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By Mark E. Vogler


Good morning, Saugus!

Do you love baseball? And if so, how would you like to go watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park early next month? And if you do, maybe you get to be one of the lucky ones to go down on the field, take some batting practice and meet some of the players. How would you like that?

I know a former town resident who might be able to help make that baseball fantasy happen. Saturday, July 8 at Fenway Park will be a special one for Saugus native Dario Pizzano, a retired professional baseball player and one of the heroes of the 2003 Little League World Series team from Saugus. Dario, who is the Director of Fundraising for a charity called Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS), will be at the park that day for the 4:10 p.m. game against the Oakland A’s, raising funds and helping to spread public awareness for those with MS.

“We have a section next to Pesky Pole where we’ll sit, provide attendees with orange shirts (color for MS), and have some get on the field for batting practice to meet some of the players,” Dario told me in a recent email.

“Tickets are $75 per person, including the ticket, an orange event t-shirt, orange sunglasses, and an orange koozie,” Dario said.

“We have roughly 200 tickets in the section, so there’s no maximum (everyone and anyone can purchase tickets). Tickets must be purchased by (Monday) June 26th to ensure seats in our section,” he said. “Below is our charity’s website as a whole, our specific event web page on our site, and attached is our levels of sponsorship and our organization’s One Pager. Site: https://ms4ms.org.

Event Web Page: https://ms4ms.org/spreadingorange-day-at-fenway-park-2023/

“I am honored to be a part of this organization and use the game I love to help spread awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and raise funds to ultimately help find a cure for MS,” Dario said.

“This cause holds a special place in my heart as my mother, Tracie Pizzano, has been suffering from MS for over 20 years and this is the perfect opportunity to help support her by using my love for baseball,” he said.

There’s still time to be a part of #spreadingORANGE Day at Fenway Park to fight MS! Go watch a game and help a noble cause.


Barbecue Meat Raffle tonight

The Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks will be hosting a pre–Fourth of July Barbecue Meat Raffle tonight (Friday, June 23) at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge at 401 Main St. Come by and win burgers, sausages, steaks, dogs and more for your holiday cookout. All proceeds benefit local Elks charities.


Maruzzi book launch June 27 at Kowloon

Michael Maruzzi, a Saugus native who has become a mentor and advocate for spinal cord injured persons, has written a book called “Walking is Overrated.” It’s an inspirational story of overcoming life’s challenges 36 years after a hockey injury left him a quadriplegic. He spent his early years growing up in Everett before his family moved to Saugus. Maruzzi, 54, suffered a devastating injury while playing in a hockey game for Saugus High School on Jan. 17, 1987, when he crashed into the boards head-on, leaving him paralyzed. Though confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life as a quadriplegic, Maruzzi made the most of his opportunities to pursue a career. He is a 1987 graduate of Saugus High School. Maruzzi authored his memoir to show how any human being has the capacity to overcome any physical obstacle.

The Kowloon Restaurant will be hosting a book launch from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 27. Food, drink, music, dance, comedians and a copy of the book are included in the $75 ticket charge to the event, which will be held on the outdoor patio.


SAVE will hold 50th Annual Meeting on June 28

The Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will hold its 50th Annual Meeting & Dinner on Wednesday, June 28, at the Continental Restaurant (Route 1 North, Saugus) A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner buffet to begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.

SAVE was founded in 1973 “to promote a better quality of life in Saugus through environmental concern and action.” Family, friends, community partners, and the public are invited to join us for dinner and a program featuring a look back at our projects, campaigns and successes over the past 50 years of community involvement and passion for our environment.

The dinner buffet will consist of garden salad, pasta, chicken and fish entrees, potato, vegetable, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $30 per person. Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than June 19, at https://tinyurl.com/SAVE6-28 to join us for a fun evening of celebration. For further information, please visit http://www.saugussave.org or contact Ann at adevlin@aisle10.net or Mary at Mkinsell@verizon.net

Free parking is available on-site and the facility is ADA-accessible.


2023 Summer Concerts at the Saugus Iron Works, 244 Central St.

The Saugus Public Library and the National Park Service are proud to bring another summer of music to the Saugus Iron Works. These free, weekly concerts are open to the public and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning July 12 through August 30. Our 2023 lineup:

July 12: Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun & Zydeco).

