• May 4 2018,  Peabody,  Peabody Sports,  Sports

    Tanners baseball team increases win streak to six

    By Greg Phipps Falling behind by two runs in the top of the first inning on Tuesday afternoon didn’t faze the Peabody Tanners, who immediately responded with three tallies in their half of the first in an eventual 6-5 triumph over the Lynn English Bulldogs at Bezemes Diamond. It was the sixth consecutive win for the red-hot Tanners, who improved to 7-1. Peabody was coming off a 9-0 shutout (the team’s third this year) of Somerville on Monday. Junior Joe Zito, called up from the junior varsity squad, hurled a no-hitter, striking out four with no walks. On Tuesday, Evan Mullen led the offensive attack with two run-scoring doubles. Jake…

  • May 4 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere Sports Round-Up

    Cravotta’s two home runs lead Revere past Lynn English  By Julian Cardillo   The Revere baseball team has split its last two games, their latest result coming on Wednesday in an 8-7 victory over Lynn English. Revere got off to a 5-0 start against Lynn English and held on enough on defense to secure the win. Matt Cravotta was the MVP of the game; he hit two home runs and earned a save on the mound after coming on in relief in the fifth inning. On Saturday, the Patriots fell to Lynn Classical, 4-0. “We couldn’t get the bats going and Classical’s pitcher had a very good command of the…

  • Malden,  May 4 2018

    A cut above

    Tony the barber passes the clippers  By Barbara Taormina Last weekend, a small crowd of family, friends and fans gathered on the corner of Salem Street and Granville Avenue for a bittersweet celebration. After 55 years of pompadours, buzz cuts, mullets and quiffs, Anthony Cammarata, who most people know as Tony the barber, has retired and passed the clippers and the keys to Tony’s Barber Shop to new owner Berthony Sanon. Cammarata’s family marked the moment with pizza, cake and a bouquet of balloons, and Mayor Gary Christenson stopped in to personally deliver a citation from the city. “Tony’s barber shop has been a fixture on Salem Street mostly because…

  • Malden,  Malden Sports,  May 4 2018,  Sports

    Malden Sports Round-Up

    Malden pitching stars for Golden Tornadoes, who split games  By Julian Cardillo   Junior lefthander Billy Stickney dominated on the mound, and his teammates provided plenty of offense as the Malden High School baseball team picked up an 8-2 win over Northeastern Conference rival Winthrop at Maplewood Park on Monday. Stickney went the distance, scattering four hits and striking out a whopping 15 on the night. “I am not sure what the school record for one game is right now, but 15 strikeouts must be pretty close,” said Malden High coach Steve Freker. “Stickney was in control all night, and we backed him up with some runs and some good…

  • Malden,  May 4 2018

    Volunteers needed for Memorial Day flag placement

    Volunteers needed for Memorial Day flag placement   Mayor Gary Christenson and Veterans’ Services Director Kevin Jarvis invite residents, veterans, students and civic organizations to assist with the placement of flags on veterans’ graves in preparation for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Flag placement will be at both the Holy Cross and Forest Dale Cemeteries and will take place over a two-week period from May 14 through May 25, 2018. Please join in to honor Malden’s veterans who bravely served in the U.S. Military. If you are able to volunteer in this annual event, please call the Veterans’ Services Department at 781-397-7139 to provide dates and times that you…

  • May 4 2018,  Peabody

    Peabody Thrift open for business on Main Street

    By Christopher Roberson After working in both web design and investing, Frank Perullo, a business major at the University of New Hampshire, made the decision to open his own business. Perullo said he and his father came up with the idea for a thrift shop, being avid viewers of the A&E reality television series Storage Wars. “We dreamt it up together,” he said during the store’s April 25 ribbon-cutting event, adding that the thrift industry is suited to withstand economic fluctuations. After considering other locations, Perullo said, he is pleased with his choice to open at 86B Main St. “The location was fantastic, everything’s been positive so far,” he said.…

  • Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  May 4 2018,  Sports

    Baseball Pioneers warming up with two more wins

    By Joe Mitchell   The Lynnfield High School baseball team seems to be turning the corner with two more wins this past week against Georgetown (2-1) and Ipswich (6-2) to improve its record to 7-2. “We’re definitely playing better,” said coach John O’Brien, “and that Georgetown game was a classic pitchers’ duel.” And who else would be involved in a duel other than Lynnfield’s junior ace Fernando Gonzalez, the author of a one-hitter against Masco that also featured 13 strikeouts in a truly dominating performance. Against the Royals, Gonzalez, now 2-1 on the season, scattered five hits and three walks, while whiffing another 10 batters. He also contributed to his…

  • Lynnfield,  May 4 2018

    Sagamore Spring development voted down twice at Town Meeting

    Sagamore Spring development voted down twice at Town Meeting By Christopher Roberson   Although Town Meeting voted, 171-136, in favor of rezoning the property for Fairways Edge at Sagamore, it did not satisfy the two-thirds vote that is required for such articles. In response, Finance Committee Member Robert Priestley made a motion to reconsider the article. However, his motion was also defeated, 122-148. Because the initial rezoning article did not pass, the three related articles were sent back to the Planning Board “for further study.” During the April 30 meeting, concerns were raised about the development falling under Chapter 40B of the state’s Affordable Housing Zoning Law. However, Attorney Theodore…