Lynn

Ann Wilson at the Lynn Auditorium

Sponsored by the Lynn Memorial Auditorium

SHOW DATE: August 13, 2017

DOORS 5:30 P.M. | SHOW 7:00 P.M.

Ann Wilson has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The Ann Wilson of Heart cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in Wilson’s Seattle hometown before moving on to Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and Lynn, Massachusetts among other cities.

The Ann Wilson of Heart dates follow the release of Heart’s critically acclaimed 2016 Beautiful Broken album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after. “Heart is always evolving, changing,” says Ann. “It is a living organism. Right now it’s in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right.”

Ann Wilson of Heart is the next step of Ann’s journey. The step that puts it all together. The present meets the past and joins the timeless. All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson will be on display; Heart songs, songs from Ann’s solo projects, and songs that have influenced and inspired Ann throughout her life. The show, like the woman herself, will know no bounds, Joined – not backed – by a band of true artists Ann’s true voice will be heard.

Musicians on board for the Ann Wilson Of Heart tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990’s for two years) from Los Angeles.

“The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it,” says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who’s known for her force-of-nature vocals.  “The stage is where I have always lived; where I’ve expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys.” Ann continues: “I suppose I am addicted to it. I’ve never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way.”

What will fans experience at these shows?  “People can expect the unexpected in 2017,” Ann says. “A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production…The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart.” The name for the upcoming tour, explains Ann, “is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from.”

Ann Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary. As a songwriter and lyricist, she has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even It Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers, across every genre of music.

“Ann Wilson of Heart is what I have been preparing for all my life” says Ann. “The time is right, and I’m ready.”

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Police Log: 7-21-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Ryan Cook, of 10 Adams Court, was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Norma Dawson, 60, of 7 Liberty Square, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Shawn Fleurime, 19, of 15 Eutaw Ave., was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Mary Gaul, of 280 Euclid Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of possession of a shielding device, larceny, and Class E drug possession at 2:46 a.m. Thursday.

Roberto Irizarry-Lopez, 29, of 102 Main St., Peabody, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 12:46 p.m. Thursday.

Wendi Mattos, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew McCluskey, 48, of 6 Turnbull Ave., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Anderson Oscar, 26, of 15 Webster St., Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at 395 Lynnway; at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at 145 Lynn Shore Drive; at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Washington streets; at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Exchange streets; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and Rockaway streets; at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at 707 Western Ave.; at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday at 88 Broad St.; at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan’s Liquors at 196 Essex St.; at 11:54 a.m. Thursday at 70 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday at Atlantic Toyota at 671 Lynnway; at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 67 Washington St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday at 103 Liberty St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street; at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at 200 Union St.; at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at 411 Broadway; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday at 604 Essex St.; at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Amity Street.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on State Street; at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday on South Common Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 200 South Common St.; at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at 147 Washington St.

A report of a robbery at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at 33 Lynnway; at 1:47 p.m. Thursday at Astor and Summer streets; at 2:50 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street; at 3:09 p.m. Thursday at 80 Exchange St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday at 40 Rollin Ave.; at 4:38 a.m. Thursday at 44 Estes St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Warren St.

A report of vandalism at 8:18 a.m. Thursday at 453 Chatham St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday on Lafayette Street. A caller reported his friend was drunk and assaulted him.

 

Theft

A report of a stolen iPod at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday on Pearl Street. A caller reported his unlocked car was entered overnight and an iPod was stolen.

A report of two cars entered at 10:47 a.m. Wednesday on Mechanic Street. Two cars were reportedly entered in the garage overnight. The caller reported a change cup in one car was pulled up and stuff was everywhere inside. A sentimental item was also taken from the car.

A kayak was reported stolen at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday on Nicholson Street. A friend had borrowed the kayak.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Fabio Jose Santos Perriera, 29, of 95 Main St., Apt. 15, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Mason St. and 89 Washington St.; at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday on Spring Pond Road; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at 136 Newbury St.; at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Lynn St.; at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday at The Jade at 4 Bourbon St.; at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at 240 Andover St.; at 1:04 p.m. Thursday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:36 a.m. Thursday at 32 Dustin St.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at 7 Shillaber St. A caller reported he witnessed a suspicious man in his neighbor’s backyard trying to cut the bike lock off of a bike.

A report of a disturbance at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday at Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost at 20 Howley St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday on Sylvan Street. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 12:44 p.m. Thursday at Gaeta’s Shell & Citgo at 14 Newbury St.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut and Edison streets; at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Desota and Evergreen streets. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Sterling Ave. A woman reported that both her husband’s and her vehicles were entered overnight and some loose change was taken.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday at 133 Winter St. A caller reported a man driving a go-kart across Winter Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street. A caller reported two people were wearing Halloween masks and walking on the overpass.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Third St.; at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at 43 Shore Road. A caller reported spray paint on her front retaining wall.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road; at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at 255 Burrill St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at 48 Prospect St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday at Tedesco Maintenance Building at 173 Salem St.; at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday at Bertram House at 565 Humphrey St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Crescent St.

Norma V. Whalen, 88

LYNN — Norma V. (Coleman) Whalen, age 88, of Lynn, died Tuesday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late William F. Whalen. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary “Maisie” (Ward) Coleman. A lifelong Lynn resident, she was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1946.

Prior to her marriage, Norma was the secretary to the manager of engineering of the Small Aircraft Engine Department of the General Electric Company. Years later, she was a typesetter at the Lynn Sunday Post. She was a communicant of St. Pius V Church, and a member of the Ladies Sodality. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Norma is survived by her three children; Cherie Maestranzi and her husband Paul, Cindy Hudson, and Keith Whalen and his wife Donna, and her daughter-in-law Jennifer Whalen, all of Lynn; five grandchildren; Lauren Hudson and her fiancé Michael Lepley of Salem, Patrick Whalen, Billy Whalen, Kevin Whalen, and Brigette Whalen, all of Lynn; as well as two nephews; Larry Patten and his wife Judy, and Michael Patten and his wife Leslie. She was the mother of the late Brian Whalen and sister of the late Audrey Patten.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Monday from 4-8 p.m. It is the preference of the family that flowers not be sent, and that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to St. Pius V School, 28 Bowler St., Lynn, MA 01904. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Boston St. merchants clean up

ITEM PHOTO OWEN O’ROURKE
The stretch of gritty roadway on Boston Street, from the Boston Street Car Wash to Taco Bell, is known for its littered parking lots, sidewalks, and gutters.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNNBoston Street, one of the city’s fast food hot spots, could get a lot cleaner under a new plan that won’t cost taxpayers a dime.

The stretch of gritty roadway, from the Boston Street Car Wash to Taco Bell, is known for its littered parking lots, sidewalks, and gutters.

But in a deal brokered by Councilor-at-Large Brian LaPierre, Ward 1 Councilor Wayne Lozzi, and the Licensing Committee, the operators of a handful of retailers have agreed to hire a contractor to clean the street and the area’s parking lots weekly.

“Trash has been an issue and rather than going after businesses and blaming them, the idea was to ask them how to fix it,” said Ward 7 City Councilor John “Jay” Walsh, chairman of the Licensing Committee. “The businesses suggested they pool their money and hire a company to keep that corridor clean.”

The councilors had the opportunity to ask for help to solve the litter problem last week when McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, CVS Pharmacy, and Taco Bell appeared before the five-member panel to renew their license to operate late into the night.

“Typically, when there’s a problem, renewal is a good time to get it fixed,” said Walsh. “If their store is making lots of trash and they’re not keeping their end of the bargain, then maybe we need to review that arrangement.”

Under the terms of the deal, the six establishments were granted a 30-day extension to operate late night hours. In August, the panel will review the agreement and see that the action plan has led to improvements.

At the licensing hearing last week, Lozzi said he was very clear about how he would vote on extending late night hours.

“I told them I would not vote for extended hours unless they got together to clean up that Boston Street corridor and they agreed to do it,” he said.

The idea to get the food franchises and the pharmacy to help clean up the mess started last year when Ward 3 Councilor Darren Cyr worked with merchants after hearing complaints from constituents.

John Mello, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee owner who organized the retailers, declined to comment.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Black Madonna finds a space downtown

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Artists Julia Roth or “Julz,” left, and Cedric “Vise1” Douglas have made a lot of progress on their mural on Munroe Street in downtown Lynn.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — One of Cedric Douglas’ first attempts at public art ended with an arrest after his efforts to beautify the neighborhood basketball court backfired.

More than 20 years later, the tables have turned for Douglas whose work now appears in Boston, legally, of course.

Douglas or “Vise1” and his painting partner Julia Roth or “Julz,” are erecting a Black Madonna on the courtyard wall at 114-120 Munroe St., as part of the 10-day mural festival transforming the downtown through public art.

Douglas, a full-time artist from Boston who works to activate spaces through public art, has seen just that unfolding daily at their mural site.

“This has completely changed the whole area,” he said.

On Tuesday, members of Wreck Shop Movement, an artistic collective movement based in Lynn, set up at the corner of Munroe Street and Washington for a cypher, including locals who understand the impact street art, mixed with hip hop, has for a community.

A cypher is when people get together and take turns freestyle rapping.

“It’s like telling stories around a campfire but each MC tells his story. It ignites fire,” said Justice Born, founder of Wreck Shop Movement. “That magnetism draws people in.”

The group rapped on serious topics they felt deeply about, like culture and gentrification in their city, Born said.

Douglas spoke on the way his space has energized the community, adding that people not only stop, but hang out and watch the art come to life.

Douglas said he doesn’t like when people just watch him paint because it’s more about connecting with the people who are here.

Roth, who has been an artist for more than 20 years with five of those years doing large scale work, agreed.

“It’s more than just putting murals on a wall,” she said. “It’s part of it, but not all of it.”

One resident, Douglas said, has come every day and it has inspired the visitor to begin working on his own art.

His portrait, which he calls “The Black Madonna,” with its Afrofuturism style signifies something spiritual.

“It’s spiritual, but you don’t have to be religious to believe it,” he said. “Just her presence is spiritual.”

The 40-year-old muralist said people have mentioned that she’s not only beautiful, but that it’s a “beautiful, black, powerful, and strong woman.”

She now watches over downtown Lynn, filling a place with color and an inspiring message.

“These walls are black brick and they are big, but look what you can do with putting some paint on it and designs that connect to the community,” he said.

That’s what led him to start the UP Truck, a retired NStar utility vehicle that travels to neighborhoods and brings people on board to make art.

Born, who has planned the Bridgin’ Gaps festival next month in Salem to celebrate the arts, said he enjoyed seeing the reaction from the community.

“It’s called Beyond Walls for a reason,” he added. “What we came to do is just that.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Police Log: 7-20-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

 

Arrests

James Belmer, 22, of 20 South St., was arrested and charged with murder at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Kevin Boynton, 33, of 57 Oak Island St., Revere, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and destruction of property at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Jair Depina, 18, of 41 Grant St., was arrested and charged with probation/parole violation and on warrant charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault to murder a person 65 or older at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Jasmin Garcia, 25, of 109 Green St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and murder at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Amanda Harris, 34, of 3 Rhodes Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of disguise to obstruct justice at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday.

Tina Marino, of 22 Elmwood Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI drugs, receiving stolen property and marked lanes violation at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Kristiana Mazola, of 217 Euclid Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop/yield at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday.

Corey Richard, 32, of 17 Springvale Ave., was arrested and charged with Class E drug possession, failure to appear upon recognizance and on warrant charges of seven counts of larceny, two counts of assault and battery, two counts of unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and shoplifting by asportation at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Singleton, of 224 Washington St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of larceny at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday at Charlie’s Seafood at 188 Essex St.; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Maple St.; at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday at 54 Commercial St.; at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday at 37 Breed St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of an assault at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday on Mall Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at 386 Summer St.; at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday at 70 Eastern Ave.; at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday at 138 Essex St.; at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday at 149 Franklin St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday at 38 West Sigourney St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday at 342 Boston St.; at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at Subway at 44 State St.; at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at State Street Liquors at 44 State St.; at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at 33 Central Square; at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday at 93 Moulton St.; at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at Lafayette Park and Lewis Street; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Edgemere Road; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street; at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday at 242 Boston St.; at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Ford St.; at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at 42 Gage St.; at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday at 242 Boston St.; at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday at 60 Granite St.; at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday at 3 Rhodes Ave.; at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday at 150 Tracy Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday at Adams and Rockaway streets.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday on North Common Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Western Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday  at 189 Chatham St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Kernwood Drive; at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday at 72 Cook St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Arrest

David J. Ring, 53, of 25 Mechanic St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday on Hooper Street; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday on Maverick Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday on Beacon Street.

 

Complaints

A caller reported at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street that her bag was stolen from her unlocked vehicle the previous night.

A dispute with a bus driver was reported at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. A heated man came into the police station and stated he had just gone to drop off clothes at the Magic Hat. He didn’t notice the “Do Not Enter” sign until he had committed to going up the hill. A car came down the hill and the driver reportedly gave the man an odd look, but he didn’t think much of it. The man stated the next vehicle coming down the hill was a school bus. The bus driver reportedly turned the bus so it was heading towards the man’s vehicle, preventing him from going up the hill any further. He stated he got into a fist fight with the bus driver about the bus blocking the hill for the “safety of” the town.

A caller reported at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday on Waldron Court that someone had entered her car and that all of the stuff from the glovebox was on her seat. She didn’t think anything was taken.

A report of a disturbance at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday on Mechanic Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street; at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday on Bessom Street.


PEABODY

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.; at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at 46 Prospect St. and 2 Felton St.; at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday on Route 128 North; at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at 801 Jubilee Drive; at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday at North Shore Bank at 248 Andover St.; at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Sylvan Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at 2134 Crane Brook Way; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at 68 Driscoll St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported finding abandoned packages behind his car and stated there was a white powder coming from one of them. Police destroyed the items.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday on Lowell Street. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Shillaber St. A caller reported his welding machine was missing from his driveway. The machine is worth $800.


REVERE

 

Arrest

Christopher E. Kenney, 20, of 50 Fernwood Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, assault and battery and assault by a dangerous weapon at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday on Butler Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday at Wonderland Dog Track on VFW Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue; at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday at Beach Street and Ocean Avenue; at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue; at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Ocean Avenue; at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday at Cooledge and Blaney streets; at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday at Cooledge Street and Constitution Avenue; at 1 a.m. Wednesday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday on School Street.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday on Ward Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Raymond Road.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Grove St.; at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday at Forest and Main streets; at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut Street and Blueridge Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Vinegar Hill Drive. A caller reported her vehicle was rummaged through during the night.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday at 106 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported someone had shot something through the side of his house.

A report of a suspicious person at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St. A caller reported several men were attempting to steal plants.

A report of a disturbance at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Foliage Drive. A caller reported a man in a red pickup truck stopped in front of her house and revved the engine while yelling something.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Orchard Ave. A man reported he had two checks cashed from his business account that weren’t his. The checks were for $2,420 and $2,800; at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at 11 Lothrop St. A man reported someone has been taking fruit from his apple, cherry and pear trees in his backyard.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday at Burrill Street and Monument Avenue; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at 645 Humphrey St.; at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday at 1107 Humphrey St.

 

James Fountain, 76

SILVER LAKE, N.H. — James “Jim” Fountain, 76, of Silver Lake, N.H., passed away peacefully on July 16 after a brief illness. Lovingly known as Butch to his family, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy Fountain and raised by his uncle and aunt, the late Lawrence and Helen Barton. Jim leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Judith, his daughters, Kathleen Golding and her husband Matthew of Albany, N.H., Ann Maribito and her husband Walter of Georgetown, his grandchildren Krystina, Jennifer and Danielle Vizard, Taylor and Kaylie Golding, Dante and Damon Maribito, his four sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was born and raised in Lynn, and moved to Silver Lake in 1995 after retiring from the General Electric Company.

