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POPULATION

  • 1990 25,549 (Male 12,549 - Female 13,290)
  • Households: 9286 of which 78% are owner occupied.
  • Income: (1990) per capita $17,781; median household income $41,919; median family income $48,669

TAXES

FY1998

  • Residential $12.05 per $1000.00
  • Commercial $24.47 per $1000.00

UTILITIES

Electricity is supplied by Massachusetts Electric Co., 170 Medford St., Malden. Information on rates and capacities is available from the Commercial Department at (781)388-5000.

Gas is supplied by the Boston Gas Company, One Beacon St., Boston. Information may be obtained by calling (617)723-5512.

Telephone service is provided by NYNEX. Information on rates and services may be obtained by calling 1-800-870-9999 (residential accounts).

MEDIA

Saugus' daily news is covered in the Daily Evening Item (781)593-7700 and weekly (Thursdays) in the Saugus Advertiser (781)979-5670.

Cable is provided by Media One, 55 Jackson St. For service information call 1-800-876-3499 and for billing information call 1-800-876-3499.

WATER & SEWER

Average Annual Residential $300.00.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

For route information on the MBTA buses servicing Saugus, call (617)722-3200 (weekdays 7:00 am to 6:00 PM) and (617)722-5000 (nights and weekends).

COMMUNITY POLICE

The Saugus Community Police program has eight officers walking, riding bicycles, or cruising through the Saugus Center, Cliftondale Square, Golden Hills, and Route One shopping malls on a daily basis.

This group of officers host athletic events regularly involving the youths of Saugus. It also works with the Youth Department and Commission to build a rapport with local youths.

A registry for residents with Alzheimers and other conditions causing elderly to wander has been set up through their office.

The Community police also have a group of specially trained officers who offer Crime Watch surveys to all residental homes and local businesses.

For more information contact Sgt. Michael Annese at 231-4006.

RUBBISH COLLECTION & RECYCLING

RUBBISH COLLECTION - Rubbish must be out by 7:00 A.M. on the day of collection. A maximum of ten (10) bags or barrels containing only household waste may be put out per week. NO construction materials, leaves or yard/garden waste will be accepted. Rubbish collection does not take place on holidays. Collection will be delayed one day following a holiday for the remainder of the week. Sticker program for bulk items in effect $1.00.

RECYCLING - By-weekly curbside recycling , for further information call 231-4115.

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