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Breaking News: Official Notice From the Office Of Mayor Kirk Regarding Halloween and Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Update: City of Gloucester Urges Children’s Halloween Celebrations for this Sunday, October 28th

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Gloucester, MA – Due to uncertainty surrounding the path of Hurricane Sandy and the potential severity of the storm in the community, Mayor Carolyn Kirk and the City of Gloucester announce that all residents are encouraged to celebrate Halloween “trick or treating” on Sunday, October 28th between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.

Weather forecasters are predicting favorable conditions on Sunday afternoon and early evening prior to the possible arrival of a storm on Monday and Tuesday. With Halloween falling on Wednesday, October 31, state and local public safety officials are concerned about the potential impacts of Sandy.

Depending on Sandy’s track, by Halloween, the city and residents may possibly be facing widespread power outages, downed limbs, and lingering rainfall. 

“Every child in the city and their families want to enjoy a safe Halloween tradition without the concern, confusion, or fear that a favorite holiday will be jeopardized by the storm, so we are urging neighbors to have children celebrate early in good weather, without concern for public safety issues that might arise as a result of the storm,” said Mayor Kirk.

As an alternative to trick or treating, there is a Halloween Party on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center on Rogers Street.  The party is free to all of Gloucester’s children between the ages of 1 and 8.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be crafts, games, face painting, freeze frame dancing, and prizes for best costumes.  The party is sponsored by the Gloucester Downtown Association. 

The City made the decision to celebrate Halloween early in consultation with Gloucester public safety officials and after receiving an updated weather report from the National Weather Service. City officials have remained in contact with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency on Friday to ensure the most up-to-date information related to Hurricane Sandy.

Press Release Heat Advisory-Rose Baker Senior Center Cooling Shelter Opened

With the extremely hot weather forecast for the Commonwealth and the heat advisory issued for all counties including Essex, the Mayors Office in conjunction with the Emergency Management Director are opening a cooling shelter at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Please see attached.
We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out those most at risk during extremely hot weather including the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory ailments.
For further questions please contact the Gloucester Public Health Director, Noreen Burke, or Manager of Environmental Health Services, Max Schenk.
Thank You, 
Noreen M. Burke, MPP
Public Health Director
City of Gloucester Health Department
978-282-8016 (phone)
978-281-9729 (fax)
nburke@gloucester-ma.gov
www.gloucester-ma.gov

Video Ohana Pre-Opening May 21, 2012 Gloucester MA. Open To The Public May 23rd

Ohana Pre-Opening Pictures and Interview With Alyssa Cohen

Here’s the address- 151 Main Street Gloucester (across from the Lone Gull)

telephone- 978-283-3200

Here’s the Facebook Page

Ohana will open it’s doors to the public Wednesday night May 23rd.  Do yourself a favor and get there before this place blows up and you can’t get a table.

click below for video interview with Alyssa Cohen, wife of Chef Enx and front of the house manager

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Ohana Pre Opening Premiere Photos Uhmm, Yeah You Better Get Your Reservations Now.

Hello Ohana!!!!!

Here’s the number-

978-283-3200

Before you do another thing just take my word for it and dial it.  Like now.  Because if you don’t get your reservation in soon, within two weeks time when word gets out you’re not going to be able to get into this place. Don’t forget to let them know Joey C from Good Morning Gloucester sent ya!

Here’s the address- 151 Main Street Gloucester (across from the Lone Gull)

Here’s the Facebook Page

#Boom! 

Gloucester Game Changer- Shit Just Got Real In The Asian Fusion Dining Scene In Our Beloved Gloucester Massachusetts.

I could go on and on but let me just shut my yap and post some pictures and let them do the talking  (video at 8PM)

Chef Enx studied under Roy Yamaguchi and if any of you know a little something about Roy Yamaguchi you know the guy basically brought Asian fusion to where it is today.  Based on what I ate and saw last night it looks like Chef Enx took what he learned at Roy’s and brought it to a whole ‘nother level.

