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Marblehead prepares before arctic cold encroaches on region
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Marblehead prepares before arctic cold encroaches on region

An arctic cold will sweep through the Northeast with dangerously low wind chills possibly reaching minus 25 degrees over the weekend. "All of us are going to be spending a lot of time indoors this weekend," Marblehead Public Health Director Andrew Petty told the Marblehead Current. "Even when they go out to run errands, they should make sure they cover their skin." extreme_cold_guideDownload On Wednesday evening, Petty sent out the U.S. Department of Public Health's extreme cold guide. Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland said the fire and police departments are preparing for the weekend cold snap. "Capt. [Matt] Freeman and I met this afternoon, we decided to that we are putting extra personnel on," said Gilliland on Wednesdy afternoon. According to the National W...
Marblehead Police issue new scam alert
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Marblehead Police issue new scam alert

Marblehead Police are issuing a new scam alert after a resident reported losing $60,000 in a computer hoax.  “Literally everyone relies on Microsoft and Apple, so they (perpetrators) are creating a scam that makes you feel as if information from your computer has been compromised,” Police Chief Dennis King told the Marblehead Current.” The victim’s money “was withdrawn on multiple occasions and converted into bitcoin,” the Marblehead Police Department wrote on Facebook. “The scammers told the victim that their accounts were compromised by Russian and Chinese websites.” There’s been a significant uptick in scams like this in Marblehead and surrounding communities. The scammers are “making their presence known on the North Shore,” King said. And he warned that it’s not just ...
Marblehead’s Amy Carnevale elected new state GOP chair
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Marblehead’s Amy Carnevale elected new state GOP chair

Marblehead resident Amy Carnevale was elected chair of the state’s Republican party on Jan. 31 and is promising to make the Massachusetts GOP more inclusive. "We need to get the party back on track," Carnevale told the Marblehead Current on Feb. 1, the first day of her two-year term. She spoke about her goals for the Massachusetts GOP. Amy Carnevale of Marblehead is the new chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party. "We have some financial and legal challenges. We are in debt. We're trying to determine how much the party owes to vendors." Carnevale said she will also need to deal with accusations that her predecessor, Jim Lyons, violated campaign finance rules by communicating directly with an outside political action committee to do opposition research on Gov. Maura Healey...
After more than 40 years away, Marblehead fire truck comes home
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After more than 40 years away, Marblehead fire truck comes home

Nearly everyone has a vehicle they dream about owning. Maybe it's a sports car, luxury vehicle, decked-out Harley or even a fire truck. "Every firefighter, I think, dreams of owning their own fire truck," said Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland. Jason Gilliland, Marblehead Fire Chief, poses with his newly acquired 1939 Mack model 80 Fire Truck. The former Marblehead Fire Truck came from Sunapee, New Hampshire Fire Department. Gilliland says he can’t wait to drive it in the town parades. Photo by Nicole Goodhue Boyd And for Gilliland, that dream has come true. Gilliland recently became the proud owner of a classic 1939 model 80 Mack combination pumper/ladder truck. If that weren't exciting enough, it is an original Marblehead fire truck. Gilliland said he'd looked off a...
Marblehead educators wrapping heads around ChatGPT
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Marblehead educators wrapping heads around ChatGPT

Concerns that local students might tap into the cutting-edge artificial intelligence offered by ChatGPT to do their schoolwork for them have been realized, Superintendent John Buckey told the Marblehead Current. The powerful, multilingual chatbot can instantaneously perform literary analysis, compose original poems, write short fiction and compute complex math problems. "This is so new, districts are trying to get up to speed quickly as they discover more about it," Buckey said. "We just did a professional development on the topic." OpenAI, a private artificial intelligence research organization whose founders include Elon Musk, developed ChatGPT. The organization released the chatbot on Nov. 30 and it became wildly popular overnight. Today, its usage is in the millions. "It u...
Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Corey Stein Films
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Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Corey Stein Films

The following is an interview with Corey Stein, owner of Corey Stein Films, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the Marblehead business, call (781) 479-7774 or visit coreysteinfilms.com. Tell us about Corey Stein Films. It was during a brief high school elective class that I first held a camera and gained experience with a full editing suite. It was then that I started to learn the power of creating a story through creative image. Although I intended to focus on business in college, my passion became more focused and I gained considerable knowledge in film and video and widened my hands-on experience. Marblehead filmmaker Corey Stein COURTESY PHOTO When just starting out, I had every intention of working in the film production field for a company until I sat do...
Banner year for the Glover’s Regiment march
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Banner year for the Glover’s Regiment march

It was a chilly and clear night for Glover’s Marblehead Regiment’s annual march from the Old Town House to Old Burial Hill to pay homage to Gen. John Glover.  As the sun retreated, Capt. Seamus Daly led the march as a banner-year crowd of about 150 people trailed behind the single-file line of reenactors.   Members of Glover’s Marblehead Regiment tell the story of how the famous Marblehead general helped George Washington cross the Delaware River in the Revolutionary War. : Locals join Revolutionary War reenactors as they march in the annual funeral procession from the Old Town House to the former home of General John Glover on Sat., Jan. 29. Reenactors prepare to march outside Gen. John Glover’s former home during the Glover’s Marblehead Regiment funeral march...
Been there, done that: Paul credits exercise, clean living for longevity
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Been there, done that: Paul credits exercise, clean living for longevity

NAME: Bea Paul AGE: 91 BIRTHPLACE: Boston Bea Paul, center, plays canasta at the JCCNS with friends Beverly Nathan, left, and Arlene Padulsky. CURRENT PHOTO / LEIGH BLANDER How long have you lived in Marblehead? I’ve lived here for over 50 years. I was teaching at the JCC in Lynn and became the director of the early childhood program. When the center moved to Marblehead it was a natural move for me.  What is your fondest childhood memory? I grew up in Revere and I loved walking Revere Beach in the winter when the snow was piled up high on the sand. Revere Beach was always fun for me.  What jobs have you had and what was your favorite? My favorite job was being the director of the early childhood program at the JCC. I loved the involvement with parents and seei...
UPDATE: Body found on Marblehead beach identified as missing Peabody man
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UPDATE: Body found on Marblehead beach identified as missing Peabody man

A body discovered Thursday, Jan. 26 on the shore near Edgemere Road in Marblehead has been positively identified as that of a missing Peabody man, according to a statement released Saturday jointly by Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker, Marblehead Police Chief Dennis King, Salem Police Chief Lucas Miller and Peabody Police Chief Thomas Griffin. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the body was that of Michael Gray, 31, of Peabody. Gray’s family reported him missing on Dec. 11. Earlier this month, State Police and local dive teams searched for Gray over several days in the water off Juniper Beach in Salem. They focused on the site after finding a potential connection between Gray and some articles of clothing found on the beach on Dec. 12. Gray’s body w...
Body discovered on beach at end of Edgemere Road
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Body discovered on beach at end of Edgemere Road

Marblehead and Salem police are at the scene of a body discovered on a beach at the end of Edgemere Road on Salem Harbor. Ellie Tomlinson found the body around 4 p.m. while walking her golden retriever. Her waterfront house abuts the beach entrance where she discovered the body. Police officers investigate the scene where a decomposed body was found on Edgemere Beach on Thursday afternoon. CURRENT PHOTO / WILL DOWD When Tomlinson came across the body, she thought it was a Halloween decoration. “I had to do a double take,” she told the Marblehead Current outside her home. “I then saw a scarf.” She didn’t want to use her cell phone because it was too loud with the water and wind. "I ran into the house and called 911," Tomlinson said. "My dog was still on the beach and w...