Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 587 9:00AM Sunday FroM Castle Manor Inn 6/11/22. Link to join here-

Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 587 9:00AM Sunday From Castle Manor Inn 6/11/22

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Music on Meetinghouse Green

June 10, 2022


Back for the seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features the best in musical entertainment, with everything from Jazz, classic rock ‘n roll and cabaret, to Klezmer, punk, and Middle Eastern fusion! Food vendors offer up delicious audience favorites. Each week a local Cape Ann non-profit organization is featured and supported by freewill donations.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation has been organizing this series since 2016 which has continued to grow in audience popularity and in support for Cape Ann’s non-profit community. Last year’s season attracted more than 2,500 concertgoers and raised more than $15,000 all of which benefitted local non-profits.

The series of nine free outdoor concerts runs from July 8 to September 9 and performances are held on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.

The John Baboian Ensemble has opened the season in support of Pathways for Children in years past and will, once again, kick off the 2022 season of Music on Meetinghouse Green. Baboian is a well-known Jazz guitarist and composer and frequently teams up with fellow musicians from the Berklee College of Music. He has shared the stage with music legends both here and abroad.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green. The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid making it possible for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.


July 8 John Baboian Ensemble Pathways for Children Causeway
July 15 Ezekiel’s Wheels Backyard Growers Causeway
July 22 Alex Minasian Quartet Maritime Gloucester Crepes du Jour
July 29 Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet Open Door Lobster Roller
August 5 What Time Is It, Mr. Fox North Shore Health Project Rhea Pizzeria
August  12 The Goddesses HAWC Lobster Roller
August 19 Willie Alexander’s

Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Grace Center Crepes du Jour
August 26 Hye Fusion Gloucester Education Foundation Rhea Pizzeria
September 9 Cape Ann Big Band Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Causeway


For more information about the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, programs and events, or to sign up for the concert mailing list, please visit


Massachusetts will officially join other states, including our neighbors VT, NY, NJ and CT, to allow all immigrants regardless legal status, who prove MA residency to have a driver’s license, effective July 23, 2023.

Massachusetts will officially join other states, including our neighbors VT, NY, NJ and CT, to allow all immigrants regardless legal status, who prove MA residency to have a driver’s license, effective July 23, 2023.

The MA House and Senate voted this week to overrule Governor Baker’s veto of the Work and Family Mobility bill which allows opportunity for MA immigrants learn the rules and law of the road, pass a driver’s test, and be properly licensed, registered and insured — improving safety on the road for all of us as well as boosting our economy.

Under Federal Law, any immigrant without legal status can attain an Individual Tax ID Number (ITIN) to comply with U.S. tax laws and it’s estimated they contribute $185M in MA state and local taxes annually. With an ITIN, they an immigrant can lawfully register a business and attain a loan to buy a home or buy a car — they just couldn’t lawfully drive that car. 

This is a big victory for all of us as at end of the day when the only thing that really matters when you are behind the wheel is how well you know the rules and the law of driving and how prepared will be in case of emergency.

The Work and Family Mobility bill previously passed the House in February (119 to 36) and the Senate in March (32 to 8).

Maiuza Alves 

Immigrant’s Rights Advocate 

Member of GHRC

Mayor Greg Verga Announces Private Roads Working Group to Address the Maintenance and Repairs of the City’s Private Roads


The Private Roads Working Group will utilize their experience and expertise to formulate a recommended action plan to address the City of Gloucester’s private roads.


Today, Mayor Greg Verga officially announced the creation of the Private Roads Working Group. From day one of this administration, it has been a priority to find strategic and creative ways to address the state of our City’s roads. The Private Road Working Group will work together to explore what can be done under the City’s private ways ordinance and State law to address the unique circumstances surrounding private roads.


“My office receives an overwhelming number of inquiries from constituents regarding the state of our City’s roads,” said Mayor Greg Verga. “Private roads present several challenges, but I feel confident that this group will come together to present a realistic action plan.”


The group consists of City Council members and several Gloucester residents – each member bringing a wide range of knowledge and experience to the group. Suzanne Egan, City of Gloucester General Counsel, will support the group as they explore the legal limitations and policy associated with the private roads system. Over the next several months, the members will examine the existing ordinances and laws to explore ways for the City to improve the process and conditions of Gloucester’s private roads.


The members include:


●       Valerie Gilman, Ward 4 City Councilor and City Council President

●       Sean Nolan, Ward 5 City Councilor and City Council Vice President

●       Bill Hellmuth, Gloucester Resident

●       John Bourneuf, Gloucester Resident

●       Karen Bell, Gloucester Resident

●       Doug Fifield, Gloucester Resident


In addition to creating the Private Roads Working Group, Mayor Verga has made a significant investment into the Department of Public Works budget for the City’s public streets. The Mayor has committed $300,000 in a supplemental appropriation for this fiscal year and increased the pothole budget for Fiscal Year 2023 to more than five times the current budget. This financial support will allow the DPW to make significant improvements to Gloucester’s public ways.

Sushi Sang Lee This Week!

Sushi Sang Lee
Omakase bar open 6/16/2022
Open from Thursday to Sunday
Two seatings a night.
6:15pm & 8:00pm
8 seats each seating.
Located inside of Savour Wine & cheese.
Back parking lot side.
76 Prospect st
Gloucester, MA 01930
Reservation only.
Email to book your seats :
We look forward to serving you soon.

New Landing at Lanes Cove

The Gloucester Harbormaster recently posted on Facebook that the public landing at Lanes Cove had been refurbished (see screenshot) so I went down to check it out. It was already being put to good use by a couple of kayakers. Great job by all including City of Gloucester Public Works, Department of Fish and Game, Fishing and Boating Access Bret Sherry along with the Gloucester Harbormaster.

Sawyer Free Library to host Nick Sullivan, author of  “The Blue Revolution” on Wednesday, June 15 at 6 pm

Cape Ann Community

The Sawyer Free Library will be presenting an engaging and informative evening with Nick Sullivan -the author of The Blue Revolution on Wednesday, June 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The New Bedford author will discuss his research and ideas on the “Blue Revolution, the rapid development of aquaculture in recent years. He will offer a new way of thinking about fish, food, and oceans by profiling the people and policies, transforming a challenged seafood industry into one that is fueled by fishermen, locavores, and local seafood supply chains interested in sustainable, traceable, quality seafood. He will share how the practices of 30 years ago that perpetuated an overfishing crisis are rapidly changing and the global challenges to preserving healthy oceans.

Sullivan is a writer and editor who examines the impact of business and technology on international development. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Maritime Studies Program and…

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