July 19: Atwater & Donnelly (Traditional American & Celtic Folk & Dance).

July 26: Decades of Rock (Classic Rock: 60s, 70s, 80s).

August 2: Sweet Soul Sounds (Motown).

August 9: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s).

August 16: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues, & Jazz).

August 23: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop).

August 30: Memorylaners (50s, 60s, 70s).

Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the Iron Works with great music and friends!


“Saugus Over Coffee”

Tuesday night (June 20) was a great night for a dozen or so folks from Precinct 6 who showed up at the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library to meet four of their five Town Meeting members, listen to them talk about what makes Precinct 6 special and the top issues that affect the neighborhoods they represent and then get to tell the Town Meeting members what issues are their greatest concerns.

And two members of the Board of Selectmen – Vice Chair Debra Panetta and Selectman Michael Serino – responded to some of the concerns mentioned by Precinct 6 residents.

So, somebody in the local government was definitely interested in the informal discussion.

Anyone from Precinct 6 who wishes they attended such a forum can view it on vimeo.com/saugustelevision.

The next “Saugus Over Coffee” forum has been set for Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m., when we will be featuring Precinct 7. We will be sending out invitations soon – via email and letters to the homes of each of the five Town Meeting members.

For those unfamiliar with the “Saugus Over Coffee” forums, they are cosponsored by The Saugus Advocate and the Saugus Public Library. The primary purpose is to give citizens in each of the town’s 10 precincts an opportunity to voice their concerns about top issues in their respective precincts. It also gives them an opportunity to meet their Town Meeting representatives and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Town Meeting members will benefit by getting to know more about concerns in their precincts. Viewers of the forums videotaped by Saugus TV will also get to learn a little about the history or interesting things about the precinct being featured each month.

One of my major hopes for the forums is that it spurs an interest for citizens to become potential candidates for Town Meeting in this fall’s town election. The public should keep in mind that there was a paucity of candidates for Town Meeting seats in the town elections back in 2021. In five of the 10 precincts, only five candidates ran for the five seats. That means half of the 50-member body was elected without competition.

Stay tuned for more information as “Saugus Over Coffee” continues. Here is the remaining schedule:

Precinct 7 – July 10

Precinct 8 – August 14

Precinct 9 – Sept. 11

Precinct 10 – Oct. 23

Please check with The Saugus Advocate or library for any changes in dates. Residents can check the programming guide on the station’s website (www.saugustv.org) for dates and times. A video of the forum will also be available for viewing on the station’s vimeo page within a day or two after the event – www.vimeo.com/saugustelevision.


Knights of Columbus Craft Fair and Flea Market

The Saugus Knights of Columbus will hold its Outdoor Craft Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, August 19. Our last events were all sold out. Reserve your space now. A 12 x 12 space costs $30. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs. Call Paul Giannetta for reservations or info – 978-239-1392.


Some Special “Shout Outs”

We have several “Shout Outs” from readers this week.

  Joanie Allbee: “Hello I’d like to do a ‘Shout Out’ To Our 2023 Saugus Historical Society Strawberry Festival Team for hitting a home run! Here’s a Big Shout Out and Thank You to the following who showed up and went to bat when our Team was running low:

“Debbie Panetta in the spur of the moment rolled up her sleeves and jumped right in with great enthusiasm. Ms. Panetta served hotdogs up till the last minute where she had to flee for another planned function which literally left her changing outfits in her car!

“Karen Rakinic who then jumped in and took Debbie’s place serving the hotdogs till closing.

“High School Junior Larissa Ambrosio helped us from beginning to end. Larissa helped set up, served Strawberry shortcakes with a smile and provided excellent customer service; she also stayed with us for clean up and pack up in the rain.

“Thanks to Jack Klecker for loading supplies in his truck to and fro, cutting the biscuits and making sure things were running smoothly.

“Jane Parrott and Wendy Renda for handling the cash & selling tickets

“Historical Society President Laura Eisener for having the faith to see through predicted rains & low staff, that we could still pull this off greatly this year and not have to cancel.

“Randy-Sue Abber for her behind the scenes help and instructions, availability via phone. (wishing speedy recovery to Randy-Sue.)

“Also thanks to those who lended hands in misc. ways.

“Thanks for knocking it out of the park, Team!”

Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo: “Along with my fellow Town Meeting Members; Elisa LeBrasseur, Allen Panico, and Bill Brown as well as Selectmen Deb Panetta and Mike Serino this ‘Shout Out’ and ‘thank you’ goes to the residents of Precinct 6 who attended the Advocate’s ‘Saugus Over Coffee’ forum that was held at the Saugus Public Library on Tuesday evening. It was nice to see so many attend and that several spoke about what was important to them, their neighborhoods and the town as a whole.”

A shout out from Joe Vecchione: “I’d like to make a shout out to my younger brother and Precinct 1 resident, Mike Vecchione, who is the Assistant Captain for the AHL Hershey Bears, the affiliate of the NHL Washington Capitals. They won 3-2 in OT in Game 7 of the American Hockey League Calder Cup Finals after going down 2-0. Mike scored the series winning, cup clinching goal; a storybook ending. I’m so proud and happy for him. Congratulations brother. Love you!”


Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian?

  This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo.


Want to serve on the FinCom?

  Saugus Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty is seeking volunteers to serve on the Town’s Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing all financial articles that come before Town Meeting and advising the members on their feasibility. Applicants can send a letter of interest outlining their qualifications to precinct4steve@gmail.com or can mail it to the Saugus Town Clerk’s Office at 298 Central St., Suite 7, Saugus, MA 01906 marked “Attention Town Moderator”. Letters should be submitted by June 30, 2023, for consideration.


The Saugus Cultural Council seeks help

The Saugus Cultural Council is recruiting new members. If you have a passion for arts, education, community engagement and building an inclusive community, feel free to apply. Please send a letter of interest and brief resume to the Saugus Board of Selectmen. The Saugus Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, please contact saugusculturalcouncil@gmail.com


MEG Foundation offers Dedicated Chairs to Families

  The MEG Foundation Board of Directors is hoping to return former Saugus High School Library chairs, at no charge, which were originally donated to the Saugus High School Library by many families and friends, in their memory. We hope the chairs will find their way back to their loved ones. We have approximately 50 dedicated chairs available to relatives. Please contact Janice Jarosz at 339-222-2178 or Linda Ross at 781-233-4607 for further information.

The list includes the following Dedicated Chairs: Aubrey, Flo & Al; Favuzza, Josephine; Barry, Diane; Favuzza, Frank; Biffin, Theodore; Fioravanti, Ann; Blair, James, A.; Franlins, Beatrice T.; Bly, Belden G. Jr.; Gloria & Jackie (59); Borghetti, Joseph; Harrington, Mike; Bourgeois, Eleanor Statuto; Kelley, Maureen; Braid, Robert M.; MacNeil, Bill; Bucchiere, John; McKinney, William; Butler, Laurence; Mekalian Family; Celandes, Wilbur; Jean Henderson; Class of 1938 – Melewski, Roberta; Class of 1941 – Melewski, Sophie; Class of 1947 – Morrison, Mary A.; Class of 1960 – Moschella, Carmen Jr.; Class of 1966 – Moylan, Albert J.; Cogliano, Anthony; O’Connor, Mae & Larry; Colby, Virginia; O’Neil, Nellie; Courant, Barbara Henderson; Parrish, Charles L.; Dahlberg, Frank; Pincess, Abraham; Dahlberg, Frank and Sarah; Polese, Lisa A.; DeSteuben, Albert, Jr.; Saugus High School 2001 – Dewling, Debi Sanders; Secor, John; Diamond, Beverly; Sketchley, John; Fabrizio, Bonnie McHale; Sorenson, Andy; Fabrizio, Kenneth; Steward, Doris; Favuzza, Geraldine; Whyte, Chris.


Attention 2016-18 Saugus High grads

The Saugus High School graduate classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 Cumulative Record Folders will be destroyed on July 15, 2023. Any graduates from the dates above of Saugus High School wishing to obtain their records before they are destroyed, please email Kim Alba at kalba@saugus.k12.ma.us. The pick-up dates and times will be given to you via email. If you would like them mailed, please include an address in your email.


Seeking Sachems sports historical data

If you are knowledgeable about the Saugus High Sachems Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969, Saugus Public Schools could use your help. The School District is looking for data on Saugus High Sachems Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969 that won a conference, regional and/or State Championship. “For example, we need data on the 1966, ’67 or ’68 Saugus varsity cross country team that won the State Championship,” Saugus School Committee Member Dennis Gould wrote in a press release.

