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Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners
Lucky For Life Jackpot: Trust Claims 2 Lifetime Payday Winners A Saugus trust has claimed two Lucky For Life winners from the same drawing, which each pay out $25,000 a year for life. The Maufran Trust of Saugus collected the prizes from the May 5 drawing on Thursday, May 23.  Both winners chose to take the one-time payout of $390,000 (before taxes).  Both winning tickets were bought at M&M Liquors at 619 Broadway in Malden. The store will receive two $5,000 bonuses for the sales.  The multi-state Lucky for Life drawings are held seven nights a week.
6 Accused Of Multiple Smash, Grab Break-Ins To Steal Lottery Tickets: Essex DA 6 Accused Of Multiple Smash, Grab Break-Ins To Steal Lottery Tickets: Essex DA
6 Accused Of Multiple Smash, Grab Break-Ins To Steal Lottery Tickets: Essex DA A three-month investigation concluded this week with six arrests and more than 120 criminal charges tied to multiple store break-ins in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, authorities announced.  The Essex County District Attorney's Office announced the charges in what investigators dubbed “Operation Smash & Cash.” The sextet is accused of breaking into at least 12 convenience stores and stealing $50,000 worth of lottery tickets from February through April 2024 and causing thousands of dollars in damages.  The break-ins were reported at convenience stores in Swampscott, Saug…
$100K Lottery Ticket Bought In Saugus; $1M Winner In South Boston $100K Lottery Ticket Bought In Saugus; $1M Winner In South Boston
$100K Lottery Ticket Bought In Saugus; $1M Winner In South Boston Monday, March 25, was an auspicious day for two Bay Staters after they won big playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  One person won $1 million playing the $10 "50X Cashword" scratch-off game. They bought the ticket at J&J Discount Mini Mart at 131 W Broadway in South Boston.  The winner's name was not disclosed. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale.  Another person picked up a $100,000 check after they correctly guessed all five numbers in the Mass Cash drawing. They purchased their ticket at Marina's Mart at 4B Howard St. in Saugus.  C…
Over $1M Scheme: Auto-Body Shop Employees From Essex Filed False Insurance Claims, DA Says Over $1M Scheme: Auto-Body Shop Employees From Essex Filed False Insurance Claims, DA Says
Over $1M Scheme: Auto-Body Shop Employees From Essex Filed False Insurance Claims, DA Says Six people, including two fugitives, have been charged with defrauding more than $1 million from insurance companies by submitting false claims through their Massachusetts auto-body shop business, officials announced.  The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office announced the indictment of the six defendants on Monday, Feb. 26.  According to the DA's Office, a two-year investigation revealed that Everett-based FT Auto or Riviera Auto had been at the center of a "wide-ranging scheme" to defraud several insurance carriers.  As part of the scheme, the defendants would orche…
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help
Son Of Missing Haverhill Man Whose Remains Were Found In Saugus Asks For Help A community is coming together to help pay for the funeral costs of a beloved Eastern Massachusetts father whose skeletal remains were found in a wooded area months after he went missing. The remains of 53-year-old Essex County resident John Lawler of Haverhill were found on Sunday, Feb. 18 in a wooded area near David Drive in Saugus, according to the Essex County District Attorney.  Earlier Report - Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Lawler had gone missing in July 2023 after leaving the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in S…
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July
Skeletal Remains In Saugus ID'd As Haverhill Dad Missing Since July Officials have identified the remains found in a wooded area in Saugus on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a 53-year-old Haverhill father who went missing in July.  John Lawler's remains were found in a wooded area near David Drive by a person walking their dog, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Lawler was last heard from in July when he left the Salvation Army rehab center on Broadway in Saugus to purchase fishing supplies, reports said.  Lawler was a lifelong resident of Haverhill and an avid angler.  "Lawler left his home with his fishing rod. All of his belongings inclu…
Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods
Skeletal Remains Found In Saugus Woods Police are investigating after human remains were found by someone walking their dog in Saugus Sunday morning, Feb. 18.  The discovery happened in the woods off David Drive just before 10 a.m. The skeletal remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine how they died and to identify them.  Police say they do not believe there is any risk to the public.  The Essex County District Attorney's Office did not release any other information about the discovery. 
