Back in my day (God, I have ALWAYS wanted to say that!) we didn’t get our news from Facebook or Twitter – we had this thing called a “newspaper.” And it was, believe it or not, an actual, physical paper that was delivered to your doorstep! Sometimes – but not always – you could even read it online!


I was a reporter and editor for a few different newspapers throughout my career, and naturally, I wrote some stuff. Ok, I wrote like, a lot of stuff. It’s not all linked here, because, well, like I said…it was a lot. So I threw in the towel at one point.

Interested in checking out some old news in towns you’ve likely never heard of? Well you’re in luck pal; I’ve got plenty of it. Click on the links below to read past articles.

Published by the Swampscott Reporter/Wicked Local Swampscott

Arts & Entertainment

Seeking creative space for culture, art, community

Hundreds buy local at first Swampscott Farmers Market

Fisherman’s Beach has a rich artistic history

Swampscott author’s thriller becomes best seller on Amazon

Ripe for the picking


Middle schooler launches greeting card company

Business Spotlight: Shop smart at Loop Consignment

Business Spotlight: Swampscott couple combines business skills on Humphrey Street

Business Spotlight: Massage spa comes to Swampscott

Business Spotlight: A touch of Rouge

Coming soon to Swampscott: Swizzles Frozen Yogurt


Swampscott man accused of extortion, assault out on bail

90-minute police chase ends in arrest

Residents reflect after Boston Marathon bombing

Investigation reveals Andrew Road fire was accidental

McMahon behind bars for admitted ecstasy distribution

Marijuana drug bust leads to arrest

Student’s ‘hit list’ at Swampscott Middle School prompts serious response

Cigarette ignites fire on Superior Street

Man allegedly flashes toy gun, asks officers to shoot him

Former SHS debate coach facing charges of indecent assault, battery

Two Swampscott teens accused of armed robbery, assault at Phillips Park

Swampscott man faces assault, kidnapping charges

Swampscott man out on bail after murder attempt


Landon: ‘I advocated for the best interest of students’

Local kids likely to stay in school

FY14 school budget includes 13 tough cuts

Sack: ‘We should be able to bury those personal relationships’

Swampscott High senior traditions nixed

Swampscott High principal to hear community feedback on ‘senior tunnel’

Swampscott to see new teacher evaluation standards next fall

Back-to-school basics for Swampscott students, parents

Swampscott Middle School parents seek answers after honors course eliminated


EDITORIAL: Election endorsement

Candidates could run unopposed in April election

Swampscott will see several contested races

Malagrifa will not run for re-election

Selectman Van Dam announces he will not run for re-election

Nine newcomers pull papers

Beaupre drops out of School Committee race

Seven newcomers jump on spring ballot

Meet the candidates for School Committee


Swampscott mulls pursuit of Community Preservation Act

Trash pile-up, lack of barrels continues to cause frustration at Phillips Beach

Swampscott fire chief pleads: Stop leaving trash on the beach

Paying for sand, sun and sea

Free metal recycling benefits Jackson Park Playground


Swampscott’s Todd Flannery named Father of the Year by Esquire Magazine


Citizens, officials outraged at proposed MBTA cuts

Town Meeting tackles 10 articles, special warrant before adjourning

Retirement Board cautions against pension reform

Medical marijuana question poised for November ballot

Harbormaster gains reappointment despite controversy

Swampscott to spend $900K improving town streets

Pot or not?

Selectmen critical of National Grid repaving

Swampscott Zoning Board looks at multiple issues at Greenwood Ave. site

Swampscott Town Planner moves on


New breast cancer treatment helps patients see disease as minor obstacle, not a life-altering illness

When cancer hits close to home

State health officials investigate possible human case of West Nile in Essex County

Swampscott spa introduces skin treatments to help those with cancer

Health risks, appearance of antennas cause concern

Fighting the flu this season

Staying safe in Swampscott this summer

Human Interest

With a boost of confidence

‘Hooker’s Daughter’ shares story of triumph over adversity

Teen is soaring to new heights

Boston radio show raises $9K for family after fire

Couple climbs Kilimanjaro for a cause

Swampscott employee asks town to support Sandy Hook through snowflakes

Cold weather, warm hearts

Firefighters hit the slopes for charity

Tenacious, tireless town advocate remembered

Dreams do come true

Swampscott sailor is a long way from home

Pretty in pink

Swampscott author weaves sci-fi, mystery into locally-based book

Steps in the right direction

Dressing for success

Swampscott author puts a twist on the Salem Witch Trials

Locals donate dental care to two visitors from Uganda


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The power of coincidence

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: My father’s daughter

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Happy to be home

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The perfect prom night

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: No place like home

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: School’s out forever

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Goodbye and good luck

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Full of Fourth of July spirit

