• Everett,  Lynnfield,  October 5 2018,  Peabody

    Ella’s Army 5K draws large crowd in first year

    By Christopher Roberson Nearly 500 participants, from as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, recently laced up their sneakers to be a part of the first annual Ella’s Army 5K Family Fun Run. The Sept. 30 event was held at South Memorial Elementary School in memory of Ella O’Donnell. A 10-year-old fourth grade student at South Memorial, Ella passed away in November 2016 after an 11-month battle with brain cancer. During that time, Ella endured 33 rounds of radiation, 10 cycles of chemotherapy with two different drugs, an eight-hour brain surgery and a port surgery. According to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, four percent of federal government funding is earmarked for…

  • October 5 2018,  Revere

    10th Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living a great success!

    10th Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living a great success! The 10th Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living had a phenomenal turnout! On Sunday, September 30, over 1,000 people turned out on Admiral’s Hill for the two-mile walk on a gorgeous fall day. Donations are still coming in, but to date the event has raised over $120K for the Leonard Florence Center for Living and its inspiring residents. Take a look at a few memorable moments.

  • October 5 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Saugus Fire Capt. Hughes discusses next weekend’s free Open House to promote fire safety, prevention tips

    The Advocate Asks: Saugus Fire Capt. Hughes discusses next weekend’s free Open House to promote fire safety, prevention tips     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Saugus Fire Captain James Hughes to talk about the free Open House that the Saugus Fire Department will host next Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Fire Station (27 Hamilton St., Saugus). The event, which is sponsored by Papa Gino’s, is aimed at teaching families and individuals about what they can do to prevent house fires, about emergency planning they should do – such as developing multiple escape routes – and about tips on…

  • Malden,  October 5 2018

    New organization fosters the next generation of Malden leaders

    By Barbara Taormina If you haven’t heard of Malden Rising Leaders yet, odds are you will soon. Founded last year by longtime community activist Ted Louis-Jacques, Malden Rising Leaders, or MRL, is a new nonprofit organization focused on youth development, empowerment and leadership. And MRL is a group with a big vision and a big plan. MRL made some waves over the summer when members of the organization’s summer fellowship program presented a proposal to lower Malden’s voting age to 16 for municipal elections. The idea excited some people, terrified others and managed to spark a lot of conversation. The proposal, which would require a change to the City Charter,…

  • October 5 2018,  Saugus

    An answer to bullying

    Saugus Karate/Kung-Fu offers week of free karate for any Saugus student this month By Mark E. Vogler Roseann Luongo still remembers the shocking report she received two years ago about an incident in her son’s kindergarten class at the Waybright School. “I learned about a kid who cut my son’s shorts with scissors,” Luongo recalled of a potential bullying situation. “They managed it right away. I feel it was communicated adequately and resolved,” she said. But if school officials hadn’t responded as they did, her son risked becoming another victim of bullying in a situation that could have escalated into something worse. Luongo, a mother of three children in the…

  • Malden,  October 5 2018

    Malden Public Library accepting applications for Rotating Art Exhibit

    Are you a local Malden artist looking to display your work? The Malden Public Library is now accepting applications for the monthly Rotating Art Exhibit! Through October 31, 2018, you can apply to showcase your art in the library, January–June 2019. There are two options for showcasing your work: hanging in a hallway and/or enclosed in a glass case. Please visit our Rotating Art Exhibit webpage (maldenpubliclibrary.org/services/rotating-art-exhibit) for more information.

  • Lynnfield,  October 5 2018,  Peabody

    Big Pig Barbecue slated to open in spring on Rt. 1 

     By Christopher Roberson After years of renting space in commissary kitchens, former Lynnfield residents Christopher LaBella and Jonathan Hambrecht will open their first Big Pig Barbecue location at 108 Newbury St. in the spring of 2019. LaBella said he began his career in the catering business at Dom’s Sausage in Malden when he was 15 years old. “I love the intensity of it, it’s a massive amount of pressure,” he said of the industry. “There’s never a dull moment, you get thrown right into the fire.” LaBella said he met Hambrecht when they were roommates at the University of Vermont. LaBella also said he built a two-ton barbecue smoker his…

  • October 5 2018,  Revere

    Revere Fire Department hosts free Open House to teach fire safety and prevention skills

    The Revere Fire Department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The event is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices. The Revere Fire Department’s Open House will be held at 400 Broadway in Revere. This open house commemorates National Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is “LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The theme this year educates the public to Look for places fires can start, Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm, and Learn two ways out of each room. In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Dedham, Mass.–based pizza chain, will provide free…