Pedestrian killed on Route 128

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Pedestrian killed on Route 128

Published in the October 19, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police, Fire and Cataldo Ambulance were dispatched to the scenes of several serious motor vehicle crashes over the weekend, including one fatality involving a pedestrian on Route 128. A 25-year-old man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on the northbound side of the highway near Exit 39 (North Avenue) yesterday...

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Local updates amid virus spike

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local updates amid virus spike

Published in the October 16, 2020 edition. There have been a few developments since Wakefield jumped up two COVID-19 virus designations Wednesday, settling in the higher risk “red” category. Town officials issued a statement yesterday, which reads in part that the “significant increase of positive cases in Wakefield was due, in large part, to a cluster of cases at one location....

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Wakefield in the ‘red’ for COVID

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Wakefield in the ‘red’ for COVID

Published in the October 15, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Health Department was informed last night that the town has been moved from the lower risk “green” category on the state’s COVID-19 Metrics Map to the higher risk “red” designation. At a meeting of the Board of Health last night, Health Director Ruth Clay said that...

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Save the town from a ‘Mad Scientist’ at Masquers’ Haunted Walk Thru!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Save the town from a ‘Mad Scientist’ at Masquers’ Haunted Walk Thru!

By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING High School Masquers senior co-President Rachel Schladenhauffen, also an actress in the production, models her costume for a scene in the upcoming Haunted Walk Thru. (Erin Carlson Photo)  NORTH READING — The North Reading High School Masquers is excited to present its Haunted Walk Thru for the community on Friday...

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Early Voting begins Saturday for State Election

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Early Voting begins Saturday for State Election

Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING — Early Voting leading up to Election Day 2020 begins this Saturday, October 17 and continues every day thereafter for 14 days, through Friday, October 30, inclusive, statewide. This two-week Early Voting period to determine the next president and other down ballot office holders, such as members of Congress and the State Legislature,...

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Schools have first test case of COVID-19 at Hood

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Schools have first test case of COVID-19 at Hood

Published October 15, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The first weekend in October provided the School Department with an opportunity to test its response to a positive case of COVID-19 within the school system when a staff member of the Hood School tested positive. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Daly updated the School Committee on that response at...

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Students set to head back to class

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Students set to head back to class

Published October 16, 2020 MELROSE — Kids are going back to their school buildings beginning Monday after the COVID-19 virus caused a month’s delay in the city’s hybrid learning plan. Cohort 1 students report to class for the first time in 2020-21 after having been taught by their teachers remotely at home since the academic year began on September...

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Time for The Rise of the Pumpkin People

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Time for The Rise of the Pumpkin People

Published October 16, 2020 MELROSE — Wicked Melrose will unleash The Rise of the Pumpkin People Oct. 17-31 in conjunction with the Melrose Rec Department. Melrose citizens and businesses are encouraged to decorate for fall with a pumpkin or scarecrow display. If you want your display on the Wicked Melrose map, fill out the form at http://bit.ly/WickedMelrose. And be...

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MEF seeks donations in time of change

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MEF seeks donations in time of change

Published October 16, 2020 The following was submitted by Julia Motl Lowe, the co-chair for fundraising with the Melrose Education Foundation.  Dear Friends, The only constant is change — that phrase keeps rolling around my head these days. As we settle into our new back-to-school routines, we all know one thing for sure: there is more change ahead. As...

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Town Meeting Saturday

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town Meeting Saturday

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — While the COVID-19 virus pandemic forced the cancellation of outdoor fall traditions such as the high school football season, townspeople will have a reason to spend a few hours outdoors this Saturday by attending October Town Meeting. Fall Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning...

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Top capital projects will cost $75 million

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Top capital projects will cost $75 million

Published October 14, 2020 THE ESTIMATED COST for a new public safety building totals $45 million. The current police station and fire stations were built in the 1960s. (Dan Tomasello Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Several years in the making, the Strategic Planning Committee gave an overview of three large capital projects to the Board of Selectmen last...

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Town’s COVID case numbers drop

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town’s COVID case numbers drop

Published October 14, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Due to a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in town over the past couple of weeks, the Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center dropped Lynnfield from “red” to “yellow” on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Glenn Davis informed the Villager that the town had 12 novel coronavirus cases...

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