Jim graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving as a mechanic from 1959 until 1965. He was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Lynn.

In recent years, Jim and Judy wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla. where Jim would often be found singing karaoke at the Moose Club, singing Sweet Caroline. He was an avid golfer and loved camping and fishing.

Service Information: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129) Lynn, MA. Solimine.com.

A burial ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m. at the Madison Cemetery, East Madison Rd. (Rt. 113). Join us for a celebration of life immediately afterward at the Albany Town Hall, 1972 NH Route 16, Albany, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Rd. Manchester, NH 03104.

 

Thomas Monkiewicz, 57

LYNN — It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Monkiewicz announces his passing after a sudden illness, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the age of 57 years. Tom will be lovingly remembered by Charlie and Terry Smith, their children, Kristina, Nicholas, Amanda and their grandson Austin along with many other family, staff and friends. Tom will also be fondly remembered by his four siblings, Stephen, Victor, Tricia, and Janek.

Tom became a member of the Bridgewell family in 1976. He resided in several residences and worked in several day programs during his life and made many friends amongst the staff and residents alike. Tom’s happy and outgoing personality was contagious and his presence lit up any room.

Service Information: A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday July 22, at Gannon Municipal Golf Course, 60 Great Woods Road, Lynn, MA.

Memorial donations in memory of Tom can be made to Bridgewell, 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960.

 

Alice A. Babin, 82

LYNNAlice A. (Surette) Babin, 82, of Lynn, loving wife of the late William H. Babin with whom she had celebrated 62 years of marriage, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the NSMC Salem Hospital with her family at her side.

Mrs. Babin was born in Lynn, on February 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Bernard and Cerina (Jacquard) Surette. Raised and educated in Lynn she has resided in the city for most of her life.

Alice was employed for a number of years as the cook at the Christ Child Nursery in Lynn until her retirement in 1997. She was a loving mother who devoted her life to creating a home for her family, later enjoyed spending endless hours with her cherished grandchildren and great granddaughters. She enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia to visit her relatives and when not traveling made sure to keep in touch by telephoning them.

Alice is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda A. and Joseph Turcotte, William B. and Cheryl Babin of Peabody, and Michelle A. Tahany and her fiancée David Neal of Sabina, Ohio. Four grandchildren: Jill Pridham and her husband John, Ashley Tahany, David Sarro and Giana Babin, two great-granddaughters, Abbey and Lauren Pridham, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by two brothers Lawrence and Richard Surrette.

Service information: Her family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St. Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 22 at 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in Alice’s name to MGH/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923 www.massgeneralnorthshore.org . The interment will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Please visit Ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.

 

Margaret Ward, 84

LYNNMargaret Ward, 84 of Lynn, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Union Hospital in Lynnfield. She was born on May 5, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and came to Lynn in 1971. She was a loving devoted mother and loved the Lord with strong Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her late husband Richard Ward, Sr., daughters Linda Mary and Margaret Mehrmann. She is survived by her children Lynn Mehrmann, Jr. (Deborah), William Conroy, Richard Ward, Jr. (Crystal), Deborah Karamolengos, Lynne Hinz (Mike), Jeannette Ward, 11 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepard.

Service Information: Arrangements under the direction of GOODRICH Funeral Home.

 

Lynn project mastermind envisions a renaissance

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Al Wilson, above, is the driving force behind the Beyond Walls mural festival that is unfolding in the streets of downtown Lynn.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — You may have seen him running through the downtown, sleep deprived and overcaffeinated, while catering to the needs of almost two dozen prodigies and fielding technical problems with aerial lifts.

The vision behind Beyond Walls, Al Wilson, has a plan to make the city more vibrant with the ongoing mural festival. But it goes deeper than celebrating Lynn’s culture with art.

Wilson shares a vision with local officials to make the city a destination where people will stay to eat, drink, shop, and spend money. He envisions murals, antique signs, and bright lights sparking a Lynn renaissance.

“Lynners who have left Lynn have heard about this festival and come back to the downtown,” said Wilson. “They’ve stood in front of these murals with tears streaming down their faces. They said they never thought this could happen in Lynn. That’s powerful.”

Beyond Walls is a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art enthusiasts working to create a sense of place and safety in the downtown. As part of the project, a 10-day mural festival transforming 15 of the city’s brick walls into masterpieces, is underway.

A Walpole native, Wilson, 40, visited Lynn as a child for soccer games, taking note of the diversity and culture of the city early on. As an adult, he spent many afternoon commutes stopped in traffic in the city, gazing at empty buildings and depressed neighborhoods that he didn’t feel matched the city’s potential.

While living in Florida, he witnessed the revitalization of the once-dilapidated neighborhood of Wynwood in Miami as it was transformed into an eclectic district in the urban core of the city.

The allure of street art sparked the transformation of a neighborhood that was once filled with neglected warehouses and vacant factories into a mecca for the arts, innovation, and culture. Today, the 50-city-block district is filled with art galleries, retail stores, antique shops, artisan restaurants and bars, small businesses, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world.

“Suddenly, people were traveling there to see the art and other businesses started sprouting,” said Wilson. “The economics were right — you could open an eatery and it would be successful. For whatever reason, that had me picturing Lynn.”

Wilson later attended a lecture at Boston Architectural College focused on King’s Cross, an inner city area of London, which was being portrayed as a youth- and culture-oriented neighborhood.

“My family is from England,” Wilson said. “I knew King’s Cross. I had been there in 2010 and it was known as an area of prostitution, crime, and drugs.”

Wilson set out for London to see the transformation himself. Again, Lynn flashed through his mind.

He drafted a four-component plan that includes a 10-day mural festival, the installation of retro neon signs and colorful lights beneath dark underpasses, and the creation of a sculpture to pay homage to Lynn’s rich industrial history as the home of America’s jet engine technology.

His plan was presented to city officials and the Lynn Business Partnership, an association of CEOs in the city.  Charles Gaeta, the executive director of Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development, quickly jumped on board. Partnering with Neighborhood Development Associates, a nonprofit organization, made the project eligible for grant programs.

A Beyond Walls Committee formed to focus on crowdfunding and raised more than $80,000 from about 1,400 donors, and $50,000 from MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places program.

“Charlie Gaeta, not even knowing me, saw my vision for what it was when others didn’t,” he said. “Without Charlie, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Two associate directors, Pedro Soto and Amanda Hill, joined the team. Hill even left her job to focus on the project full time, Wilson said.

Community partners joined the cause, including building owners who offered up their brick walls as canvases, local businesses that made financial donations, and Item CEO Beth Bresnahan, who took on the task of making connections.

Bresnahan secured financial commitments from various organizations and supplies and labor from painter and electrician unions, Wilson said.

“There are many unsung heroes in all of this — Beth is one of them,” he said.

Gordon R. Hall, president of the Hall Company, donated a wall, office space on Union Street, and financial contributions to the project. Hall, who is also the chairman of the Lynn Business Partnership, said he was driven to contribute because he felt Wilson’s plans struck the right tone for Lynn.

“I don’t know what it was when Al blew into town,” said Hall. “First, I thought the idea was a really good one. It was different than what Salem or some other community might pursue. It seemed interesting and Al was the guy to pull it off.

“He’s unusual,” said Hall. “You don’t meet many people like him, I don’t think. He’s a visionary, but he’s also grounded enough to handle the nuts and bolts.”

It wasn’t until after the artists began working that Hall realized that the art was bringing more than culture to the city.

“One thing I didn’t understand before, but have come to appreciate, is how much this is building community,” said Hall. “There are people hanging around Lynn who don’t usually. The people I’ve talked to are enthusiastic about the art being there.”

In preparation of the mural festival, which concludes on July 23, more than 60 applicants were narrowed down to the 20 artists chosen to create 15 murals throughout downtown Lynn in just 10 days.

“The real challenge was narrowing it down,” said Wilson. “The artists we picked were chosen because they best represent the culture and the demographics of downtown Lynn. We chose artists that reflected the community.”

To celebrate the city’s sizable Cambodian population, the Beyond Walls team sought a Cambodian artist, and were willing to fly one in from Southeast Asia to do the job, said Wilson. Luckily, they stumbled across FONKi, who lives in Montreal.

FONKi was born in France of Cambodian parents, who were refugees of the Khmer Rouge genocide in the ’70s. He discovered graffiti at age 15 and gradually grew into one of the most prominent figures in Montreal’s new generation of graffiti artists.

This week, he’s leaving his stamp on Lynn with a portrait of a woman on a 1,709-square-foot brick wall of a canvas at 22 Munroe St.

The buzz Beyond Walls staff hoped to create is already in full swing, with small businesses seeing a noticeable increase in demand.

“We are normally closed on Sundays,” said Kato Mele, owner of White Rose Coffeehouse in Central Square, who decided to open up her shop last Sunday. “We typically have no foot traffic (downtown) on Sundays. Once the mural festival started, we saw an increase. On Saturday, from the time we opened to the time we closed, it was packed. We did three times as much business on Saturday than we did on the Saturday before.”

Mele said an interest in the festival is drawing people in. She hopes regularly scheduled events downtown will keep them coming back.

“A lot of people who have been coming in live in Lynn and have never been here before,” she said. “They don’t come downtown. We also had a lot of people coming from surrounding towns and Boston.”

In addition to the $1,000 payment each artist will receive at the end of the festival, they were each given a $450 Visa gift card to spend however they choose. Wilson said it’s not lost on him that the artists have decided to spend the money in the city’s coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.  


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

For Marka27 it’s a family affair

ITEM PHOTO BY JIM WILSON
At right, a mural painted on the building at the corner of Spring and Exchange streets by Mexican-born and New York City-based artist Marka27.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — Some models don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, but Beyond Walls artist Victor “Marka27” Quinonez paid far less for his.

All it took was an ice cream.

Marka27’s mural at 27 Munroe St. features his 6-year-old daughter, Luna, who agreed to strike a pose for her father’s work if there was something in it for her.

More than another family portrait,  Luna’s presence is packed with a deeper meaning that reflects the Latino culture highly represented in Lynn, something he learned from longtime friend and former resident Jeff Henriquez.

“It’s interesting because my daughter’s half Mexican and half Filipino,” he said. “There is a Polynesian influence with markings in her face and the wrap she is wearing has a Mayan/Aztec meaning.”

As color comes to life, he’s seen a great response from people.

“Many people are saying they’ve never in their lives hung out in a parking lot in Lynn,” he said. “They’ve told me they walked by this parking lot a million times and now I’m hanging out here.”

He added that art changes the dynamic of a neighborhood.

Marka27, who was born in Mexico, has a style of work he calls neo-indigenous, which he said is a contemporary way of expressing different heritages, like Native American to Mexican, Mayan, Aztec, and even African.

He chose to have Luna braiding her hair because it’s common in latin culture to have big braids, he said.

For Marka27, his family is never far. When he travels to do murals he brings his kids and wife.

They support his work and follow the muralist wherever he goes. And their own talents are developing under their father.

“Both of my daughters are artists by their own accords,” he said. “I can’t even keep a sketchbook because they’ll take it over.”

It isn’t a surprise since Marka and his wife, Liz Quinonez, live and breathe art, going so far to make their own pop-up gallery called Street Theory. They also curate art exhibits and have planned some public art in Boston for this summer.

They help artists maneuver through the business aspect, such as putting together a proper contract with galleries or negotiating with businesses, he said.

So far, his experience with the Beyond Walls and the 10-day mural festival overpowering the downtown has been amazing.

“We keep joking and saying ‘There’s no divas here,’” he said.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Artist is turning up the Temp

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Artist Temp of Lynn speaks about the inspiration behind the piece he is working on with Relm on Oxford Street.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — When Temp was 12 years old, he painted his bedroom walls, ceilings, and floor with Disney characters.

That was then, this is now.

As part of the Beyond Walls mural festival, he’s joined with fellow Lynn artist Relm to deliver a portrait that best reflects the city’s history.

The pair will be putting their names up on the wall of 173 Oxford St. in unique lettering, joined with a drawing of what Temp describes as one of the first jets made by GE.

The pair will also include a more positive spin on a saying locals know too well.

“Instead of the old saying ‘Lynn, Lynn city of sin,’ it will say ‘Lynn Lynn city of firsts,” the 45-year-old said. “We’re tying the graffiti element with a little bit of Lynn history.”

Temp grew up downtown but moved to West Lynn with his family when he was a teenager.

“I’ve been waiting a long time for something like this to happen in Lynn,” he said. “I’m honored and appreciate the opportunity to be here.”

After starting his career marking the walls in his bedroom more than 20 years ago, Temp moved to neighborhood walls and the rest is history.

Temp says he put down the paint for short stints throughout his career, but never stopped drawing.

He’s taken part in mural festivals from here to Wynwood, Fla., one of the places where Al Wilson, founder and executive director of Beyond Walls, visited and became inspired to take a mural festival to Lynn.

Today, Temp will join fellow muralists Cey Adams and Caleb Neelon at RawArts to talk about the evolution of graffiti at the discussion “The History of American Graffiti,” which is also the title of Neelon’s book.

So far, Temp has heard a lot of positive feedback from the crowds gathering while he paints and couldn’t be happier to see the festival unfolding in the downtown, he said.

“Downtown Lynn can use a little brightening up,” he said. “If it puts a few smiles on people’s faces then that’s good enough for me.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Lynn man dies after assault

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — A 44-year-old Lynn man has died after he was beaten by two people on Newhall Street on Saturday.

Police responded to an assault and battery at Lynnway and Newhall Street shortly before 1 p.m. and found Isaac Suggs suffering from serious injuries. He had been punched and kicked repeatedly by a man and a woman in front of 110 Newhall St., according to the Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

Suggs was taken to Salem Hospital and subsequently medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital. He died on Monday, Kimball Monahan said.

No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation. Authorities are looking for the two suspects.

There have been nine homicides in Lynn this year, including the two over the weekend. On Sunday morning, Keenan Barr, 27, was stabbed to death inside an apartment building on Lewis Street. George McBrier, 50, has been charged with murder.

Police said there were four murders in the city last year, and two in 2015.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

Police seeking suspects in Lynn armed robberies

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — Police responded to two armed robberies within a three-hour timespan on Monday night.

Police were dispatched to Adams and Ridgeway streets at 9:30 p.m. and encountered a 13-year-old male victim who reported that his sneakers were stolen by two people at knifepoint, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.

A 15-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Kmiec said police are trying to identify the other male suspect, who brandished a knife and took off with the sneakers. The victim claimed the sneakers are worth $1,300.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to Bay View Avenue, where two men, 28 and 31, reported that they were robbed by two men and two women.

“They were struck with what they believed to be a gun and were robbed of some cash and a phone,” Kmiec said.

No arrests have been made.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police Log: 7-19-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

 

Arrests

Michael Belanger, 40, of 20 Essex Circle, was arrested and charged with possession of a knife with a blade over 2½ inches and on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Lisa Flynn, of 42 Walnut St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Tahmeika Johnson, of 386 Summer St., was arrested on warrant charges of forgery of a check, uttering a false check, larceny, receiving stolen property, motor vehicle lights violation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, attempt to commit a crime, and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday.

