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Crown jewel of Marblehead dives put on market for $1M
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Crown jewel of Marblehead dives put on market for $1M

The crown jewel of Marblehead's dive bars — the Rip Tide Lounge — has been placed on the market for $1 million, real estate broker Sam Gifford of Churchill Properties LLC told the Marblehead Current.  The Rip Tide Lounge, the iconic bar at 116 Pleasant St., has been placed on the real estate market for $1 million. COURTESY PHOTO / EYAL OREN / WEDNESDAYS IN MARBLEHEAD "It's definitely on the real estate market," said Gifford. "George [Ciampa] has owned and operated it since the late 1960s. He's been at it for a really long time, and if the right buyer, the right person, comes along, he'll step aside and enjoy retirement." Gifford took the Current's call while standing in the establishment the morning of Jan. 10. He's already been showing the place and talking t...
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Marblehead residents weigh in on ADU proposal

Marblehead Planning Board members picked up quite a few ideas for possible incorporation in a working zoning bylaw proposal that they are crafting for Town Meeting’s consideration in May. The zoning bylaw would aim to regulate what’s called accessory dwelling units - both their use and construction in Marblehead. ADUs are small living quarters on the same property as single-family homes - and often referred to as "in-law apartments." “They can be created in a house, attached to a house, or detached from a house,” said the Planning Board’s chairman, Robert Schaeffner, on Tuesday. “All of them are intended to keep the feeling of a single-family residence always.” Many communities, like Salem and Swampscott, have frame their ADU policies as one way to mitigate the Greater Bos...
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Marblehead, Swampscott real estate transfers, week of Oct. 17 – 31, 2022

Marblehead BuyerSellerAddressDatePriceAndrew and Sarah GrafErin and Charles Kace1 Adams Rd10/26/2022$850,000John C. RiceChmara INT1 Campbell Way10/20/2022$1,020,000Shar VanboskirkPatricia and James Patrick2 Pleasant Ct10/20/2022$1,400,000Linday and Bowden Russell4 Overlook Road RT4 Overlook Rd10/21/2022$680,000Scott and Dawn SchnellJudy Groves11 Harris St10/28/2022$1,336,000Leah and Jonathan WaldoStevie G. Browning11 Susan Rd10/27/2022$935,000Anusia GillespieEllen R Potash IRT15 Sapphire Rd10/28/2022$768,900Sunni and David PotachLawrence Strain and Rossana Ferrante19 Jane Rd10/31/2022$825,000Ryan and Lindsay McGuinnessSusan Dephillips and Kimberly Barnes26 Flint St10/27/2022$1,765,000Matthew and Alexander LindsaySean and Thomas Connolly138 Jersey St10/21/2022$500,000Britt and Owen Dec...
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Marblehead, Swampscott real estate transfers, Sept. 12 – 16, 2022

Marblehead BUYERSELLERADDRESSDATEPRICECynthia Burrell 2021 RET and Thomas CushmanJefferey H. Boal and Judith Boal 9 Redstone Lane9/12/2022$3,850,000Colby Bircher and Michael J. Bircher Leslie and Damian Bailey12 Auburndale Road9/15/2022$995,000Casey Hauch Raymond T Hauch RET13 Thompson Road9/12/2022$217,50015 Meadow Lane LLCNancy Ryan 14 Meadow Lane9/14/2022$900,000Brian Durkin and Jenna Paradise-DurkinJennifer Katz-Smith and John W. Smith 19 Lucia Road9/15/2022$930,000Rita March and Raymond MarchAudrey L. Tirrell 20202 RET and CJ Tirrell-Norton 41 Overlook Road9/15/2022$775,000Rousseau FT MarquetePatrick K. Rousseau and Schwartz, Carolyn H46 Cloutmans Lane9/14/2022$75,000MTS and Michael T. Smaga Jr. Debra and Norman Goldman51 Pickwick Road9/15/2022$650,000 Swampscott BUYERSELLE...
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Marblehead Chamber of Commerce celebrates ‘great leadership and service’

Marblehead Chamber of Commerce celebrated "great leadership and service" during its 70th annual meeting on Tuesday in the Corinthian Yacht Club's banquet room with its draw-dropping views of Marblehead's skyline serving as the evening’s backdrop. The state of the local chamber, the nonprofit's board members report, is sound and on solid footing after a rocky two years plagued by a pandemic. "Marblehead is a special place," Katherine Koch, whom the nonprofit hired nearly a year ago, told members. "These past few years have presented a number of challenges, but the resilience of our community and the partnership between our businesses and organizations have stayed strong. It's been a pleasure helping our town get back to enjoying events and activities." The Marblehead Chambe...
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During volatile times, Marblehead AAA bond rating keeps borrowing costs down

Interest rates are rising in increments of 0.75 percent. The inflation rate is at 8.3 percent. Labor and supply chain issues persist. It's a volatile period to invest, yet these are also the times when municipalities with good bond ratings can save taxpayers money. The town's AAA bond rating, the highest achievable, did just that when the Marblehead Select Board recently issued $12.3 million in bonds, representing a little more than half of the Proposition 2 1/2 debt-exclusion override that voters approved in June. "The town approved a little over $24 million in capital projects [under Question 1]," said Michael Carriette, interim finance director and treasurer/collector. "Based on the timeline of capital projects, we went out to bid for $13 million." In volatile times, municip...
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Marblehead, Swampscott real estate transfers, Sept. 5 – 9

MARBLEHEAD BUYERSELLERADDRESSDATEPRICEBradley and Lauren HuntWilliam and Sarah Marsden2 Pilgrim RoadSept. 7$649,000Jennifer CalienesMichael and Jennifer Calienes7 Calumet LaneSept. 9 $30,000John Reardon and Payton Andrews JS& Laura Best LT and Jeffrey Best17 Beverly AvenueSept. 8 $615,0000Michael and Caitlan McGonaglePrugh and Kathleen Roeser47 Locust StreetSept. 9 $924,000Maxwell and Yulia SolomonAdam and Elizabeth Swann80 Naugus AvenueSept. 9 $1,750,000 SWAMPSCOTT BUYERSELLERADDRESSDATEPRICEMichael and Paulette TattersalAndrew Sexeny11 Bay View DriveSept. 9$899,900William Guy and Gina MeuseLise N. George22 Claremont TerraceSept. 9$610,000Brian Kauh Igor Rakhmanov50 Pleasant StreetSep.t. 7 $905,000
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Marblehead, Swampscott real estate transfers, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2022

MARBLEHEAD BUYER SELLERSALE PRICEADDRESSDATECarl Iannacci and Jennifer C ManginiTodd Tremblay$1,950,0002 Clipper WayAug. 31FT and Virginia O'BrienJay and Lynda Shuman $785,0002 Garden RoadSept. 2 Michael Maniaci Marion Sloan $720,0004 Mystic RoadAug. 31Jacob and Nicole Nassau Bartlett Ayer 2019 Tand Benjamin L Ayer$1,005,00011 Dodge RoadSept. 1Louis and Lindsay Williams Deborah Lam $785,00015 Westminster RoadAug. 31Andrew Willis and Alison HayesLauren James $1,060,00018 Oak StSept. 1Laura Frank and Meagan VerdeyenJule Stiles-Matuschak and Randall Stiles$71900018 Taft St. Au.g. 30Madelyn and Zachary LightPlatcow Family 1994 RT$72500033 Jane RoadAug. 31Andrew Snigirev and Iryna KryvnyutPamela and John Doring $115000059 Leicester RdSept. 1Emily and reid Gray Kimberly and David McCullough ...
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