Santos to seek State Rep. seat

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Santos to seek State Rep. seat

Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos plans to announce that she is running for the Democratic nomination to fill the 32nd Middlesex State Representative seat soon to be vacated by Democrat Paul Brodeur. Last week, Melrose resident Brodeur defeated at-large City Councilor Monica Medeiros to become the next Mayor of Melrose. Brodeur...

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Honoring our nation’s finest

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Honoring our nation’s finest

Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD –  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jay Pinette, chairman of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board, welcomed hundreds of local residents to Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School promptly at 11 a.m. yesterday for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “Every year, at the 11th hour, of the...

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FPCC celebrates 375th ‘Anniversary Sunday’

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on FPCC celebrates 375th ‘Anniversary Sunday’

Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — First Parish Congregational Church on Church Street, affectionately known as “the stone church by the Lake,” is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, Nov. 10 a special service commemorating the event was held. The building has been at its current lakeside location for 330...

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The town’s water is safe to drink

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on The town’s water is safe to drink

Published November 7, 2019  By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Call it a perfect storm. During routine water sampling of the town’s drinking water supply last August three samples out of seven tested positive for “total coliform.” Total coliform is a measurement of “bacteria that are naturally found in the soil, in water that has been influenced by surface water,...

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School Com. preserves post-Labor Day school year

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on School Com. preserves post-Labor Day school year

Published November 7, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING —- School Committee members sent Superintendent Jon Bernard back to the drawing board when they rejected his proposal to have students begin the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, September 2, which falls before Labor Day. As is customary, Bernard presented the proposed calendar for the 2020-2021 school year to the...

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Traditional Veterans’ Day services Monday

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Traditional Veterans’ Day services Monday

Published November 7, 2019 NORTH READING — The town’s veterans will be honored in traditional ceremonies on Veterans’ Day, Monday, November 11, at precisely 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend the ceremonies at the top of the town common. Wreaths will be laid at the town’s war memorials. If the weather does not cooperate the ceremony will be...

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Brodeur takes mayor’s office by storm

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Brodeur takes mayor’s office by storm

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — Paul Brodeur becomes the city’s next mayor in a week after receiving about 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s ground-shifting municipal election. Brodeur, currently a Beacon Hill lawmaker, bested Councilor-at-Large Monica Medeiros in each of the city’s 14 precincts. He was a vocal supporter of last April’s successful $5.18 million override of...

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City Council turnover was big

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on City Council turnover was big

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — As the dust settled after Tuesday’s game-changing city election, a few things are becoming clearer. Three incumbents will join a majority of newcomers on the City Council; Ward 7 Councilor winner Cory Thomas can expect a challenge to his four-vote victory, and longtime School Committee member Margaret ER Driscoll topped the entire ticket of hopefuls during...

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Veterans Day schedule of events

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Veterans Day schedule of events

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — Melrose Veterans Services has announced the following Veterans Day ceremonies on Monday, November 11. • Veterans Day Coffee – 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall • Main Street Honor Roll – 10 a.m. • Walking tour to Vietnam Memorial on Main St. • Continue the walking tour to The Knoll The Harold O. Young VFW Post 2394 on Chipman...

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Parents hear of the dangers of vaping

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Parents hear of the dangers of vaping

Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two dozen parents were given a crash course about the world of vaping during an Oct. 29 presentation in the Al Merritt Center. A Healthy Lynnfield sponsored the presentation. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg Sallade recalled that she previously worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program...

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LCWD eyes rate changes this winter

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LCWD eyes rate changes this winter

Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Center Water District officials are looking to overhaul the district’s rate structure this winter, Superintendent John Scenna said during the Board of Water Commissioners meeting last week. Scenna recalled that the Water Commissioners recently hired Raftellis to assist the board and the newly-formed Rate Setting Committee with helping the...

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The Beatles rock the Meeting House

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on The Beatles rock the Meeting House

Published November 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Beatles’ musical impact continues to resonate today, music educator Bill Sano told a large crowd in the Meeting House on Oct. 31. The Friends of the Lynnfield Library sponsored Sano’s presentation. Assistant Library Director Abby Porter said Sano has been a pianist, organist, vocal music teacher and choral conductor...

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