• December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park   The Dog Park’s first couple of months have gone well. We’ve enjoyed seeing your pictures of happy dogs playing. Thank you to whoever left a push broom to help clear the stones off the walkway in between weekly maintenance. Just a few reminders to share: 1) To open the gate, pull up on the black knob at the top. 2) Please remember to unleash your dog in the sniff space before letting them into the small or all dog play areas. Leashed dogs may feel threatened when approached by unleashed dogs. 3) Children under 10…

  • December 21 2018,  Malden

    Letter to the Editor: Not everyone is celebrating Grand Reopening of the Masonic building

    Letter to the Editor: Not everyone is celebrating Grand Reopening of the Masonic building   Dear Editor: I write in response to the article “City Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Masonic building.” (Malden Advocate, 11/16/18, pg. 1.) Not everyone is celebrating, and an inside view of the facts may explain why. November 15 marked the opening of yet another apartment building in Malden, only this time the taxpayers gave the developer a $2 million tax break to build it. Malden is a magnet for apartment developers, so clearly there is no need to pay them to develop market-rate apartments here. Apartment developer tax discounts were only made possible as a funding…

  • December 21 2018,  Saugus

    Letter to the Editor: “Truly a night to remember,” Town Manager Crabtree says of 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festivities

    Letter to the Editor: “Truly a night to remember,” Town Manager Crabtree says of 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festivities Crabtree credits “countless volunteers, residents, employees, and businesses”   To The Editor:   This year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities was bigger and more magical than ever, thanks to all the hard work from volunteers and Town employees, and the continued support and generosity from residents and local businesses. On Friday, November 30, 2018, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., thousands of Saugus residents gathered outside the Town Hall to meet Santa, ride a horse-drawn sleigh and trackless train, jump in the bounce houses, pet animals, listen to live entertainment, sip hot…

  • December 14 2018,  Revere

    Letter to the Editor:  Please Help RevereTV stop the FCC from taking funding away

    Letter to the Editor:  Please Help RevereTV stop the FCC from taking funding away Please help us stop the Federal Communications Commission from gutting funding for RevereTV. Make your voice heard in support of community media around the country. The deadline for initial comments was on November 14 and the Reply Comments are due on December 14. This is an opportunity to target initial comments with a rebuttal. Read on for the specific actions we’re asking you to take, but first here is some background to help you understand the issue. Here is a related article on the topic produced by WGBH and another written by DigBoston!   Cable Franchise Fees…

  • December 14 2018,  Revere

    Letter to the Editor: FKO Executive Director thanks community for support

    Letter to the Editor: FKO Executive Director thanks community for support   Dear Editor,   I am writing to express my gratitude to the community of Revere and the many individuals and businesses who continue to show their support for our public charity, For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO). Last month, on November 17, 2018, more than 350 individuals attended FKO’s 10th Annual Helping Families Fundraising Gala at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. As FKO enters its 35th year, this exciting gala and auction has become a fun annual tradition where our community comes together to support children and families in accessing out-of-school time enrichment programs. This year’s event was a huge…

  • December 14 2018,  Lynnfield

    Letter to the Editor: Veterans Services Officer attends USS Thomas Hudner commissioning ceremony

    Letter to the Editor: Veterans Services Officer attends USS Thomas Hudner commissioning ceremony Dear Editor: On Dec. 1, I had the great pleasure and honor of attending the commissioning ceremony of the USS Thomas Hudner in Boston. The Hudner is the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, named after Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., born on Aug. 31, 1924 in Fall River. Hudner was a Navy pilot who, in 1950 during the Korean War, flew F4U Corsairs off the deck of the USS Lete for an armed reconnaissance mission north of the Chosin Reservoir. His element leader was Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the Navy’s first African American fighter pilot. On Dec. 4,…

  • December 14 2018,  Everett

    Letter to the Editor: Reader thanks school board member

    Letter to the Editor: Reader thanks school board member Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to give a big Thank You to Ward 5 School Committee member Marcony Almeida-Barros for helping the Devens School get funding for tablet computers so students can prepare for the MCAS. When Mr. Almeida-Barros heard the school was in need, he reached out to the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation to see if they could help. Thankfully, they were able to make a $5,000 donation to help fund the computers. The Devens is a small school whose students require extra attention, with a low staff to student ratio. As a mother of autistic children…

  • December 14 2018,  Everett

    Letter to the Editor: FKO Executive Director Thanks Community For Support

    Letter to the Editor: FKO Executive Director Thanks Community For Support   Dear Editor, I am writing to express my gratitude to the community of Everett and the many individuals and businesses who continue to show their support for our public charity, For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO). Last month, on November 17, 2018, more than 350 individuals attended FKO’s 10th Annual Helping Families Fundraising Gala at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor.  As FKO enters its 35th year, this exciting gala and auction has become a fun annual tradition where our community comes together to support children and families in accessing out-of-school time enrichment programs. This year’s event was a huge success, raising…

  • December 07 2018,  Lynnfield

    Letter to the Editor: 

    Letter-to-the-Editor:    December 5, 2018   Wayne Castonguay Ipswich River Watershed Association 143 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938   To the Editor, I am writing to urge Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) members to vote NO on article 2 to construct a new water treatment plant and to vote YES on the alternative article to NOT build the plant and conduct additional study. The Ipswich River Watershed Association advocates for the Ipswich River and the people who depend on it including the LCWD members who obtain their water from the watershed. We feel that the analysis that resulted in the recommendation to build the new plant did not consider critical…