“We need the team, the year and what championship they won. Pictures of the teams, trophies or old banners would be great also,” Gould said. “The data will be used by the School District to generate historical banners to hang in the new complex and to give to the Saugus Sports Hall of Fame for permanent record.”

If you happen to have access or knowledge of such data, please email it to Dennis Gould, School Committee, jdgould1969@aol.com. Dennis can also be reached at 1-617-257-4847.


Kowloon outdoor dining and concerts

The Kowloon Restaurant, which is located at 948 Broadway (Route 1 North) in Saugus, opened its outdoor dining venue on May 17 – serving a full food and bar menu. The Kowloon Restaurant is open every day from noon till closing, and the outdoor venue is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing. This month’s Outdoor Concert Lineup:

  June 24: Live Music: WildFire Band – 8:00 p.m. – free admission, reserved seating is $10 per person.

  June 25: Sunday Country Night Live with Houston Bernard Band – 6:00 p.m. – free admission, reserved seating is $10 per person.

Stevie B on July 22: Hailed as the “King of Freestyle,” Stevie B is set to perform live in concert at the Kowloon Restaurant’s outside venue on Saturday, July 22 at 9 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. The “Party Your Body” event will feature the singer performing “In My Eyes,” “I Wanna Be the One,” “Because I Love You,” “Spring Love” and Dreamin’ of Love.” Also in the lineup mixing is DJ Ricky P, formerly of The Palace, Stars Dance Club, The Rack, KISS 108 FM, JAMN 94.5 FM and STAR 93.7 FM. Tickets are: VIP Golden Front Seats $65.00, General Reserved Seats $55.00, Limited Standing Room Only $40.00. For tickets, call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-233-0077 or access online: www.kowloonrestaurant.com


Rockin’ 4 Vets concerts are coming to Kowloon!

  Rockin’ 4 Vets presents a classic rock Summer Sun-Days Veterans Benefit Concert Series starting on July 16 with Garry Goudreau’s Engine Room and continuing to August 20 with Dyer, Goodwin, Chakosur and Brian Templeton; with an initiative to assist veterans’ organizations throughout Massachusetts with PTSD, addictions and homelessness. The concert series lineup includes:

  July 16: Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room, lead by Barry Goudreau, former guitarist for the classic rock band Boston.

  July 30: Johnny A. Trio, fronted by the former guitarist for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band The Yardbirds.

  August 6: John Butcher with special guest Sal Baglio – led by guitarist and frontman of the Jon Butcher Axis, along with Baglio, former leader of the band The Stompers.

  August 13: James Montgomery’s Rhythm & Blues Revue with Christine Ohlman & Barrence Whitfield, hailed as a legendary New England blues performer and former member of the Johnny Winter Band.

  August 20: Dyer, Goodwin, Chakour with special guest Brian Templeton, longtime members who played with Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and the J. Geils Band.

For tickets, go to the ticketing link gimmeLIVE.com. VIP tickets are available for pre-show meet and greet with performers. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the shows are at 1:00 p.m. 100% percent of the concert series’ profits will benefit the veterans’ organizations, including:

Hidden Battles Foundation, https://hiddenbattlesfoundation.org/

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, https://mmsfi.org/

Veterans Northeast Outreach Shelter, https://vneoc4vets.org/

Boston Rescue Mission and 22 Mohawks, https://22mohawks.com/

Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC is a New England-based concert promoter, who, along with Alive & Kicking Productions, are the producers for this benefit event. Jim Tirabassi is the founder and director of Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC. Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC and Alive & Kicking Productions produce benefit concerts throughout New England to provide support to organizations assisting Vets with issues related to PTSD, addiction and homelessness.


Bingo is back!

  The Kowloon Restaurant announced Bingo every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hong Kong Lounge. Prizes will be given away each week. A full Chinese gourmet spread is available during Bingo – featuring pupu platters, egg rolls, crab Rangoons, Saugus Wings, General Gau’s chicken, lobster sauce, fried scallops, lo mein, moo shu pork, salt and pepper calamari and sushi – along with a full bar menu, including the signature mai tais and scorpion bowls.


C.H.a.R.M. Center is open

The Town of Saugus announced that the community’s compost C.H.a.R.M. Center will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St.

Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted.

Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted.

Residents may call Scott Brazis at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions.