EDITORIAL: Our history is worth saving

EDITORIAL: Looking for love in all the right places

COLUMN: Temple project will be an asset to our neighborhood

COLUMN: This one’s for you, Dad

COLUMN: Finding a light in the darkness

COLUMN: Thankful for that small-town mentality

COLUMN: Nothing but a number

COLUMN: A time to make memories

COLUMN: Here’s to making it count

COLUMN: The butterflies of back-to-school time

COLUMN: Remember to show compassion, care for others this holiday season

COLUMN: It’s the end of the world

COLUMN: Oh, the weather outside is frightful

COLUMN: A very special Christmas

Real Estate/Development

Swampscott named one of the ‘hottest’ real estate towns

As building nears completion, controversy over Concordia continues to be a hot topic

Developer frustrated by demolition delay on Greenwood Ave.

Historical Commission says Fisherman’s Watch developer won’t work with them

Developer seeks changes in zoning at former temple site

DiGiorgio: It’s not my problem to fix

Police station slated for completion in April

Neighbors welcome housing plan at Temple Israel site


National Weather Service issues heat advisory

Beverly Search and Rescue aids Springfield after tornado

Swampscott officials prepare for arrival of Hurricane Sandy

Powerful thunderstorms topple trees in Swampscott

Blizzard brings flooding, power outages to town

Flooding creates havoc in Swampscott



Published by the Marblehead Reporter/Wicked Local Marblehead

Breaking News

Kayaker with Marblehead ties presumed lost at sea

Two Marblehead teens accused of armed robbery, assault at Phillips Park


Millington is Marblehead High School pick

Marblehead High principal search down to three


Possible human case of West Nile in Essex County investigated 

Human Interest

Marblehead native’s soap company awash in success

Cooking up some competition



Published by the Danvers Herald/Wicked Local Danvers

Arts & Entertainment

Playing ‘The Fame Game’: Celebrity Lauren Conrad dishes to the Danvers Herald about fame, fashion and fiction writing

Danvers native, former 80s rock star releases his third album

Peabody Institute Library in Danvers hosts discussion on effects of Sept. 11

Se habla Espanol in Danvers’ Endicott Park

Danvers artist immerses self in natural beauty, joins Saltbox Gallery

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Danvers

Lovey-dovey Danvers date ideas for Valentine’s Day

Teens strut their stuff at Prom Fest Model Search 

Breaking News

Danvers crash claims life of Peabody man

Danvers water main breaks on Liberty Street

Danvers pedestrian killed crossing Route 114

Danvers home hit by burglars

Contractor injured in Danvers High School construction


Danvers businesses celebrate milestones in rough economy

Danvers tech company on cutting edge of Internet revolution

Danvers gas prices: Pumping wallets dry

Danvers liquor license holders given time to find buyers

Danvers’ Liberty Tree Mall unveils new businesses

Grassfields in Danvers receives penalty for liquor law violation 

What’s Going On Here? Londi’s Roast Beef pursues beer, wine license

Danvers ice cream shop provides the tastiest way to stay cool this summer


Looking back at the Danversport disaster five years later

Three men still at large after armed home invasion

Danvers Police Chief requests public hearing for questionable downtown pawnshop

Sex offender tries to slip under the radar in Danvers

UPDATE: Police say girl likely not struck by truck at corner of Irving and Hyde Streets in Danvers, possible drug-related incident 

