21-unit residential complex proposed on Salem Street

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 21-unit residential complex proposed on Salem Street

Published December 2, 2020 THIS SITE AT 525-527 Salem St. is the location of a proposed 21-unit, four-story apartment building. (Mark Sardella Photo) By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A third new multi-unit residential building has been proposed on Salem Street in Montrose, in the area between Pleasure Island Road and the Lynnfield line. The latest proposed project would be...

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Storm damage reported to be minor

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Storm damage reported to be minor

Published in the December 1, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gale-force winds and periodically heavy rain lashed the area yesterday, but Wakefield seems to have weathered the fierce storm well. According to DPW Director Joseph Conway, the department began received calls around 4 p.m. for tree limbs down. Crews with the DPW’s Forestry and Parks Division worked until after 7...

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Stoneham land for sale – again

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Stoneham land for sale – again

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Hoping that the fourth time is the charm, the town will once again try to sell a vacant parcel of land at 124 Green St. in Stoneham that is owned by the town of Wakefield. The town has thrice previously attempted to sell the land — in 2006,...

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Santa Claus is coming to town!

Published November 26, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Hey kids, guess who’s coming to town Sunday afternoon November 29? Here’s a few hints… He’s jolly. He has a long, white beard and wears a red suit with white trim. He must like the cold weather because he lives at the North Pole with reindeer and toymaker elves....

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Miranda adeptly improves quality of life for most vulnerable citizens

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Miranda adeptly improves quality of life for most vulnerable citizens

Published November 26, 2020 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL LAURA MIRANDA at her desk in the Police Department, from where she begins her voluminous work. (Courtesy Photo)  NORTH READING — There’s a job in town government that you may not know about. Laura Miranda, LMHC, is Mental Health/Substance Abuse Clinician from the North Reading Police Department and a member of the...

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Neighbor fund opens first week at $10,100

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Neighbor fund opens first week at $10,100

Published November 26, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Our 31st annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund (NHNF) has started off with a bang. Imagine our surprise when the first donation we received was a check for $10,000 from an anonymous donor. It was a wow moment. This $10,000 donation will go a long way toward easing the burdens...

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Local COVID cases spike

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Local COVID cases spike

Published November 27, 2020 MELROSE — While acknowledging the difficulty of the request, Mayor Paul Brodeur last week urged Melrosians to stay put for the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday as the COVID-19 pandemic continued unabated. Speaking remotely on Thursday, November 19, Brodeur cited big spikes locally in total positive cases over the previous 14 days. He said, “If at all possible,...

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Small Business Saturday is here

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Small Business Saturday is here

Published November 27, 2020 MELROSE — On Saturday, November 28, the Melrose Chamber of Commerce wants to share Small Business Saturday® with you! This national campaign, started by American Express®, happens the Saturday after Black Friday and reminds us all: Support our local small businesses. Think of a few stores, restaurants or businesses you would miss if they disappeared,...

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Meet Mike Simonelli, now the barber of Brightview

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Meet Mike Simonelli, now the barber of Brightview

Published November 27, 2020 By GAIL LOWE MIKE SIMONELLI MELROSE —When Michael (Mike) Simonelli was a high school student, he worked part-time at a textile mill, a chicken store and a local market where he made deliveries to customers. But none of these jobs would lead him to the career he enjoyed for 68 years. Like his father, Mike...

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Local taxes are going up again

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Local taxes are going up again

Published December 2, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a shift in the town’s tax classification on Monday. The 1.37 shift approved by the selectmen means the tax rate will be $13.27 per thousand valuation for residential property for fiscal year 2021, representing a 65 cent decrease from FY20’s tax rate of $13.92...

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Elementary schools’ project decided Tuesday, Dec. 8

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Elementary schools’ project decided Tuesday, Dec. 8

Published December 2, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fate of the $17 million elementary schools’ expansion project will be decided during a Special Town Election on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. in Lynnfield High School’s gym. In addition to being able to vote in-person, townspeople will also be able to...

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Educational leader to parents: Please let us know about positive COVID cases

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Educational leader to parents: Please let us know about positive COVID cases

Published December 2, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials are urging parents to inform the district if a student is identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kristen Vogel said during the School Committee’s Nov. 24 meeting that the Board of Health informed school officials that four Lynnfield High School students...

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