• November 2 2018,  Saugus

    A Big Thanks from the Pumpkin Patch

    The First Congregational Church in Saugus Center extends a “big thanks” to all who supported the Pumpkin Patch this year. A successful event was the result of all those who helped unload the trucks, those who volunteered to do shifts selling pumpkins and those who purchased pumpkins. This was the 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch, which couldn’t have been done without the support of the Saugus community.

  • Malden,  November 2 2018

    City calls for a dialogue to stem intolerance

     By Barbara Taormina   Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley this week proposed that the city hold a public hearing on political disillusionment and the spread of political, racial and religious extremism in the United States. O’Malley said recent events, particularly the tragedy in Pittsburg where 11 people were murdered in a synagogue by a gunman shouting anti-Semitic slurs, reflect widespread political disillusionment that has led to extremism. O’Malley asked the City Council to schedule a public hearing so the community could explore these trends and, hopefully, diffuse them through a discussion on the need to establish an environment that offers dignity and respect to all. While councillors said they appreciated…

  • Lynnfield,  November 2 2018

    Lynnfield to receive $82,330 in additional road/bridge money under FY18 supplemental budget

    Budget also funds school safety initiatives, CPA   Governor Charlie Baker has signed a $541 million Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget that includes $40 million for municipal road and bridge projects under the state’s Chapter 90 program, as well as additional funding assistance for school safety initiatives and other municipal priorities, such as the Community Preservation Act (CPA) Trust Fund. House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) noted that the supplemental budget provides $82,330 for Lynnfield to spend on local transportation infrastructure. This is on top of the $411,650 Lynnfield received as part of a $200 million Chapter 90 bond authorization approved by…

  • Everett,  November 2 2018

    Annual Everett Kiwanis Pasta Dinner another great success

    By The Advocate Hundreds of local pasta lovers turned out on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Edward G. Connolly Center for the Everett Kiwanis Club’s annual Pasta Dinner which raises funds for scholarships for local Everett students to help further their education following high school. Club President Rafael Santos, along with the enthusiastic membership including Immediate Past President Steve Rocco and members Dan Cameron, Rocco Longo, and Frank Mastrocola who always do a great job in the kitchen. And of course, special thanks go out to Frank Rossetti of the Produce Connection in Wakefield for donating the salads once again this year and Rocco’s mom, Anna Longo for the incredible…

  • November 2 2018,  Revere

    Frightful time had by all at Rumney Marsh Academy

    By Tara Vocino Organizers may have run out of candy halfway through, but 2,000 children had a blast at Fright Night on Sunday, which was held for the first time inside the Rumney Marsh Academy parking lot and with Trunk-or-Treat. “Revere Recreation handed out 5,000 pieces of candy, and I have none left … The turnout is unbelievable,” Revere Recreation Sports & Fitness Coordinator John Leone said halfway through the three-hour event. Revere Recreation Assistant Director Charlie Giuffrida said although they’ve been hosting Fright Night since the ’80s, it’s the biggest one yet. “We ran out of candy by 7:15 p.m., and some ran out as early as 6:30 p.m.,”…

  • November 2 2018,  Peabody

    City Council approves more than $3K to combat opioid epidemic

     By Christopher Roberson   The City Council, during its Oct. 25 meeting, voted unanimously to invest $3,500 in the ongoing effort to thwart the opioid crisis. Councillor-at-Large Anne Manning-Martin, chairwoman of the council’s Drug Education and Awareness Committee, said $1,500 will go to the Citizens Inn Transition Residential Recovery Program, $1,000 will go to the Peabody YMCA Family Recovery Program and the remaining $1,000 will go to the Colton Buckley Foundation. Manning-Martin said the money was “raised privately through donations.” In addition, the council worked with the city’s Health Department, Fire Department, Atlantic Ambulance and the Colton Buckley Foundation to arrange for Narcan training from 4:30-5 p.m. on Nov. 10…