Former Hunt nursing assistant convicted of assault and battery

Grassfields in Danvers violates liquor license guidelines

Cigarette sparks Conant Street fire

Crowding at Danvers dispatch center causes officials to look elsewhere

Farrell appointed new Fire Chief


Danvers school budget sees 4 percent increase

Danvers SPED inclusion practices need work, report says

Danvers School survey points to positives

School Resource Officer reassigned due to budget constraints

Danvers teachers get 4.5-percent raise in new contract

Survey suggests lack of respect for GLBT students at Danvers schools 

Danvers School Committee Oks creation of JV cheerleading squad at high school

Liberty Tree Mall hosts Holton Richmond Spelling Bee

Hats off to the Class of 2012

Avoiding a rushed move at Danvers High

Danvers discontinues low-cost teaching alternative

‘Step It Up’ for DHS technology

Their names will not be forgotten: Danvers High to rename two areas of school to honor public servants 

Thorpe School’s first annual Pizza Bowl raises $1,100 for smart boards

Ready or not: It’s back to school time for Danvers students

School tour shows off renovations

School Committee highlights: Week of Jan. 9


Sen. Scott Brown announces run for re-election, pays a visit to Great Oak Elementary School in Danvers

Danvers candidates face new challengers in May 3 Town Election

Several spots up for grabs this election

Contested Board of Selectmen race heats up

School Committee candidates in Danvers take a stand on issues

Voters slow to turn out

The Danvers 2012 Town Election results are in

Incumbents take the races

A mix of familiar and new faces win town seats in Danvers

Bennett passes gavel to Clark to chair the Danvers Board of Selectmen


Danvers officials make recycling a must for residents


Danvers playgrounds offer loads of summer fun for children


Rep. Speliotis asks for stricter policies with Right to Shelter law

Danvers sees $174K state aid cut in Gov. Patrick’s proposed budget

Lawmakers weigh pros, cons of Right to Repair legislation

Legislation seeks increased boiler training in wake of Danversport explosion 

Needs of homeless tax town’s resources

Danvers to seek repayment from state for transportation of homeless children

Danvers Town Manager releases FY12 budget

Danvers Town Meeting warrant articles preview

Marquis signs on for five more years as Danvers town manager

Speliotis backs Selectmen’s request for reimbursement

Danvers Selectmen insist mobile homes are affordable housing

Danvers Town Manager receives ‘commendable’ rating for work

Marquis proposes $97.4 million spending plan

Danvers pawn shop defends practices 

MBTA unveils new proposal

No need for tax adjustments in fiscal year 2012 for Danvers

Selectmen urge residents to stop feeding rats

Danvers dog park proposal gets Board of Selectmen support

Danvers pawn shop may have violated town bylaw

Ripple across the airwaves in Danvers

Bright idea: Smart Grid program could save town, customers cash

Danvers landscaping receives recognition for rail trail work

Danvers may participate in dispatch partnership

Danvers administrator says take-home vehicles a good investment

Prepping for the 2012 Danvers Town Meeting

Danvers Town Meeting recap: Fingerprints not favorable with voters

Danvers Affordable Housing Committee may become trust

Danvers establishes Affordable Housing Trust

Danvers’ Rail Trail looks for sponsors

Officials tour proposed bus route for Hathorne Heights

Officials will not restrict parking on Cross Street

Officials agree on changes to be made to transfer station

Selectmen notes from Dec. 20


Danvers to save on municipal healthcare costs

Sewage disks wash shore from Danvers River

Human Interest

Move over Betsy Ross: 8-year-old buys town a new flag with help from patriotic residents

Danvers firefighters to showcase culinary skills for charity

Living the dream: Lucky Danvers lotto player cashes in $1 million prize

Danvers’ Smith School classmates make and sell origami cranes to aid Japan after tsunami 

Monument at Memorial Field in Danvers to honor teen who died

Danvers native chops off her locks for charity

Danvers residents hit the ground running

Nourishment for body and soul in Danvers

SCRABBLE puts the fun in fundraising at Peabody Institute Library

Rotary Club sponsors Honorary Mayor of Danvers


Danvers Herald reporter rides along with Danvers Police

Danvers Herald reporter takes a spin in the first 100-percent electric car

Real Estate/Development

Danvers DPW conducts tour of high school construction project

Abutter concerns hound Sandy Beach as potential dog park site

Danvers works on next step of creating recreational rail trail

Ready to ride the rails in Danvers?

