• December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Year in review

    A monthly breakdown of the top stories in The Saugus Advocate during 2018 January Officials cancel two days of school and issue snow emergency and town-wide parking ban. Hockeytown USA – a Route 1 sports landmark for more than 45 years – has a new operator; the Haverhill-based company will keep the same name on its sign. Selectmen seek to alleviate traffic problems at Waybright Elementary School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Snowstorm with tidal surge socks Saugus – Saugus Fire Department, using inflatable boat, rescues Milton Street woman in her early 80’s from her house as water level reaches four feet. State Rep. Donald Wong says he will seek…

  • December 28 2018,  Revere

    2018 – Revere in Review

    2018 – Revere in Review By The Advocate   January Giannino and McKenna made history: first female City Council leaders Jessica Giannino and Joanne McKenna made history during the city’s inauguration ceremony – becoming the first female duo in Revere to lead the City Council. On January 1, the City Council voted unanimously: Giannino became its president and McKenna became its vice president. Giannino said she can’t wait to be City Council president again. “It is always an honor to do this and I promise to do my best,” she said. “This is my seventh year on the council and to be elected president twice is a pretty big deal.”…

  • December 28 2018,  Malden

    Looking back on 2018

    Looking back on 2018 By Barbara Taormina   Choosing items for a year-in-review is always a challenge. People have different opinions about which stories were the most important, and what news had the biggest impact on the city. No one would argue that 2018 was a busy and eventful year. Nevertheless, the following short list contains some of year’s most important moments and issues for Malden.:   Vote16 — In late August, members of Malden Rising Leaders Summer Fellowship Program presented a proposal to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections, and the idea quickly picked up steam. The Malden Youth Civics Council and other student groups joined…

  • December 28 2018,  Everett

    Year in Review

    Year in Review   ~January~ A New Year’s Vision Mayor Carlo DeMaria delivered his inaugural address in the EHS auditorium Tuesday, January 2 at an Inauguration Ceremony that saw the swearing-in of Richard Dell Isola, John Hanlon, Michael Marchese, Wayne Matewsky, Peter Napolitano, Fred Capone, Stephen Simonelli, Anthony DiPierro, John Leo McKinnon, Rosa DiFlorio, and Michael McLaughlin as the 2018/2019 city council, of Beradino D’Onofrio, Robert Carreiro, Richard Baniewicz, Lester MacLaughlin, and Allen Panarese, Joseph LaMonica, Frank Parker, David Ela, and Thomas Abruzzese as the 2018/2019 school committee. Carreiro and Baniewicz passed away last year. Marcony Almeida Barros was appointed as Carreiro’s replacement the following week, and former school committee…