• Malden,  May 25 2018

    MAPC unveils Landline Greenway Vision Plan

    Members of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recently unveiled their LandLine Greenway Vision Plan that proposes a 1,400 mile trail and greenway network that will connect throughout the Boston region. This collaborative effort involves the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), other state and federal agencies, municipalities and many local community groups and citizens. Although our region enjoys many miles of popular trails, a good number of them do not connect. The effort will also bring trail and greenway footpath access closer to where residents live and work. Included in the project will be a signage and wayfinding plan that is consistent statewide and will contain directions and…

  • Everett,  May 25 2018

    Ten percent of Everett teachers face layoffs

    Despite $6.5 million contribution from city, schools $5.5 million short – about 100 positions By Brendan Clogston   Without additional funding, around 100 School Department employees will be laid off before the beginning of the next school year, despite a proposed $6.5 million contribution to the schools from the city. The School Committee voted to approve the department’s $81,380,955 spending plan Monday night. During a presentation preceding the vote, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski informed the committee that unless additional funds are made available to the district, the School Department will cut about 100 positions. Among those laid off, 67 will be teachers, the rest being clerical workers, computer…

  • Lynnfield,  May 25 2018

    Town releases Memorial Day itinerary

    By Christopher Roberson With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, the Veterans Services Department has released its plans for celebrating Memorial Day. Veterans Services Officer Bruce Siegel said the festivities will kick off at 8:15 a.m. on May 28 with a parade starting at Our Lady of Assumption Church and marching to the South Burying Ground on Salem Street and the Willow Cemetery on Summer Street. Following a short intermission at the South Lynnfield Fire Station, Siegel said, the parade will reform at Lynnfield Middle School and will proceed to the West Burying Ground, the Old Burying Ground and Forest Hill Cemetery. The parade will conclude at…

  • Malden,  May 25 2018

    This year’s Memorial Day activities in Malden

    This year’s Memorial Day activities in Malden Please join the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation’s freedom at a series of events that will take place during Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May, 26, there will be a dedication of the CPL Ralph F. Kenty Memorial Square at Savin Street and Fellsmere Road. CPL Kenty was a former Malden Assistant City Clerk (1981-1987) who was injured when his helicopter crashed in Vietnam. He was the only survivor and made it back home but would later lose his leg and suffer 53 surgical procedures during his lifetime. Ralph…

  • May 25 2018,  Revere

    City of Revere Memorial Day Exercises begin at 11 a.m. May 28

    Mayor invites all residents to 2018 Memorial Day exercises; Keynote Speaker Jeff Pearlman, Historian Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere Veterans Services Office cordially invite all Revere residents to the City’s 2018 Memorial Day exercises, to be held on Monday, May 28. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post #61 building, which is located next to City Hall at 249 Broadway. As part of the annual tradition, the names of Revere’s war dead from the Revolutionary War through the current day will be read aloud. Greetings will also be offered by the Mayor, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, State…

  • Malden,  May 25 2018

    Eye Dotting Ceremony at the State House

    Mayor Gary Christenson, Councillors-at-Large Debbie DeMaria and Stephen Winslow and State Representatives Steven Ultrino and Paul Donato attended an “Eye Dotting Ceremony” on May 14 at the State House in Boston. This ancient ritual originated thousands of years ago in the Chinese culture to bring people protection, good luck, health and prosperity. To empower the lion and the dragon to do their duty, they are brought to life by this sacred tradition where they are blessed before they can participate in special performances. Sifu Mai Du, Owner of the Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academies of Malden and Quincy cofounded the US Dragon and Lion Dance Federation that…

  • May 25 2018,  Peabody

    Eleven families to receive Medal of Liberty

    By Christopher Roberson This Memorial Day weekend, 11 families will receive Massachusetts Medals of Liberty in memory of their loved ones who never came home from war. Veterans Agent Stephen Patten said the weekend’s events will begin with the flagging of veterans’ graves at 9 a.m. on May 25. On May 27, a Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. at St. Adelaide’s Church (712 Lowell St.). After Mass, there will be a series of events sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They will take place at the School Administration Building (27 Lowell St.), Oak Grove Cemetery on Pine Street, the Civil War Monument in Peabody Square and the…