It’s almost time to cut the ribbon on the Danvers Rail Trail

Danvers Rail Trail opening draws hundreds

Hard hat update: Danvers High more than halfway there

What’s Going On Here? Construction projects continue on High, Elliot Streets


Keeping the faith: Two Danvers Catholic churches may merge


Danvers youth cheerleaders urge for creation of JV team


Digging out: Danvers weathers 24 inches of snow

Snow safety remains Danvers’ top priority

Update on Danvers snow situation


Published by the Beverly Citizen/Wicked Local Beverly

Arts & Entertainment

Art exhibit helps heal trauma and loss: Beverly psychologist expresses heartbreak, vulnerability through paintings 

Endicott College hosts Boston rapper in sold-out show

Crowd goes wild for Boston-born rapper Sam Adams at Endicott concert

Beverly artist featured in ‘Blooming Dialogue’ exhibit in Boston

Beverly exhibit showcases use of data in expression

Beverly art school alumni pay tribute to former professor through exhibit

Endicott’s Misselwood voted “Best of Weddings 2011”

Creative expression flows from the Garden City

New event series brings poetry to unlikely places

Beverly author seeks stories, input from former BHS classmates

Navigating new waters: Greater Boston’s boating club comes to Beverly

Scott Mulcahey displays artful chairs at Mingo Gallery

Who is Duncan Mackenzie? Beverly author Stephen Mugglebee bases new novel on Garden City, Class of ’59

Beverly Cultural Council grants support local organizations

Beverly teen’s band nominated for Independent Music Award

Fun ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your beau in Beverly

Beverly teen wins in student film contest

Classic car show wows crowd 

Beverly fifth-grader to hit the stage at Hard Rock Cafe in Boston

Beverly Homecoming has something for everyone

Creating a do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day

Beverly High School hosts first alumni art exhibit 

Paying for sand, sun and sea: What beachgoers can expect for the price of admission

Sculptures could spruce up Beverly’s Cabot Street

Love is in the air at the Topsfield Fair

Beverly Homecoming announces lobster costume contest 

Beverly library looks to Friends for outdoor seating

Misselwood to host Bridal Open House

Beverly restaurant to host music competition

Beverly Public Library to feature community reading

Beverly resident accuses Main Streets of lobbying

Beverly Main Streets kicks off wayfinding sign project

Breaking News

Beverly man dies in North Andover crash

Massachusetts State Police search for suspect in alleged rest stop robbery 

Beverly bridge jumper survives icy plunge

Armed robber makes off with cash from Beverly gas station

Motor vehicle explodes on Rantoul Street in Beverly



Despite rising costs, gas is cheaper (by comparison) in Beverly

U.S. Dept. of Labor sues Beverly dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised work-place concerns

SBA offers assistance to Beverly flood victims

Beverly welcomes Rockport Bank to Colon Street

Honoring the best of Beverly’s businesses

Beverly incubator co. receives grant to support extension

Super Sub celebrates 42nd anniversary with food drive

Blast from the past: Beverly shoe company converts Airstream trailer into traveling museum 

Beverly barber expands business, tries to break world record

Summer jobs are scarce in Beverly

New Beverly toy company introduces the Doodle Roll

Pinkberry comes to Enon Street


Beverly businessman is ‘Fed Up With Cancer’

Crowds turn out for the first Beverly Business Showcase

Downtown businesses to hand out tricks and treats Oct. 27


Beverly teen held without bail on attempted murder charges 

Beverly pawnshop linked to $1M theft

Beverly Police investigate attempted abduction

Ex Beverly Hospital executive jailed for bribery, larceny 

Paroled murdered from Beverly put back behind bars

Beverly teens arraigned in playground assault death

Witnesses testify in Beverly murder case

Beverly Police recover stolen property that remains unclaimed

Beverly Police nab youths in car break investigation

Lynn man suffers fatal heart attack at sea

Beverly mother arrested for driving drunk with children in the car

Beverly community steps up to help victims of abuse

Paroled murder arrested for assault

Vandals break string of windows in downtown Beverly

Two pedestrians struck on Brimbal Ave. in Beverly

Beverly sees a rash of slashed tires

Beverly police unions won’t back regional dispatch center

Beverly’s new bookmobile damaged in fire

Outsmart criminals this holiday season with tips from the Beverly Police

Beverly Police: How to prevent fraudulent use of personal information

Beverly Police receive defibrillator donation

Will Beverly Police ever get a new police station?

