• November 30 2018,  Peabody

    Small Business Saturday a success in Peabody

     By Christopher Roberson Twenty small-business owners and employees recently showcased their products and services at the Small Business Saturday Marketplace at the AOH Club on Lowell Street. Rayane Neves of Growing Smile Pediatric Dentistry and Braces said she and her colleagues also host a Christmas party as well as other events throughout the year at their office on Lynnfield Street. “It’s a fun time for the kids,” said Neves during the Nov. 24 event. Cath Fonzo, owner of Salvaged by Synchronicity, said her company, which she runs with her daughter Kasha, is focused on environmental sustainability. “Everything on our table is recycled, nothing is ever wasted,” said Cath, adding that…

  • Lynnfield,  November 30 2018

    Lynnfield Rotary Club hosts 10th annual Turkey Trot

     By Christopher Roberson With a time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds, Andrew Fossa of Peabody took first place in the 10th annual Turkey Trot 5K road race on Nov. 25. Fossa narrowly escaped the clutches of Lynnfield resident Daniel Kelley, who finished 18 seconds later. In addition to winning last year’s Turkey Trot, Kelley has also been the fastest Lynnfield runner in the Boston Marathon since 2014. Fossa said he felt the pressure from Kelley throughout the race. “He really pushed me, it was good,” said Fossa. “The course was actually challenging.” Fossa said he currently runs cross-country for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. For the second year, Emily…

  • November 30 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: A Saugus teenager talks about the Thanksgiving food drive he’s been running for seven years

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: A Saugus teenager talks about the Thanksgiving food drive he’s been running for seven years     Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with a young Saugonian who exemplifies the meaning of Thanksgiving kindness. Anthony Zannella, 16, just completed his seventh food drive for the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry — an annual project he began when he was just nine-years old. Anthony, the son of Anthony and Joann Zannella of David Drive, is in his junior year at Malden Catholic High School. An honor roll student, he plays chess and competes in track and cross country at the school. He played on the football team…

  • Everett,  November 30 2018

    “Everett Strong” a horse for heroes

    EPD, Horses & Heroes honor six Everett officers in horse naming ceremony By The Advocate   The Everett Police Department and the Horses and Heroes Foundation recognized six Everett Police Officers and Hanna Award for Bravery winners Tuesday afternoon, naming a massive, 1,500 lb. white horse “Everett Strong” in their honor. Named in honor of Det. Robert Hall, Sgt. Paul Durant, Lt. Rick Ditrapano, Det. Dan Tucker, Officer Joe Pepicelli and Sgt. Larry Jedrey, the horse will soon join the ranks of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department’s Mounted Unit. The horses, previously named Caesar, was donated by the National Lancers of Framiningham, a volunteer cavalry militia troop. According to…

  • Malden,  November 30 2018

    Malden Kiwanis & Malden Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Malden kids

    Malden Kiwanis & Malden Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Malden kids The Malden Kiwanis Club is holding a city-wide effort to provide gifts for children in need this holiday season. The charitable organization is seeking items needed for kids and teens ages 0-18, such as toys, games, arts & crafts, sporting goods, purses, jewelry, grooming products, makeup & nail polish, hats, gloves and scarves. Monetary and gift card donations are also accepted by sending to: Shapiro & Hender, Attn.: Danielle Hender, Esq., 105 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148. Make checks payable to Malden Kiwanis Charity Inc., a 501(c)3 charity. Item drop-off locations: District 1, 3 and 4…

  • Lynnfield,  November 30 2018

    Selectmen approve higher commercial tax rate despite opposition

     By Christopher Roberson   The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously, during its Nov. 26 meeting, to increase the town’s commercial tax rate by $.87 for fiscal year 2019, bringing it to $17.95 per $1,000. However, Thomas DeSimone, executive vice president of WS Development, which owns MarketStreet Lynnfield, urged the board to approve a commercial rate of $17.37 and a residential rate of $14. “We’re already paying over $10 per square foot,” said DeSimone, adding that MarketStreet is projected to pay the town “$4.5 million to $5 million” in property taxes during the upcoming fiscal year. Patrick Lyons, owner of Kings Dining & Entertainment, said the taxes at his MarketStreet location…

  • November 30 2018,  Revere

    City Council approves Suffolk Downs redevelopment

    Assessor: Fiscal 2019 tax rate drops 6.5 percent By Tara Vocino The City Council, by a 10-1 vote, granted a special permit for the Suffolk Downs Site, which is a multiphase, mixed-use 161-acre development at 425 William F. McClellan Highway, at City Hall on Monday night. According to The HYM Investment Group, LLC Founding Partner/Managing Director Thomas O’Brien, the site will feature 2.46 million square feet of office/lab space, which will provide up to 15,000 full-time jobs and up to 6,900 construction jobs in Revere. It will also include a 35,000 square foot Innovation Center and 250,000 square feet of ground floor retail, more than 500,000 square feet of diverse…