Community garden, playground proposal OK’d

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Community garden, playground proposal OK’d

Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — At some point, the town will have a community garden and at some point, the Spaulding Street Playground will re-open and will have a new entrance. The Town Council approved both projects at its meeting last week.  The two initiatives were discussed in detail at the Town Council’s...

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Creativity explodes during COVID-19

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Wakefield family uses music to raise spirits Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — A well-known North Shore couple have taken their musical talents to Facebook. Pianist Corey Jackson channels singer Michael Crawford, while his wife Sarah channels Sarah Brightman. Based on positive responses from family and friends, they are helping people get through...

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Remember the Emergency Fund

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Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. Most of the following information comes from the town’s website.  Times are exceptionally hard for some Wakefield residents. If you are in such a situation, consider applying for Wakefield’s Emergency Fund. The goal of the fund is to offer one-time aid that helps an individual or family get back on its feet....

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Army of volunteers from ‘In This Together 01864’ are ready to serve you

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Army of volunteers from ‘In This Together 01864’ are ready to serve you

Published April 2, 2020 NORTH READING — With the coronavirus posing particular concern for those age 60 and older or with underlying medical conditions, North Reading volunteers have joined to form “In This Together 01864.” Volunteers, all residing in North Reading, will shop for and deliver groceries and prescriptions, provide rides to absolutely essential in-person appointments, and offer a...

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Isolation Sing-a-Long brings neighbors together . . . at a safe distance

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Isolation Sing-a-Long brings neighbors together . . . at a safe distance

Published April 2, 2020 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING —If you were outside last Sunday night at exactly 6 p.m. and thought you heard people singing “Sweet Caroline,” it was not your imagination. It was all the brainchild a Martin’s Pond resident Joyce Davis. First, an old friend told Davis that every night at 8 o’clock people in...

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EDITORIAL: Who could have imagined?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Who could have imagined?

Published April 2, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY Editor, North Reading Transcript Think of where you were at this time last year. What were your greatest concerns? Who among us could have imagined that a year later the phrase of the day would be “social distancing?” Or that standing closer than six feet to another person in any direction –...

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The influenza epidemic in Melrose

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The influenza epidemic in Melrose

Published April 3, 2020 The author is a member of the Melrose Historical Commission. By JIM BENNETT MELROSE — This is not the first time that Melrose has faced down a lethal and highly contagious virus. In September of 1918, the city was blindsided by an influenza epidemic that in the course of less than six months killed about 80...

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With no work-at-home option, city worker battles virus

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on With no work-at-home option, city worker battles virus

Published April 3, 2020 MELROSE — As everyone does their part to make sure the global coronavirus pandemic doesn’t spread any more than it already has, city officials are trying to keep the public informed the best they can. And that news isn’t always good. Effective last Thursday, March 26, for example, the public works facility on Tremont Street...

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Senior councilors file MV excise tax relief order

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Senior councilors file MV excise tax relief order

Published April 3, 2020 MELROSE — Ward 5 City Councilor Shawn MacMaster and Ward 1 City Councilor John Tramontozzi, the two most senior members of the Melrose City Council, have filed an order which would abolish penalties for the late payment of 2020 excise tax bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The order would prohibit the City’s Collector of Taxes from...

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Town honors, remembers virus victims

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town honors, remembers virus victims

Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is mourning the loss of two residents who passed away from the COVID-19 virus last week. Historical Commission member Steven Richard passed away from the highly contagious virus on Tuesday, March 24. An 80-year-old unidentified man also succumbed to COVID-19 last week. There were 11 confirmed cases of...

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TM off to late May; could be held outside

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on TM off to late May; could be held outside

Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The COVID-19 virus outbreak has brought life across the world to a screeching halt. The Annual Town Meeting is no exception. The Board of Selectmen closed the Annual Town Meeting warrant last week. Town Administrator Rob Dolan told the selectmen that the warrant contains 14 articles, 13 of which were submitted...

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Kristen Vogel picked as next superintendent of schools

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Kristen Vogel picked as next superintendent of schools

Published April 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — That’s a wrap. The School Committee unanimously voted to offer the superintendent of schools job to Tewksbury Memorial High School Principal Kristen Vogel, pending successful contract negotiations, during a virtual meeting on Monday. She accepted the job after the vote. Vogel will succeed Superintendent Jane Tremblay, who will be retiring...

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