Tyla Monteiro, 27, of 103 Empire St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:46 p.m. Monday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 5:05 p.m. Monday at 466 Broadway; at 5:31 p.m. Monday at 6 Commercial St.; at 6:58 p.m. Monday at Richdale at 573 Chestnut St.; at 7:07 p.m. Monday at Chatham Street and Sanderson Avenue; at 10:42 p.m. Monday at 59 Collins St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:11 p.m. Monday on Lewis Street; at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday on Federal Street; at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue.

A report of an assault at 11:06 p.m. Monday on Market Square.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:36 p.m. Monday at 285 Den Quarry Road; at 6 p.m. Monday at 285 Den Quarry Road; at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday at 386 Summer St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:12 p.m. Monday at 383 Eastern Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:42 p.m. Monday at Baldwin and Essex streets; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Washington St.; at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 60 Market Square; at 6:45 p.m. Monday at 23 Sheridan St.; at 9:41 p.m. Monday at 16 Clifton St.; at 9:42 p.m. Monday at 580 Chestnut St.; at 10:26 p.m. Monday at 144 Fayette St.; at 10:39 p.m. Monday at 112 South Common St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday on Collins Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:16 p.m. Monday at 32 Union St.; at 7:15 p.m. Monday at 123 Bowler St.; at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Williams Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:57 p.m. Monday at 18B Alley St.

A report of a robbery at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Adams and Ridgeway streets; at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Bay View Ave.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism 4:13 p.m. Monday on Silsbee Street; at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday at 35 Hamilton Ave.

A report of vandalism at 4:34 p.m. Monday at 93 Moulton St.; at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Classical High School at 235 O’Callaghan Way.


LYNNFIELD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:27 p.m. Saturday at Donovan’s Liquor at 449 North Broadway; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on North Broadway; at 8:54 p.m. Sunday at 771 Salem St. and 462 South Broadway; at 1:58 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle; at 12:05 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:11 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus on PO Square; at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at 119 Chestnut St. Construction noise was reported; at 9:10 p.m. Sunday at 16 Candlewood Road. A caller reported loud noises that sounded like gunfire in the area of Hart and Juniper. Police reported finding a used fireworks box, but were unable to locate anyone in the area.

A report of a suspicious person at 10:42 p.m. Saturday at Orchard Lane and Cider Mill Road. A caller reported kids were walking around with backpacks. Police reported they were waiting for a ride.

A caller reported youths at the intersection possibly harassing vehicles at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at 100 Market St. and 425 Walnut St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:11 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported there was a man with a cup in his hand yelling religious profanities.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Michael Decowski, 30, of 16 Fairview Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Joseph Schnabel, 42, of 311 Regency Lane, Abington, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Matthew Wilson, 38, of 25 Essex Green Lane, Apt. A, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and strangulation or suffocation at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday at Route 128 North and Route 95 North; at 7:31 a.m. Tuesday at 645 Lowell St. and 2 Norwich Road; at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at Brodie’s Pub at 10 ½ Lowell St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:39 p.m. Monday at 63 Russell St.; at 11:24 p.m. Monday on Veterans Memorial Drive; at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 111 Birch St.; at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:33 p.m. Monday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.; at 10:44 p.m. Monday at 9 Magnolia Way. A caller reported seeing a man wearing all black with a black mask covering his face, and gloves on. The man reportedly appeared to be crouching around the area acting very suspicious. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the man.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:50 p.m. Monday on Northend Street. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:16 p.m. Monday at Winn Residential/Brown School Residences at 200 Lynn St. A woman reported her tire was slashed.


REVERE

 

Arrest

Georgio M. Serrano, 24, of 44 Morris St., Apt. 505, was arrested and charged with intimidation of a witness and assault with a dangerous weapon at 1:27 p.m. Monday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:39 p.m. Monday at Chamberlain Avenue and Lynnway.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:18 p.m. Monday on Hywood Street; at 7:03 p.m. Monday on Squire Road.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 1:27 p.m. Monday on Hywood Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 4:52 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:20 a.m. Monday at Citizens Bank on Broadway; at 3:42 a.m. Monday on Vane Street; at 10:10 a.m. Monday on Grand View Avenue; at 2:32 p.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at Twist N’ Shake on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:34 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:37 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Rose Street; at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue; at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday at Beach Street and Ocean Avenue.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:11 p.m. Monday on Penn Street.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:35 a.m. Monday on Elm Street; at 12:20 p.m. Monday at Citizens Bank on Broadway; at 12:43 p.m. Monday at May Institute on Broadway; at 6:58 p.m. Monday on Rice Avenue.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday at Home Depot Building Supply at 564 Broadway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:16 a.m. Monday at the playground on Bristow Street. A caller reported youths sending basketball. Police sent them on their way; at 2:40 p.m. Monday at Breakheart Reservation at 177 Forest St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:22 p.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway. A caller reported her purse was taken the prior night.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Essex St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:25 p.m. Monday at 197 Essex St.

 

King of the Ring is coming to Lynn

By HAROLD RIVERA 

Boxing will make its way back to Lynn when the “King of the Ring Championship Series” comes to St. Michael’s Hall. The series kicks off on July 28 and runs for the following two Fridays after that. All three parts of the series begin at 7 p.m. and take place at St. Michael’s Hall on Elmwood Avenue.

The event will include open class fighters from ages 17 and over, all of which must have more than 10 fights of experience. Each bout will consist of three rounds, each of which will last three minutes. The tournament-style series will conclude on August 11.

Alex Sepulveda, who trains local boxers at Private Jewels Fitness, played a key role in bringing the series to Lynn. Last month, Sepulveda helped reintroduce Lynn to the sport of boxing when Private Jewels, the facility he owns, teamed up with Stop the Violence to organize the “Boxing For Hope” showcase at Lynn Tech.

After receiving a positive response by way of a strong crowd at “Boxing For Hope,” Sepulveda, a Lynn native, is enthusiastic to kick off “King of the Ring.”

“I can’t be any more excited,” Sepulveda said. “It’s a national event. We already have six states committed to the event. We have great sponsors and every fighter takes home a belt. It’s going to be great.”

Sepulveda set out to promote the event two months ago and so far, he said, the response has provided him a reason to hold high expectations for the series.

“We started promoting this event early,” Sepulveda said. “We’ve been promoting it for about two solid months and we’ve been getting a great response and great feedback. We have a couple of professionals that’ll be in attendance and a couple boxing scouts. These kids fighting in this series could be the next Floyd Mayweather, or the next Mike Tyson.”  

And per usual, a good cause is at the forefront of what the series will stand for.

“The big part of it is that this event is another fundraiser to keep our boxing program alive and help keep these kids off the streets,” Sepulveda said.

Three of Sepulveda’s boxers will take the ring in the upcoming series.

Zach Calmus, a Marblehead native, will fight in the super heavyweight division. Calmus is a Central Division Golden Gloves champion.

Charlie Espinal, who hails from Salem, will fight in the 152-pound weight class. Espinal, a Golden Gloves and Silver Gloves champion, took home a victory last month at “Boxing For Hope.”

Moises Zorralla, a Lynn resident who hails from Puerto Rico, will fight in the 125-pound weight class.

“This is all top-notch talent,” Sepulveda said. “This is the best that all of New England has to offer. I’ve had some kids calling from Louisiana hoping to fight in this event. We’re going to have some really talented, top-notch boxers fighting here.”

Tickets for “King of the Ring” cost $20 and can be purchased in-person at Private Jewels or online at privatejewelsfitness.com. They can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event or at Salem’s Royal Blendz barbershop on Washington Street. Fans must purchase separate tickets in order to be admitted into all three portions of the series.

Sepulveda recognized that organizing the event was a team effort.

“I appreciate St. Michael’s Hall for helping us get the hall and helping us make this dream a reality,” Sepulveda said. “This is for the city of Lynn and it should be. It was a  complete team effort.”

Fans who’ll be in attendance, Sepulveda said, can expect competitive boxing from the moment the first bell rings. A handful of the boxers who’ll participate are Golden Gloves champions who are looking to become professionals.

“This is going to be one of the best boxing events around in a long time,” Sepulveda said. “This is going to be a great event. It’s going to be one to remember.”

An emergency meeting in Lynn

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The future of Union Hospital will be discussed this Thursday at 6 p.m.

By THOMAS GRILLO

Correction: Due to incorrect information provided to The Item, a previous version of this story listed the wrong location for the Thursday night meeting. It will be held at the Franco American War Veterans Hall at  535 Western Ave. at 6 p.m.

LYNN — Residents who want an update on the future of Union Hospital will get a chance to hear from hospital executives and public officials this week.

At the urging of activists and unions, the Urgent/Emergent Care Planning Group will hold a public hearing at the Franco American War Veterans Post on Western Avenue Thursday at 6 p.m.

The session was organized after the New Lynn Coalition, North Shore Labor Council, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Neighbor to Neighbor, and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council complained about the panel’s lack of transparency. They argued that it’s been difficult for the public to get information about the hospital’s future since the sessions are closed to the public.  

Last year, the Department of Public Health approved a $180 million expansion of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) that will close Union and move the beds to a new Salem campus in 2019. The medical facilities in Lynn and Salem are a part of Partners HealthCare.

Tyrék Lee, executive vice president of 1199SEIU, said the public will expect to hear how the group plans to address what will happen next and the future of emergency care in Lynn.

“The community will call for clear and concrete next steps,” he said.  “They may not have all the answers in this forum, but there has to be a transparent way to get information going forward.”

Earlier this year, Dr. David J. Roberts, NSMC’s president, told The Item the city’s only hospital will be shuttered in 2019 and sold. The sale could be sooner if the need for service continues to dwindle, he said. While he pledged to maintain ER services in Lynn, it’s unclear where they would be housed.

But State Sen. Thomas M. McGee, a member of the panel who testified at the Department of Public Health to halt the closing, said he’s not convinced the entire campus will close.

“His (Dr. Roberts) discussion about the hospital’s closing was premature,” he said.  “That’s what this meeting is all about. I hope that with these ongoing discussions with the new president at NSMC, as well as with this working group, we find a way to preserve urgent and emergency service that is good for the community moving forward.”

Laura Fleming, a NSMC spokeswoman, said there’s no question Partners will consolidate most of its services in Salem in 2019 and 2020.

But in contrast to Roberts’ statement, Fleming said “no decision has been made about what will happen to the campus.”

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, a member of the group, did not respond to a request for comment.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Living color in black and white

ITEM PHOTO BY MATT DEMIRS
Georgia Hill works on her mural on 79-87 Munroe St., spelling out the words: “Not long now.”

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — Her designs are black and white, but far from basic.

Australian-born muralist, Georgia Hill,  29, explained her perceptual phenomenon, synesthesia, to visitors Saturday night at the Beyond Walls artist talk at Lynn Historical Museum, giving the audience a lens to the layers of her work.

Synesthesia  is a condition that happens when a sense, such as sight, triggers another sense, like smell, at the same time. In Hill’s case, when she sees letters, numbers, and words, they appear in color.

The sensory overload has led her to love the color of certain words like September, but hate the colors that make up the word anesthesia.

It’s become almost like a tick, she said, when it comes to certain things, such as when she receives a new phone number.

“I’ve had lots of phone numbers where I’ve had to tell the guy to change it because I was like ‘this phone number is yellow and purple and it’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” she said, jokingly. “I would say please just give me a black and white and yellow phone number, please.”

It would make sense why Hill chooses to paint in black and white, but the artist said it was a preference she made long before discovering what synesthesia was.

“That wasn’t why I was working in black and white, but it made my work make a lot more sense to me,” she said. “It made me more comfortable and allowed me to work faster and clearer because it took away this distracting layer.”

Still, Hill says the way she sees things doesn’t change who she is as an artist, which is something people don’t always get.

“It’s just a thing my brain does,” she said. “And I kind of know that it’s how my brain thinks.”

Al Wilson, director and founder of Beyond Walls, said Hill’s request for paint supplies was by far the easiest to fill.

Large letters hug the walls of 79-87 Munroe St., spelling out the words: “Not long now.”

The message which is simple to read, Hill said, allows people to develop their own meaning for the phrase and how it fits into their own life.

“I try to make it open ended so it can mean something to everyone,” she said. “It really is about what you bring to it yourself.”

It provokes thought and emotion for  people who might be going through something personal and even facilitates discussion between others, a theory Hill calls “spaces speaking to people.”

Which is exactly what art is supposed to do, Hill said.

“I let people come up with their own meaning. I feel like that is what art should do. It shouldn’t tell you how to feel or how to think of a certain situation,” she said. “It allows you to put your own experiences in perspective.”

She has already seen how these murals are speaking to people and leaving an impact for those watching the street art unfold.

A testament to that has been the support the community and the pride people have shown for their city as they thank the artists for their work throughout the downtown, she said.

“That is why I enjoy what I do,” she said. “Coming to places like here allows me to connect with people who feel connected to each other.”

Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Hoping to leave a (land)mark

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Brian Denahy, top, and Tallboy are making progress on their mural at 31 Spring St. in Lynn.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — A local pair of artists is changing the landscape on the same streets they walked as kids.

After installing their mural of a giant sasquatch bearing the word “Believe,” Lynn’s Chris “Tallboy” Coulon and Swampscott native Brian Denahy, are ready for their artwork to become a landmark.

The two looked as though they’ve been painting together for years as they maneuvered around their giant canvas, but they actually just recently paired up.

They first met in 2008 through a mutual friend in Nahant, but never worked together until May when they painted  a mural at Bent Water Brewing Company on Commercial Street..

Coulon reached out to Denahy after signing on for the Bent Water event  with really short notice.

“I realized I had a lot more work cut out for me than I thought,” Coulon said. “Because he has more experience in spray paint, I ended up just asking him: ‘Would you be down to do this with me?”

So when the opportunity to partake in Beyond Walls presented to Coulon, he again reached out to  Denahy.

The duo complement each other perfectly, with each artist bringing specialties to the table, Denahy with skills in typography and Coulon focusing on characters.

Their collaboration features Coulon’s sasquatch with Denahy’s word scribed on the top of the former Side Street Pub building at 31 Spring St.

“He’s one giant furry monster,” Coulon said. “We wanted to keep it lighthearted and family-friendly, but also reflect our style and the stuff we usually draw.”

The pair said they just wanted to do something fun.

“There’s a lot of technical and deep art going around and then you see ours, which is really just meant to make people smile,” the Lynn-native added.

The chemistry between the two allowed them to complement each other’s specialities and has given them the ability to help teach one another, they said.

“I’ve been following his work for as long as I can remember so it’s really cool we get to work together,” said Denahy.

Denahy’s had a passion for art since he was young and was introduced to downtown Lynn through RawART’s film school, he said.

Denahy, who graduated from Salem State University, does graphic design at a print shop in Cambridge. Coulon also graduated from SSU, then worked in screen printing for five years at a company in Peabody.  

Coulon, who also does graphic arts and illustrations full time, owns a company called Night Watch Studios with his wife where they specialize in unique posters, patches, pins, T-shirts and more.

Denahy said that the murals will shed a new light on Lynn and get people excited to explore downtown.

For kids growing up down here, he said, it could inspire a new generation of artists and allow them to express themselves creatively in different ways.

“You remember things growing up that stood out because they are different, like the orange dinosaur and the Hilltop sign on Route 1,” he said. “I would be really excited to see things like this out the car window as a kid and I’d remember it for a long time.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Elizabeth A. Gecoya, 99

LYNNElizabeth A. (Jablonski) Gecoya, age 99, of Lynn, beloved wife of the late Guy “Chick” Gecoya and loving daughter of the late Stanislaw and Mary (Blazak) Jablonski, died July 17, 2017, at a local nursing home surrounded by her loving family.