Lottery Jackpot: Saugus Woman Wins $25K A Year With Special Set Of Numbers Lottery Jackpot: Saugus Woman Wins $25K A Year With Special Set Of Numbers
Lottery Jackpot: Saugus Woman Wins $25K A Year With Special Set Of Numbers A Saugus woman said she already has plans for the money she won in the Massachusetts State Lottery's Lucky For Life game.  Amanda Goffermann earned the prize of $25,000 a year for life after she matched the first five numbers of her ticket in the Dec. 15 drawing. She's played those same numbers for two years.  $1M Lottery Win: Billerica Man Decides To Treat Himself For Christmas, Walks Away A Millionaire Goffermann decided to take the lump sum payment of $390,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  She said she plans to use the cash to travel and buy property.  …
$1M Lottery Win: Saugus Man Lands Massive Windfall On $50 Scratch-Off $1M Lottery Win: Saugus Man Lands Massive Windfall On $50 Scratch-Off
$1M Lottery Win: Jack Rizzari Lands Massive Payday A Saugus man walked away a millionaire after buying a Massachusetts State Lottery $50 scratch-off ticket.  Jack Rizzari is the ninth $1 million winner in the “Billion Dollar Extravaganza" game. He chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 over the annuity.  Rizzari bought the winner at Carousel Variety at 436 Water St. in Wakefield. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
'Overwhelmed With Love': Fundraiser For Father Killed In 'Freak' Saugus Accident Tops $75K 'Overwhelmed With Love': Fundraiser For Father Killed In 'Freak' Saugus Accident Tops $75K
GoFundMe For Patrick Kenney Surpasses Goal A GoFundMe for a husband and father who was killed in a freak accident outside of a Saugus restaurant has far surpassed its goal, reaching more than $76,000 as of Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6.  Patrick Kenney Jr., 42, was found with a knife wound outside of Kowloon restaurant at 948 Broadway just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Paramedics rushed him to Mass General, where doctors pronounced him dead, the Essex County District Attorney said.  He leaves behind a wife and twin children.  Related: Father Of 2 Killed In 'Freak Accident' Outside Saugus Family Restaurant Pat…
Father Of 2 Killed In Freak Accident With Knife Outside Saugus Family Restaurant Father Of 2 Killed In Freak Accident With Knife Outside Saugus Family Restaurant
Father Of 2 Killed In Freak Accident With Knife Outside Saugus Family Restaurant Police have identified the person who was found stabbed outside of Kowloon Restuarant in Saugus on Saturday night, Dec. 2, as a 42-year-old Milton man.  Patrick Kenney Jr. was found with a knife wound outside of the 948 Broadway restaurant just after 9 p.m., the Essex District Attorney's Office said. Paramedics rushed him to Mass General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.  Related: Charges Filed In Saugus Brawl In Viral Fight At Kowloon Restuarant The man who died outside of #Kowloon last night was 42-year-old Patrick Kenney, Jr. His father tells me he leav…
'As Massholio As You Can Get': Charges Filed In Saugus Brawl 'As Massholio As You Can Get': Charges Filed In Saugus Brawl
'As Massholio As You Can Get': Charges Filed In Saugus Brawl A pre-Thanksgiving fight at a family-friendly restaurant in Saugus has gone international, picking up coverage in England and other countries as videos of the brawl continue to be shared on social media. Four people were charged in the attack this week, NBC Boston reported Thursday, Nov. 30. They are:  Rosaria Sophia McCauly, 32, of North Reading faces two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a count of disorderly conduct Arnold John Carey Marujo, 19, of Somerville, faces an underage drinking charge and disorderly conduct Donovan Clark, 19, of Lynn, faces an underage d…
2 Cars Create Impromptu Drive-Thru Lane After Crashing Through Boston Market In Saugus 2 Cars Create Impromptu Drive-Thru Lane After Crashing Through Boston Market In Saugus
2 Cars Create Impromptu Drive-Thru Lane After Crashing Through Boston Market In Saugus Two cars were sent flying into a shuttered Boston Market in Saugus after a 62-year-old driver slammed into a parked car at high speed on Monday night, Nov. 27, according to authorities. The Boston driver veered off Route 1 and hit a parked Toyota Prius, flipping both cars and getting his vehicle stuck inside the closed Boston Market at 168 Broadway, Saugus Asst. Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti told the Daily Voice. The man, who was the only person involved in the crash, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Authorities didn't release any updates on h…
