• Everett,  September 21 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor announces $100,000 donation & employment outreach to support Greater Lawrence disaster relief efforts

    Wynn Resorts CEO announces support at opening of Greater Boston Gaming Career Institute   Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox announced on Monday that Encore Boston Harbor will donate $100,000 to support residents of Greater Lawrence who were impacted by the natural-gas disaster that struck their community last week. In addition to the donation, Maddox announced efforts to help residents of Greater Lawrence find jobs and start careers at Encore Boston Harbor, which is ramping up hiring for a June 2019 opening. “Our corporate family is comprised of more than 25,000 individuals of all cultures and backgrounds who genuinely care about the communities where we live and work in,” said Maddox.…

  • Malden,  September 21 2018

    Burgess Properties/Keller Williams sell former Ryan Amusements building in Malden

       Burgess Properties Inc., one of Greater Boston’s premier suburban commercial brokerage firms, announced that it has brokered a sale of 11 Charles St. in Malden for $3,900,000. The buyer, SL Realty Holdings LLC, plans to demolish the single-story, 17,000-square-foot building and build a new multistory office building, possibly offering first-floor retail space, on the 1.12 acre site. The existing building had been the longstanding home of Ryan Amusements bowling alley. Steve Nohrden of Burgess Properties, Inc. represented the seller, 11 Charles Street Realty, LLC, and James Riccardi of Keller Williams represented the buyer, SL Realty Holdings LLC.

  • Revere,  September 21 2018

    Mayor Arrigo Cracks Down on Illegal Activity in Water and Sewer Department

    Special to The Advocate   As part of Mayor Arrigo’s ongoing efforts to review the operation of all city departments that handle people’s money, a former employee of the Water & Sewer Department has been charged for allegedly pocketing cash for outdoor water meters. There is a long-standing program in Revere that allows residents to purchase a separate meter designed to measure the water used outdoors to receive a credit against the sewer rates for water usage typically not directed through the City’s sewer system.  The newly appointed Superintendent of the Water & Sewer Department discovered that some of these outdoor water meters had been distributed without any record of…

  • Lynnfield,  September 21 2018

    Letter to the Editor: Responding to healthcare arguments for the Rail Trail

    Letter to the Editor: Responding to healthcare arguments for the Rail Trail   Dear Editor, I was deeply disappointed with a recent letter from the “Health Care Professionals” which was published in local papers earlier this year. The only research they cited to support the rail trail is the value of exercise. Data that exercise is important is commonly known, thanks to years of media coverage and the work of medical professionals with their patients. Further stated is that their families have “driven, biked, jogged and walked throughout Lynnfield”. There is no reason why they cannot continue. Consider the opportunities that Lynnfield taxpayers have already provided: Extensively renovated and enhanced parks,…

  • Lynnfield,  September 21 2018

    Dolan presents selectmen with three-year financial forecast

     By Christopher Roberson   Looking out over the next three years, the town is projected to reach $64.1 million in annual revenue by fiscal year 2022; however, Lynnfield is also expected to have $65.3 million in expenditures by then, thus creating a deficit. “The new growth is gone,” said Town Administrator Robert Dolan during the Sept. 12 Board of Selectmen meeting. He projected an increase of 1.66 percent in local aid, which translates into approximately $89,000. He also said the town can expect a 2 percent increase in local receipts between fiscal years 2020 and 2022, the majority of which would continue to come from motor vehicle excise tax, which…

  • Peabody,  September 21 2018

    Adult business denied Special Permit to open on Rt. 1

    By Christopher Roberson   The City Council recently voted 6-4 to deny the Special Permit application from South Hadley resident Scott McGregor to open an Adam & Eve sex store at 212 Newbury St. During the council’s Sept. 13 meeting, Attorney Athan Vontzalides, counsel for McGregor, said the front of the store would display lingerie, footwear and swimwear while the “adult-themed pleasure products” would be in the back of the store. “A modern Adam & Eve store is not the 1970s adult store of yesterday,” said Vontzalides. “These stores are designed to look like any other retail store.” In addition, he said the store met all the necessary requirements to…

  • Saugus,  September 21 2018

    Saugus Faith Notes

    Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship   Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the new Facebook Page for future details of important upcoming events.   Into the Mystic Meditation. Yoga. Long walks in the woods. Listening to waves crashing on a beach. People are finding more and more ways to nurture their spirituality outside of a traditional church service. There is another place where nurture can be found – a book group called Into the Mystic. We will read both classic and contemporary spiritual…

  • Malden,  September 21 2018

    City Council supports a new holiday

     By Barbara Taormina   Malden is out front in a new effort to make Election Day a state holiday. The City Council approved a resolution, sponsored by Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley, to request that the city’s state legislators file and support legislation to make Election Day a state holiday in honor of President John F. Kennedy. “This is an idea that’s been out there for a while,” said O’Malley. “Trying to increase civic participation is our goal as a City Council and as a society.” O’Malley said making Election Day a holiday would give people the chance to vote without racing to the polls at daybreak before heading out…