Planning for the town’s re-opening

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Planning for the town’s re-opening

Published in the June 5, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town is in the process of working out ways to re-open town buildings after nearly a three-month shutdown. The Town Council last week received updates from various town officials on the status of re-opening town offices and local businesses. Emergency Management Director Tom Walsh said that efforts...

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The WMHS graduation plan

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on The WMHS graduation plan

Published in the June 4, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Due to the closure of schools for the 2019-20 school year and the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, schools have been forced to rethink traditional graduation ceremonies. The goal is to honor our Seniors in a way that retains many of the in-person elements students feel are most important — hearing their name announced,...

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School leaders on 2020 ceremonies

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on School leaders on 2020 ceremonies

Published in the June 4, 2020 edition. The following information has been released by Superintendent of Wakefield Public Schools Doug Lyons and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Kara Mauro. WAKEFIELD — We would like to first thank the Senior Events Working Group, the Wakefield Memorial High School Administration, and all of the other parents and students who provided information and feedback...

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Silent no more: Rooting out racism and violence

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Silent no more: Rooting out racism and violence

Published June4,  2020By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy; instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater,...

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Community Raffle winner, Food Pantry split more than $6,000

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Published June 4, 2020 NORTH READING — After nearly three weeks and more than 1,300 tickets sold, the North Reading Community Raffle conducted its first drawing at 9:30 a.m. on June 1. The North Reading Community Raffle is a new 50/50 raffle which donates 50 percent of the net winnings to the North Reading Food Pantry, a nonprofit all-volunteer...

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Tentative graduation plans announced

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Tentative graduation plans announced

Published June 4, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Dr. Patrick Daly announced a three phase graduation for the Class of 2020 this summer, with three separate events for seniors and their families. “(We have) three really exciting events for our seniors. In addition to the amazing things, I want to make sure I credit what parents and...

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Our pandemic tour of Melrose

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Our pandemic tour of Melrose

Published June 5, 2020 By CHARLIE FAULSTICH and ELAINE LeGENDRE MELROSE — With few places to go because of the coronavirus pandemic, many Melrose citizens took to the streets for both a diversion from their newly confined lives and for much needed fresh air and exercise. Being avid walkers, and now working from home with no commute, we took...

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Small business task force update

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Small business task force update

Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — For the past few weeks, the Melrose Small Business Task force has been actively engaged with small business owners (SBOs) to better understand their short and long- term needs, as stores and restaurants in the City of Melrose plan to reopen. The Melrose Small Business Task Force wants to ensure business owners and their...

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CSB completes merger with Melrose Bank

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Published June 5, 2020 CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Financial Group, Inc., the mutual holding company for Cambridge Savings Bank completed its acquisition of Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: MELR), the holding company of Melrose Bank, effective June 1. “We are proud to carry on the legacy of Melrose Bank, and commit to a level of excellence that continues to exceed customer expectations,”...

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Police launch investigation after racist graffiti found

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Police launch investigation after racist graffiti found

Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Police Department is currently investigating an incident involving racist graffiti. A resident came across the graffiti that was spray-painted on a stream crossing while going for a walk in the Beaver Dam Brook conservation area on Wednesday, June 3. The resident notified the Land Use Department, which...

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LHS holding two graduation ceremonies

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LHS holding two graduation ceremonies

Published June 3, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High School will be holding two different graduation ceremonies this year. Principal Bob Cleary stated in a letter sent to parents last week that Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley is “only allowing drive-up or virtual graduations until at least July 18 as part of...

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Schools to implement reentry plans this fall

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Schools to implement reentry plans this fall

Published June 3, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials will be developing a plan to help students get caught up once they return to the classroom this fall. The Administrative Leadership Team appeared before the School Committee during a Zoom teleconference on May 26, where officials gave an overview of the strategic plan and the school improvement...

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