Chef Enx and wife Alyssa

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Click below for the slide show with more food pics and the who’s who of Local celebs making the scene-

Gloucester MA Emergency Declaration-Closure of Woods

Emergency Declaration-Closure of Woods

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Effective immediately, the public woods within the City of Gloucester and the Norton Memorial Woods at the end of Revere Street are ordered closed until further notice due to dryness and danger of fires within the woodlands of our community.

BREAKING NEWS- TACOS LUPITA GLOUCESTER TO OPEN TUESDAY- MENUS, PICTURES and INTERVIEW WITH NEW OWNERS!!!!

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST ON THIS GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER EXCLUSIVE!!!

Don’t forget to tell them you saw it on GMG and give them a warm welcome to Gloucester!

The most expensive thing on the menu I saw was well under $10.  The smells coming the kitchen were HEAVENLY.  You could smell the freshness of the ingredients!!!!

63 Washington Street, Gloucester MA

Telephone 978-282-9600

It seems like people have been asking me every single day when is Tacos Lupita going to open it’s doors.  I’ve been on the case knocking on the doors daily and today it paid off as our readership will be the first to know!!!!  Woot!!!!

Video Interview with new owners here-

OPENING THIS TUESDAY FOR TAKE OUT OUT FOLLOWED BY DINE IN ONCE/IF PERMITS ARE APPROVED.

The First New Pearson Piling Has Been Driven for the Greasy Pole. Photos From Joe Borland

http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com

Does anyone bring you greasy pole coverage like we do? C’mon now! Smile

Thanks Joe!

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Kathy Chapman reports

Hi Joey,

Just came back from scouting out the GP situation…here’s what I know…

The pile-driving crew just drove in a test piling and located the anchor points before the wind picked up and they had to stop. The pilings will be driven into the mud 10 feet and pounded in another (roughly) 2 feet before it’s all said and done. Work will resume again on Black Friday, if there are calm winds. All work will be done at high tide in a four-hour window. They will drive in 6 poles and then make a platform that attaches at the top.

Kathy

Breaking News!!! Here’s the Official Scoop On The Birdseye Property From Sheree DeLorenzo

Where do you hear it first?  GMG, Natch!

Beach Front Gloucester Commercial LLC, a limited liability corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring the Bird’s Eye property located at 47-61 Commercial Street along with 10 Beach Court in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has entered into a Purchase and Sales agreement to acquire these properties. Sheree DeLorenzo, owner-operator of Cruiseport Gloucester LLC is the lead project manager for the Bird’s Eye project.

“Our intentions for the property are in keeping with mixed use along Gloucester’s working waterfront. We have no intentions of condos at this site. However, this location is ideal for a hotel, restaurant and conference / function facility,” said DeLorenzo.

“We have shown with Cruiseport that it is possible to have successful mixed use projects that contribute jobs and revenue to the city,” continued DeLorenzo.

Cruiseport Gloucester LLC currently consists of a function hall, restaurant, commercial marina, and is homeport to national and international cruise ships. Cruiseport currently employs approximately 150 people. Nine commercial fishing vessels regularly utilize the Cruiseport commercial docks along with the LNG service tugboat.

“We want to work with the neighborhood and the city of Gloucester to bring about the positive change that we know is possible for the beautiful city of Gloucester,” said DeLorenzo.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk has been briefed by DeLorenzo and expressed optimism about this latest news regarding Bird’s Eye. Said Kirk, “these plans are in keeping with the long-standing goal of the city to attract a downtown hotel, expand the tax base, generate revenue, and bring about additional vitality to Gloucester.”

Additional comment will be forthcoming after the closing date which is approximately 30 days from now.

Breaking News! Rumor Has It A Team Of Local Fishermen Will Be Featured On Mark Burnett of Survivor Fame’s Latest Epic Series “Expedition Impossible”

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ABC Announces New Series “Expedition Impossible” to Premiere June 21

March 26th, 2011 · No Comments

EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all-around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts ABC’s epic summer series, “Expedition Impossible,” which features ordinary people doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventure of their lives. The show will feature 13 teams of 3, racing on an expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams.

Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? After 10 stunning legs of competition, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy serve as executive producers. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.

Dodgeball Recap and Breaking News At The Farm Bar and Grille Video

Ryan Cox Announces The DTF Challenge and asks-

“Are You DTF?”

Good Morninng Gloucester would like to congratulate team “Five In The Pink” for their hard fought victory.  They really had to dig deep to bang out the win but they found the intestinal fortitude to bring home the bacon. Excellent Work!

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Crews Medically Evacuate Crewman from Gloucester Dragger Grace Marie

CAPE COD BAY, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a crewman from the Gloucester, Mass., based fishing vessel Grace Marie 10-miles north of Provincetown, Mass., Dec. 30, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from the Grace Marie captain that a 52-year old male had sustained an arm injury at approximately 11 p.m.

A HH-60 rescue helicopter crew, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Provincetown and the 87-foot Patrol Boat Tiger Shark launched immediately to aid the injured man.

A boarding team from the Tiger Shark stabilized the man and transferred him to the 47-foot Motor Life Boat to be hoisted by the helicopter crew at 12 a.m.

The man was transported by the helicopter crew to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Paul Frontiero Photo-

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This past June The Grace Marie Was Towed  178 By The Coast Guard as reported in this story

Cape Ann Brewing Kills It On Opening Night!

The Boys Knocked it out of the park with rave reviews, huge smiles and killer food all the way around on opening night at Cape Ann Brewing’s new location on Rogers Street directly across from the Saint Peter’s Club.

This was the place to be tonight without question as an excitement and electricity filled the year in what is destined to be yet another top destination for craft beer lovers WORLD WIDE.  Yeah I said it- WORLD FUCKING WIDE!  The place is unlike anything around and expense was not spared in bringing the masses a dining and drinking establishment that is uniquely Gloucester.

Here are a few pictures- more to come tomorrow along with video.

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Don’t Forget To Watch CBS Amazing Race Kick Off From Gloucester Sunday Night here’s My Pics and Video From The Taping

Here are some previously unreleased pictures from the kick off of the Amazing Race Season 17 which I captured in pictures and video. The Season kicks off in Gloucester Ma. and generally folks don’t get to see the very beginning of the show until it airs but we got you some insider footage to check out before the season begins on TV. According to the Amazing Race 17 Wikipedia Page “The season premieres on September 26, 2010 with a special 90-minute episode before returning to its regular hour-long format the following week.” The Amazing Race has won an Emmy every year since its creation in 2003 but got knocked off this year by Top Chef.

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Here are some sneak previews of what was going on the day they started filming written and the encounter my wife had when one of the teams asked her for directions in Gloucester

GMG Exclusive- CBS Amazing Race Gloucester Kickoff Preview Video On Good Morning Gloucester
Good Morning Gloucester Exclusive- Gloucester Fishing Boats Transport CBS Amazing Race Contestants To Race Kick Off
CBS Amazing Race Kicks Off Video In Gloucester Exclusive On Good Morning Gloucester
CBS Amazing Race Orange and Pink Team Aboard Gloucester’s Lady J Lobster Boat
CBS Amazing Race 17 More Insider Scoop and Pics

CBS Amazing Race 17 Pictures From The Start- The Jennie C With Purple and Yellow Teams Aboard

CBS Amazing Race 17 Start Gloucester Ma Drop off Bus With Blacked Out Windows And Staging Area
Allen Sloan Pictures From The Amazing Race 17 Start
CBS Amazing Race 17 Teams Identified
CBS Amazing Race 17 Team Aboard the Karen Lynn In Gloucester

Slide Show Of Entire Amazing Race 17 Launch From Gloucester Ma

Here is the preview from Gloucester.

G-Town once again,bout to go national!

Gloucester MA Beach Closure Friday September 3,2010

BEACH ADVISORY
Due to impending Hurricane Earl, all city beaches will be closed on Friday, September 3, 2010. No lifeguards will be on duty. Dangerous conditions continue and residents and visitors are urged to stay out of the water.
The beaches are expected to re-open on Saturday, September 4, 2010. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-281-9785.

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