• Everett,  Everett Sports,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  October 19 2018

    Everett-Malden football game, a century-plus old rivalry, cancelled by MHS

    Decision disappoints fans By The Advocate   For only the second time since the ancient series began, there will be no Everett-Malden football game this season. Malden High School (MHS) officials informed Everett school officials on Monday that the MHS Golden Tornados football team would not be playing Friday night’s game due to player safety concerns. It would have been Game #128 of the series, which began in 1893. The Everett High School (EHS) Crimson Tide leads the series, 70-51. There have been six ties. The Crimson Tide won last year’s game, 44-0, and has won 25 of 27 meetings since former head coach John DiBiaso took over the reins…

  • Lynnfield,  October 19 2018

    More than a dozen countries represented at Multicultural Celebration

     By Christopher Roberson   From China and South Korea to Columbia and Honduras, the colors of 14 countries decorated the cafeteria at Lynnfield Middle School during the second annual Multicultural Celebration. “I love seeing so many different cultures represented – and they all live in Lynnfield,” said Neha Pareek, a member Lynnfield for Love, which sponsored the Oct. 13 event. This year’s celebration included a traditional Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration by the Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy and a performance of “The Dragon King” by Tanglewood Marionettes as well as Indian and Israeli folk dancing. “It’s definitely grown in size,” said Pareek, adding that…

  • Malden,  October 19 2018

    YWCA and Microsoft ignite STEM education in Malden

    YWCA Malden is teaming up with Microsoft to bring STEMFEST to Ferryway – a day of technology discovery and exploration on October 25 featuring demonstrations, interactive workshops and exhibitions to engage and inspire young people while building awareness of STEM education and career paths. Students will use their imagination to explore how technology inspires dreams and helps us all achieve more. Students will get hands-on with some cool technology – robots, holograms, music and video, media, gaming, app programming – and a whole lot more. Swag giveaways will be provided by Microsoft Corporation and YWCA Malden for all participants. As a part of Governor Charlie Baker’s inaugural STEM Week, YWCA…

  • October 19 2018,  Peabody

    Sounds of Peabody

    Sounds of Peabody   The City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Charter Review Committee. If you are interested in serving, please send a letter of interest to the City Clerk with your name, address and contact information, including a primary phone number and email address, a brief background summary of yourself and references. Please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office with any questions.   The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Family LEGO Saturdays will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. Registration is required as space is limited. Monday Morning Fun will be held…

  • October 19 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Saugus Public Library Foundation Board members discuss mission, Annual Gala on Oct. 20

    The Advocate Asks: Saugus Public Library Foundation Board members discuss mission, Annual Gala on Oct. 20     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with three members of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Saugus Public Library (SPL): Edward Jeffrey, president of the foundation’s board; Linda Call, vice president; and John Smolinsky, a longtime member of the board. We asked about the foundation’s history, mission – and tomorrow night’s Fourth Annual Gala – which is the foundation’s signature social and major fundraising event of the year. The Gala is set for tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 20) from 7 to 10 p.m. at SPL. Some highlights of…

  • Everett,  October 19 2018

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held on Oct. 27

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett Health Department, Partnership for Success (PFS) and the Everett Police Department will again be sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event in Everett – on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Everett residents will be able to drop off any unused or expired medications for safe disposal at the Everett Police Department’s drop-off box. This is part of a national effort to take back prescription drugs. Mayor DeMaria stated, “Everett, like many other communities in Massachusetts, [has] been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic. Take back days provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating…

  • October 19 2018,  Revere

    15th annual Veterans Day program on Sun., Nov. 11

    15th annual Veterans Day program on Sun., Nov. 11 Honoring the 100th Anniversary of World War I’s end   The Revere Veterans Committee in cooperation with Mayor Brian Arrigo will conduct their 15th annual Veterans Day program on Sunday, November 11, at the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 (150 Bennington St., Revere) at 5:00 p.m. on behalf of the Veterans of Revere. This year we will honor various people for their support of our programs and the Veterans of Revere and remember the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Also invited are retired military personnel from the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Special guest for the evening to help honor…

  • October 19 2018,  Peabody

    Peabody Recreation to host 1st Trunk or Treat on October 20

    Kids of all ages are invited to Trunk or Treat!   Peabody Recreation is hosting their 1st Trunk or Treat Event on October 20 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. at the Higgins Middle School (85 Perkins St., Peabody). Local businesses, organizations and community members will line the front parking lot of the school to hand out candy and goodies as kids and families walk through dressed in costumes. Families, businesses, groups and student organizations are invited to distribute candy and goodies during the event. Creativity is encouraged as there will be a contest for “Best Trunk.” Interested groups should register their trunk online at peabodyrecreation.com. Any questions can be answered by contacting…

  • Lynnfield,  October 19 2018

    Orla the Therapy Dog visits the Lynnfield Public Library

    Orla the Therapy Dog visits the Lynnfield Public Library   On Saturday, October 13, Orla the Therapy Dog and her human, Kate McGrath (Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative’s Pastoral Care Coordinator), held their first Reading Day at the Lynnfield Public Library. Orla, a registered therapy dog, brought juice boxes and snacks for the kids to enjoy while she made sure they were all comfortable and feeling loved. Meanwhile, Kate read “A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of Saint John Paul II” by Fabiola Garza. One of the children in attendance, Gianna Sylvester, said that she’s usually scared of dogs, but fell in love with Orla. She explained, “She’s trained to be…