• Everett,  September 7 2018

    McGonagle wins reelection in close race

    By Brendan Clogston In a night of historic political upsets across the Commonwealth, Everett largely backed its incumbents, though by margins modest enough to suggest that a still ripening appetite for change does exist in the city. Two-term State Rep. Joseph McGonagle overcame a challenge by local activist Gerly Adrien for the 28th Middlesex State Representative seat by a 168-vote margin, netting 1,968 votes, or 42.17 percent, to her 1,800 votes, or 38.57 percent (a third candidate, former State Rep. Stat Smith, came in a distant third, winning only 893 votes or 19.13 percent). Local interest in the race was high, with only 108 blanks and six write-in votes cast.…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Provides Insight on Tick-borne Diseases

    Submitted by Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Cambridge Health Alliance, CHA Somerville Hospital   Summer outdoor activities provider for fun and exercise with friends and family as well as tick-borne diseases, unfortunately. The most common tick-borne illness regionally is Lyme disease. Since 2004, cases of Lyme disease have more than tripled nationwide. Massachusetts is among one of the 10 states with the highest number of cases reported in nearly every city and town. Now is a perfect moment to review the symptoms of Lyme disease and learn about prevention and treatment. Prevention When you are spending time outside, walking, hiking or riding your bike, pay attention…

  • Saugus,  September 7 2018

    State Police arrest Saugus man for failure to stop following unsecured load dispute

       (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a Massachusetts State Police news release reporting on a Saugus man in an arrest involving his truck in Revere.)   On August 31 at about 10:30 a.m., Trooper Tah Yem was on patrol on Route 1 in Revere when he observed a Ford F150 pickup truck with an unsecured load of scrap metal items, including a hot water tank that was only secured by one bungee cord. Additionally, the tailgate of the truck was down. The truck was traveling in both the right travel lane and the breakdown lane at a slow speed. Trooper Yem pulled the truck over and explained the…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    City of Everett receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

       The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Everett by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to…

  • Saugus,  September 7 2018

    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.   Best day of the year for Saugonians Finally, Founders Day is here!   For folks who are interested in enjoying one of the great Saturdays of the year in Saugus, don’t forget to check out all the good food and fun to be had down near Town Hall tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 8) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Of course, Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta and the rest of her colleagues on the board will again be a big draw. And…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    Save the date! Fourth Annual Village Fest set for Sept. 15

    Sugar Ray to headline street festival Mayor Carlo DeMaria is happy to announce that the City of Everett is partnering with Encore Boston Harbor, Craft Brewers Guild and Suffolk Construction for the Fourth Annual Village Fest, a citywide celebration that will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. This will take place in the Village Business District along Santilli Highway. Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to personally thank our friends from Encore, the Craft Brewers Guild and Suffolk Construction for their significant financial commitments to Village Fest this year. Without their donations we would not be able to bring in world-renowned band Sugar Ray to our…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    Changing lives one ride at a time

    Senior transportation program opens up people’s worlds   Participants in Mystic Valley Elder Services’ TRIP Metro North Program are getting to places near, far and just plain out of the way. For seniors who don’t drive, it is making all the difference in their lives. Mintolia Bazelais, 79, of Malden, is a lifelong church attendee since her childhood in Cayes, Haiti. Through the TRIP program, she rides to her church in North Cambridge with a fellow parishioner to sing in the church choir and attend Mass. “It means a lot to me to go there because we have everything in my own language,” she said. She continued, “I don’t always…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    After road rage incident Arlington Police arrest three, seize money and drugs

    Arlington Police arrested three men and seized marijuana and nearly $25,000 in cash after a gun was allegedly shown during a road rage incident in Chelsea. (Courtesy of Arlington Police Dept. Photo)   Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan reported that his department arrested three men and seized cash and drugs shortly after a road rage incident in Chelsea. As a result of strong interagency communication and the quick work of investigators, Jaylon S. Butler, 23, Malachi Barnett, 23, and Branden D. Taylor, 24, all of Everett, were arrested and charged with possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. Butler was also charged with unlicensed operation of…

  • Saugus,  September 7 2018

    Town vote mirrors statewide primary results

      By Mark E. Vogler   Some of the races were closer. But Tuesday’s primary election didn’t produce any major surprises in contests that drew close to 19 percent of the town’s registered voters. Republican Governor Charlie Baker won his party’s place on the November ballot easily. But in Saugus, Baker edged out Scott Lively — a Trump supporter and conservative minister, 895-749. In The Democratic Primary for Governor, Jay Gonzalez beat out Bob Massie by close to 65 pecent. Saugus Democrats supported Gonzalez over Massie by a 656-625 margin. In other primary contests, Saugus voters favored: Jimmy Tingle 669 to 638 over Quentin Pallfrey in the Democratic Primary for…