• November 9 2018,  Peabody

    Sounds of Peabody

    SOUNDS OF PEABODY   The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Family Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10. Registration is recommended, but not required. The library will be closed from Nov. 11-12 in observance of Veterans Day. Make a Laser Cut Stamp will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 for ages 18 and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Daniel Tremblay of Heritage Films will be presenting “Norman Rockwell, Illustrator” at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the West Branch Library (603 Lowell St.). Monday Morning Fun will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov.…

  • November 9 2018,  Revere

    Diwali celebrated for the first time in Revere

    By Tara Vocino Friday night was a two-fold celebration at the Beachmont VFW – to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and to kick off Dimple Rana’s campaign for Councillor-at-Large next November with a fundraiser that raised over $5,000. “If elected, I would be not only the first Indian-American, but the first woman of color to serve on the City Council,” Rana said before the four-hour event started. “Diwali celebrates good over evil.” This One Revere event featured cultural dances from South Asia, professional henna artists and a Halal Indian food buffet, according to Lata Rana, Dimple’s mother. Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights because of the…

  • Lynnfield,  November 9 2018

    Lynnfield dentist offering free dental work for veterans

     By Christopher Roberson To honor the memory of Naval Officer Evan Scollard, Dr. Jeffrey Corbett of North Shore Smiles will be offering complimentary dental services for veterans on Nov. 12 as part of Freedom Day USA. “The men and women of our Armed Forces make great personal sacrifices in order to secure and protect our freedoms,” said Corbett. “Their families have endured hardships, and some have given all they have so that we may live in peace.” Corbett said he had known Scollard for eight years before he died in a training accident in March at the age of 23. “I was inspired by Officer Scollard in numerous ways; when…

  • November 9 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Rep. Donald Wong’s two challengers react to his victory and discuss political plans

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Rep. Donald Wong’s two challengers react to his victory and discuss political plans      Editor’s Note: For this week, we sought reaction from the two Saugus men who challenged State Rep. Donald Wong in Tuesday’s election race for the Ninth Essex District House seat. Wong defeated Matthew Crescenzo, a U.S. Army veteran and 2011 Saugus High School graduate who is running as a Democratic candidate in his first political race; and former Saugus Selectman candidate Michael A. Coller, who ran unsuccessfully as an unenrolled candidate. Here are their email responses to several questions posed by The Saugus Advocate.   Q: After the months of campaigning, what do…

  • Malden,  November 9 2018

    MOA & KISS Forever raise funds for Recovery Coach Program

    Special to The Advocate Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) recently partnered with KISS Forever for a fundraiser at Malden’s Irish American Club. Proceeds will benefit MOA’s Recovery Coach Program. On hand to support and speak at the fully packed event were Mayor Gary Christenson, State Senator Jason Lewis and Police Chief Kevin Molis, who all thanked MOA members for their invaluable work in the community fighting the Opioid Crisis. MOA Board member Dana Brown emceed the event, and MOA Treasurer Domenic DiSario and MOA President Paul Hammersley thanked sponsors for their tremendous generosity in supporting MOA’s important mission. Paul also paid homage to his good friend Edward Wilcox, a young Malden…

  • Malden,  November 9 2018

    Annual “Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving” Free Community Dinner Open To All

    Annual “Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving” Free Community 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…

  • Lynnfield,  November 9 2018

    Letter to the Editor:  Lynnfield Preschool PTO thanks community for 2018 Halloween Bash

    Letter to the Editor:  Lynnfield Preschool PTO thanks community for 2018 Halloween Bash The Lynnfield Preschool PTO would like to say “Thank You” to the very generous businesses in and around the Lynnfield area who donated to our 2018 Halloween Bash! With these thoughtful donations, we were able to raise money that will provide enrichment programs throughout the school year for our preschool children! We would like to thank the main sponsor of our Halloween Bash, Poseidon’s Pizza of Gloucester and the Anderson Family for providing all the pizza for the party! A special thank you to Everett Bank for providing trick or treat bags and coloring books to all of…

  • November 9 2018,  Saugus

    A Saugus student among two honored for helping others

      A Saugus fifth-grader at North Shore Christian School (NSCS) is among two students who were recently honored with the school’s Student Service Award. The awards recognize students for coming up with creative ways to impact the lives of others and placing the needs of others before their own and setting an exemplary model – for not only their peers to follow – but for all of us. Violet Saia, of Saugus, a fifth-grader on the Lynn campus, received the award on Oct. 26 when NSCS held its Annual Fund Banquet at The Essex Room in Essex. She has been part of NSCS for six years. In addition to being…

  • Everett,  November 9 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor marks two significant achievements:

    Exceeds projected hiring of union trade members by 25 percent; reaches $250+ million wages for Mass. workers   Encore Boston Harbor announced that it has exceeded its forecast of hiring 4,000 union trade workers on the construction of its $2.6 billion resort by more than 25 percent – with 5,276 union workers on the project to date. The company also announced that it has paid more than $250 million in wages to workers from Massachusetts since construction started 26 months ago. Encore Boston Harbor is on budget and on schedule to open in June 2019. “Eighty-five percent of the 5,200 union construction workers hired by Encore Boston Harbor are from…