Newsworthy Wrap-Up: Monday, 1/2/12

MASSACHUSETTS – It’s the New Year, and many residents across the Bay State found themselves with an extra day added to Christmas vacation, however, the communities north of Boston were busy celebrating new births and local inaugurals while police were hard at work in Lynn investigating a weekend double-shooting.

1. Local Inaugurals for NoBo Communities

A number of local Mayors in NoBo communities were sworn in this evening while others will take the oath office tomorrow. In Malden, Mayor-Elect Gary Christenson of Malden, Mayor-Elect Daniel Rizzo of Revere, and Mayor-Elect Ted Bettencourt, Jr. will all be sworn in this evening in separate ceremonies. Mayor Donna Holladay was sworn in at a ceremony in Newburyport this morning while Mayor Carolyn Kirk of Gloucester was sworn in at a ceremony on Sunday.

Tomorrow, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. of Everett and Mayor Bill Scanlon of Revere will be sworn in to their third and ninth terms respectively. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for complete coverage of the ceremonies in Everett, Malden, and Revere as well as additional articles about these gateway cities.

2. Salem News Reports on the North Shore’s First Babies of 2012

According to an article from the Salem News, the first babies born in 2012 at Salem and Beverly hospitals were in no hurry to arrive with the mothers in both cases laboring for more than 24 hours each. The first baby of 2012 born at North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital was Savanna Rose Harris, daughter to Ashley Buelow and Marcus Harris of Peabody at 2:19AM. At Beverly Hospital, Katie and Dan Desmond of Gloucester welcomed Brady Matthew Desmond at 3:03AM. It is the first child for both couples.

3. Lynn Double-Shooting Still Under Investigation

According to an article in the Daily Item, the Lynn Police are releasing little information about the double shooting that occurred just after midnight Saturday. A 24-year-old Lynn man was shot in his abdomen while a 27-year-old Lynn man was shot in his shoulder on Harwood Street. Lynn Police Lt. Thomas Reddy has declined to release the victims’ names citing the ongoing investigation, but gave did say there was “an argument that evolved into a disturbance” between two groups. He would not say confirm if the shooting was gang-related.




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