Born and raised and educated in Salem, she was employed with the former Linden Shoe and Signa Mfg. and retired as an aide at the Washington Elementary School. Elizabeth was a member of the P.L.A.V. Post 56 Aux. the St. Michael’s Rosary Sodality, St. Hedwig’s Society, a former communicant of St. Michael’s Church and the Gannon Golf Course Inner Club. She was an avid golfer and walker and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her two sons Thomas G. Gecoya and his wife Carol of Saugus, Patrick R. Gecoya and his fiancée Linda J. Lange of Lynn and Marblehead, her grandchildren Joan DiPasa, Patricia Lennan, David Gecoya and the late Deborah Gecoya Cole, great-grandchildren Christina, Alex, Dominic, Nicholas, Kyle, Dominick, Daniel and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Jablonski and Helen Gadala.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the NADWORNY Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn, Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian burial in Holy Family Church at 11 a.m. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Thursday from 4–8 p.m. Knights of Columbus will meet at 7 p.m. for services. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Life Care of the North Shore 111 Birch St. Lynn, MA 01902 or Care Dimension 75 Sylvan St. Ste. B102 Danvers, MA 01923 For guest book and directions please visit Nadwornyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elizabeth G. DelFuoco, 96

LYNNElizabeth G. (Tranfaglia) DelFuoco, 96, of Lynn beloved wife of the late William P. DelFuoco, Sr. and daughter of the late Bernadino and Filomena Tranfaglia died July 17, 2017, at Care One Essex Park in Beverly surrounded by her loving family.

Born raised and educated in Lynn she was a graduate of the Lynn Schools. She was employed by the David H. Smith Company of Lynn for seven years and retired as an assembler at the former Champion Lamp Company. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her son William P. DelFuoco, Jr and his wife Karen of Hamilton and her daughter Carolyn Cormier and her husband Robert of The Villages Fla., her granddaughter Michelle Tallman, great grandson Parker Tallman and her brother Joseph Tranfaglia of Lynnfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard and Armand Tranfaglia and her sisters Mary Barnett, Jennie DelFuoco, Helen Barresi, Ida Fabizio and Florence Neuzil.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the NADWORNY Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian burial in St. Pius V Church at 11 a.m. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours prior from 8:30-10:30 a.m. For guest book and directions please visit Nadwornyfuneralhome.com.

 

Marjorie A. Horgan, 93

LYNNMarjorie A. (Tewksbury) Horgan, age 93, of Lynn, died Saturday in the Mountain View Community Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Frederick N. Horgan. Born in Williamstown, she was the daughter of the late Allen W. and Lorraine C (LeBlanc) Tewksbury. She was raised in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She had also taken several drafting courses.

Marjorie had worked as a draftsman for General Electric, Riverworks plant for 20 years until her retirement in 1986. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, and was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers on Cape Cod. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and had previously been a Cub Scout Den Mother. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, knitting and sewing.

She is survived by her three children; Frederick N. Horgan and his wife Eileen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Eileen F. Lennon and her husband Richard of Chocorua, N.H., and Timothy R. Horgan and his wife Eileen of Stoneham; six grandchildren; Laura Gilbert and her husband Michael of Margate, Fla., Christopher Horgan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Daniel Lennon and his wife Stacy of Carlisle, Katherine Hernandez and her husband Jorge of Lawrence, Kelly Svendsen and her fiancé John Hurley of Revere and Timothy D. Horgan and his wife Erin of Reading; seven great-grandchildren; Brooke and Caroline Gilbert, Felipe and Alexander Hernandez, Augustus and Aoife Lennon, and Ollie Svendsen; her brother, William Tewksbury and his wife Carolyn of North Reading; her sister, Katherine Wrynn and her husband James of Lynn; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Tewksbury.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Seed Crew teens learn about food, justice, and themselves

LYNN — Seventy-two teenagers are learning about farming, sustainable food systems, personal development and serving at hunger relief organizations in a 6½ week summer exploration sponsored by The Food Project.

The Food Project hires teens each summer from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds to work on their urban and suburban farms in Lynn, Lincoln, Boston, Beverly, Wenham, designating the students workers as Seed Crew participants. During the season, youth work together to grow vegetables and distribute 200,000 pounds of produce.

The food goes to hunger relief organizations, food assistance-accessible farmers markets, corner stores, and other food access partnerships.

“Seed Crew is so much more than a great summer job,’” said James Harrison, Food Project executive director. “A summer working in Seed Crew combines learning about sustainable agriculture and how race and inequality impact the food system. Young people thrive in the diverse atmosphere on the farms and grow as people after a summer with The Food Project.”

After working on the farm each morning, Seed Crew youth spend most afternoons in workshops that address issues such as sustainable agriculture, food access, social justice, and more. They also spend one day a week at hunger relief organizations preparing and serving the produce they have grown. This connects the work the young people are doing on the farms with the lessons that they’re learning about food security. In this way, they are able to see how their work directly impacts people’s lives.

Seed Crew is the entry point to participate in The Food Project’s youth crews. Following Seed Crew, young people may apply to work each academic season throughout their high school careers.

Seed Crew is more than a summer job. It is a transformational experience for the young people who spend their summer with The Food Project. In the 26 years since The Food Project was founded, more than 1,700 young people have gone through their youth crews. The teens who participate in Seed Crew, Dirt Crew, and Root Crew become agents of change in their communities around food and social justice.

Many have gone on to start organizations based on The Food Project’s model in other parts of the country, started their own urban or suburban farms built on sustainable agricultural practices, or have founded businesses that are committed to social justice.

Since its founding in 1991, The Food Project has grown into a nationally-recognized non-profit organization that brings youth and adults from diverse backgrounds together on their farms to produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs to build a local and sustainable food system.

Harold Hinds, 76

LYNNHarold “Tom” Hinds, 76, of Lynn, devoted husband and best friend of 55 years to Elizabeth “Betty Ann” (Tetrault) Hinds, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on July 16, 2017, at Salem Hospital, following a brief illness.

Tom, a lifelong Lynn resident, was born on May 4, 1941, to the late C. Raymond and Cecilia (Hoffert) Hinds. He graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in 1959. He was employed by General Electric Gear Plant as a metal fabricator for thirty eight years retiring in 2004.

Tom is survived by his wife Betty Ann, his son Leo (Annette) Hinds of Stoneham, his daughter Kathryn (Paul) Kelley of Wakefield, his son Tom (Darlene) Hinds of Buford, Ga. and his four grandchildren; Benjamin, Katelyn, Christine, and Eva; who were his pride and joy and who brought endless happiness to his life. He is also survived by his brother Raymond (Marion) Hinds of Bridgeport, Conn. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Leo Hinds and his sister Marie (Hinds) Healey.

Tom loved camping, canoeing, woodworking, cheering on his favorite NASCAR drivers from his comfy chair on Sunday afternoons, eating homemade chocolate chip cookies, smiling as he watched his grandchildren grow before his eyes and making them laugh with his stories from “back in the day”, filling album after album with photos of his family, giving belly rubs to his three loyal granddogs, Daisy, Rocky and Betsy, and providing homegrown tomatoes and a backyard oasis for his beloved Betty Ann. Tom treasured his family above all else. He was an adoring husband, a proud and caring father, and a doting grandfather.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Friday at 8 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home 426 Broadway (Rte129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial vising hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Police Log: 7-18-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Michelle Forgione, 32, of 95 Pleasant St., was arrested on a warrant charge of attempting to burn a building at 1:54 p.m. Monday.

Selvin Herrera, 36, of 106 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice, trespassing and on warrants at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

Tyran Jackson, of 24 Surfside Road, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:17 a.m. Monday.

George McBrier, 50, of 145 Lewis St., was arrested and charged with murder at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:28 p.m. Sunday at 295 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:03 p.m. Sunday at 469 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:32 a.m. Monday at Centre Street and Western Avenue; at 11:51 a.m. Monday at 175 Liberty St.; at 12:11 p.m. Monday at South Common and Commercial streets.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:17 p.m. Sunday on Willow Street; at 11:08 p.m. Sunday on Arlington Street.

A report of an assault at 4 a.m. Monday on Jenness Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at 1 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:14 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Market at 121 Eastern Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:44 p.m. Sunday at 37 Fenton Ave.; at 7:53 p.m. Sunday at Duke and Jefferson streets; at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at 69 North Common St.; at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 9:22 p.m. Sunday at 53 Arlington St.; at 9:42 p.m. Sunday at 16 Stone Place; at 11:39 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 12:42 p.m. Monday at Baldwin and Essex streets; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Washington St.; at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 60 Market Square.

A report of a gunshot at 12:59 a.m. Monday at 150 Lewis St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:21 a.m. Monday on Boston Street; at 12:35 a.m. Monday on Washington Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:37 p.m. Sunday at 128 Maple St.; at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 12:26 p.m. Monday at 97 Neptune St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:07 a.m. Monday at Primo Pizza at 200 Franklin St.

A report of vandalism at 8:26 a.m. Monday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:20 a.m. Sunday on Mohawk Road.

A caller reported a vehicle was egged at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.


NAHANT

 

Arrest

Noel E. Alexander, 43, of 24 Mt Vernon St., Apt. 102, Lynn was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license for OUI at 10:38 a.m. Sunday.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:12 p.m. Friday on Christopher Drive; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at East Point parking lot; at 10:57 a.m. Saturday on Greystone Road; at 12:47 p.m. Sunday at Forty Steps Beach on Nahant Road.

 

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 7:37 p.m. Saturday on Willow Road.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Dalinson Fernandez, 22, of 31 Peking St., Apt. 8, Salem, was arrested and charged with uninsured motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:49 a.m. Monday.

 

William H. Walker, 76, of 53 Lynn St., was arrested on warrants at 10:53 a.m. Monday.

 

Jaclyn R. Walsh, 35, homeless, was arrested on a warrant at 5:21 p.m. Sunday.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:59 p.m. Sunday at 11 Magnolia Way. A caller reported a man with a camouflage bandana and shirt was walking around the parking lot. He looked suspicious. Police couldn’t find the man; at 8:48 a.m. Monday at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St. A woman down on the grass was reported. An officer reported the woman had an appointment at the methadone clinic.

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 p.m. Sunday at Highlands at Dearborn at 19 Dearborn Road; at 12:56 a.m. Monday at MacArthur Park on MacArthur Circle; at 1:10 a.m. Monday at 20 Calumet St.; at 3:50 a.m. Monday at 12 Paul Ave.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:22 a.m. Monday on Railroad Avenue. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:54 p.m. Sunday at 28 Rainbow Circle.


REVERE

 

Arrests

Vedette Desir, 45, of 9 Gladstone St., Apt. 2, Everett, was arrested and charged with larceny at 11:37 a.m. Sunday.

Charles A. Freitas, 25, of 851 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and habitual traffic offender at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Angel Luis Gomez, 23, homeless, was arrested on warrants at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Roosbel E. Gonzalez, 18, of 13 Revere St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:18 p.m. Saturday.

Sean Thomas Halley, 32, of 371 Mountain Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 8:50 p.m. Friday.

Sade N. Kirksey, 21, of 851 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Kenneth Lamot, 46, of 5 Nahant Ave., Apt. B, was arrested on a warrant at 2:46 a.m. Saturday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:42 p.m. Friday at Park Avenue and Allston Street; at 3:17 a.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:33 a.m. Saturday at Land of Liquor on North Shore Road; at 9:32 a.m. Saturday on Sigourney Street; at 10:55 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 4:08 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 9:03 p.m. Sunday at Ninety Nine Restaurant on VFW Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:53 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:28 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 6:49 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 7:42 p.m. Saturday at Circle Auto Gallery on Beach Street; at 4:06 a.m. Sunday on North Shore Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:01 p.m. Sunday at Broadsound Tuna Club on North Shore Road.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:15 a.m. Friday on Leverett Avenue; at 9:56 a.m. Friday on Conant Street; at 7:49 p.m. Friday on Janvrin Avenue; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 10:56 p.m. Friday at Constitution Avenue and Cooledge Street; at 11:59 p.m. Friday on Fenley Street; at 12 a.m. Saturday on Cummings Avenue; at 1:21 a.m. Saturday on Pearl Avenue; at 1:33 a.m. Saturday on Charger Street; at 2:41 a.m. Saturday on Camille Road; at 3:01 a.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:48 a.m. Saturday on Carleton Street; at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 9:11 p.m. Saturday on Vinal Street; at 9:29 p.m. Saturday on Crest Avenue; at 9:33 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Avenue and Highland Street; at 10:16 p.m. Saturday on Goodwin Avenue; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:01 p.m. Saturday on Greentree Lane; at 11:28 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:40 p.m. Saturday on Warren Street; at 12:11 a.m. Sunday on Highland Street; at 12:25 a.m. Sunday at Revere Beach Parkway and Hichborn Street; at 1:17 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday on Mountain Avenue; at 2:08 am. Sunday on Cummings Avenue; at 2:27 a.m. Sunday at Speedway on Squire Road; at 2:33 a.m. Sunday at Caruso Street and Oakwood Avenue; at 6:14 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven on Library Street; at 9:02 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 4:54 p.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 11:17 p.m. Sunday on Unity Avenue; at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Jones Road; at 11:35 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:35 p.m. Friday on Bellevue Avenue; at 8:49 p.m. Saturday at Asti Avenue and Malden Street; at 4:11 a.m. Sunday on Morris Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 6:59 p.m. Friday on Garfield Avenue; at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at Broadsound Tuna Club on North Shore Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 8:26 p.m. Saturday on Argyle Street.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:33 p.m. Friday on Florence Avenue; at 8:49 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:43 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:01 p.m. Saturday at Paradise and Walker roads.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at Bikram Yoga of the North Shore at 644 Humphrey St.; at 11:35 p.m. Saturday at 168 Puritan Road.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at 207 Forest Ave.; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 56 Bellevue Road; at 6:36 a.m. Monday at Tedesco Maintenance Building at 173 Salem St.

Lynn man stabbed to death

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — A 27-year-old Lynn man has died after he was stabbed multiple times on Lewis Street Sunday morning, and another man has been charged in the homicide.

Lynn Police responded to the stabbing at 10:22 a.m. at 145 Lewis St., Apt. 306, and found Keenan Barr, of Lynn, suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

He was taken to Salem Hospital and later pronounced dead, authorities said.

George McBrier, 50, a resident of the building, was arrested and charged with murder. He had been taken to Union Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries before he was discharged and taken into police custody, the DA’s office said.

McBrier is expected to be arraigned in Lynn District Court this morning.

Online land records describe the Lewis Street building as a 25-unit apartment complex, near Brickett Elementary School.

Police told WBZ-TV that the incident stemmed from an argument over money, which matched what one female resident of the building told The Item.

The 28-year-old resident, who requested anonymity, said she witnessed the aftermath of the stabbing from looking out of her first floor apartment. She was in her apartment Sunday morning when she heard someone buzzing her door to get into the building. Her husband got up to buzz in lots of police officers and other emergency responders.

The woman said she and her husband were watching out the front and heard a lady come running out of the building.

“(She) was yelling, he stabbed him and he wouldn’t stop stabbing him,” the resident said. “We overheard everything. She said he was being stabbed because there was an argument over money and drugs.”

Emergency responders brought down the victim, and there was blood everywhere, the woman said. EMS was on top of him giving him CPR and got him into the back of the ambulance, she added.

“It was really scary,” the woman said. “I’m from a whole different state and I’m not used to seeing this stuff. It was pretty shocking.”

She said her 3-year-old son was watching out the window and she was trying to pull him away, but because he has autism, he was freaking out from hearing all of the commotion. She has two other young children, a five-month-old and a 2-year-old, the former of whom has Down syndrome, and is also sensitive to noise.