These High Schools Rank Top 5 In Essex County: Report These High Schools Rank Top 5 In Essex County: Report
These High Schools Rank Top 5 In Essex County: Report The school year is starting off on a positive note for these Massachusetts schools that out-performed neighboring institutions, according to the community and school ranking site Niche. After considering several key areas, the following schools were ranked in the website’s 2023 “Best Public High Schools in Essex County” report: No. 1 - Saugus: Pioneer Charter School of Science II No. 2 - Andover: Andover High School No. 3 - Marblehead: Marblehead High School No. 4 - Lynnfield: Lynnfield High School No. 5 - Manchester: Manchester Essex Regional High School All five Essex County schools …
ID Released For Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation, Community Pours Out Support For Family ID Released For Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation, Community Pours Out Support For Family
ID Released For Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation, Community Pours Out Support For Family The man who was found dead in a recreational center by a friend was identified as an Essex County family man. Mark Arsenault, age 65, of Saugus, was found dead in Breakheart Reservation in Saugus on Wednesday, Aug. 16, according to the Office of Essex District Attorney Paul F. Tucker. Arsenault went to Breakheart Reservation around 8 a.m. on Wednesday to find a missing piece of property, as reported by Daily Voice. His body was found by a friend that evening, near the base of Castle Rock, a large rock formation measuring 30-plus feet tall.  His injuries were consistent …
Update: Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation Likely Fell To His Death Update: Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation Likely Fell To His Death
Update: Man Found Dead In Saugus Reservation Likely Fell To His Death A family friend was searching for a missing Essex County hiker when he came across the man's body, officials said.  A 65-year-old Saugus man was found dead in Breakheart Reservation in Saugus around 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 16, according to the Massachusetts State Police Department.  The man went to Breakheart Reservation around 8 a.m. on Wednesday to find a missing piece of property. He was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. by a family member who had not heard from him since late afternoon.  Family and friends began looking for the missing man in the reservation. About h…
Lynn High Girls Soccer Coach Groped Player, Tried To Sleep With Student, Sent Her Nudes: DA Lynn High Girls Soccer Coach Groped Player, Tried To Sleep With Student, Sent Her Nudes: DA
Lynn High Girls Soccer Coach Groped Player, Tried To Sleep With Student, Sent Her Nudes: DA A 38-year-old Lynn high school soccer coach sent unsolicited nude photos of himself to an 18-year-old former play that he also tried to sleep with and groped an underage girl on his team, officials said.  Oscar Juarez, of Saugus, is a junior varsity coach at Lynn Classical High School. The alleged incidents happened in 2022, the Essex County District Attorney's Office said.  He was arrested and charged on Monday, Aug. 7, with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and distributing pornographic material – both felonies — and reckless endangerment of a child, a misdem…
(UPDATE) Man Killed His Roommate In Saugus: Police (UPDATE) Man Killed His Roommate In Saugus: Police
(Update) Man Killed His Roommate In Saugus: Police A man in Saugus is accused of killing his housemate after police found his body early Friday morning, July 7, authorities said.  George Finley, age 64, is accused of murdering 37-year-old Joshua Thomson in a house their shared at 315 Essex Street in Saugus, the Essex County District Attorney said.  A police spokesperson said they received a call around 6:30 a.m. of an "unattended death," but prosecutors changed that determination to homicide after detectives and medical examiners investigated the scene.  Finley will be arraigned on Monday. 
