Community Stuff 8/10/12

Dory Races This Saturday August 11th 8:30 AM at Niles Beach

Don’t miss the dory elimination races this Saturday morning to crown the US Champions who will represent the USA in the International Races in Lunenburg , NS Canada on August 25th.  If you are not racing, come down and see some exciting competition on the waterfront.  Maybe pick up a 2012 60th Anniversary T-shirt and help support your organization.  Cookout/pool party to follow (details at the beach).

Competitors must sign up Friday night August 10th at St. Peter’s Square 6:00 PM.

Those who would like to volunteer to help out at the races please let me know.

See you all Saturday!


City government update

Ward meeting August 15
on parking at East Gloucester School,
traffic on Hartz Street

Attention: Residents of the Hartz Street and the area around East Gloucester School.
There will be a ward meeting in City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor City Council Conference Room.

Topics to be discussed include:
    • Proposed additional parking at East Gloucester School.
    • Traffic Commission study on Hartz Street.
Parking at East Gloucester School:

A small portion of the field next to the school would be taken to create space for teacher and staff parking. Approximately 10 parking spaces would be added to alleviate on-street parking congestion. The map below shows the area that would be expanded to accommodate more parking.
EGS parking changes

Findings of the Traffic Commission on Hartz Street

From July 21 to July 30, the Traffic Commission installed an automated vehicle counter and traffic analyzer on Hartz Street.
The highlights of the report are attached below. More detail will be available at the meeting on Wednesday. Hartz Street residents: Please review the documentation and we can discuss what if any action you might like to take.

Below is the cover page from the Hartz Street traffic report:

Hi Joey,
I wanted to share my recent wins in a contest titled "Fishing
Villages" that was on the website Fine Art America where I am a member
along with almost 120,000 other artist & galleries internationally. I
didn’t get 1st place in this particular contest, but I did get 2nd,
3rd AND 4th place, all of paintings I have done of Gloucester. It is
wonderful to have my work recognized in this way and it also reflects
on the beauty of my adopted home and of it’s working waterfront. I’m
happy to share some of that beauty with the rest of the world via
contests like this one!
Other images from the contest (including two more of mine that were
entered) can be seen at–paintings-only.html?tab=leaderboard
Eileen Patten Oliver

2nd Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil


The 2nd Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil will be held on Friday, August 31 from 7-9 p.m.  (rain date – Sunday, September 2)

at the flag pole at Cut Bridge, Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester.

The vigil will be an evening of healing and to remember those lost to overdose and to help shed light on this on-

going tragedy.  Dedication of luminaries, speakers, music, reading of the names, memorial table (photo of loved ones welcome).

This special event is organized by Community Members Who Care.  For further information, please call Adrian at


Senate Honors Gloucester Girl, Bailee Militello, at the State House

Citation Presented During Informal Senate Session

Bailee Militello at the State House

Responding to the needs of a Gloucester family who fell victim to a house fire, 6 year old Bailee Militello raised over $1,000 selling lemonade at her stand, and today Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) presented a citation honoring her at the State House during an informal Senate session.

                Bailee, who was accompanied by her father Jimmy, mother Brieana, and 3 year old brother Jimmy, Jr. to the State House, entered the chamber where Senator Tarr, Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester), members of the legislature and staffers congratulated her for her generosity and hard work during a time when others were in need.

                “Coming from a tough childhood of my own, Jimmy and I have worked hard to instill the value of helping others, especially for people in the community, in our children,” said Brieana Militello.

                At approximately 2:00pm on Monday, July 9th, a house owned by the Cardone Family located at 2 Ashland Place in Gloucester, MA was destroyed by a 2 alarm fire, which was most likely triggered by an electrical outlet.  The Gloucester Fire Department did an exceptional job containing the fire, but unfortunately there was little that could be salvaged.

Known for her caring and compassionate nature, Bailee was drawn to the need to help and during a conversation with her mother Brieana, Bailee came up with the idea of a lemonade stand.  In a matter of days Bailee had raised a tremendous amount of money and donations to aid in the Cardone’s recovery efforts.

“What Bailee had done in a matter of short time was nothing but amazing.  Her hard work should serve as an example to everyone that regardless of your age or ability, you can make a difference to the lives of others when it matters most,” said Senator Tarr.  “It was an honor to have had her and her family at the State House today, and I am certain we have yet to see the last of her kindness.”

During today’s visit to the State House, Bailee was asked if there was going to be a follow up to her generosity and she said, “I am going to help kids in the hospital by giving them coloring books.”

After today’s Senate citation presentation, Bailee thanked everyone who was there for attending the presentation.

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