GMG Questionnaire Series-Caitlin Pszenny

GMG Questionnaire Series- Your Answers will be posted-

How long have you lived in Gloucester? 15 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? Not a public spot, but my in-laws yard on Marina Drive is my favorite place in the whole world.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Cape Ann Lanes 😉

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Destinos and Yellow Sun

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

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? (Besides Laneside Pub & Brewery) Stones

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? George’s and Sugar Mags

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Blackburn Brew Fest

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach- but only because we don’t have a boat yet

Who is your favorite local artist? Joe Higgins

Which is your favorite local beach? Plum Cove

Who has the best deck in Gloucester for dinner/drinks? Beauport Hotel

Who has the best chowder in town? Halibut Point RIP, but now I am not sure

What are some of your favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts? GMG of course.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Clam

Name an unsung local hero. Olivia Perez-O’Dess

What is your favorite local band? Millie & the Half Nelson’s

From Joey- Good Morning Gloucester

Seen by Caitlin Pszenny at Sunday 3:46am

Tea Party Replica Beaver Launched at Maritime Gloucester Railways Today Mar 22 2023

Harriet Webster Pier on the Harbor Loop was abuzz with activity this morning as the historic replica Beaver was launched into the harbor. The process was understandably slow and careful but enthralling all the same. Following please find 3 clips demonstrating the various steps taken with this exciting launch. All hands were on deck and ready to assist including the Meridian and crew, who did an outstanding job.

If you only have time for one clip, I’d suggest spending it on the third and final clip. Great examples of teamwork and skills.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 and if I must say so, the best one.

GMGI, Live at City Hall!

Cape Ann Community

Please join us Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm, at Gloucester City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium for a live, in-person talk from GMGI Fisheries Scientist Tim O’Donnell. Click here to register! 

Hear from Tim on how he and his team are utilizing state-of-the-art genomic technology to support sustainable fisheries for the future.

All are welcome. The event is free of charge and registration is required.  Can’t make it to City Hall? 1623 Studios will be live-streaming the event on their YouTube and broadcast channels! 

Register now!

Questions? Contact Maggie Costello at

For more information on other upcoming GMGI events, please visitGMGI’s tenth anniversary pageon our website.

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Gloucester Police Department Welcomes Two New Officers

City Clerk Joanne Senos swears in Officer Olivia Durgin and Officer Julio Mercado. (Photo Courtesy Gloucester Police Department)
GLOUCESTER 一 Chief Edward Conley is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Police Department is welcoming two new officers who graduated from the police academy.
Officer Julio Mercado and Officer Olivia Durgin graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy on Friday, March 10.
Officer Mercado grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to policing, Officer Mercado worked in security for local hospitals where his focus was assisting medical staff with patients specifically dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Officer Mercado enjoys spending time with his four children, going to the gym, watching sports, and coaching youth sports.
Officer Durgin is a lifelong resident of Gloucester and graduated from Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in 2011. Before coming to the Gloucester Police Department, Officer Durgin worked in retail.
Officer Durgin has a very close relationship with her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys lifting heavy weights at the gym, going to the beach, and spending time with her loved ones.
“I am pleased to welcome these two well-qualified individuals to the Gloucester Police Department,” said Chief Conley. “They demonstrate great commitment to their community, and I believe they will be a great asset to Gloucester and its residents.”