When she was watching with neighbors, the woman said they finally brought out the man who appeared to have committed the stabbing — he was in handcuffs and he was covered in blood. She said the man was so nonchalant, as he just walked out of the building, and walked up to the paramedic and got into the EMS truck.

The woman said it’s not the first time the man has been violent. She said about a month ago, he went around banging on people’s doors in the building, while carrying a huge butcher knife, and she heard later that he had slashed someone in the face.

She is actively looking for another place to live because of the violence, but she said she is limited by needing a place that offers Section 8 Housing and faces bias because the couple has children.

“I literally go to bed every night praying that nothing happens,” the woman said. “I’ve had to throw my babies down on the floor before because someone was shooting at the building…It’s not a good way to live.”

The incident is under investigation by Lynn Police and the DA’s office.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

 

District 45 serves up a grand opening

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Corey O’Shea, the executive chef at the new restaurant District 45 on Lewis Street in Lynn.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNNDistrict 45, the city’s newest upscale restaurant, which aims to introduce its patrons to new foods and revitalize the Diamond District, will hold its grand opening today.

The ceremony, which includes a ribbon cutting with the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce in attendance, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the restaurant at 45 Lewis St.

Executive Chef Corey O’Shea, a Lynn native, said two soft openings were June 29 and June 30. He said District 45 is part of Good N U Hospitality Group, which is owned by David Rosenberg, and has other restaurants in Newton, Brighton, South Boston, and Reading. He said the company didn’t want to open in Lynn unless there was someone involved who was born and raised there and who knew the area. He said that’s when he got the call.

“I’ve seen what kind of works and what doesn’t,” O’Shea said. “Obviously, the Blue Ox and Rossetti (Restaurant) are doing great and they’re not in the best part of Lynn, and they have really, really nice food. So we kind of wanted to go towards that scene. There’s a lot of pubs, a lot of bars in Lynn. We just kind of want to be a little different. We want a funky kind of Boston-esque restaurant.”

O’Shea said there’s fresh food and everything is made from scratch. He said the goal was to introduce Lynn, Swampscott and Marblehead residents to new food, but not scare them away. He said the menu also has timeless staples, but elevated with a twist, adding that there’s a little bit of everything — it’s American food, but with Lynn influences, incorporating the city’s diversity into different ethnic dishes.

He said the menu is short and straight to the point, as he didn’t want it to be a 60-item list that confuses people. A short menu allows him to take his time on different dishes. A typical entree ranges from $15 to $27. Some dishes the chef recommends include the baked lobster gratin, the district burger, and the blueberry braised beef short rib.

O’Shea said they’re charging more than the average joe in the area, but everything is made from scratch, and as many local products are used as possible, adding that everything is high quality.

O’Shea said District 45 was chosen as a name, because they want to revive the nearby Diamond District, which is in the neighborhood of the beach.

“There’s nothing really to walk to,” he said. “We want to be the first of many to just revitalize the area.”

O’Shea said he fell into the restaurant world. He didn’t go to culinary school, but started off as a dishwasher at a restaurant and was thrown on the line one day when someone went on vacation and he was just good at it. He said he loved to do it and always had a passion for food.

He moved his way up there, hopped around a couple of local restaurants, and eventually made his way into Boston, where he worked for the last 14 years as an executive chef for Back Bay Restaurant and Newport Harbor Corporation.

District 45 replaces Mildred’s Corner Cafe, which was popular for its breakfast. Online records show that Lewis/Beach Partners LLC, a Newton-based company managed by Rosenberg, purchased 38, 40-42, 44-46, 50 and 60 Lewis Street, 1 and 17 Beach Road, and the Blaisdell Terrace parking lot for $11 million from Federal Realty Corp. in 2015.

O’Shea said it took about a year and a half to open. After the building, which used to be three different businesses, was purchased, he said the shell was kept, but the walls were all knocked down and the interior was completely redone. The basement was only four feet, which was dug down to seven feet, and the parking lot across the street was bought.

O’Shea said the restaurant seats about 85 people and has about 35 employees. District 45 is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a full menu from 4 to 10 p.m., and a bar menu from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. The restaurant is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“It’s just a comfortable place with elevated drinks, service and food, but very welcoming,” O’Shea said. “You can come off the beach in flip flops and a T-shirt and feel fine. We’re not pretentious. We’re not any of that. We want to give everyone a superb experience and make them feel…comfortable.”


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Fioravanti’s love of art and history began early in life

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Saugus artist Jeff Fioravanti’s show, “The Vision Place of Souls,” is opening on Wednesday at Lynn Museum.

By BILL BROTHERTON

LYNNJeff Fioravanti’s love of history and art began early in life.

“I remember getting up early on Saturday mornings, grabbing a bowl of cereal and watching ‘The World at War’ and ‘Victory at Sea’ on TV. For me, the spirit of America came alive through those shows,” said Fioravanti, a longtime Lynn resident who grew up in Saugus. “I also loved the American Heritage Encyclopedia books. My mother bought them at the A&P, where Bob’s store is now on Route 1. I read them from cover to cover.”

He also recalled as a boy spending hours at the dining room table, armed with “thousands of crayons,” drawing, coloring and creating.

Family trips were to such places as Fort Ticonderoga, Cooperstown and the battlefields of Gettysburg, a treat for him and his brothers “but probably not for my poor mother,” he added, with a smile.

“There are three constants in my life: Sports, art and history,” said Fioravanti, a member of the Saugus High School Athletic Hall of Fame (and class of 1976). “As a hockey player, I left a few teeth on the ice at the old Lynn Arena,” he said. But it’s art and history that have always tugged at his heart.

These are exciting times for Fioravanti. The Lynn Museum is hosting a six-month solo exhibition of his work, mostly pastels of Civil War scenes, titled, “The Vision Place of Souls.” An opening reception will be at the Museum Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

He has long possessed a love of the American Civil War inspired by his family and the artists of that conflict, including Winslow Homer and Conrad Wise Chapman and Currier & Ives. “My family includes many educators and historians. My mom was a teacher. They taught me that history was more than just dates, but stories, the stories I now try to capture in paint. Art and history for me has always intertwined.

“I’m painting the soul of America. My paintings are not about war, but about peace and hope. They’re not glorifying war. Each of my paintings have a story to tell.”

His Civil War works have received great acclaim. Brian Pohanka, the late author and renowned Civil War historian, often spoke of his admiration for Fioravanti’s work.

Curating “The Vision Place of Souls” is local artist and curator Jocelyn Almy-Testa.

Drew Russo, executive director of Lynn Museum, said Fioravanti will donate to the museum a portion of proceeds from all paintings sold.

Fioravanti is an internationally recognized pastel artist who also paints in oils. He has won many awards. The International Association of Pastel Societies last month awarded him the designation of Master Circle Pastelist at its convention in New Mexico. His work has been published in such publications as National Geographic: The Civil War A Traveler’s Guide, Best of American Pastel Artists Volume II (Kennedy Publications), Who’s Who in American Art and in such magazines as American Artist, Pastel Journal and Pastel Artist International.

He has often contributed his talents toward the restoration and preservation of America’s landscapes and museum collections. Fioravanti is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association of Gloucester, as well as a signature artist member in such groups as The Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Maine, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Society of New Hampshire and the most prestigious pastel group in the United States, the Pastel Society of America based in New York City.

Fioravanti lives with his daughter, Nicole, near Lynn Woods and often paints and finds inspiration there. He said Nicole and his late wife Cathy, who died of cancer 3½ years ago at age 54, have always supported his painting. “I might not have painted at all if it wasn’t for Cathy,” he said. “We both graduated from Salem State with business degrees and she decided to continue, getting an accounting degree at night. What was I going to do while she was going to school, stay at home cleaning the bathroom or watching Bruins games? My aunt in Gloucester was taking art lessons using pastels and oils. I joined her, and that was the start.”

“The Vision Place of Souls” will be on display at Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St., Lynn, through December 22. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on this and other Lynn Museum/LynnArts events, call 781-581-6200 or visit www.lynnmuseum.org.


Bill Brotherton is the Item’s Features editor. Tell him what you think at bbrotherton@itemlive.com

Police Log: 7-17-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Shara Belgiorno was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of Class B drug possession at 10:57 a.m. Saturday.

Selvin Herrera, 36, of 106 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice and trespassing at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

Christina Lupoli was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 12:14 p.m. Saturday.

Christopher Odom, 35, of 96 Maynard St., Roslindale, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest at 12:59 a.m. Sunday.

Nehemias Pojoy-Deleon, 20, of 98 South Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper operation of a motor vehicle at 3:29 a.m. Saturday.

Lillian Riggs, of 15 Hovey Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession and sexual conduct for a fee at 3:26 p.m. Saturday.

Alberto Torres-Gomez, 25, of 65 Franklin St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon at 11:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:12 p.m. Friday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 3:29 p.m. Friday at 22 Jefferson St.; at 6:34 p.m. Friday at Market and Oxford streets; at 6:38 p.m. Friday at Essex and Washington streets; at 11:03 p.m. Friday at Lansing Road and Lynnfield Street; at 11:04 p.m. Friday at 66 Laighton St.; at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at Essex and Rockaway streets; at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at 31 Lawton Ave.; at 12:28 p.m. Saturday at 700 Lynnway; at 12:38 p.m. Saturday at Alley and Commercial streets; at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Commercial and Warren streets; at 6:51 p.m. Saturday at South Common and Shepard streets; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 405 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:41 p.m. Friday at Broad and Lewis streets; at 9:07 p.m. Friday at Bowler Street and Lake Avenue; at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Western Ave.; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 6:51 a.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 10:16 a.m. Sunday at Commercial and Summer streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 a.m. Saturday at 264 Chestnut St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 5:09 a.m. Sunday on Rockaway Court.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:07 a.m. Saturday at 16 Barrett St.; at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at 94 Ford St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:33 a.m. Friday at 52 Newhall St.; at 11:38 a.m. Friday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 1:33 p.m. Friday at 104 Newhall St.; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:59 p.m. Friday at 51 Ford St.; at 5:40 p.m. Friday at 33 Buchanan Circle; at 8:40 p.m. Friday at 224 Washington St.; at 9:02 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Kingsley Terrace; at 11 p.m. Friday at 15 Newcastle St.; at 11:20 p.m. Friday at 224A Washington St.; at 11:25 p.m. Friday at 30 Ocean St.; at 11:50 p.m. Friday at 115 Lewis St.; at 12:42 a.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 2:09 a.m. Saturday at Mall and North Common Street; at 2:29 a.m. Saturday at 72 Mall St.; at 3:04 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 3:19 a.m. Saturday at 118 Chestnut St.; at 3:23 a.m. Saturday at 16 Astor St.; at 3:34 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 6:47 a.m. Saturday on Nahant Place; at 8:24 a.m. Saturday at Auburn and Lynnfield streets; at 10:02 a.m. Saturday at 69 North Common St.; at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:47 a.m. Saturday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 12 Fremont Place; at 1:56 p.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 4:43 p.m. Saturday at 88 Newhall St.; at 8:49 p.m. Saturday at 36 Lyman St.; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday at 107 Newhall St.; at 11:51 p.m. Saturday at Mama Blanca at 125 Oxford St.; at 11:52 p.m. Saturday at 24 Pinkham St.; at 12:02 a.m. Sunday at 40 Fernwood Ave.; at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at 22 James St.; at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 41 Light St.; at 1:57 a.m. Sunday at 1 Mt Pleasant St.; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday at 329 Essex St.; at 2:31 a.m. Sunday at Exchange and Spring streets; at 2:43 a.m. Sunday at 100 Newhall St.; at 3:26 a.m. Sunday on Quincy Terrace; at 3:34 a.m. Sunday at 65 Baker St.; at 11:08 a.m. Sunday at 100 Willow St.; at 11:08 a.m. Sunday at Audets at 90 Boston St.

A report of a gunshot at 1:34 a.m. Sunday at Purdon Avenue and Thorpe Road.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:19 p.m. Friday on Olive Street; at 12:59 a.m. Saturday on Broad Street; at 2:16 p.m. Saturday on Western Avenue; at 6:47 p.m. Saturday on Allen Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Bank of America at 1 State St.; at 5:22 p.m. Friday at 170 South Common St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:42 a.m. Saturday at 484 Western Ave.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:49 p.m. Friday at 32 Hamilton Ave.; at 10:36 p.m. Friday at 97 Tracy Ave.; at 12:38 p.m. Saturday at 70 Pacific St.; at 2:08 a.m. Sunday at 192 Washington St.

A report of vandalism at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at 42 West Green St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:22 p.m. Friday at Pleasant and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:52 p.m. Friday at Pleasant and Bessom streets.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:38 p.m. Friday on Washington Street. A caller reported his house was broken into. The back door was broken and there were items missing, including a brand new pair of sneakers that were sitting on the table, still in the box.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 p.m. Friday on Wallace Road; at 6:44 p.m. Saturday on Ruby Terrace; at 11:59 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported a man threw a table at someone and then tried to start a fight with another person.

A report of a missing rower at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on Doaks Lane. A caller reported his rowing partner was missing for more than 30 minutes. The harbormaster was notified and found the rower. She was safe and the caller was notified.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:48 p.m. Saturday on Wyman Road. A caller reported she was walking her dog in the park and saw a group of four males and one female behind the grandstand with a bong out in plain view. She was looking for random monitoring of the area, as there was frequent drug use, spray painting and silly string in the area.

A report of a shopping cart in the harbor at 1:58 p.m. Saturday on Front Street. A caller reported he was at Crocker Park and saw a group of kids on the swimming platform, who had a shopping cart from Crosby’s. The kids pushing the shopping cart into the harbor, and tried to retrieve it by diving into the water. The harbormaster was notified and reported he would try to get it at low tide.

A caller reported kids were having a party and they were throwing beer cans into his yard at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Reed Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:09 p.m. Friday on Naugus Avenue.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Mark R. Cavanaugh, 51, of 158 Boston St., Salem, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, Class B drug possession with intent to distribute, and license not in possession at 4:34 p.m. Friday.

Genaro Chavez, 27, of 34 Bullfinch St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding at 9:43 p.m. Friday.

Drew W. O’Neil, 21, of 212 Lynn St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, Class D drug distribution, and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 4:48 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:35 p.m. Friday at Sprint at 232 Andover St.; at 5:25 p.m. Friday at 2 Newcastle Road and 46 Margin St. Police reported a vehicle struck a telephone pole. There were no injuries; at 5:28 p.m. Friday at 58 Washington St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 6:56 a.m. Saturday at 567 Lowell St. and 2 Goodale St.; at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at 443 Lowell St. and 2 Edgehill Road. A three-car accident was reported. Two people were taken to Salem Hospital; at 1:37 p.m. Saturday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 3:36 p.m. Saturday at 91 Endicott St. and 137 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:49 p.m. Friday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 7 at 601 Lowell St. Laurie A. Curcuru, 52, of 74 Ellsworth Road, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 10:19 p.m. Saturday at 23 Sherman St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:04 a.m. Saturday on Fairview Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 171 Lynn St. Police reported $4,000, some Vicodin and a safe were stolen from the home, but no forced entry was seen.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:17 a.m. Sunday at 9 Tanners Court. Police reported the car’s registration and $10 in cash was taken from the vehicle; at 1:47 p.m. Sunday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St. A caller reported that someone stole change from his car.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:02 p.m. Friday at Salem Five Savings Bank at 19 Central St.; at 7:47 p.m. Friday at 108 Lynn St.; at 8:02 p.m. Friday at Sports Collectibles at 14 Peabody Square; at 11:47 p.m. Friday on Castle Circle; at 3:23 p.m. Saturday on Coolidge Avenue; at 3:47 p.m. Saturday at 63 Russell St.; at 5:19 p.m. Saturday on Coolidge Avenue; at 5:47 p.m. Saturday at 15 Hawthorne Circle; at 11:02 p.m. Saturday at Ahepa Penelope No 120 at 98 Central St.; at 12 a.m. Sunday at 2 Swampscott Ave.; at 12:09 a.m. Sunday on Margin Street Court; at 12:42 a.m. Sunday at 2 Swampscott Ave.; at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at 21 Caller St.; at 8:20 a.m. Sunday on Oak Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:08 p.m. Friday on Granite Street. A caller reported two men in their 20’s or 30’s, who were wearing blue t-shirts, were walking around and shining large flashlights into nearby yards and houses. Police reported the men were employees of Hands on Plumbing, and were in the area fixing a water leak.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on Collins Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:27 a.m. Sunday at 19 Cottage St. A caller reported a bike and wrenches were stolen from his shed. There was no forced entry.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A caller reported his vehicle was vandalized twice in the last three days.