‘Reverse 911’ system aids Beverly Police

Your Question Answered: Practicing fireplace safety

Your Question Answered: Car break-ins in Beverly


North Shore students most likely to stay in school

Instruments of therapy: Music program assists students with special needs

MCAS scores reveal lack of progress at some grade levels in Beverly

Beverly School Committee approves $46.8M budget

How much is too much? Survey shows parents will spend $2,000 on prom this year

Class size a concern for Beverly parents: Proposed school budget includes increase in staff, programming

Beverly, Danvers officials say superintendent’s salary seems high

From the classroom to Iraq: North Beverly second-graders video chat with state Rep. Jerry Parisella

Zipcar, Ford Motor Company collaboration aims to make transportation affordable for Endicott College students

Congressman Tierney spends time with Beverly students

Endicott College to hold discussion on Homeland Security

Jewish Community Center preschool expands to Beverly

North Beverly students snack smart, shape up

Lifesaving training offered at Beverly High School

Beverly High students see minor gains in MCAS scores

Endicott holds special recognition of 9/11 with ’12 Hours of LIGHT’

Cape Ann Waldorf School moves to new home on Moraine Farm

Beverly’s ‘Up All Night’ Committee needs additional donations to make seniors’ night a success 

Your Question Answered: Beverly receives donations from local colleges in lieu of tax dollars

Beverly High to bid farewell to band director

Beverly’s Endicott College will host the first east coast edition of the National Teen Leadership Program

Beverly students attend Boston anti-bullying conference

New Hire Q&A with Stacy Bucyk: Special ed director 

Beverly School Committee selects new special ed director

Beverly school officials search for new special ed director

Beverly High hosts ‘Coffee Connection’ to boost community connections

Basic life support course now offered to Beverly High students

School Committee approves additional kindergarten class

Making the grade: Beverly Bootstraps services helps youths succeed academically

Beverly school officials seek community feedback

Beverly High School’s Class of 2011 moves on

Beverly High gears up for spring sports on new turf

Beverly schools ‘Step It Up’ to keep students active

Beverly officials OK funding application, starting process for new middle school project

Beverly Bootstraps provides assistance for residents seeking to obtain GED

Beverly School Committee highlights: October

It’s back to school for Beverly students


Sen. Scott Brown stops in Beverly in advance of hitting campaign trail

Deadlines approach for citywide election

Councilor Hobin withdraws from Ward 4 race in Beverly

Primary Election Day: Beverly voters off to a slow start

Scanlon will face Cahill for Beverly mayoral seat this November

Centerville Candidate’s Night full of criticism 

Debate night: Beverly Main Streets sponsors forum with mayoral candidates, focuses on issues relevant to under-40 demographic 

Beverly candidates go head to head at local debate nights

Beverly Election: Scanlon campaign questions Cahill’s claims

Beverly mayoral candidates, Cahill and Scanlon, voice differences on issues, and each other

A closer look at the candidates for mayor: Incumbent Mayor Bill Scanlon

A closer look at the candidates for mayor: City Council President Mike Cahill

Former mayoral candidate Tim Flaherty endorses Bill Scanlon 

Election Day prep in Beverly

Your Question Answered: Where do I vote on Election Day?

Election Day coverage: Beverly voters head to the polls

Scanlon beats Cahill; tops ticket in Beverly’s mayoral race

Scanlon tops the ticket in Beverly mayoral race

Property tax surcharge option makes Beverly’s Nov. ballet

Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon sworn in for 17th year of service


Garden City officially goes green

Group works toward CPA ballot question

Beverly receives grant to support tree plantings

Beverly residents voice complaints over compost

New solar panel installation at Beverly’s Cummings Center underway

Your Question Answered: What is the best way to dispose of Christmas decorations?


Beverly YMCA offers ‘Safe Exchange’

Beverly baby born in car

Crash course on distracted driving comes to Beverly: Program to give parents, teens lessons on the dangers of multitasking


Citizens, officials outraged at proposed MBTA cuts

Federal ruling against DOMA could keep Beverly couple together

Beverly’s state Rep. Jerry Parisella is back on American soil after 11-month deployment

Group fears Patrick cuts could leave elders unfed

Beverly sees $350K state aid cut in Gov. Patrick’s proposed budget

River House homeless shelter struggles to stay open


Audit finds NSCAP misused state funds to provide services for Beverly’s River House

Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo visits Beverly

Beverly State of the City: ‘There remains much to be done’ says Scanlon

New MBTA proposal calls for fewer service cuts, lower fare increases

Report: Insurance expenses hurting Beverly

Sen. Kerry backs Beverly couple’s battle to stay together

Beverly sees increase in excise tax collections


Beverly mayor’s proposed $100M budget focuses on road repaving 

Beverly City Council OKs $100M budget

Policy change allows alcohol at Carriage House in Lynch Park

Beverly councilors mull over meeting ordinance: City says multi-member bodies can’t meet on same night

Veterans’ graves damaged during burial at North Beverly Cemetery 


Potential bus route could come to Beverly Depot

Beverly City Council approves airport improvements

Beverly residents to see higher property tax bills next year

No pay raises next year for Beverly city employees

City renews cable TV services 


Beverly City Council to vote on trash fee

Beverly City Council approves interdepartmental transfers to offset shortages 

Trash fee stalled: Councillors propose no increase to waste collection

Beverly’s Mayor Scanlon proposes 40 percent trash fee hike to help pave roads

Beverly City Council vote shuts down Cabot Street pawn shop

Beverly City Council highlights: Oct. 17

Beverly City Council highlights: Nov. 7

What’s Going On Here? Free holiday parking in downtown Beverly


Doctors tout advance in early detection: Imagining seen as aid to timely breast cancer diagnosis

New law aimed at food-allergy awareness helps restaurants understand risk

Beverly Hospital in Danvers offers new treatment for major depression

Beverly health insurance plan to see changes, employee costs to increase

Simulator training at Beverly Hospital prepares nursing students for careers

Senior citizens may be at risk as temperatures heat up

Beverly municipal health care plans to change April 1

New breast cancer treatment helps Beverly patient see disease as a minor obstacle, not a life-altering illness

Beverly behavioral expert to share advice on raising a special-needs child

Beverly officials help residents fight the flu this season

Beverly opts out of state health care

Protecting your pet from rabies 

Despite drop in whopping cough, officials urge vaccine

North Shore communities see spike in flu cases, urge residents to get vaccinated 

Beverly leaders look to create healthy living policies

State approves hospital affiliation

Local nonprofit comes to Beverly to offer support in coping with death from suicide

Free acupuncture clinic for veterans now offered in Beverly

Human Interest

Beverly search and rescue team leader looks back at 9/11 after 10 years

Beverly breast cancer survivor vows to rebuild after devastating fire

Beverly girl makes rare fossil discovery 

Beverly resident gets a boost of confidence while battling breast cancer

Rep. Parisella returns to Beverly after military tour in Iraq

Project: Prom Night helps Beverly teens find the perfect dress

Beverly classmates support cancer survivor through fundraiser

AAUW speaker shares her personal experiences of living in Iran

Tails wag for new dog park in Beverly

Fall Frolic 5K and Fun Run heralded as community tradition 

Red Cross honors three Beverly heros

Flags fly high for Veteran’s Day celebration in Beverly

Bidders leave Hilltop Steak House auction in Saugus with memorabilia -Katrina Powell contributed to this article

Beverly resident organizes Mime Festival for deaf and hearing to enjoy together 

Beverly’s Polar Plunge breaks records as hundreds pack beach to raise thousands for charity

Student finds passion for activism through his love of pets

Beverly’s Dr. Mayo Johnson lauded for 18 years of volunteerism

Beverly remembers magic show creator

Beverly officials help feed hungry seniors during Meals on Wheels ride along

Beverly canines dressed their best for Howl-O-Week dog park benefit

Beverly’s Essex Park hosts first indoor golf tournament for charity

Local boutique to hold patriotic fashion show in Beverly

Former Beverly residents bring first colon cancer 5K to Bay State

Teen donates toys to Beverly Hospital

Longtime children’s librarian honored at memorial celebration 

Locals win big on scratch tickets bought in Beverly

Beverly shows its stars and stripes: Garden City stays quiet over holiday weekend

Beverly students audition for prom fashion show

Beverly Bootstraps helps provide heat for those in need

Beverly business serves up holiday helpings to families in need

Beverly thrift store holds food drive

Beverly dentist receives honor for charitable work

Beverly Hospital to host Jolly Jaunt race, fundraiser

Golfers tee off for Beverly in tourneys for charity 


Driving while intexticated – This article took home an award from the the New England Newspaper & Press Association Better Newspaper Competition, in the category of Transportation Reporting. This is the largest and most comprehensive journalism recognition program in the New England region.

