• Everett,  November 16 2018

    City mourns Everett firefighter Thaddeus Baxter

    By The Advocate The City of Everett mourned Everett firefighter Thaddeus M. Baxter, Jr. this week, who unexpectedly passed away last Friday, November 9. Officials across the city paid tribute to the late firefighter. Firefighters displayed their fallen brother’s uniform on Engine 2 during his wake Wednesday, the city council held a moment of silence in his memory, and at the request of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Christopher Johnson of Elm St. Baptist Church delivered a prayer for Baxter before the council meeting Monday night. Baxter, of Woburn, formerly of Everett, was a U.S. Army Veteran, Honor Guard Commander for the Everett Fire Dept. member of Local 143, IAF, and Commander…

  • November 16 2018,  Peabody

    Rousselot odors not a health threat

    By Christopher Roberson   As unpleasant as they may be, the odors emanating from the Rousselot gelatin plant are not toxic. “This plant doesn’t use chemicals, it’s basically natural materials,” said Rousselot’s medical officer, Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, during a meeting on Nov. 7 with residents and city officials. “These are not levels that cause disease by any means.” Human Resources Manager Thomas Loch acknowledged that Rousselot has been producing odors for the past “several months.” “We’re sorry that it had to come to a head like this,” he said. “This has been going on for … sometime, and we would like to get to the bottom of it.” Looking ahead,…

  • Malden,  November 16 2018

    Annual “Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving” Dinner open to all

    The annual “Don’t Be Alone On Thanksgiving” free community turkey dinner will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, noon – 2pm, at the Malden High School cafeteria, 77 Salem Street (enter from the rear entrance off of Ferry Street or from Salem Street near the Ferry Street intersection.) The dinner is free and open to anyone who would like to enjoy a wonderful holiday meal in good company. No reservations are needed. The site is handicap accessible. The event is sponsored by Bread of Life, Anthony’s of Malden, Forestdale Community Church in Malden, Hoff’s Bakery, Knights of Columbus IC Council 13966, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson,  Malden High School,…

  • Lynnfield,  November 16 2018

    St. Maria Goretti Honored Veterans

    As has been the tradition at St. Maria Goretti Church, prior to the start of 10AM Mass on Veteran’s Day, two veterans performed the ceremonial folding of the American flag while the meaning attached to each of the 13 folds was explained. This year U.S. Army veteran Ron Nutter and U.S. Air Force veteran Doug Jamieson conducted the flag folding, the Lynnfield Knights of Columbus presented the colors, Mallory DiSilvio sang God Bless America, and the Angels in the Morning children’s choir led the congregation in song. This moving custom brings together multiple generations, connects our love of country with our faith in God, and reminds us to be thankful…

  • November 16 2018,  Saugus

    Vietnam Vets at the Voke

    Students at Northeast Metro Tech learn the essence of Veterans Day from men who served   (Editor’s Note: The following is an article contributed by Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School to show the students involvement with Veterans Day.)   School Committee members are pleased to announce that as part of Northeast Metro Tech’s efforts to recognize Veterans Day this year, students attended a special presentation from two Vietnam veterans, who shared their experiences before, during and after the war On Thursday, Nov. 8, juniors taking U.S. History gathered in the school library to hear from Jim Marshall, 3rd Class Petty Officer in the Naval Construction Battalion, and Marine Corps…

  • November 16 2018,  Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus  By Mark E. Vogler     Here are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.   Time for holiday lights downtown! This just in from Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office. “One of the community’s most beloved events, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities, is coming to Town,” the manager’s office said in a press release issued Wednesday. “Residents young and old are invited to Town Hall on Friday, November 30, 2018 for a fun-filled evening with Santa, sleigh rides, a petting zoo, a moon bounce, hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment, hay rides, story time, and much more. The…