Dine Shop and Stroll Wandering Fashion Show Hosted By Design Of Mine

Design of Mine is hosting Wandering Fashion Show at 6:45 July 18th during the Block Party,  departs 33 Main Street and goes up past The Franklin.  20% off Store wide ! Lots of beautiful fashions and positive energy !

Melissa Tarr
Design of Mine
33 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

City of Gloucester Announces Emergency Order and Introduces Rangers


GLOUCESTER, MA – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken today announced an emergency order that temporarily designates nearly three dozen streets resident parking only.  Additionally, the City is pleased to introduce Rangers who will assist staff at Stage Fort Park and City beaches.

This past weekend, the City of Gloucester experienced severe beach traffic and parking issues that have raised public safety concerns with City Officials throughout several neighborhoods.  The Gloucester Police Department issued 478 parking tickets, a significant increase from the same time period the year before.

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “We are looking at every way we can to make the inconveniences of parking issues easier for residents.  The patterns of our daily lives will be different for a while because of the ongoing pandemic.  It is our hope that these parking measures will make one aspect of that less stressful.”

By emergency order, citing public safety concerns, the following streets are temporarily being made resident parking only.  This will help limit non-resident on street parking in several neighborhoods and allow better enforcement by the police department.  This will be seasonal and temporary as Ward Councilors work towards making it permanent.

The impacted streets are:

    • Hartz Street
    • Tolman Street
    • Williams Court
    • Harrison Avenue
    • Eastern Avenue, easterly side from Hartz Street to Abbott Road
    • Eastern Avenue, southerly side from its intersection with Williams Court in an easterly direction to its intersection with Hartz Street
    • Elizabeth Road
    • Abbott Road
    • Marina Drive
    • Loma Drive
    • Puerto Drive
    • Rio Drive
    • Cabo Drive
    • Brightside Avenue
    • Traverse Street
    • Farrington Avenue
    • Edgemoor Road
    • Stage Fort Avenue
    • Beachmont Avenue
    • Tolman Avenue
    • Crowell Avenue
    • Old Salem Road
    • Hough Avenue
    • Windsor Lane
    • Witham Street
    • Fenley Road
    • Cedarwood Road
    • Dornell Road
    • Bond Street
    • Marshfield Street
    • Cross Street
    • Decatur Street
    • Sayward Street


The Department of Public Works will be posting signage in a phased approach over the next several days on these streets.  Residents are asked to pay attention if signage has been posted on their streets as Gloucester Police will have extra enforcement scheduled throughout the weekend.


As a resident, if you need to park a car on the street, please make sure you have a 2019 or 2020 Beach Sticker displayed, a Resident Parking Sticker (available for $5 from Collector’s Office, tel. 978-281-9735) or clearly display your car registration on the dashboard.  If you lease a vehicle, display a utility bill showing a Gloucester name and address on your dashboard.

A reminder for resident entry into the lots at Stage Fort Park and Good Harbor and Wingaersheek beaches you will need to display a 2019/2020 beach parking sticker or license/motor vehicle registration showing a Gloucester address.  A resident sticker is not permitted for access to these lots.

Beginning this weekend, a Ranger Program has begun in Gloucester.  Working with Orion Services, Inc., the Rangers will be out throughout the weekend at Stage Fort Park and city beaches.  They will assist City staff, give a face to those public spaces, ensure a positive experience for all patrons, monitor safety at these locations and serve as a liaison between park and beach visitors and City staff.


Mayor Romeo Theken said, “I have been interested in reintroducing this type of program to Gloucester.  As we work through extraordinary traffic, parking issues as well as an influx of visitors the additional presence throughout our recreational spaces will enhance the City’s ability to monitor and address issues.”


For this weekend, at times, traffic may be extremely congested.  As always, drivers and pedestrians should exercise caution and patience navigating through and around Stage Fort Park and our beach areas.  The City of Gloucester appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation.


Breakwater Roasters is opening Thursday, July 16th


The cafe at Breakwater Roasters will be open from 7 AM to 2 PM daily, in our cooperative space at 3 Duncan Street in Gloucester.

All Breakwater Roasters beans are roasted right on site




Drip Coffee
Mayan Decaf Drip


Cold Brew                          
Cinnamon Nutmeg Cold Brew
Nitro Cold Brew
Iced Coffee                        
Decaf Iced Coffee

Espresso Yo’ Self
Add a shot of espresso to any hot or iced coffee


Cold Brew 12oz Bottle
Cold Brew 32oz Bottle
Growler 64oz


HOT Dirty Chai
Black Currant                       
Chai Tea                           
Passion Peach
Dragon Well Green



Refresh Yo’ Selfs
draft iced tea 

Passion Peach Pomegranate
Hibiscus Dragon fruit

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Birds of Parker River

For the sake of the blog, we made a trip out to Parker River recently and suffered the bites of the greenheads so you readers don’t have to…….the birds were pretty accommodating considering the pesky flies. If you are a cedar waxwing fan, you might want to consider a trip as they are very plentiful right now sitting prettily in the trees and bushes. We saw my personal favorite killdeer; heron, egret, osprey and others.


Seniors Farmers Market Coupons (2020)

Cape Ann Community

Seniors are invited this summer to participate in the Massachusetts Farmers Market Nutrition Program– hosted by SeniorCare Inc. and your local Council on Aging. Due to COVID-19, instead of issuing Farmers Market Coupons, Seniors will be provided with bags filled with a variety of fresh produce from local farms. Eligible seniors will receive two bags of fresh produce each valued at $12.50. The first bag will be distributed during the months of July or August. A second bag will be distributed in August or September approximately 14-30 days from receipt of the first bag for a total value of $25.00 in fresh produce.

To be eligible, participants must be 60 years of age or older and have a monthly income below $1,968.00 for one (1) person and $2,658.00 for two (2) people.

To register or for more information contact your local Council on Aging. (click here for list of…

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