• March 16 2018,  Saugus

    Happy Snow Day!

    Veterans Memorial Elementary School’s snowy, slippery playground entertains kids on their day off By Mark E. Vogler The snow-covered hills overlooking the playground of Veterans Memorial Elementary School were crowded late Wednesday afternoon as the neighborhood kids and a few adults were focused on fun instead of homework. “It’s the best place for the little kids to enjoy the winter,” Mirela Hujic said as she watched her two sons – Arnes, 4, and Armin, 8 – glide down the hill in their plastic sleds. “This gets them out of the house to do something fun. We spent the day here instead of hanging around the house, playing games inside, like…

  • March 16 2018,  Revere

    City, region might face another nor’easter next week

    Mayor says crews will be ready once again By Sara Brown   The city of Revere was hammered by another nor’easter for the second time in two weeks, and according to forecasters, a third nor’easter might be expected early next week, after the first official day of spring. Does the fun ever start? Tuesday’s slowly moving storm brought more than a foot and a half of snow to the area, causing school and work cancellations and power outages. Mayor Brian Arrigo assured the public that the city will handle the next storm should it arrive to the best of their abilities. “The City will activate approximately 60 pieces of snow…

  • February 2 2018,  Revere

    City Council hopes to prevent future storm damage

    By Sara Brown   City councillors want to make sure another storm doesn’t ravage the city again. At the January 22 City Council meeting, Vice President Joanne McKenna requested that the DPW install riprap along the edges of Belle Isle Creek abutting Pearl Avenue, Orchard Avenue, Montfern Avenue, Crystal Avenue and Belle Isle Avenue to slow down the water surge coming into Beachmont and flooding the streets. “The water surge is getting higher and higher,” said McKenna. “Revere is getting affected.” In early January, Revere was hit by a major winter storm. Revere was buried with than 18 inches of snow and had to deal with hurricane-like winds and high…

  • January 12 2018,  Saugus

    Storm-related police calls

      Editor’s Note: The following are highlights from the Police Department dispatchers in incidents related to the Jan. 4 storm. 10:35 a.m. 595 Broadway, officer stops car and give warning to driver for failure to remove snow from vehicle. Officer assisted with removing snow from windows and sending driver away with warning. 11:59 a.m., 6 Vine St. @ 104 Main St., police report vehicles unable to get up slight incline by the set of lights. 12:27 p.m., 855 Broadway, vehicle stuck on the sidewalk in the area. 3:34 p.m., 5 Westland Ave., four motor vehicles  stuck on the hill. 4:20 p.m. 50 Hamilton St., hazardous road conditions reported in the…

  • January 12 2018,  Saugus

    Responding to the Storm

    Editor’s Note: Here are some highlights from the Saugus Fire Department dispatcher log responding to events related to the Jan. 4 storm. 12:26 p.m. Flooding, 14 Milton St. 12:33 p.m. Multiple calls for 20 and 26 Houston Ave. are currently flooded. At 96 Ballard St., there is a dock floating in the street. Police notify DPW to block off Ballard Street and Salem Turnpike. 12:42 p.m. Police report Johnson and Spencer streets flooded. Revere and Lynn police departments blocking off streets at their end. 12:48 p.m. Ladder responding to the scene with a boat. 12:54 p.m. Lincoln Avenue at Spuds shutdown. Lynn police notified to shutdown Lynn side. 1 p.m.…

  • January 12 2018,  Saugus

    Fire Capt. James Hughes: “I’m just glad nobody got killed.”

    Snowstorm with tidal surge socks Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 4, with about four feet of water outside the house at 12 Milton Street, a woman in her early 80’s wanted to get out of harm’s way so she wouldn’t become a casualty of the flooding that packed a wallop in the winter’s first major snowstorm. The Saugus Fire Department responded with its foot-long Inflatable Zodiac boat, used for water rescues. And the boat would transport the woman to a Chevy Trailblazer where a family member was waiting to drive her to a place where she could stay until it was safe for her…