Author Archives: Joey C

East Gloucester Map, 1884 from Pat Dalpiaz

Joey–I am attaching a couple of pictures I thought you might find interesting.  Several years ago, I bought this map at Dogtown Books and had it framed.  My dad grew up on Haskell Street which is why I picked this map out of all he had to offer at the bookstore. 
These pictures are taken through the clear covering the framers used and therefore not as clear as they might be otherwise.  Still, I thought you and others at GMG might like to see a little piece of East Gloucester, 1884!  I think it’s pretty cool.

You can see others here.  This is Plate 5.

I follow GMG and appreciate all your efforts along with your hard working crew of volunteers!   Pat Dalpiaz

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Community Reiki Share to Benefit Gloucester’s Grace Center, Inc.

Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

August 4th. ‘Community Reiki Share’ to Benefit ‘Grace Center, Inc.’ 

‘Community Reiki Share.’ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors.) Make Checks Payable to ‘Grace Center, Inc.’

Gloucester’s Grace Center Inc. provides food, shelter, transportation, healthcare and more to those in need. To find out more about Grace Center, Inc. and how you can participate in their programs, volunteer, or donate – http//

Each month a local charity is designated to receive a portion of the proceeds. Using ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ to select which charity to team with, the first step being – Basic Physiological Needs (Air, Water, Food, Shelter.) The steps to ‘Realizing One’s Full Potential’ – 

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Charities we have partnered with include – Open Door Food…

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The Construction of A @SistaFelicia Mudiga Steak Sandwich Using The @STOKGrills Island Grill @CapeAnnFMkt

Sold Out Once Again- It was hilarious.  People walking by and get a whiff of the mudiga steaks on the grill and it’s like they were led by their nose to her spot.  If you’re cooking on nights like last night when you could go to The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market and get grub like this- You Crazy.

Note The Generous Amount Of Work Space The STOK Island Grill Affords Making It Perfect For The Farmer’s Market

DSC01383Roasted Red Peppers, Sista Felicia’s “Best I Ever Had” Pesto, Italian Sliced Bread


STOK Grills With Their Stock Cast Iron Grates Make For Perfect Hash Marks Every Time!


The Boys Stopped By For Mudiga Steaks For HomieCast Dinner

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TheHomieCast Episode 7 Taped 7/30/15 Featuring @CraigShoots, @Frankruptcy, Rick Doucette, @CoachDeWolfe, @Eves3 and @Joey_C

Joey C:

Check Out The Latest HomieCast For Your Morning or Evening Commute Taped Last Night-

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TheHomieCast Episode 7 Taped 7/30/15 At Stage Fort Park Featuring Craig Kimberley, Frankie Gwynne, Rick Doucette, Chris DeWolfe, James Eves and Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: The Boys Eating Mudiga Steaks From Sista Felicia’s Stand At The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Surfari, Frankie Gwynne Giving Zero F#cks About His Wardrobe, Many People Don’t Know That James Eves Does The Packaging Design For Ken’s Steakhouse Dressing and Sweet Baby Rays and Talks About His Former Work For Penthouse Magazine, Rick’s Idea For Chuck Norris’ Awesomesauce, Chris DeWolfe Takes A Beating But The Fact Is He Probably Has More Leeway Than Any Other HomieCast Participant, What Palazola’s Sporting Goods Meant To Everyone, Props To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh For Not Kowtowing To The Olympics, Wrestling Almost Eliminated From The Olympics, The Snowshoveling Matchup Initiative, Frankie Gwynne’s Tripod Pulled Straight Out of Craig’s Buttocks, Favorite…

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Community Stuff 07/31/15

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Cadet Elizabeth Schuster (center), with Lt. Matthew Landry, USN (left), Sea Cadet New England Regional Director, and Ens. Philip Strauch, NSCC (right), Commanding Officer of the Sea Cadet Division based in Gloucester.

Local High School Student Graduates from Sea Cadet Recruit Training

Gloucester resident receives top honor in Naval Sea Cadet Recruit Training

Elizabeth Schuster, age 14 of Gloucester, a member of the David G. Ouellet Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), recently completed a two-week recruit training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. At this training, Schuster joined over 200 other young women and men from across New England in completing a rigorous program, which is based on the U.S. Navy’s recruit training curriculum. Sea Cadet boot camp is designed for youth and instills teamwork, discipline and leadership skills in participants.

At the end of this challenging two-week training, Schuster was named Honor Graduate from her group of 40 peers. This award is extremely competitive and granted only to a cadet who displays top performance in several key areas, including leadership, teamwork, motivation and accountability.

During the two-week training, Schuster’s activities included swim qualifications, military drill, damage control, and physical training. “It was a very challenging two weeks, but I met so many great people from around the country and I learned a lot,” Schuster said. Schuster is the daughter of Michael and Heidi Schuster of Gloucester and granddaughter of Louis and Wendy McGrath of Gloucester and Robert and Helen Schuster of

Edinboro, PA.