Saugus Water Main Break Closes More Route 1 Lanes, Local Business Affected Saugus Water Main Break Closes More Route 1 Lanes, Local Business Affected
Saugus Water Main Break Closes More Route 1 Lanes, Local Business Affected Traffic delays backed up Route 1 traffic after more lanes were closed hours after a water main first broke, according to officials.  Drivers and local business owners alike were affected by a water main that broke in the morning of Wednesday, June 28, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  The two right Southbound lanes were closed due to an overhead sign structure that was damaged during the water main break, according to a Tweet sent by Mass DOT at 11 a.m. Overhead sign structure removal due to an earlier water main break in #Saugus on US-1-SB prior to Lynn Fel…
'Angel On Earth': Unexpected Death Of Saugus Mom Leaves 'Void In This World' 'Angel On Earth': Unexpected Death Of Saugus Mom Leaves 'Void In This World'
'Angel On Earth': Unexpected Death Of Saugus Mom Leaves 'Void In This World' A community on the North Shore is dealing with the difficult task of trying to fill a whole left by a mother who had "the biggest heart and the sweetest soul," according to an online fundraiser.  Michele Mersicano said Dawn DiLoreto was "an angel on earth with a smile on her face and ready to help attitude" on a GoFundMe campaign.  "With a contagious smile she’d light up your day and check in to make sure you were ok," Mersicano said. "She will definitely leave a void in this world especially for her daughter Mia." DiLoreto died unexpectedly on Tuesday May 30, according to her obituary. S…
Body Of 50-Year-Old Woman Recovered At Breakheart Reservation In Saugus Body Of 50-Year-Old Woman Recovered At Breakheart Reservation In Saugus
Body Of 50-Year-Old Woman Recovered At Breakheart Reservation In Saugus An investigation is underway after a 50-year-old woman's body was recovered at a state park in Saugus, officials say.  Police located the woman's body in the water at Breakheart Reservation on Tuesday, May 30 shortly after 11:00 a.m., according to Massachusetts State Police.  Saugus Police responded to the scene and pulled the body to shore, State Police said. First responders declared the woman dead onsite.  Reported Drowning Breakheart Reservation Car 1, Car 3, Engine 3, Ladder 1, Motor Squad & the Marine unit en route Posted by Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 on Tuesday, May 30…
Restaurant Heading To Somerville For Third Location Will Offer A Few Updates To Extensive Menu Restaurant Heading To Somerville For Third Location Will Offer A Few Updates To Extensive Menu
Restaurant Heading To Somerville For Third Location Will Offer A Few Updates To Extensive Menu A small restaurant chain is growing, bringing crave-worthy dishes to more Eastern Massachusetts diners.  Dumpling Garden currently serves up Chinese and Japanese cuisine from its Saugus and Danvers locations, but it may be spreading the dumpling joy to Somerville as soon as the end of June, the eatery told Daily Voice.  The new location's menu promises to be similar to the other locations, a Dumpling Garden representative told Daily Voice, but will have a few updates.  The Saugus location, on Essex Street, has an extensive list of options. With pages dedicated to both Japanese and Chinese…
West Newbury Native John Cena Makes Routine Visit To Newburyport Restaurant West Newbury Native John Cena Makes Routine Visit To Newburyport Restaurant
West Newbury Native John Cena Makes Routine Visit To Newburyport Restaurant Don't worry, you did see him – and he was dressed to the nines! West Newbury native, professional wrestler and actor John Cena wore his Sunday best while dining at Black Cow in Newburyport on Saturday, May 13, the restaurant shared on Facebook.  "John Cena never misses a visit to the Black Cow when he’s in town," the restaurant's post read. "Tie and jacket, you gotta love it."  John Cena never misses a visit to the Black Cow when he’s in town. Tie and jacket, you gotta love it.. Posted by Black Cow - Newburyport on Saturday, May 13, 2023 Cena has made his North Shore ties very known.…
2 Dogs Die, 4 People Displaced In 4-Alarm Fire At Wakefield Pizza Shop, Apartment Building 2 Dogs Die, 4 People Displaced In 4-Alarm Fire At Wakefield Pizza Shop, Apartment Building
2 Dogs Die, 4 People Displaced In 4-Alarm Fire At Wakefield Pizza Shop, Apartment Building A four-alarm fire racked a building, closing businesses but narrowly avoiding spreading to neighboring structures, officials say.  A person spotted a fire at Charlie's On Main, a pizzeria located at 340 Main Street, from outside the building at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, according to the Wakefield Fire Department.  As soon as crews arrived at the scene they struck a second alarm, followed quickly by a third. A fourth alarm was struck almost an hour after the first, at approximately 4:50 p.m., when firefighters were forced to evacuate the building because of structural damage. …
Concurrent Car Fires Set Neighboring Lynn Homes Ablaze: Officials Concurrent Car Fires Set Neighboring Lynn Homes Ablaze: Officials
