Town celebrates summer tomorrow

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town celebrates summer tomorrow

Published in the August 17, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tomorrow afternoon into the early evening, weather permitting, Wakefield celebrates the summer with its annual Festival Italia. (Organizers were meeting this morning to determine whether to postpone the festivities to Sunday.) Along closed sections of Main Street and Albion Street, there will be activities for kids, street performers, musicians, dancers, food and...

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Walton will be ready for start of school

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Walton will be ready for start of school

Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Walton School is expected to be ready for faculty and students by the Sept. 6 start of school even as “two shifts of tradesmen” are “working overtime” to complete the $6 million addition/renovation of the school before the end of summer vacation. “We do anticipate that...

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Tamagini of NYC returns to Wakefield

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Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Lisa-Anne Tamagini, formerly of Wakefield and now a New York City resident, did not fall far from her musical family tree. Like her mother, she pursued a career in music, voice in particular. A well-known singer and voice teacher in New York City, she has returned this...

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UPDATED: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes from North Reading; Spraying Scheduled for Tuesday, August 21st

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on UPDATED: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes from North Reading; Spraying Scheduled for Tuesday, August 21st

Posted on: Friday, August 17, 2018 The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced on August 16th that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected in the Lindor Road area of North Reading.  A public health advisory from the North Reading Health Department may be found here.  Information regarding scheduled mosquito spraying may be found...

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Adventures in camping

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Adventures in camping

Yurts at state parks make pastime universally accessible Published in the August 16, 2018 edition By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL  NORTH READING — Although we live among the beauty of Martin’s Pond right here in North Reading, it was about four years ago that I was lamenting the fact that I hadn’t been camping in a really long time. My...

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Kitty’s re-opened on Saturday

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Kitty’s re-opened on Saturday

Published in the August 16, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Last Thursday, Kitty’s Restaurant and Lounge announced that its re-opening would take place at lunchtime on Saturday, August 11. Via their Facebook page and email, the following announcement was made by the White family, owners of the restaurant: “To all our loyal customers. We thank you...

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Inside the Budget 5: Investment and Debt Management

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Inside the Budget 5: Investment and Debt Management

Published in the August 17, 2018 edition By MAYOR GAIL M. INFURNA This is the fifth in a series of articles explaining the city’s budget. MELROSE — Some people have asked why the city had money to build modular classrooms when, at the same time, we don’t have money for other needs such as hiring new teachers to address our...

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City offers rat control tips

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on City offers rat control tips

Published in the August 10, 2018 edition MELROSE — The city, like just about every community in the immediate area, has a rodent problem. This week, officials beat the informational drum as they continue to handle calls regarding rodents seen all over Melrose. The rodents are mostly rats, and according to Health Director Ruth Clay, the population of those...

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5th Junior Police Academy another success

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on 5th Junior Police Academy another success

Published in the August 10, 2018 edition MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle has announced that the Melrose Police Department’s annual Junior Police Academy was a great success. The program, now in its fifth year, consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which are held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, with outdoor activities on Fred...

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Residents seek relief in water company case

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Residents seek relief in water company case

Published in the August 15, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — The three-and-a-half hour Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on August 7 was devoted entirely to a discussion regarding Boston Clear Water Company, 165 Lowell St. The hearing was carried over from the July 10 meeting, and will continue into the September 11 meeting as well. The...

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Bali Hai hearing postponed

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Bali Hai hearing postponed

P.B. does not recommend apartment building permit Published in the August 15, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing concerning the Bali Hai property at 160 Moulton Drive was postponed at the August 7 meeting until the next meeting on September 11. Ted Regnante, the attorney representing developers Mathew and David Palumbo,...

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‘Apology not accepted!’

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ‘Apology not accepted!’

Petitioner enraged over ZBA handling of agenda Published in the August 15, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Petitioners to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) stormed out of the August 7 meeting after expressing their disgust for how the meeting had been conducted. The three-and-a-half hour meeting, held at the Al Merritt Center at MarketStreet, was scheduled...

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