• December 28 2018,  Malden

    Mystic Valley Elder Services provides safety tips for when walking in snowing and icy conditions

    Each winter, slips and fall accidents cause serious injuries. Even when surfaces do not look especially icy or slippery, it is very possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or black ice is covering your pathway and putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice or snow, always use extreme caution. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the doorstep, on the path or while getting out of the car. So, with the winter weather upon us, Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Safety Committee advises these 10 tips…

  • December 21 2018,  Malden

    Mystic Valley Elder Services provides safety tips for when walking in snowing and icy conditions

    Mystic Valley Elder Services provides safety tips for when walking in snowing and icy conditions   Each winter, slips and fall accidents cause serious injuries. Even when surfaces do not look especially icy or slippery, it is very possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or black ice is covering your pathway and putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice or snow, always use extreme caution. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the doorstep, on the path or while getting out of the car. So,…

  • Everett,  November 21 2018

    City of Everett well prepared for upcoming winter months

    With the snow season now upon us, the City of Everett is well prepared for both snow removal and emergency measures. Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently met with his senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing and supplies for snow removal and parking enforcement are effectively in place. The City has reaffirmed the strategy for notifying residents of parking bans. Parking bans and restrictions will be implemented and enforced ahead of storms to ensure that cars have been removed before the snowfall, so that plows can properly remove snow from streets. Once the decision has been made to declare a snow emergency, the information will be made available to residents…

  • November 21 2018,  Revere

    First Snowfall of Season Hits Revere

    By Tara Vocino The Department of Public Works Superintendent weighed in on the first snowfall of the season — ironically, before Thanksgiving — on Thursday night, where Revere saw approximately two inches of snow. “It’s unusual to have accumulating snow this early,” DPW Superintendent Paul Argenzio said Friday afternoon after a long night of plowing and sanding the roads. “It snowed for four hours before changing over to rain.” Argenzio said his department had 15 sanding trucks on the road pre-treating and salting during snowfall. Approximately, 250 tons of salt were used in this storm, according to Argenzio. “Since this was a small storm, limited manpower was needed,” Argenzio said.…

  • Everett,  November 16 2018

    City of Everett well prepared for upcoming winter months

    With the snow season now upon us, the City is well prepared for both snow removal and emergency measures. Mayor DeMaria recently met with his senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing and supplies for snow removal and parking enforcement are effectively in place. The City has reaffirmed its strategy for notifying residents of parking bans. Parking bans and restrictions will be implemented and enforced ahead of storms to ensure that cars have been removed before the snowfall, so that plows can properly remove snow from streets. Once the decision has been made to declare a snow emergency, the information will be made available to residents through robocalls, postings…

  • 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…