• November 30 2018,  Saugus

    It’s Christmas time at Town Hall!

    Saugus welcomes the holiday season tonight with its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities. Santa’s arrival expected at 7 p.m. By Mark E. Vogler ‘Tis the season to celebrate at Town Hall! Thousands of town residents — from toddlers to senior citizens — are expected to congregate at Saugus Center tonight (Friday, Nov. 30) as the town officially kicks off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities. “This is one of our Town’s most unforgettable annual events, so I hope to see you all there,” Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree said in a recent statement that announced the event. “Each year the Tree Lighting Ceremony and…

  • November 30 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.   “Citizens for a Safer Saugus”   This idea could be grassroots citizen action at its best.   I’m hearing rumblings that a handful of citizens plan to make pedestrian and traffic safety a top priority issue for early next year, with an eye toward the Annual Town Meeting.   They’ve even got a name in mind for their group — “Citizens for a Safer Saugus” — and are talking about printing up bumper stickers that will advocate a 25 miles per hour speed…

  • November 30 2018,  Revere

    Costa Park Holiday Lights

    Costa Park Holiday Lights On Thursday, December 6, 2018 the Holiday lights at Costa Park will be lit for the holidays.  The event will be from 5-6:30 PM.  It is being hosted and sponsored by Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Mayor Brian Arrigo.   Come greet Santa arriving in a bright red Fire engine, enjoy hot chocolate, snacks and holiday music.  See our neighborhood park lit up for the holiday season. Special thanks go out to the Revere Fire Department, the City of Revere Parks Department, Revere Police Department, Revere Public Works Department and The Neighborhood Developers. For further information contact Councillor Ira Novoselsky at ira_novoselsky@yahoo.com.

  • November 30 2018,  Saugus

    The vaping dilemma

    School officials grapple with e-cigarettes – a potential health concern that federal officials call “a national epidemic.” By Mark E. Vogler Would you want your child to be inhaling or ingesting formaldehyde — the same toxic chemical that is used by morticians in embalming dead bodies? It’s one of those scary questions that parents learned about this week during an hour-long discussion about vaping at the Belmonte Middle School. Formaldehyde — a human carcinogen — is just one of numerous harmful chemicals that can be found in the vapor of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), Beth Williams-Breault told a small group of parents during the latest Wellness Committee Parent Information Series forum.…

  • Everett,  November 30 2018

    City to suspend parking meter fees during holiday season

    City to suspend parking meter fees during holiday season    Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of the Parking Clerk are happy to announce the suspension of parking meter fees for a period during the holiday season. From Saturday, December 1 to Wednesday, January 2, all parking meters in Everett will be free of charge. Mayor DeMaria encourages everyone to consider Everett’s businesses and restaurants first when choosing holiday destinations.

  • Lynnfield,  November 30 2018

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel Temple Emmanuel is celebrating the Jewish holiday of Chanukah with several events this December. Families are invited to join the congregation during this festive season. The eight days of Chanukah begin on Sunday evening, Dec. 1 this year and end at sunset on December 9. Saturday, Dec. 1: Wakefield’s Downtown Holiday Stroll will include an afternoon Chanukah Sing-along – exact time and place will be posted on the Stroll’s program. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.: Sisterhood Chanukah Brunch-Meeting. Donations of socks, scarfs and mittens are appreciated. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m.: Wakefield Common Menorah Lighting for the First Night of Chanukah. Friday, Dec.…

  • November 30 2018,  Saugus

    Letter to the Editor: Readers voices concerns over proposed Saugus Ridge development

    Letter to the Editor: Readers voices concerns over proposed Saugus Ridge development   To All Residents of Saugus, I write this letter to voice my concerns about the proposed Saugus Ridge development.  I feel strongly that Saugus Ridge will adversely affect our Town because of safety issues, and the negative impact it will have on the Town’s natural surroundings, infrastructure, abutters, schools, and already saturated traffic. Firstly, the future of Pranker’s Pond is at stake. I am deeply concerned about the irreparable damage to the delicate ecosystem, which includes the Saugus River.  Changes in runoff will harm historic Pranker’s Pond, the “hidden gem” of Saugus. For many years, residents of Cliff…

  • November 30 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Peabody shuts down Sachems in annual Turkey Day clash

    By Greg Phipps In what was being billed as the most competitive matchup between Peabody and Saugus in several years, last Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day battle turned out to be a lot more one-sided than anticipated. Leading 10-0 at halftime, Peabody would add 28 more points on its way to an eventual 38-6 rout in the unseasonably frigid cold at Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the windchill factor had temperatures hovering in the single digits. Saugus managed to tally on its last possession to avoid the shutout. Prior to that, the Sachems had been held to just 40 total yards – never making it into Peabody territory – and were shut…