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a federally chartered non-profit civilian youth organization for young people, ages 11 through 17 and is supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. Every year cadets participate in training opportunities such as Navy Special Warfare, SCUBA, field and medical training, photojournalism, military police science and sailing. The program teaches them how to successfully lead groups of their peers and will also inspire them to become leaders in their schools and communities.

The local Sea Cadet unit in Gloucester is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Gloucester Sea Cadets train at the U.S. Coast Guard station two Sundays a month, and also at The Village Training Field in Danvers, MA. For more information, please contact ENS Phillip Strauch at or visit the program’s website at

Hi Joey!

Wanted to let you know about the Rockport Fireworks that are happening on Saturday August 8th.  Cape Ann Whale Watch will be hosting the 3rd annual “Fireworks Cruise” for them! 

Here are the details:

Rockport Fireworks Cruise aboard the Hurricane II
Boarding begins at 7pm, we leave promptly at 7:30 & arrive back to dock around 10

Tickets are $15 per person & cash only

Full cash bar

DJ Tracey Sousa

Call for more information or for reservations!



-Emily Douglass

Gloucester Beach Sticker T Shirt / Hoodies now available On The GMg Store


Click here to purchase and support the many upgrades that we’ve brought you this year

High Quality Heather Gray T Shirts/Hoodies With Navy Logo

If you want to preorder some I’ll place the order and you will get the size that you want.  If you want a different color or a hoodie, just leave a comment and I can put in a special order for white or something else.


Gonna Do A Limited Run Of These Gloucester Beach Sticker T Shirts / Hoodies


High Quality Heather Gray T Shirts/Hoodies With Navy Logo

If you want to preorder some I’ll place the order and you will get the size that you want.  If you want a different color or a hoodie, just leave a comment and I can put in a special order for white or something else.


GMG Stats- Still Growing By Leaps and Bounds…

Every year I figure our growth has got to start hitting up against some type of slowdown and every year we just keep cranking, adding multiple subscribers every single day to the feed, to the Facebook page, to the podcasts.  This train is still chugging thanks to the hard/fun work of our contributors.  Lets keep chugging crew!

Is GMG your first look online in the morning?

Facebook Insights vs similar pages-


Yesterday 77,940 views


Close To A Half A Million Views for The past 7 Days


Last 30 Days- Close to 2 Million Views


All Time- 77 and A Half Million Views


Any media outlet That Criticizes Marty Walsh On Not Giving In And Guaranteeing Cost Overruns For The Olympics Are What’s Wrong with Media

All the headlines are about how Boston bungled the Olympic Bid process.  the headline should be that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to give in and guarantee Cost Over-runs that would have burdened the city.  Anyone that doesn’t see that the Olympics completely screw the cities with huge bills for building monstrous facilities that never end up getting used are deaf dumb and blind.

So instead of criticizing Marty Walsh for how he handled it, I say he should be lauded for being financially responsible with the taxpayers money.  More elected officials should follow his lead.

Say what you will but these same media outlets would have skewered him way worse when the bills came due for the cost over-rides for inevitable mess that the Olympics would have made the City of Boston.


here’s the poll Nichole put up when we heard about the bid-

Olympic Rings Good or Bad for the Purse Strings?

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Nichole S.

and the poll results back then-


Community Photos 7/28/15

Art in Dogtown?

Robert Maselek submits-

If anybody is wondering where their stuffed animals have run off to, I spotted the aftermath of a stuffed animal party in Dogtown…art installation? Runaways?  Just wondering if any GMG readers have any idea

Peter Digre submits-

The salt sea was frozen on her breast,
The salt tears in her eyes
And he saw her hair, like the brown seaweed,
On billows fall and rise.
Such was the wreak of the Hesperus,
In the midnight and the snow,
Christ save us all from a death like this,
On the reef of Norman’s Woe.


Good morning, Joey. 

We drove through a turn-around-if-you-have-any-sense downpour near Essex to find perfect dinner weather at the Harriet Webster Pier.  This was our second time at The Evening in White,  and we recognized many of the same people from last year, which only added to this year’s experience.  Enclosed are a few of our photos and here is the link to rest:

For comparison here are last year’s:

Lastly, I meant to send you this year’s Rockport Raging Inferno photos:

Michael Miller

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Stephanie Palazola Oneil Gives The Correct Answer To Yesterday’s Gloucester Trivia Question: What Downtown Gloucester Storefront Currently Occupies The Space Where Palazola’s Sporting Goods Originated back In the Day…

Stephanie Palazola O’Neil gives us the correct answer- Pisces!
Tracey Mortillaro, Jenn Cullen, Grace Numerosi had it right! Congratulations. (It was my guess too.)
Stephanie adds-
Matty’s hair salon was where the original Jalapeños was, and then they expanded into what was the Rigger.



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