Sharon’s Sneaker Crew is back

  Sharon Genovese and her group – Sharon’s Sneaker Crew – will be walking on Oct. 1 in the Boston Marathon Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Walk. The crew will be sponsoring a craft fair in September. All the proceeds will be going to the Jimmy Fund. If you need any more information, you can call or text Sharon at 617 966 3475 or email her at sunkin1@aol.com.


Food Pantry notes

The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is open today (Friday, June 23) from 9:30-11 a.m.


Veterans bricks available

  The Saugus War Monument Committee, once again, is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines) or $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (five lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising.

The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications.


Saugus High Class BBQ on Aug. 26

Saugus High alumni Mike Allan (1979) and Pete Nicolo (1980) are hosting this year’s annual Saugus High Class BBQ, which is set for 1 to 5 p.m. at Saugus Everett Elks Grove on Saturday, Aug. 26. There’s an outdoor shelter, so the event will go on, rain or shine.

“Last year we had over 250 people attend (mostly Saugonians) and we are expecting maybe even a larger crowd,” Nicolo said. “Saugus High Classmates from multiple years, along with some of our Saugus Politicians, Coaches and Teachers attended.”

All Saugus High Classes are welcome. There will be a cash bar during the day event. The action will move to Elks Hall at 401 Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Most of us have kept in touch with some of our classmates / friends throughout the years,” Nicolo wrote in a recent letter. “But what about the classmates/friends that you would love to see and have not seen in decades? This is what made our recent Saugus High Class BBQ this past September 2022 such a success. Take advantage of this Opportunity to possibly meet them there or reach out to anyone you’d like to see and reconnect!”

“Last year’s Saugus High Class BBQ had some classmates traveling from places as far away as England, Hawaii, California, Florida, North Carolina and other parts of the US. Many old friendships were rekindled, while new friendships with old Classmates were made,” Nicolo said. “Some friends/classmates had not seen each other in decades (over 40 years), while so many from surrounding classes mingled together and had a blast. It was quite a wonderful experience for many.”

Nicolo said the event has already generated great interest, but asks that people who plan to go RSVP by Aug. 5 or sooner to help the organizers plan the event better. Make checks ($45 per person) payable to: Saugus High Class BBQ, 13 Bourbon St., Unit 55, Peabody, MA 01960 or Venmo: Pete Nicolo@Pete-Nicolo

Alumni with questions can contact Peter Nicolo (1980) at psnicolo2533@comcast.net – 978-815-8234 or Mike Allan (1979) at Allan7915@gmail.com – (781) 953-2279.


What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library

  For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are some very good programs offered for grownups, too.

Teen Summer Reading 2023! Through August 25: Visit our website (sauguspubliclibrary.org) to fill out a book review form for every book you read or listen to over the summer. All books count – fiction, nonfiction, manga, graphic novels, audio books, required reading, etc. One reader will win a $50 gift card to Amazon! The more you read, the better your chance!

Adult Coloring Group: Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Group. It’s a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative and have fun – no experience necessary! We have pencils and coloring pages ready and waiting … see you there! Space is limited; please call 781-231-4168 x 3106 to register. Interested folks should show up at the library on Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Brooks Room on the second floor of the library.

  Join our Teen Advisory Board: first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room; fifth grade and up. Meet with the Teen Librarian once a month to talk about what you’d like for programs and materials at the library. Your opinion matters! No registration required. Snacks provided! (sauguspubliclibrary.org – 781-231-4168)

  Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults that is held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. The class covers basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org)


First Baptist Church presents “Can We Talk…”

  First Baptist Church Pastor Leroy Mahoney invites troubled people to join others in a special program called “Can We Talk … Community conversations on Trauma and Healing” the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rev. Isaac Mitchell Jr. Fellowship Hall (105 Main St. in Saugus). “Join us as we gather in community to share our stories, thoughts and feelings about whatever you are going through,” Rev. Mahoney states in a written announcement.

“As always, it is a safe space to come together in community,” he says.


About The Saugus Advocate

  We welcome press releases, news announcements, freelance articles and courtesy photos from the community. Our deadline is noon Wednesday. If you have a story idea, an article or photo to submit, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a message at 978-683-7773. Let us become your hometown newspaper. The Saugus Advocate is available in the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Senior Center, Saugus Town Hall, local convenience stores and restaurants throughout town.


Let’s hear it!

  Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net.

Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

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