Thomas J. O’Connell, 56

LYNNThomas J. O’Connell, 56, of, 74 Newhall St., Lynn, beloved son of the late John J. and Jean M. (Collins) O’Connell passed away on July 11, 2017, at his home. Tom was born, raised, and educated in Lynn. He attended Lynn Classical High School, and worked for the City of Lynn for many years in the maintenance department. In his youth, Tom played Little League at Edmund’s Field in West Lynn, which was close to his River Street home. Tom was an avid reader and frequented the Lynn Public Library. He enjoyed reading about history, loved a good laugh, was kind to animals, and had a deep respect for people. Better still, he had a big heart, and a big smile, and cherished his Lynn roots. Tom will be missed by his family and friends, and his Newhall Street neighbors. He is survived by his sisters Ellen Christy, Karen O’Connell, both of Nahant, and his brother John M. O’Connell of Peabody. He also leaves his niece, Lauren Christy, of Nanticoke, Pa., and many cousins, friends, kind neighbors and his dearest friend Sylvia Rolle (Ma’am).

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service in the NADWORNY Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours from 9-11 a.m. prior to service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom’s memory or volunteer your time to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St. Lynn, MA. For guest book and directions please visit Nadwornyfuneralhome.com.

 

$1M prize scratched in Lynn

PHOTO BY MASSACHUSETTS STATE LOTTERY

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — William Gendron of Lynn is the first $1 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s new “100X” instant game that launched last month.

The winning ticket was purchased at Norm’s Variety on Eastern Avenue. Roger Patel, the store owner, said he wasn’t present when the ticket was sold last week, but one of his employees told him Gendron bought a single ticket for $10 and scratched it in the store.

“He asked the employee to verify if the ticket was really a $1 million winner,” Patel said. “He was shaking when we told him it was.”

This is the first time Patel has sold a $1 million winning ticket.

“I’ve been here for 15 years and it’s never happened,” he said. “The man who owned it before me had the store for 35 years and he never had a $1 million winner.”

Gendron chose the cash option on the prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000, less taxes, the Lottery said. The store wins too. They receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.

Four $4 million prizes and 14 prizes of $1 million are still available in the instant game.

Gendron could not be reached for comment.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Argument leads to shooting and stabbing in Lynn

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — An early Friday morning argument between two men on New Park Street led to a shooting and a stabbing, according to police.

Lt. James Shorten said the suspected shooter was arrested and the gunshot victim was taken to Salem Hospital. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Police declined to provide the names of the people involved.

“The altercation, in the middle of the street, was over money,” said Police Lt. Michael Kmiec. “One of the individuals received a small laceration from a stab wound who came to the station and then we were informed by Salem Hospital that they had a gunshot victim up there. We believe the person who was stabbed did the shooting and he was arrested.”

Former gay bar undergoing renovation to become housing

BY THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — The shuttered home of what’s been called the Bay State’s oldest gay bar will soon have a new lease on life: a $2.2 million apartment house.

Fran’s Place closed last fall after more than three decades on lower Washington Street as a safe haven for gay patrons.

Last fall, the 20,148-square-foot, three story building was purchased by 776 Washington Street LLC for $297,500. The entity is owned by Omar Guerrero, who once managed Omar & Oscar Jewelry of Lynn in Central Square.

Guerrero declined to comment.

But filings with the city’s Inspectional Services Department revealed he is seeking to build 14 one-bedroom apartments on the two upper floors while keeping the 5,000-square-foot former bar as commercial space.

The LLC borrowed $1.75 million from the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, the state’s development bank, for the renovation.

James Cowdell, executive director of the Economic Development & Industrial Corp., (EDIC) the city’s development bank, said he’s met with Guerrero and supports the project.

“He’s putting more than a dozen market-rate units in that section of the city,” he said. “And when he’s done, it will look great.”

Charles Gaeta, executive director of Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development, whose office provided Guerrero with a $20,000 planning grant, said he’s excited about the project.

“The city is expected to invest more than $150,000 in new sidewalks and trees in that area,” he said. “It will dovetail nicely with our nearby Gateway Residences project.”   

Last year, the Gateway Residences on Washington broke ground, the first housing development to benefit from a $100 million state fund to create workforce housing.

The 71-unit mixed-income housing complex is a collaboration  of Neighborhood Development Associates of Lynn and Boston-based Hub Holdings LLC.

Gateway Residences will feature a five-story, wood-frame building with 18 one-bedroom units, 46 two-bedrooms and seven three-bedrooms. Eight units will be market-rate. The project also will contain a common room, fitness center, laundry rooms and other common tenant spaces.

“We’re excited, said Gaeta.That whole area is being rejuvenated and there’s more on the way.”


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Nonprofit Aspire making inroads into infant safety

COURTESY PHOTO
Thanks to Lynn-based Aspire Developmental Services, Erin Drakes has a way to keep the baby she is expecting in September sleeping safely.

BY PAUL HALLORAN

LYNN — When Kamal and Erin Drakes, who is due in September, bring their new baby home from the hospital they will be well versed in safe-sleep practices, with the baby sleeping in a Baby Box. 

The Baby Box is similar to a bassinet, without legs. Made of cardboard, it measures 26¾ x 16¾ x 11½ inches and it is designed to include only a thin, firm mattress and sheet: no pillows, blankets or stuffed animals. Babies are to sleep only on their backs.

The Drakes received their Baby Box from Aspire Developmental Services, a Lynn social-service agency that primarily provides Early Intervention Services for children from birth to age 3.

Aspire provided services to more than 1,950 children in 10 local communities in 2016.

Aspire is providing the Baby Boxes to 60 families to start, targeting those who may not have the resources to purchase a traditional bassinet as well as those families unfamiliar with safe sleep practices. 

The Baby Box is specifically designed as a safe sleep space with the goal of reducing the risk of SIDS — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The relatively small size of the boxes is by design, intended to ease the transition from the very tight space the baby is accustomed to in utero.

Aspire Early Support program director Ariel Wallen said the Baby Box idea originated in Finland, where the government provides the boxes to all expectant mothers. Entrepreneurs Michelle Vick and Jennifer Clary brought the idea to the U.S., starting The Baby Box Co. in 2016.

“It’s a safe space for a baby to sleep,” said Wallen, the case manager for the Drakes, who also have a 9-month-old daughter, Gretta. “The boxes meet all safety regulations.”

The Baby Box can be used for up to six months, depending on how fast the baby grows. Aspire is also providing diapers, wipes, towels and other supplies to the families receiving a Baby Box.

“I’m excited about it,” Erin Drakes said. “I didn’t have many guidelines with Gretta. As a first-time mom, I would have appreciated having this. I feel very confident with this child I will have all the safety information I need.”

There is an educational component to the Baby Boxes as expectant parents watch a video and receive a pamphlet detailing causes of SIDS and the importance of safe sleep practices. 

Founded in 1951, Aspire serves children who are considered at risk for a variety of issues, including Down syndrome, autism, hearing and vision loss, speech and motor delays, mental health and socio-economic risk. Aspire has a multi-disciplinary team that includes Early Intervention specialists, occupational, physical and speech therapists, and social workers.

Aspire Early Support is a prenatal support program, run by Wallen, that includes home-based emotional support, community resource finding and breastfeeding consultation to pregnant women and their families.

Aspire is in the process of a $4.3 million renovation of the former O’Keefe School building on Franklin Street. The new headquarters will provide 15,000 square feet of space — triple what it has now on Johnson Street. The additional space will allow Aspire to double the play group opportunities for children receiving Early Intervention Services. Aspire will also increase its capacity for child care from 20 to 49 toddlers and preschool students.

 

 

Police Log: 7-15-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Markus Garner, 22, of 71 Birch St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, violation of city knife ordinance, and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 2:28 p.m. Thursday

Joseph Hayes was arrested on warrant charges of larceny under $250, miscellaneous municipal ordinance, shoplifting $100 by asportation, and open container violation at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

Ricardo Taylor, 35, of 78 Birch St., Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious damage to motor vehicle and armed assault to murder at 8:43 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at 535 Western Ave.; at 2:26 p.m. Thursday at 51 Willow St.; at 2:34 p.m. Thursday 250 Maple St.; at 6:26 p.m. Thursday at Park Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:02 p.m. Thursday at Chatham and Marianna streets; at 9:18 p.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:29 a.m. Friday at 196 Essex St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:41 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.; at 11:21 a.m. Friday at 810 Lynnway.

Assault and Battery

A report of assault and battery at 8:58 a.m. Thursday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at 3 Light St.

Breaking and Entry

A report of motor vehicle breaking and entry at 8 p.m. Thursday at 215 Ocean St.; at 9:13 a.m. Friday at 9 Boston St.

Theft

A report of larceny at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Ingalls Elementary School at 1 Collins St. Terrace; at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Habit Opco at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:36 a.m. Thursday at 11 Circle Ave.; at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at 103 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 8 Michael Road; at 3:11 p.m. Thursday at 730 Summer St.; at 11:32 a.m. Friday at 312 Union St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:10 a.m. Friday on Curwin Circle.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:38 p.m. Thursday at 25 Hamilton Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle vandalism at 3:34 p.m. Thursday at 24 Mount Vernon St.; at 4:08 a.m. Friday at 52 Western Ave.


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident with property damage at 4:14 p.m. Friday on Highland Avenue; at 3:23 p.m. Friday on Pleasant Street; at 9:31 a.m. Thursday on Charles Street.

Assault

A report of assault with dangerous weapon at 2:32 p.m. Thursday on Mountain Avenue.

Theft

A report of larceny over $250 at 1:56 p.m. Thursday on Richardson Street; at 10:09 a.m. Friday on Maple Street.

Vandalism

A report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 6:18 a.m. Thursday on Madison Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrest

Chase Nevins, 21, of 19 Cheever Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 7:34 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:52 a.m. Friday on Mechanic Court.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:49 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Street; at 1:57 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

A bicyclist was hit by a motor vehicle at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Harbor Avenue and Brown Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor dispute at 10:55 a.m. Thursday on Cornell Road. The caller reported being blocked in by her neighbor and when she was leaving words were exchanged with the neighbor’s daughter and her boyfriend.


PEABODY

Arrests

Anthony Landry, 26, of 53 Lynn St., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and failure to stop for police at 10:32 a.m. Thursday.

Andrew Gaff, 25, of 61 Pierpont St., was arrested on warrant charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 4:59 p.m. Thursday.

Eduardo Figueiredo, 47, of 1213 Washington St., Norwood, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 9:32 p.m. Thursday.

Desdale Shakes, 37, of 80 Bradbury Ave., Medford, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of property damage, operating under the influence of alcohol, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:58 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:33 a.m. Thursday at 19 Howley St.; at 5:58 p.m. Thursday at 210 N Andover St.; at 6:33 p.m. Thursday at 86 Andover St.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at 244 Andover St.

Breaking and Entry

A report of motor vehicle breaking and entry at 6:41 a.m. Thursday at 11 Ellsworth Road; at 3:52 p.m. Thursday at 23 Upton St.; at 6:37 p.m. Thursday at 54 Granite St.

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 3:17 p.m. Thursday at 12 Crowninshield St.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident leaving the scene at 1:01 p.m. Thursday at 595 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries at 1:24 p.m. Thursday at 1252 Broadway; at 1:32 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Road and Lincoln Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage at 2:53 p.m. Thursday at Route 1 South ramp and Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor dispute at 9:41 Thursday at 79 Shore Road. The caller reported an ongoing issue with her neighbor and property lines. The party said she was confronted by her neighbor and words were exchanged between the two.

A report of counterfeiting at 7:44 p.m. Thursday at 127 Broadway. The caller reported the customer trying to pay for their food with a counterfeit $100 bill.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:31 p.m. Thursday at 246 Humphrey St.; at 9:42 p.m. Thursday at 25 Railroad Ave.

 

John T. Kane, 69

LYNN — John Thomas Kane, 69, lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017.

John was the son of the late John E. and Ann (Roach) Kane;  he was the beloved husband of Marcia (Mills) Kane of Lynn, with whom he shared 46  years of marriage; the devoted father of Jennifer Franklin and her husband Joe of Peabody and Andrea Sisson and her partner Patrick Wheeler of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of AJ and Isabelle Franklin and Nate and Matt Sisson; and the brother of Paul Kane.   

Born and educated in Lynn, John was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1965. John worked as a machinist at GE in Lynn for 37 years until his retirement in 2003. He was an avid sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed the Boston Red Sox and going to Spring training in Florida for many years. John was also involved with a number of Lynn sports as well.  He coached Pop Warner Football, Babe Ruth Baseball, Lynn Youth Soccer and St. Mary’s CYO Basketball; he was a member of the Pine Hill Civic Association. When his daughters were in high school, he began his sports announcing “career” when he announced Lynn Classical High School’s games, including his daughters’ basketball games. Later he was the voice of the Mad Dogs and the North Shore Navigators baseball games. But, John’s greatest thrill was when he announced the state high school all star game, Massachusetts vs. Connecticut at Fenway Park.

Service information: John’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 17 from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care via www.givingmassgeneral.org. For the online guestbook please visitwww.cuffemcginn.com.

 

Mark J. DeFillipo, 55

LYNN — Mark James DeFillipo, age 55, of Lynn, passed away July 13, 2017 in Salem Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Lynn and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Anthony Carmen and Jean (LeBlanc) DeFillipo.

Mark enjoyed playing darts and bowling and he was a Rodney Dangerfield impressionist. Family meant the most to him.

He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Gary and Karen DeFillipo of Lynn, Larry and Deborah DeFillipo of Lynn, Debra and Mike Verrell of Lynn, Linda and Dave Scally of Georgetown, Tim and Bobbie Jo DeFillipo of Lynn and Dave DeFillipo of Lynn, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Service information: A funeral Mass will be held in St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St., Lynn on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Visitation will be in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn, on Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. For those desiring, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

John A. DiGiulio, 54

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — John A. DiGiulio, age 54, of Florida and formerly of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2017.

Born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, John attended St. John the Evangelist School and graduated from Swampscott High, Class of 1981. John also attended Northeastern University and later completed his degree in engineering at Wayland University in Texas while serving in the Air Force as a pneumatics specialist on aircraft.

John was a gifted and talented individual, and spent the majority of his professional career working for Henkel Corporation, where he designed and built prototypes for manufacturing solutions.  Throughout his career John attained numerous licenses and accreditations, including becoming an electrician and a commercial insurance adjuster.

