GMG Questionnaire Series-Patty Wall

How long have you lived in Gloucester? 48 years Lived in PA for 1 year

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away” I can’t tell you because everyone will go there

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Sebastian’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Yellow Sub

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? Tonno

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? The Gloucester Elks 🙂 What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? George Restaurant

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Fiesta

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach

Who is your favorite local artist? Bernie Gerstner

Which is your favorite local beach? Good Harbor

Who has the best deck in Gloucester for dinner/drinks? The Studio

Who has the best chowder in town? Causeway

What are some of your favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts? What about FB? Better Together for Cape Ann Good Morning Gloucester

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Clam chowder

Name an unsung local hero. Nina Goodick

What is your favorite local band? Garfish

From Joey- Good Morning Gloucester

Seen by Patty Wall at 11:18 AM

Gloucester Fire Department Welcomes New Firefighter from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Firefighter/Paramedic Abigail Meadowcroft, who graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on Friday, March 17. (Courtesy Massachusetts Firefighting Academy via Gloucester Fire Department)
Chief Eric Smith reports that the Gloucester Fire Department is welcoming a new firefighter from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.
Firefighter/Paramedic Abigail Meadowcroft graduated from the academy on Friday, March 17, and now becomes one of four women working for the Gloucester Fire Department.
Firefighter Meadowcroft was born in Beverly and raised in Salem. A true New Englander, she attended Salem State University, earning her Bachelor degree in 2018 and Paramedic certification through Dean College in 2021.
The 50-day MFA program prepares firefighters for basic firefighting, including search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation, fire attack and life safety lessons, as well as non-fire responses and hazardous material response.
Firefighter Meadowcroft will now begin serving as a probationary firefighter, learning from her colleagues as they work in Gloucester.
“Becoming a firefighter isn’t easy, but Abigail stepped up to the challenge and showed how committed she is during her time in the academy,” said Chief Smith. “We are very proud of her effort, and we look forward to her positive contributions to the Gloucester Fire Department and the community.”

About The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy:

At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, firefighter recruits learn a wide range of skills in an intensive 10-week program. Certified and more experienced firefighters lead classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training and firefighting practice. Students are given training in public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling. Upon successful completion of the Recruit Program, all students have met national standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001. About 14,000 firefighters have graduated from the Career Recruit Training program in more than 450 classes.

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Successful Season and Snowstorm March 1956

I looked through my Gloucester Daily Times newspaper collection from 1956 in search of some coverage of St. Joseph’s Day to offer up for you this year. I did not find anything relevant that I though you might enjoy, but I did find these with some familiar family names including Gilardi, Pallazola, Meuse, FrontieroGleason, Frigard, Ellis, Kennedy, Halloran, Daley, Montagnino, Calomo, Burnham, Aiello, Polizzia, Remeika, Unis, Pratt, Lattof, Orlando and Salah. The senior recognition photos always seem to look the same! Regardless, I hope you St. Joseph’s Day is blessed.