Help Wanted


Lanesville Plum Cove Grind is hiring!

One of our top indie coffee shops of Gloucester

Part time position 20 hours a week

If you like coffee, pastries, customers…contact owner Meredith



Looking for a Part Time gig as a Host/Busser?

Foreign Affairs in Manchester, MA

Contact Kim at 978-704-9568 for details


Are you a Nail Tech looking for a place to settle in to?

Styles on Main  220 Main st, Gloucester

Contact Meghan for details

978-865-3287 or email



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The Cape Ann Forum Presents GroundTruth Project

Charlie Sennott and Gary Knight


Boston reporter & British photographer team up for media initiative

The Cape Ann Forum opens its final season with veteran reporter Charlie Sennott and photo-journalist Gary Knight on the GroundTruth Project and their efforts to promote freedom of expression in a new media environment. The free program, featuring a talk and visual images, will be held at Gloucester City Hall on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sennott, an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe who left in 2008 to start the online news service GlobalPost and went on to found GroundTruth earlier this year, will talk about the stories they’re focusing on, how they cover global news differently, and what they’re doing to prepare the international reporters of the future. Knight, the project’s visual editor, will talk about the role of visuals in narrative story-telling and share photographs from his work.

“In the digital age, as we are bombarded with so much information from afar, GroundTruth values the idea that being there on the ground and calibrating events in human terms is the key to getting it right,” says Sennott. “We focus on narrative storytelling about issues that matter for an increasingly interconnected world and we search for solutions to these issues.”

GroundTruth, based at WGBH Boston, trains correspondents from around the world to work together across different media platforms and cultural backgrounds with a focus on human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health. Organizers say their objective is to foster dialogue and engagement while exposing injustice and finding solutions.

Over a career spanning 30 years, Sennott has been on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in 15 countries, from the jungles of Colombia to the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan. During the “January 25th Revolution” in Cairo in 2012 he served as lead correspondent on two award-winning documentaries for the PBS series Frontline.

He was the Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and Europe Bureau Chief in London from 2001 to 2005. He founded GlobalPost after the Globe phased out the last of its overseas bureaus in 2008, and he built a global network of correspondents, many of them victims of budget cuts at print publications, who went on to win the Overseas Press Club, Polk and Peabody awards as well as the RFK Award for Human Rights Reporting.

Sennott says his experience reporting internationally led him to launch the GroundTruth Project to train the next generation of international journalists for the digital age. The project’s editorial partners include GlobalPost as well as NBC News, NPR, PBS Frontline and PRI’s The World.

British-born photographer Gary Knight started his career as a photo-journalist in 1988 covering the war between Vietnam and the Khmer Rouge and then spent six years in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. He has photographed for news magazines, art-directed magazines, designed books, started media foundations and won numerous honors, including Amnesty International Awards for Journalism in 1997 and 2002, Overseas Press Club Awards, and POYi Awards.

He founded the VII Photo Agency in 2001 to “give free expression to the small number of leading news and current affairs photographers it represented.” In 2003, it was named the third most influential entity in photography by American Photo Magazine. Today it is part of GroundTruth.

“VII created a new space in the media environment that not only acts as a distribution hub for concerned visual narratives to the media but as a publishing entity and a platform for communication strategies with NGO’s such as MSF [Doctors Without Borders], Human Rights Watch and the ICRC [International Committee for the Red Cross],” says Knight who has also worked with the Crimes of War Foundation, the Frontline Club Foundation and the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation, among others.

From 1999 to 2009, Knight was a contract photographer for Newsweek, during which he photographed the invasion of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, Darfur, and other significant world news events. In 2009, he was awarded a prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and moved to the United States. He now directs the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at Tufts University.

This is the 90th Cape Ann Forum since the organization was formed after 9/11 to increase public understanding of international issues, and it will be the last full season, according to founder and chair Dan Connell, who says they are not sure whether they will fold it up next spring or scale it back and continue doing programs.

“We’re not sure what we’ll do next—perhaps an annual event and an expanded online presence, maybe a merger with another Cape Ann organization, maybe something else,” he said. “These are things we’ll talk about with our constituents over the course of this year.”

Other events planned for this “transitional” season feature Essex human rights activist Karen Keating Ansara on relief and development in post-earthquake Haiti (Nov. 15); Forum founder Dan Connell on refugees and global migration (Feb. 21); foreign policy analyst and author Stephen Walt on the U.S. and the Middle East, with journalist Christopher Lydon moderating (April 3); and security analyst, career army officer and author Andrew Bacevich on challenges the U.S. faces in the years ahead (May 15).

For more information on the Forum and future events, go to the website at

For media only: To interview Charlie Sennott, email him at

Allen Estes Hosts This Wednesday @ The Rhumb Line with Special Guest: Justin Tocco accompanied by Guy Cloutman 7Pm 9.16.2015

This week…
Stir-fry chicken, oriental vegetables
w/rice or choice of potato- $12.95!

Wednesday, September 16th – 7pm
Your Guest Host: ALLEN ESTES!

allen justin rl 9.16.2015

Once again, Allen Estes hosts with his wonderfully versatile
catalog of compelling original material while I tour the Pacific
Northwest. His guest this week is Gloucester’s very own
Justin Tocco accompanied by Guy Cloutman.