John was extremely bright, loving, and affable, and always willing to share his immense skills with anyone who needed assistance. He loved the warm weather that Florida offered, and moved permanently to the Tampa area in 2015. He enjoyed boating and meeting people in his new hometown of New Port Richey, Fla., and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Pasquale DiGiulio of Swampscott and Florida, and his brother-in-law William E. Shanahan. He also leaves his children, John, Nicole, and Jennifer DiGiulio; grandchildren Dylan, Aria and Madelynne; his siblings Patricia Shanahan, Pamela and her husband Thomas Burkardt, Steven and his wife Cathy DiGiulio, Nancy and her husband Linus O’Donnell, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Service information: Private family services took place in Florida on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Arrangements coordinated by MORGAN Funeral Home, 6025 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Local services will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA 01907. Burial will be private. All are invited to join us in celebrating John’s life.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Flag football tournament kicks off next Saturday

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Last year’s Lynn Parks and Recreation and Stop the Violence flag football tournament was a success, according to Fred Hogan and Rob Smith. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

If you’re a parent looking to get your kids out of the house and on their feet this summer, Lynn Parks and Recreation is organizing plenty of events that’ll catch your interest. One of those events is the Lynn Parks and Recreation and Stop the Violence Flag Football Tournament, which will kick off next Saturday at Manning Field.

The first edition of the annual event ran last year. Fred Hogan and Rob Smith, two of the many who worked to organize the tournament, agreed that last year’s edition was a success.

“It went very well,” Hogan, a committee member of Stop the Violence, said. “We had a strong turnout. We had eight middle school teams and four high school and four grammar school teams. So it was a great turnout.”

Smith, also a Stop the Violence committee member, added that he’s hoping for a strong turnout this year.

“It went excellent, it was a great turnout,” Smith said. “We’re looking forward to a similar turnout this time around and maybe even a better turnout. We hope that we get even more kids this year. We filled our quota last year and it was excellent.”

The overall goal of the tournament is to provide Lynn’s youth with an opportunity to get out of the house and stay active. Other events like the upcoming kickball and three-on-three basketball tournaments, and the Lynn Parks and Recreation summer basketball league, aim to achieve the same feat.

“It’s another free event that will get the kids at a football field for a whole day,” Hogan said. “It’s a day-long event that keeps the kids busy. Usually the kids stick around to watch all the games.”

With Stop the Violence at the center of the event’s running, there’s also a positive message being sent to those who participate in these events.

“We’re trying to drive the message home,” Hogan said. “You see the t-shirts everywhere now. Whether it’s a basketball game or a kid just walking around, you see those Stop the Violence t-shirts. It’s a grassroots effort but we’re driving the message home.”

Smith added a similar sentiment.

“We want to get the kids out of the house and away from the negatives, like social media,” Smith said. “A lot of negative things can come from social media. If we can occupy these kids for a few hours a day, it helps them realize that there are positive things out there they can do.”

This year’s tournament will follow the same format that it did last summer. A total of 16 teams will participate through the three divisions in eight middle school teams, four grammar school teams and four high school teams. Each team will consist of ten players and two of those must be females.

“We’re tying to make it a co-ed event by getting the girls involved,” Hogan said.

Two games will take place at a time, starting at opposite 40-yard lines and moving towards the end-zones. Each game will be seven-on-seven, meaning teams will have three substitutes. Each player will receive a t-shirt and water will also be provided.

“Kids that don’t know each other get to make friends,” Smith said. “Kids on one team will get to meet kids on another team and they talk to kids they might not have talked to.”

The coaches and referees for next Saturday’s tournament, Smith added, are all volunteers.

“There are a lot of former football players volunteering to referee,” Smith said. “My son played on the 2008 Lynn Classical football team and 80 percent of those guys come down to volunteer. Whatever we need, they’re always 100 percent willing to help us with.”

“One thing about doing these events is that people come up to us and ask us if we need anything,” Hogan added. “There are a lot of organizations in the city doing positive things.”

The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and runs through the afternoon. The grammar and high school teams are filled but there are still slots available for teams in the middle school division. Registration for the available middle school slots will take place next Tuesday at Breed and Wednesday at English, while the summer basketball league games are being played. Registration will also be done on the morning of the tournament. There’s no cost to attend or play in the tournament.

“I just hope that a good crowd comes out and supports these kids,” Smith said. “It’s a great time.”

 

Developer waits for a fix in West Lynn

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN —  It’s been more than a year since a wrecking ball demolished Atlantic Coast Seafood Market to make way for the city’s latest business complex.

But construction on the 73,000-square-foot Alley Street lot behind the Lynnway is nowhere in sight.

“We are waiting for the city to fix the storm drains,” said Thomas Demakes, president of Old Neighborhood Quality Food, whose firm paid $1 million for the 2-acre parcel in 2013. “That street floods badly when it rains and prevents me from moving forward.”

As a result, Demakes’ vision of a development that would include two dozen condominiums for startups, is on hold.

“If I built a business park without the improvements the businesses would flood,” he said. “The city promised to fix it, but it might take a few years.”

Daniel O’Neill, the Water and Sewer Commission’s executive director, said the storm drain project is part of a $106 million venture ordered by U.S. District Court. The commission has been mandated to end sewer overflows in four locations including Summer Street in West Lynn, two across from North Shore Community College, and Bennett and Alley streets.

The project had its roots in 1976, when the Environmental Protection Agency alleged the commission was in violation of the Clean Water Act by allowing waste from sewer systems to flow into the Atlantic.

When there’s rain or snow, the waste sometimes exceeds capacity in the sewer lines and makes its way into the ocean, streets and basements.

‘We are in the design stage and getting ready to prepare construction documents for public bid,” said O’Neill. “But we are a year away from completing design and the work will be done over 13 years, so it will be some time before work on Alley Street is complete.”

Demakes imagines his project would be similar to the one at the former Lynn Lumber site.

Lynn Business Park RT and the Nicholas Mennino Trust bought the 84,000-square-foot lot on Commercial Street in 2014 for $1.4 million. They used a portion of the land for business storefronts including the Beantown Barbell Club and Safe & Secure Limousine across from Bent Water Brewing Co.

Peter Capano, the Ward 6 City Councilor, has been supportive of the idea and said it would be a good fit for the neighborhood.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Butch Cassidy he ain’t

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — One burglar’s day went from bad to worse on Wednesday.

Police recognized Brett Rome, a 28-year-old homeless man, on Green Street around 4:15 p.m., and ran him for warrants. It turned out that Rome had two breaking and entering warrants out for his arrest from previous burglaries, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.

Police found on Rome a large amount of jewelry and loose change, which police later learned was taken during a break-in that occurred earlier that same day on Lynnfield Street. He was arrested on the warrants and the items were held at the police station, Kmiec said.

Later on, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police got a call for a break-in at 416 Lynnfield St. that happened earlier in the day. What the 36-year-old female victim told police was missing from her residence matched what police found on Rome, Kmiec said.

Other items, besides the ones found in his possession, were also reported stolen. It’s likely Rome sold the other stuff, Kmiec said. Most of the time, the burglars don’t hold onto the belongings, but try to sell or pawn them off, he added.

Police are unsure if Rome entered the woman’s residence through a window or a door. Kmiec said it looked as if things were moved as if the suspect was trying to get in through windows and might have used a door to leave. The woman had left early that morning for work.

“The officers, being observant and taking the time to run him for warrants, it ends up being perfect timing because he still had possession of the belongings,” Kmiec said. “Most of the time they try to unload the stolen goods as soon as they can.”

Rome was also charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, and daytime breaking and entering for a felony.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

District 45 now open

District 45, located at 45 Lewis St. in East Lynn, is the newest addition to The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (soon to be Good n u Hospitality Group) and we are excited to be a part of the community in Lynn. We opened in Spring 2017 with the goal of serving a modern American menu of tasty, bold flavored foods.

There is a global influence in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. To enhance the experience, we offer a selection of wines from California and the Pacific Northwest with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers with a celebration of local New England breweries and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders. The menus are extensive and have a little something for everyone.

Lynn native, Corey O’Shea, returns to his hometown after 15 years in Boston as an executive chef. He formally was a chef with Backbay Restaurant Group and Newport Harbor Restaurants. Chef O’Shea’s takes on classic New England favorites are sure to satisfy the most discerning palates.

With steaks, chops, seafood and produce sourced locally, District 45 is the true local restaurant that the North Shore has been waiting for. Eat Local, Drink Local, Support your neighborhood and community.

District 45, where hungry patrons gather to share crafted plates, laughs and unapologetically bold cocktails. Come and Enjoy District 45 East Lynn.

For more information, visit district45lynn.com, email info@district45lynn.com, or call 781-790-4545.

Click here to download our menu.

 

Police Log: 7-14-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Lilian Lino-Ramos, 18, of 445 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing/park rule at 12:11 a.m. Thursday.

Alseis Reyes Tejada, 19, of 40 Forest St., Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges of assault, threat to commit a crime, and malicious wanton property defacement at 12:19 a.m. Thursday.

Brett Rome, 28, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, daytime breaking and entering for a felony and on warrants at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Manuel Zelaya-Salgasu, 19, of 28 Salem St., Salem, was arrested and charged with trespassing/park rule and Class B drug distribution at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at Holyoke and Walnut streets; at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at 69 North Common St.; at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Warren St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 294 Euclid Ave.; at 7:49 a.m. Thursday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at 68 Tranfaglia Ave.; at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Shepard St.; at 9:41 a.m. Thursday on Hatzis Way.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday at 263 Lynnfield St.; at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Chestnut streets; at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday at 118 Broad St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:58 a.m. Thursday on Liberty Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 32 North Franklin St.; at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Tower Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday at 104 Ocean St.; at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday 416 Lynnfield St.; at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday at 59 Clarendon Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday at 62 Milton St.; at 1:29 p.m. Wednesday at 571 Western Ave.; at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Albany St.; at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday at 154 Lynnway; at 2:38 a.m. Thursday at 65 Mt Pleasant St.; at 11:06 a.m. Thursday at 526 Western Ave.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday at Central Square; at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at 45 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Kingsley Terrace; at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at 55 Thistle St.; at 7:38 a.m. Thursday at 52 Cherry St.; at 9:06 a.m. Thursday at Ingalls Elementary School at 1 Collins St.; at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Habit Opco at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Johnson streets; at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at 103 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 8 Michael Road.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 83 Cottage St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at 164 Franklin St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Park St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Armando A. Colangelo, 65, of 23 Central St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Leigh T. Hodges, 63, of 7 Lee St., was arrested on a warrant at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Complaints

A report of people on the deck at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday on Harbor Avenue. A caller reported he was watching his security system and could see three men in red shirts on his deck. They looked like workmen, but he wasn’t expecting anyone. An officer reported being out with an oriental rug truck and the men stated they went to the wrong address.

A caller reported there were cones in the road and he thought kids did it as a prank at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street. The cones were placed back on the sidewalks for the tree stumps.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday on Roosevelt Avenue. A caller reported having a dispute with a neighbor who thought that she owed him money. He reportedly went on her property that day, took a picture and sent it to her. Police reported it was a civil issue between the owner and the former owner.

 

Theft

A caller reported at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday on Tioga Way that headphones, valued at $200, were stolen from him the previous day while he was at the gym. He called back to say that the gym called and told him that his headphones had been turned in.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday on Bubier Road. A caller reported the passenger window of her car was smashed. Police reported it appeared to be caused by a rock kicked up by landscaping equipment.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at FedEx/Kinkos at 59 Station Landing; at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday at Governors Avenue and Lawrence Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at 54 Lambert St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday at 95 Bowen Ave.; at 9:47 a.m. Thursday at 50 Mystic Ave.


REVERE

Arrests

Jesse D. Chambers, 37, of 223 North Shore Road, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Proctor Avenue; at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road; at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Squire Road.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Parkway. Katherine A. Hernandez-Reyes, 26, of 855 Broadway, Apt. 1011, Chelsea, was summoned for assault and battery; at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Shirley Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday on Bellingham Avenue; at 8:59 a.m. Wednesday on Bixby Street; at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday at Ambassador North Condos on Revere Beach Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday on Olive Street; at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday on Putnam Road; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at McKinley School on Yeamans Street.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday on Fernwood Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of bicycle theft at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday on Warren Street; at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Hometown Pizza at 23 Essex St.

 

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Newhall St. A caller reported two youths had been in a red Honda sedan for about two hours and thought they were throwing alcohol containers out of the window.

A report of a disturbance at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday at Fuddruckers Restaurant/Boland Group at 910 Broadway.

 

Fire

A report of a car fire at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday at Hockeytown USA at 953 Broadway. A car fire near the building was reported. The blaze was extinguished.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St. A caller reported a check for $208.20 was stolen from him and then cashed at Stop & Shop.

 

Donna L. Keaney, 72

LYNNMrs. Donna L. (Miller) Keaney, age 72, of Lynn, died at her home on Thursday after a brief illness. She was the wife of Edward F. Keaney, Jr., with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of Claire (Murphy) Bissell of Lynn and of the late Charles Miller, and graduated from Lynn English High School.

Donna worked for the City of Lynn for several years and retired 10 years ago.

She loved taking rides, especially to Crystal Pond to see the swan.

She was the mother of the late Lee Ann Benson, the mother of Daniel Benson and his wife Jamie of Peabody and Darcey Barnard and her husband David of Lynn, the grandmother of Chelsie, Trevor and Jacqueline Benson, and Paige and David Barnard, and the great-grandmother of Jayden Young. She was also the sister of the late Sandra Nappi.

Service information: Her funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours on Sunday 2-5 p.m. For online guestbook please visit Cuffemcginn.com.

 

Lynn candidate blames staff for fraudulent signatures

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Eliud Alcala.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN Three days after Eliud Alcala was removed from the ballot for submitting questionable signatures, the candidate is taking responsibility for what happened.

“I would never forge signatures, that I know, but perhaps someone in my campaign did and I have to own it,” he said.

On Monday, the city’s Election Commission unanimously voted to oust Alcala from the September primary ballot. The five-person panel ruled 24 signatures on his nomination papers were fakes. The first-time candidate was seeking to replace longtime Ward 4 City Councilor Richard Colucci.

Alcala said someone from his campaign committee may have falsified his nominations papers following the nearly three-hour hearing at City Hall.

“I neglected to examine and verify the signatures and for that I apologize,” he said. “I was wrong to trust people and I am paying deeply for it.”

Of the 180 signatures filed by Alcala in June, 61 were initially rejected by the Election Office because there was no such person at the address listed, the signatures or addresses were illegible, the signer did not live in the ward, or the person signed the papers more than once. On Monday, another two dozen were rejected, putting the number of verified signatures under the minimum of 100 needed to place Alcala on the ballot.

While Alcala could appeal the Commission’s decision in Superior Court, he’s not sure if he will.  It’s unclear on what grounds he would seek a reversal.

“I am exploring my options and talking to my committee members, but I don’t know what I will do,” he said.

If Alcala does not appeal, he could still run for the seat as a write-in candidate. Should he receive 100 or more votes, his name will appear on the final election ballot in November, according to the city’s law office.  

