2018

    ConCom looks at wetlands adjacent to Summer Street properties

     By Christopher Roberson   The Conservation Commission voted unanimously during its May 15 meeting to accept the 354-linear-foot wetland delineation for the parcels at 333, 339 and 349 Summer St. “Right now, we’re analyzing the feasibility for a residential development; it’s the first step on a long road,” said Gregory Hochmuth of William & Sparages, representing project applicant Hannon Property Investments. Calling the properties “boring with respect to wetlands,” he said there is a two-foot drop in elevation at the rear of the parcels where the wetlands begin. “It’s a very abrupt wetland area,” said Hochmuth, adding that it is categorized as Bordering Land Subject to Flooding. Hochmuth said he…