Concurrent Car Fires Set Neighboring Lynn Homes Ablaze: Officials At least two homes on the North Shore were set ablaze after several cars caught fire in-between both structures this week, according to officials. Firefighters from Lynn, Saugus and Swampscott responded to two vehicle fires at 109 and 111 Chestnut Street in Lynn around 1:21 p.m. on  Friday, March 31, Lynn Fire said on Facebook. Incident Type: Structure Fire Number of Alarms: Second Alarm + Incident Commander: District Chief John Lynch Sr.... Posted by City of Lynn Fire Department on Saturday, April 1, 2023 Upon arrival, crews found the cars fully engulfed in flames. The cars were repo…
Leukemia Diagnosis Hits Massachusetts Father, EMT 'With Unfailing Energy' Leukemia Diagnosis Hits Massachusetts Father, EMT 'With Unfailing Energy'
Leukemia Diagnosis Hits Massachusetts Father, EMT 'With Unfailing Energy' Loved ones are hoping to restore the health of a Massachusetts father and EMT who is battling a potentially fatal disease, according to an online fundraiser.  "This whole experience hit me like a ton of bricks," Tristan Andersen said in a YouTube video from his hospital bed. "I never expected to have such a serious diagnosis at such a young age." A father’s battle with leukemia becomes a journey to gratitude.Ro Andersen Tristan was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, according to a GoFundMe campaign organized by his older brother Trevor Andersen.  Trevor said family …
UPDATE: Gunshot Prompted Rescue Of Paraplegic Man From Stoneham 2-Alarm Fire UPDATE: Gunshot Prompted Rescue Of Paraplegic Man From Stoneham 2-Alarm Fire
Update: Gunshot Prompted Rescue Of Paraplegic Man From Stoneham 2-Alarm Fire Firefighters rescued a paraplegic man after multiple calls reported a house on fire and the sound of gunshots, officials say.  A fire broke out on 590 Main Street in Stoneham around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, rendering the house a "total loss," the Stoneham Fire Department told Daily Voice. Reports of gunshots sent a Stoneham police sergeant rushing to the rear of the building, where he found a man who had tried to rescue a trapped paraplegic man by firing a shot at a locked door, according to a Stoneham Fire Department statement. The sergeant secured the man's weapon and tried to sa…
'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns 'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns
'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns Multiple Massachusetts schools have been forced into lockdowns because of fake gun and bomb threats, otherwise known as "swatting" incidents, over the past four days.  "Swatting" is defined as "the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address," according to Oxford Language.  These incidents have seen an uptick across the Commonwealth in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Michigan State University on Monday, Feb. 13 in which three students perished. T…
Hero For The Holidays: Saugus Student Awarded For Saving Woman's Life Hero For The Holidays: Saugus Student Awarded For Saving Woman's Life
Hero For The Holidays: Saugus Student Awarded For Saving Woman's Life A Northeast Regional Vocational High student just wanted something to eat when he walked into a Saugus Wendy's, but he left a hero. He recently got the citation to prove it.  Sebastian Cadavid, who's in the Northeast's Dental Assisting Program, went to the restaurant with friends after the Agganis All-Star football game in Lynn on June 29. While waiting on their food, Cadavid heard someone scream out for help as a woman was unconscious on the bathroom floor, the school said.  While others gawked about what to do, Cadavid, who'd recently been CPR certified as part of his …
'A Heart That Shined Brightly': GoFundMe For Cambridge Woman Who Died At 35 Nearing Goal 'A Heart That Shined Brightly': GoFundMe For Cambridge Woman Who Died At 35 Nearing Goal
'A Heart That Shined Brightly': GoFundMe For Cambridge Woman Who Died At 35 Nearing Goal Just a little more than a month following the untimely death of Kristin Wheeler, her loved ones have nearly reached their goal to help her family.  The Cambridge woman was only 35 when she died on Nov. 20. She left behind loving parents and siblings and a large community of friends. Some of them started a GoFundMe to help her family. The campaign is less than 10 percent away from its $30,000 goal. Related: Click Here To See Kristin Wheeler's GoFundMe "She was the kindest, most intelligent, most creative, thoughtful, driven, hardworking, and loving person," they wrote in the GoFundMe. "In …
Saugus Drug Runner Who Helped Move 100,000 Fentanyl Pills Gets 2 Years: Feds Saugus Drug Runner Who Helped Move 100,000 Fentanyl Pills Gets 2 Years: Feds
Saugus Drug Runner Who Helped Move 100,000 Fentanyl Pills Gets 2 Years: Feds A 46-year-old Saugus woman who pleaded guilty to her role in a large drug ring that sold fake Percocet pills that were spiked with fentanyl was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday, Dec. 16.   Nicole Benton pleaded guilty in October to charges of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and other controlled substances and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. She will also serve three years of parole once she's released.  Federal investigators said Be…