Cummings Properties clients and associates have directed $265,000 in donations to local nonprofits through its annual Cummings Community Giving program. Seven of the 218 organizations selected this year are based in Salem, with $7,000 directed to them. They are: LEAP for Education, Healing Abuse Working for Change, Northeast Animal Shelter, PALS Animal Life Savers, Project Out, Lifebridge, and Salem Sound 2000 Inc. “We like to say that ‘our buildings power charities,’” said Cummings Properties president Eric Anderson. The majority of the 10 million square feet of commercial space managed by Cummings is owned by Cummings Foundation, with 100 percent of all rental profits going to charitable causes. The Cummings organization has already awarded more than $25 million to greater Boston nonprofits in 2019, and it has awarded more than $260 million to date.

PHOTO: Acupuncture Care chose to direct its $1,000 gift to PALS Animal Life Savers.  


Swampscott Middle School student Ryleigh Hatfield has been recognized by The Swampscott Rotary Club for excellent work and attitude that exemplifies the  Rotary motto of  "Service Above Self" as "an enthusiastic and accomplished student who is always reaching out to help her fellow students."


Derek R. Devoe has joined the North Shore Bank as a Vice President in their Commercial Lending Division. In his new role he will be responsible for managing and growing North Shore Bank’s commercial loan portfolio while working with new and existing clients. During his 15 years of in the financial industry, Devoe has served as a Vice President and held a Branch Manager position at several local banks. He attended Salem State University where he studied business and marketing, and graduated from the School of Commercial Lending. 


Salem resident and attorney Timothy D. Braughler has joined the Mirick O’Connell Family Law and Divorce Group as a partner in the firm’s Boston office.  He specializes in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, adoption, restraining orders, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  In addition, he handles a variety of probate litigation and estate/trust matters. A member of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee, he co-chairs the CLE committee, is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and the Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court. Braughler formerly practiced at the Boston law firm of Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP.


Danvers resident Amy Borr has joined the Danvers-based Single Source  branding and advertising agency marketing team. With over five years of digital marketing and social media experience, she has worked in the food industry, creating branded content, driving brand awareness and increasing regional and national consumer engagement for a local meat manufacturer. Borr will be responsible for managing some of Single Source’s long-time clients, including Scott Energy and Teddie Peanut Butter.

Amanda Hayes  has joined SIngle Source Marketing team as Social Media Specialist. With over two years of copywriting, social media and digital marketing experience, she brings expertise in the hospitality industry, where she created witty, branded content for restaurants across the North Shore and Boston. She will be responsible for creating and executing social media strategies for Single Source clients.



On Jan. 1, 2020, the Salem law firm of Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, and the law firm of King & Navins P.C., located in Wellesley, will merge to form one law firm to be known as Tinti & Navins P.C. As a result of the merger, the new firm will provide a broader range of legal services to a larger client base, with expanded regional reach.

Nauti Pearl, a fast growing brick and mortar retail shop on the New England seacoast, is opening its newest and fifth location this Saturday, Sept. 28, in Beverly at 274 Cabot St. Offering an eclectic mix of owner-designed jewels, concierge level service of carefully curated personal styling, co-owners John and Lisa Darke have built a life style brand tailored to local markets in Newburyport, Rockport, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit; and now Beverly,






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