You see Allen & Justin this week, and I’ll see
all of you next week! 🙂 – As always, 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
J.B. Amero

Charlee Bianchini

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂



Hi Joey!
Can u please post this for us?! Please let people know they are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs and enjoy a day in the sun filled with music. dancing, art, food and drink! (Including alcoholic beverages for the adults in our Cape Ann Brewery Beer Garden and Ryan & Wood Distillery Spirits Tent!)
At only $20 a ticket, it’s an affordable local event as children 10 and under are FREE!  Otherwise, kids are $5 and seniors are $15.
Online tickets available at:
Our Facebook page is:
Lastly, tickets for Police, Fire, active service and veterans are free too!
Thank you!
Carol Pallazolla



Thanks for the memories From Nancy Garland Mattern

Hi Joey,

I am the grandma who showed up at your lobster pound last June with daughter Susan and two grandkids in tow.  We had missed the harbor taxi and you suggested we walk to Rocky Neck to catch it there.  Well, we did, and had a great time.  Wanted to share with you some pics of our annual family get-together for the last 10 years, 2 weeks at a rented house on Beach Road, all 16 of us.  I was born in Gloucester at Addison Gilbert in 1941.  My dad was John Garland, a son of Dr. Roy Garland and Letitia Garland who lived at the corner of Dale and Prospect for as long as I can remember, the big old Victorian house.   We lived in Annisquam, rented a house on Leonard Street, and moved to Hamilton when I was six.  But not before I went to the Leonard School for first grade.  I remember it well — 3 grades in one schoolroom, a sweet place to be at that age.  When you published the picture of the Leonard School the other day, it brought back all kinds of great memories.  Thank you!  Just wanted to share my thanks to you for Good Morning Gloucester — we now live in New Mexico, and our 3 daughters and their families live all across the states, but getting together in Gloucester every summer at Good Harbor is the highlight of our year.

Best wishes,

Nancy Garland Mattern

It’s One Thing To Save A Lot Of Money On Topsfield Fair Tickets That You Know You’re Gonna Go To- It’s A Whole ‘Nother Thing To Get Skip The Line Passes While You’re at It!

Topsfield Fair is awesome, the one suck part is waiting in that monster line for tickets.  Groupon has a killer deal for $20 for two tickets AND skip the line passes. Here’s the link-


Artist Talk with Copley Society of Art’s Abby Lammers at the Cape Ann Museum

Join Abby Lammers, recipient of the 2015 Charles Family Cape Ann Residency.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (September 12, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in partnership with the Copley Society of Art (CoSo), an artist talk with this year’s artist-in-residence, Abby Lammers on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00p.m. in the auditorium. This program is free for CoSo and CAM members or with admission to the Museum. The residency was created by the Charles Family Foundation as a dedication to and promotion of the North Shore and Boston art communities. For more information email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

Lammers will discuss her development as an artist with a love of design. She will present her process and touch upon her influences in color and composition. Examples of finished works and sketchbooks will be on display.“I try to portray a unique vision of my subjects, so that everyday life becomes a little less invisible.”

Abby Lammers, is a native of Missouri and works full time as an artist from her studios in East Falmouth, MA and Rochester, NY. Her work has been featured in numerous group and solo shows at museums, galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States.  In her seventeen year career her accomplishments include acceptance into over 196 national exhibitions and winning over 62 awards.

Community Stuff 9/16/15

Standard GMG Disclaimer:

Good Morning Gloucester Does Not Endorse Candidates and this press release should not be indicative of a an endorsement or non endorsement of any candidates.  We do not back politicians but do post candidacy announcements.

Campaign Kickoff Event for Council at Large Candidate Joe Orlando

Hello All,

  As you may know, my son, Joe Orlando, Jr. is running for city council at large. I am so proud of Joe’s willingness to step forward to serve his community, and to make the city of Gloucester the best it can be for future generations.

  I want to personally invite each of you to his campaign kickoff event, this Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Gloucester House Restaurant.  Please call the office and let Amanda know if you are able to attend.   For more information, here is the Facebook Event Page:

   I truly appreciate any support you can lend Joe during his campaign, and most importantly, don’t forget to vote for him on November 3rd!

All my best,

Joe Orlando



Water System Maintenance has begun

Dear Friends:
I have received the following communication from the Larry Durkin of the city Water Department:

The Gloucester DPW has begun a city wide water distribution system two- to three-week “fall flush” and three- to five-week switch to chlorine from monochloramine in the distribution system. These maintenance procedures are performed annually each September.  The switch to chlorine began Sunday morning, Sept. 14, at West Gloucester Water Treatment Plant.
Flushing will begin Sept. 14 (tonight) with DPW crews working from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. 
After three to five weeks the DPW will switch back to monochloramine from chlorine at which time the DPW will flush throughout the distribution system to restore monochloramine.
During the switch to chlorine in the distribution system, a chlorine odor may be noticeable, which will not be noticeable when we return to monochloramine. Monochloramine is the main chemical used for disinfection in the distribution system. It is formed when dilute concentrations of chlorine and ammonia are combined at the water treatment plants and pumped to the distribution system and water storage tanks.  The annual switch combined with flushing has helped greatly with the maintenance of water distribution system quality.
During the line flushing, if discolored water is experienced, running of cold water is recommended as flushing can disturb normal flow patterns.  If water quality problems persist please call the DPW at 978-281-9785, so spot flushing can be performed as necessary.
Finally, the Klondike Water Treatment Plant on Quarry Street in Lanesville will begin approximately one month of operation in a few weeks.  It is tied into the city’s distribution system and primarily will supply water to Lanesville and Annisquam. 
This Water Treatment Plant is normally reserved for emergencies, and starting in 2016 it will be operated in the peak demand months of July and August annually.
Thank you for your cooperation
Lawrence A. Durkin, P.E. – Environmental Engineer
City of Gloucester – Department of Public Works
Water Compliance Office
50 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone 978-281-9792, Fax 978-281-9724
Lawrence A. Durkin, P.E.
Environmental Engineer