Real Estate/Development

More beef over Black Cow proposal: City continues to defend plan for waterfront dining, recreation

Recession hits Beverly property owners

Historical home in Beverly to be torn down despite pleas from community

Traffic, school overcrowding major abutter concerns for proposed Beverly complex

Beverly MBTA parking garage plans more than halfway complete

Downtown parking lots receive long awaited makeover 

Garden City gets a facelift: Local organization makes a plan to complete downtown Beverly’s makeover by 2020

Beverly’s Carriage House renovations revealed 

Cabot Street Homes affordable housing opens in Beverly

Citizens, officials insist vocational project plans have many issues

Neighbors see new development as positive change to Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing

No decision on veterans home in Beverly

‘Neighbors of the Pond’ take stand against proposed Beverly development

Beverly Depot parking garage one step closer to reality

Beverly to consider building more affordable housing

Self-storage building eyed for veteran housing

Enterprise site in Beverly may get makeover

Mild weather helps regional dispatch center get going

Development moving forward at former Kelly Infiniti site

Developers present project details, Village Green Beverly abutters don green attire in silent protest 

Beverly residents concerned; Planning Board stalls decision on veterans home

Historical home to remain on Dodge Street

Mega-voke in Danvers breaks ground after decades of planning

Revised plans unveiled for Beverly Depot parking garage

Plans for merger of local vokes take shape

Traffic issues to be addressed with new North Shore vocational school

Route 22 under construction in Beverly

Holcroft Park Homes breaks ground in Gloucester Crossing

City awards turf field contract to Argus Construction Corporation of Bedford

What’s Going On Here? Essex Street eyesore 

Walgreens hearing in Beverly postponed 

What’s Going On Here? Construction of Beverly housing projects gains speed


Conservative temple in Beverly welcomes first female rabbi 

What’s Going On Here? Good Friday Walk route changes after 32 years


Beverly Search and Rescue aids Springfield after Tornado

Garden City fares well during Irene

Beverly survives power outages, downed limbs during stormy Halloween weekend

Beverly recovers after heavy rain, flooding

Snow-buried grave outrages Beverly family

City puts cemetery snow issue to rest

Despite fair winter, snow costs exceed $200K

Local homeless shelter fights to meet rising need during extreme winter weather

Tropical storm Irene causes trouble for Beverly homeowner

Beverly wrestles with ol’ man winter

Sunday’s Polar Plunge postponed due to snowy conditions


Published by the Saugus Advertiser/Wicked Local Saugus

Arts & Entertainment

Survivor’s Jimi Jamison to perform at Maddy’s in Saugus

Saugonian Julia Perkins appears on ‘Tabatha’s Salon Takeover’

Local church helps theatre company find a home

Saugus has scares in store for Halloween

Seniors celebrate Halloween at Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center


Saugus residents victimized by real-life Grinch

Maple Road home cited for health code violations

Catch basin grates go missing in Saugus


Ballard School hosts open house

Oaklandvale nets modular classrooms


Volunteers plant more than 20 trees as part of local initiative 


Mass. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission bans sale of Four Loko

Saugus health board seeks RESCO lawsuit

Package store owners celebrate Question 1 passage

Human Interest

Photo exhibit at Square One Mall showcases children waiting for adoption

A story of courage and hope: Rachel’s Challenge

Saugus women run with hope of stamping out cancer

Friends of local man ask community for support 

Saugus family shows support of troops through Veterans Day collection

Saugus honors vets with parade, service

Landmark restaurant Kowloon turns 60

Saugus barber shop supports Boston Vet Center 

Community rallies around Gidge, hosts walk-a-thon 

Lendy’s Deli in Saugus celebrates silver anniversary 

Essex Street Fire Station fired up about Saugus toy drive

Saugus student Caroline Orlando gives back to the community

Saugus students enjoy a Santa Claus encounter 

Petco offers potty-training seminar to help new pet owners

Real Estate/Development

Community rail trail proposed through Saugus

Park proposed at Saugus Round Hill


Saugus Sachems fall to Thanksgiving Day rival Peabody