While the case has been referred to the Essex County District Attorney’s office, a spokeswoman for the DA said the complaint has not been received.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Police Log: 7-13-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Kendall Bridges, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Rachael Kennedy, 28, of 78 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Luis Montalvo, of 3 Mill St., Woburn, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, larceny by false pretense, and shoplifting by asportation at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at 546 Walnut St.; at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Linwood St.; at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnfield Street and Millard Avenue; at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday at 568 Walnut St.; at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Avenue; at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday at Adams and Chestnut streets; at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday Rite Aid at 156 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at 46 Sheridan St.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday at 32 Huron St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Huron St.; at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday at 240 Broadway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday at 99 South St.; at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.; at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Michigan Ave.; at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Woodman St.; at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at 21 High Rock Terrace; at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 29 Boston St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday on Green Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 126 Union St.; at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday at 115 O’Callaghan Way; at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday at 17 Lee Court; at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday at 148 Liberty St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Meadow Court; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Trinity Ave.; at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday at 125 Williams Ave.; at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday at 300 Washington St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A caller reported a trash truck hit a telephone pole at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

 

Complaints

A reported of public fornication at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday on Brook Road. A caller reported people slept outside at Eveleth the previous night and were now fornicating in front of their house. The caller stated he did see their “body parts.”

A report of kids smoking in the car at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller pulled into the Devereux lot and stated that there were kids in a black sedan smoking marijuana.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported her daughter was out for a walk and was approached by an unknown man in a vehicle, who attempted to pick her up. She got nervous and called her mother, who then picked her up. The man was reportedly in his mid 20’s and was in a white Maserati. He was described as wearing a white chef jacket and stated he was a chef at a local yacht club. Police checked area yacht clubs and couldn’t find him; at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday on Widger Road. A caller reported there was a car in a parking lot and that it appeared its occupants were having sex. The occupants were moving along.

A man walked into the police station and stated that he felt he was being followed at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday on Mugford Street.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Street and Harvard Avenue; at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday on Roosevelt Circle; at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on Roosevelt Circle; at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday at CVS at 85 High St.; at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday at Whole Foods at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway; at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at BJ’s Warehouse at 909 Fellsway; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at 2400 Mystic Valley Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:06 am. Wednesday at 9 Willard Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 600 Mystic Valley Parkway.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday at Boston Sports Club at 70 Station Landing.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Foster Court.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Andover St.; at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at Lowell Street and Route 128 North; at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday at 56 Washington St.; at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday at 527 Lowell St. and 2 Bourbon St.; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Railroad Ave. and 2 Central St. A motorcycle accident was reported. The juvenile who was driving the moped was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at MRG Construction at 3 Centennial Drive.

 

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday at 261 Newbury St. A man reported his neighbor threw a rock at him.

A report of a disturbance at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll School at 60 Northend St.; at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday at The Jade at 4 Bourbon St.; at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Hog Hill Road; at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St. An employee reported four to five teenagers throwing “steel rings” against the side of the building; at 11 p.m. Tuesday at 153R Washington St. A caller reported someone came into her backyard and took a ladder. The ladder was returned by the person; at 4:16 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven at 79 Lowell St. Three men reportedly attempted to steal items from the store and also had a confrontation with the clerk.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday at Pierpont Park on Pierpont Street. A caller reported there was a hispanic man smoking marijuana in the park.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday on Main Street. The man was taken to Salem Hospital.


REVERE

Arrests

Tyquan R. Jenkins, 20, of 136 Campbell Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

Rafael Santos, 27, of 161 Clifton St., Apt. 4, Malden, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Malden Street and Patriot Parkway. Rafael Santos, 27, of 161 Clifton St., Apt. 4, Malden, was arrested; at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Vinny’s Food Market on Malden Street; at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at IHOP on Squire Road.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at Vinal Street and Broadway.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday at Post Office on VFW Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday at TD Bank North on Broadway. Maximillian M. Degrandis, 27, of 349 Rice Ave., was summoned for malicious destruction of property; at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.

A report of bicycle theft at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday at Osprey Road and Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday on Salem Turnpike. A car into a guardrail was reported.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:54 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Heights Housing for the Elderly at 19 Talbot St. An employee reported several slider doors and screens were missing from a capital improvement project.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday at 1080 Humphrey St.

 

Peabody, Lynn Babe Ruth will have to wait

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Peabody’s Ryan Knight (right) beats a wide throw to Lynn shortstop Jared DeFillipo for a stolen base.

By SCOT COOPER 

LYNN —  The Lynn 14-year old Babe Ruth all-stars knew going into Wednesday night’s playoff game with Peabody that they had to win it to stay alive in the state tournament.

The weather wrecked Lynn’s plans to put Peabody away, however, and the two teams will pick up where they left off Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Fraser Field.

Where the two teams left off was with Peabody’s No. 5 hitter, Anthony Conforti, up at the dish, leading off in the top of the second inning. A couple of blasts of lightning appeared way past the left field fence during the first inning, but when the blasts got a little closer in the second inning, the game was postponed after a 30-minute delay.

“It’s the same situation, no score, top of the second, their guy is up against our ace (Luke Mannion),” Lynn coach Dave Galeazzi said. “Everything’s the same, we’ll pick things up where we left off, our job is still the same, we have to win the game to stay alive, whether we played it tonight, or tomorrow night, which we’re going to do now.”

“I thought that we came out a little tight in the top of the first really, we walked a guy and he made it to third, but we held, and we really settled down, I think, after that first half inning,” the coach added. “We’ll come back out tomorrow night and try to win it and keep going, picking things up right where we left off.”

Mannion walked Peabody’s Ryan Knight with one out in the top of the first. Knight stole second, but was stranded at third when Mannion induced two infield popups.

Peabody sent Alex Gonzalez to the mound and he went right through Lynn’s first three hitters. Gonzalez will now have a full day to prepare for the bottom of the second.

“The situation is the same for us, there’s no ifs, ands or buts for us, if we win, we’re in, and if we lose, we’re out,” Galeazzi said. “So we’ll come out Thursday night and do our best to come out with a win.”

Lynn Babe Ruth vice-president Jeff Earp said he’s excited that the Babe Ruth tournament is in the city. Earp said once again, Lynn is shining in the spotlight with this baseball tournament after Manning Field delivered when it hosted the MIAA soccer and football playoffs.

“When I told one of the coaches that we were moving the games from Bowzer to Fraser he seemed a little disappointed, but then he saw Fraser for the first time and just said, wow this is a professional baseball field,” Earp said. “Being from Lynn we’ve heard all the jokes and the stereotypes over the years, so for people unfamiliar with Lynn to come to see our fields at Bowzer and here at Fraser, they’re amazed, we have top notch facilities. We put about ten thousand dollars into Bowzer to get it ready for this season and I think it shows.”

“We are packed with men’s leagues, Babe Ruth, the junior varsity plays its games there, teams are coming from all over to play here (at Bowzer), the fields are always packed, and I think they’re very impressed with the baseball facilities in Lynn,” Earp said. “It’s a lot of work to get this (Babe Ruth) tournament here, but I think the selection committee likes what it sees with our fields and the way we run things here in Lynn. I’m happy to destroy some stereotypes.”

 

Man robs woman and takes off in stolen car in Lynn

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — A 31-year-old man was arrested after robbing a woman, taking off in a stolen car, and leading police on a pursuit early Monday morning.

William Leger, of Everett, was charged with unarmed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and on other motor vehicle violations and warrants.

Police responded to Green and Union streets on a report of a robbery at 2:36 a.m. Officers learned that a 34-year-old woman was sitting in a car with Leger and using narcotics for several hours before the robbery, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.

After using drugs, Leger wanted the woman to go out and get more money, but she refused, and the pair got into a fight. He ended up stealing the woman’s purse and took off in a stolen car. Police don’t think the woman knew the vehicle was stolen, Kmiec said.

The woman had left her phone inside the car before getting out, so she flagged down someone who called police, Kmiec said.

Police pursued the stolen car through Swampscott and into Salem, where Leger was arrested. He had driven into a construction site and couldn’t go any farther, Kmiec said.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police Log: 7-12-17

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Charla Mercaldi, 26, of 16 Wilson St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and unarmed robbery at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday.

Ashley Terrio, of 109 Empire St., was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 8:47 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:57 p.m. Monday on Surfside Road; at 2:59 p.m. Monday at 115 Western Ave.; at 3 p.m. Monday at CVS at 65 Boston St.; at 3:27 p.m. Monday at Boston Street and Keslar Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at 17 Atlantic St.; at 9:15 p.m. Monday at 560 Western Ave.; at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday at 240 Broadway; at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at 580 Essex St.; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at 28 Wyman St.; at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Monday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 4:47 p.m. Monday at Cliff and Linwood streets; at 1:01 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Kimball Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:08 p.m. Monday at 3 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:25 p.m. Monday at 297 Chatham St.; at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Michigan Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:07 p.m. Monday at 9 Hillcrest Ave.; at 4:42 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut at 39 State St.; at 7:35 p.m. Monday at 95 Whittier St.; at 8:15 p.m. Monday at 22 Parker Hill Ave.; at 8:19 p.m. Monday at 13 Parker Hill Ave.; at 10:27 p.m. Monday on Pine Grove Avenue; at 10:29 p.m. Monday at 25 Ontario St.; at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday at 170 Union St.; at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday at 224 Washington St.; at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Farms at 668 Chestnut St.

A report of a gunshot at 3:02 a.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:28 p.m. Monday on Estes Street; at 7:34 p.m. Monday on Chancery Court; at 7:51 a.m. Tuesday on Lynnfield Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:41 p.m. Monday at 354 Lynnway.

A report of a robbery at 8:48 p.m. Monday at 34 Union St.

A report of a larceny at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at 22 Munroe St.; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Neptune Blvd.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:48 p.m. Monday at 24 Estes St.

A report of vandalism at 6:51 p.m. Monday at 10 Iona Terrace.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:42 a.m. Friday on Condon Circle. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:26 p.m. Friday at 511 Walnut St. and 199 Salem St.; at 2:22 p.m. Saturday at 793 Main St. and 3 Patrice Lane; at 10:24 p.m. Monday at 630 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at 814 Summer St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:56 p.m. Friday at 716 Main St. Police reported a broken umbrella, but no burglary.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:42 a.m. Friday at 182 Locksley Road; at 12:57 a.m. Saturday on Apple Hill Lane; at 9:33 p.m. Monday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 S Broadway. A group of youths were reportedly causing a disturbance. A 19-year-old man was summoned for possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:03 p.m. Monday at 12 Lookout Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of malicious destruction of property at 11:48 a.m. Sunday at 25 Tophet Road. A caller reported a tire was slashed.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A caller reported a motor vehicle crashed into a backyard at 10:53 a.m. Monday on Widger Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:28 p.m. Monday at Casino Road and Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported an item fell out of a truck in front of her so she hit her brakes. While doing that, a vehicle behind her slammed into her car. Police reported a propane tank fell off the back of the truck, but later stated that it was actually a tank for a refrigerator component.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:04 p.m. Monday at West Shore Drive and Cornell Road; at 7:22 p.m. Monday on Sewall Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:58 a.m. Monday on Lee Street. A man came into the police station to report someone stabbed him in the eye. Police requested medical aid for a deep puncture wound on the person’s neck; at 5:41 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported the driver of a red Tacoma pulled over, got out and started “beating” the passenger, before getting back into his vehicle and driving up Village Street.

Complaints

An Ocean Avenue caller reported at 11:41 a.m. Sunday that she is going through a divorce with her husband, and while she was working in her garage, an elderly man wearing an American flag shirt got out and said “I am sorry, I thought your house was for sale.” He then proceeded to say “I will go watch the boat races then” and got into his car and drove away. The caller thought the man was sent by her soon to be ex-husband.

A report of a disturbance at 1:07 p.m. Sunday on Wyman Road.

A caller reported a couple put up a hammock in Chandler Hovey and were having sex in open view at 8:38 p.m. Monday on Lighthouse Lane. The witness later told police that it wasn’t observed, and she just assumed they were having sex, but their clothes weren’t off at any time.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:34 p.m. Monday at Wilson and Marion roads. A caller reported the occupants of a maroon sedan parked on Wilson may have been doing drugs.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Fellsway West and Fulton Spring Road; at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway; at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday at Locust Street and Mystic Valley Parkway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:14 p.m. Tuesday at Margarita’s at 75 Station Landing.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Monday at 896 Fellsway St.; at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday at Medford High School at 489 Winthrop St.; at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday at 154 High St.; at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 2 Salem St.; at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday at 397 Riverside Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at 23 Medford St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Carlene Malo, 36, of 12118 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 8:06 p.m. Monday.
Lucio Martinez, 20, of 19 Usher Road, Apt. 2B, Medford, was arrested and charged with nighttime motor vehicle breaking and entering for a felony, possession of a burglarious instrument, Class B drug possession, and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.  

Felicia M. Solimine, 27, of 1100 Salem St., Apt. 79, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:32 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:09 p.m. Monday at 232 Newbury St.; at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown School at 150 Lynn St. A single vehicle accident into a guardrail was reported; at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Andover St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Magnolia Way. Three men breaking into cars was reported. Lucio Martinez, 20, of Medford, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:57 p.m. Monday at Luso American Credit Union at 35 Tremont St. and 84 Wallis St.; at 7:19 p.m. Monday at 3 Union St.; at 7:24 p.m. Monday at Mike & Lill’s Black Sheep Pub & Grill at 5 Central St.; at 8:31 p.m. Monday at 183 Lowell St.; at 10:55 p.m. Monday at Salem Five Bank at 210S Andover St.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday at 303 Lowell St. The blaze was extinguished.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism 9:34 a.m. Tuesday at Farnham Park on Endicott Street. A caller reported that someone had thrown a rock through a window in her daughter’s car, and possibly shot the vehicle with a BB pellet. An officer reported the vehicle appeared to have been shot with a firearm. The caller reported the bullet damage was sustained in Lynn two nights ago.


REVERE

Arrest

Scott D. Greenleaf, 34, of 119 Emerald St., Medford, was arrested on a warrant at 9:28 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:26 a.m. Monday at Revere Fire Department on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:04 p.m. Monday at on North Shore Road. Wilian Mateo, 40, of 677 Highland Ave., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:19 p.m. Monday on Delano Avenue; at 9:10 p.m. Monday at PLS Check Cashing on Beach Street

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:49 a.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of an assault and battery at 2:33 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard. Richard D. Toto, 20, of 395 Revere Beach Blvd., was summoned for assault and battery.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:01 a.m. Monday on Hasey Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:10 a.m. Monday at Agawam Street and North Shore Road; at 7:02 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 1:30 p.m. Monday on Fenley Street; at 2:39 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 5:12 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:21 p.m. Monday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue.

A report of auto theft at 7:37 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:57 a.m. Monday on School Street.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:33 p.m. Monday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:36 p.m. Friday at Ninety Nine Restaurant 181 Broadway; at 12:44 p.m. Friday at Central Street and Pearl Road; at 5:32 p.m. Friday at Essex Street and Broadway; at 6:25 p.m. Friday at 362 Essex St.; at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway; at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at 94 Main St. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Avenue and Central Street. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:03 p.m. Friday at 285 Main St. and 172 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 3:26 p.m. Friday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:07 a.m. Monday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 2:25 a.m. Saturday at Tedeschi at 386 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a suspicious man was crawling on the floor of the store.

A report of a disturbance at 10:48 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway.

A Speedway employee reported numerous coyote sightings around the gas station and surrounding businesses at 12:42 a.m. Monday at 220 Broadway. He was concerned for the safety of his customers; at 12:29 p.m. Monday at Border Cafe at 356 Broadway; at 5:47 p.m. Monday on Walnut Street. A caller reported kids swimming in the area. Police didn’t find anyone; at 8:17 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 10:45 p.m. Monday on Blacksmith Way.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:29 p.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 647 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen from Panera and her credit card was used at Target; at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Kohls at 333 Broadway; at 10:10 a.m. Monday at 315 Lincoln Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:24 a.m. Monday at 82 Hammersmith Drive.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:12 p.m. Monday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:53 a.m. Monday at 2 Devens Road.