Ipswich woman honored after more than 50 years at Crane Beach

Chris Ward (left), Trustees of Reservations superintendent at Crane Beach in Ipswich, with Anna Marini, who was honored for more than 50 years of work at the beach.

Anna Marini, a third-generation farmer and lifetime resident of Ipswich, started working at Crane Beach in 1963.

A slow mosquito season, fingers crossed

There has been just one finding of West Nile virus in Northeastern Massachusetts so far this season.

St. George Condominiums at 36 St. George Ave. in Norwood, a 15-unit condo development in the former church, rectory, and convent.


Housing projects sprout where local parishes closed

Three former churches — St. Mary in Marlborough, St. George in Norwood, and St. Joseph in Salem — have been recently reborn.

Walmart on Route 1 in Saugus to begin hiring for October opening

Walmart is hiring on Route 1 north in Saugus, where the mass discounter is building a new two-story supercenter.

The Cabot Street Cinema Theatre building is in downtown Beverly.

Beverly’s Cabot Street Cinema to be sold to mystery buyer

The downtown site, one of the last remaining vaudeville-era movie houses left in the country, is set to be sold.

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Restaurant’s liquor license suspended

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Tyngsborough has been served a five-day liquor license suspension after being charged with serving alcohol to minors this past April. Management staff of the restaurant is also required to meet monthly with police officials throughout the year, according to Police Chief Richard Howe. The reprimand comes after an employee failed to check identification for two underage patrons before serving them. Specific dates of the liquor ban were set as last Saturday,, this coming Monday, and Sept. 3. The final two dates of the five-day suspension are on hold and will be waived if the restaurant steers clear of further infractions for one year.


Adjustments to budget sought at Town Meeting

Nahant is planning a Special Town Meeting for September or October to adjust its budget, including the salary for interim Town Administrator Mark Cullinan, said veteran Selectman Rich Lombard. Cullinan took the job in late June after the resignation of town administrator Andrew Bisignani. Cullinan served as both town administrator and town engineer in Nahant from 1995 until January 2012, when he retired and was replaced by Bisignani. Cullinan is paid $63 per hour for a 19-hour week, the same hourly wage he received when he left the job in 2012. “We’re lucky to have him,” said Lombard.


Library wants to portray a day in the life of Rowley

As part of Rowley’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration, the Rowley Public Library is sponsoring A Day in the Life of Rowley on Sunday. From midnight at the start of the day to midnight at the end, people are asked to share photographs on Flickr with the Rowley 375 group ( to “help create a complete picture of a typical Rowley Sunday.” For more information, call the Rowley Public Library at 978- 948-2850 or go to


Sept. 7 lung cancer run/walk scheduled

The fifth annual Chelmsford Free to Breathe Run/Walk, a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk, is scheduled to take place Sept. 7. The event is working to double lung cancer survival rates by 2022 by raising awareness and funding for research programs. It will kick off with an opening rally at 9 a.m. at Harrington Elementary School, 120 Richardson Road. Participants in the 5k run/walk will not be timed. Registration fees vary. Online registration is $10 for youths 10 and younger; $20 for participants older than 10 years. Mail-in registration is $13 for youths; $23 for older participants. The advance registration deadline is Sept. 2. Event-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will cost $15 for youths; $25 for older participants. For more information or to register, visit