• 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 11 2019,  Saugus

    Boosters Club Holiday Party Package Winner

    Ashley Walsh, of Saugus, is the lucky winner of the Saugus Boosters Club Holiday Party Package. The First Prize package consisted of 15 lobsters, 12 lbs. of steak, 10 lbs. of roast beef, a 5 lb. can of ham, and other food and beverages. Walsh, a member of the SHS Soccer Team, also sold the winning ticket and received a $100 prize from Eastern Bank. The Boosters Club fundraiser helps athletic programs and individual sports teams at Saugus High School. Funds are also used for the Boosters Scholarships awarded at the All-Sports Night in May. The Saugus Boosters appreciate the efforts of the student groups, parents and donating sponsors, and…

  • Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Saugus

    Town-wide speed limit analysis focuses on making streets safer for walkers and riders; report due this spring

    By Mark E. Vogler A town-wide speed limit analysis recently commissioned by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree could focus on up to nine primary road corridors in Saugus where new regulations could be considered. The Engineering Corp (TEC) of Andover identified Essex Street (East of Route 1), Main Street, Water Street, Hamilton Street, Lincoln Avenue, Central Street and up to three additional roadways that are identified by town stakeholders during an initial meeting, according to a project narrative presented to the town. “TEC will determine the safe speed range for each study area roadway based upon the data collected, including the trial runs, recorded speeds, crash history, and geometry,” the…

  • January 11 2019,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Philip J. Petitto – Obituary

    Philip J. Petitto Age 85 years, of Saugus, January 1, 2019. He is survived by his two sons, Rocco P, Petitto of Danvers, Philip J. Petitto, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Peabody, his grandchildren, William and Tiffany Walker, and Nicholas and Mason Petitto, his sister Jennie Voci and her husband Tony of Peabody. He leaves his loving longtime girlfriend of 31 years, Marjorie Hunter and her family who he loved and adored. Pepe leaves several nieces and nephews. He is the brother of the late Frank Petitto. His memorial service was on Saturday, January 5 in the Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was private. Guestbook at www.solimuine.com

  • January 11 2019,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Marie A. (Cardillo) Trainor – Obituary

    Marie A. (Cardillo) Trainor Of Saugus, formerly of Winthrop, age 83, on December 30th. Joined her husband, who passed three days prior, while surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of Donald Trainor, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Cherie Gaudet, Diane Sullivan, Don Trainor, Jr., all of Saugus, Karen Knowles of Concord, NH, Tom Trainor, Maureen McLaughlin, both of Saugus. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren & 6 great- grandchildren. Dear sister of Alice Haskell and the late Joanne Capprini, both of Winthrop. Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, followed by Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial…

  • January 11 2019,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Joan M. (Redington) Zaremba – Obituary

    Joan M. (Redington) Zaremba Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, at Rosewood Nursing Home, January 2. Retired Verizon employee. Wife of the late Chester R. Zaremba. Dear sister of Arleen M. Shea of Winthrop, Grace B. McKenzie & her husband Louis J. of Middleton, & the late Donald, Robert, Martin, & Paul Redington. Daughter of the late John E. & Margaret (Hanlon) Redington. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & nephews. Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus, on Saturday, January 5. Donations in her memory may be made to the Service Dog Project, 37 Boxford Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938 or the Activities Fund at Rosewood Nursing Home, Peabody.…

  • Everett Obituaries,  January 11 2019,  Obituaries,  Saugus Obituaries

    Antonio DiVirgilio – Obituary

    Antonio DiVirgilio Of Saugus, Jan. 3. Beloved husband of Angelina (Sanseverino) for over 43 years. Dear and devoted father of Ralph DiVirgilio of Saugus, Steven DiVirgilio and his wife, Leida Capone of Saugus, and Carmina Cecconi and her husband, Michael of Everett. Brother of Alba “Bina” Pace of Everett, Donato of Orsogna, Italy and Nicolo. Loving grandfather of Mila Rose and Viviana Cecconi. His Funeral was held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett on Monday, January 7, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett, at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Late member of the Sons of Orsogna, Everett. Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home Everett…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues    Editor’s Note: For this week, we continued to seek comment from the Saugus Board of Selectmen on what members consider the town’s major accomplishments as they look back on 2018. We also asked them to share their expectations for the new year. In last week’s edition, we published the responses from Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta. This week, Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeff Cicolini and Selectmen Scott Brazis, Mark Mitchell and Jennifer D’Eon responded to our questions. Following are the responses we received. (Selectman D’Eon gave an extensive interview for…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    Declassifying a World War II legend

    At Saugus ceremony, family learns story behind hero “Pop” Virnelli’s Bronze Star By Mark E. Vogler Until about 10 months ago, former Saugus residents Frank and Jim Virnelli said, they never knew the story behind the heroic mission that earned their dad a Bronze Star and Air Medal posthumously after his death in World War II. Master Sergeant Thomas “Pop” Virnelli earned those military decorations for putting his life on the line on Aug. 24, 1944, when he led a four-man team behind enemy lines to salvage any useable components from an L-5 plane that crashed near the French Alps. Virnelli and his crew had only 15 minutes to remove…