• January 11 2019,  Malden

    MATV Orientation – All are welcome

    The next monthly orientation for MATV, Malden’s Media Center, will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Take a tour of the station and learn about our history, programs, and services. Orientations are free and open to all community members. Orientations are also required in order to participate in any of our media production classes.  Please call 781-321-6400 to sign up or register online for the orientation at www.matv.org (click on Join>Orientations). You can also download our current workshop schedule off the website. Orientations are held at MATV, 145 Pleasant St. in Malden.

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    This year, Malden reads ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’

    This year, Malden reads ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ By Barbara Taormina   Members of Malden Reads visited the City Council this week to pass along copies of “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” this year’s choice for their One City, One Book program. Organized by Malden Public Library and Malden Access Television, the program encourages everyone in Malden to read the same book and share their responses at different scheduled discussions, events, or just over lunch. This year’s book, by  New York Times best-selling author Lisa See, traces the experiences of a woman who becomes a tea master in China’s remote southwestern tea region along with the story…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Upcoming Movie Night at the Malden Public Library

      Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel “The Hate U Give,” which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Common. The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr. “Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right” — www.imbd.com. The New Yorker writes, “The Hate U Give is [a] rare…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus

    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.   “For a Safer Saugus”   Traffic complaints can become a daily annoyance for elected officials in any city or town if they fall on deaf ears.   So, you have to admire the lengths that Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen are going about the business of gathering public feedback on how to make town roads safer for Saugus pedestrians and riders.   The town manager is not only accessible to town residents who want to share their views on…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus

    Saugus Library offers adult coloring class

    Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Event. 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 to register: 781-231-4168 x 16. When: Wednesday, January 16, at 10:00 a.m. Where: Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St, Saugus, Brooks Room (2nd floor).

  • January 4 2019,  Malden

    21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Library Fundraiser

    The Malden Public Library’s 21st Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser fast approaches.  Trivia will be held at Anthony’s Restaurant on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and we are looking for anyone that wants to support the library and have a great evening of fun. To play Triple Threat Trivia, write a check for $360 to the Malden Public Library for a table of 10, along with your team’s name.  Price includes dinner and 3 rounds of trivia.  The buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. and trivia questions begin at 6:30 p.m. As you know, one point can make the difference and teams still have a chance to get that all important one…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    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.   Memories of “a partially finished high school”   I had an interesting conversation over coffee and hot chocolate a couple of weeks ago with Jim Virnelli and his brother Frank.   The former Saugus residents asked to meet me at Kane’s Donuts to share some information about their late father — Master Sergeant Thomas “Pop” Virnelli — a World War II hero from Saugus, who is the subject of a story in this week’s Saugus Advocate. Jim, a well-known, former scoutmaster of Saugus…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    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 Facebook page for future details of important upcoming events.   Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus” that aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    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.   It’s about people, not politics   People — not politics — should be the motivating factor behind recent lobbying by citizens to improve traffic safety.   I’ve heard some folks putting the word out there that some of these people behind the grassroots group that calls itself “Citizens for a Safer Saugus” are just trying to hammer away at Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and make him look bad on the issue of improving streets, roads and sidewalks for safety’s sake.   I…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus

    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 Facebook page for future details of important upcoming events.   Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus,” which aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and…