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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...
A milestone year for two famous Marblehead restaurants
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A milestone year for two famous Marblehead restaurants

A summer afternoon on the deck at The Landing (Courtesy photo) It’s mid-afternoon on a sultry summer Tuesday and The Landing is packed with locals and tourists enjoying cocktails, seafood and the view of Marblehead Harbor.  “This place is a landmark,” said Pat Zuchero of Swampscott, as she enjoyed a fish sandwich with a friend. “It’s great to be on a working pier and watch the fishermen. The food here is delicious and the staff is wonderful.” The Landing is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer. Just a few hundred yards down Front Street, The Barnacle Restaurant is marking its 75th year. That makes it the oldest family-ownwed restaurant in town. “We’re also the only restaurant with its own lobster boat,” said The Barnacle’s owner Jay Sahagian.  His aunt, Lynn ...
Contractor begins safety upgrades to dodgy Marblehead intersection
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Contractor begins safety upgrades to dodgy Marblehead intersection

The Marblehead News' coverage of the town is free, and we'd like to keep it that way. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Marblehead News Group, Inc. by visiting https://bit.ly/3NxZ0yJ. One of Marblehead's most baffling and precious intersections - where Cross, Pleasant, Vine and Village streets converge - is getting what many have characterized as long overdue safety upgrades - with a contractor having kicked off work on Monday. For years, residents and drivers have vocalized a serious need for safety enhancements at the five-way intersection. Perhaps its biggest issue: The directionless, irregular way in which drivers and pedestrians navigate and approach it. For years, residents and drivers have vocalized a serious need for safety enhancements at the five-way i...