Kids enjoying a safe, super summer

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Kids enjoying a safe, super summer

Published July 29, 2020 By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — In the unknown, ever-changing world we now live in with COVID-19, the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield provides a safe, different, yet creative and fun summer of programming. To create a functional environment for children to safely attend summer camp, the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham...

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Plenty on Town Council’s plate

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Plenty on Town Council’s plate

Published July 31, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Monday’s Town Council meeting features a mix of routine and unique agenda items. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. via Zoom teleconferencing. Those who wish to view the meeting live are invited to use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88692489436. Town Council meetings can also be viewed on WCAT’s Facebook page:...

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Troop 701: Dedicated to town since 1928

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Troop 701: Dedicated to town since 1928

Published July 30, 2020 This is the fifth, and final, installment in a continuing series of articles about the legacy of service to the community left by Wakefield’s Eagle Scouts. By JEFF CRUMP WAKEFIELD — A scout must earn a minimum of 21merit badges on his journey to Eagle, and 13 of them must come from a required list....

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NRHS bids farewell to the Class of 2020

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NRHS bids farewell to the Class of 2020

Published July 30, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The trifecta is complete! The long-awaited Commencement Exercises to usher nearly 200 members of the Class of 2020 into the world as graduates of North Reading High School was held without a hitch Friday night at the Arthur J. Kenney Athletic Field. The July 24 ceremony, attended by about 500...

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Primer on Seven Acres Special Town Meeting August 3

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Primer on Seven Acres Special Town Meeting August 3

Published July 30, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board will hold a primer for the public during its next virtual meeting on Monday night at 8 p.m. The topic is the Special Town Meeting being held outdoors on Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m. at the Arthur J. Kenney Field on the potential purchase of...

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Parks and Recreation prioritizing safety precautions alongside fun and games

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Parks and Recreation prioritizing safety precautions alongside fun and games

Published July 30, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — It has been a challenging and unexpected year for us all, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of the economy and our everyday lifestyles. As state and CDC restrictions concerning social distancing protocols begin to loosen, local organizations and businesses are navigating the ways in which...

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School return concerns are many

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on School return concerns are many

Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Parents had plenty to say about the local schools’ reopening proposal released last weekend by the city’s new chief educational officer Dr. Julie Kukenberger. The plan, which must be submitted July 31 to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, calls for a couple of options in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Melrose Grad Night will be Friday, August 7

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose Grad Night will be Friday, August 7

Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Research has shown that the time surrounding Prom and Graduation is the most dangerous time in a teenager’s life. According to recent statistics from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, one in three children under age 21 who died in alcohol-related accidents died during prom and graduation season. Melrose Grad Night was...

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On racial equality, there’s more to do here

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on On racial equality, there’s more to do here

Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Not long after the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, many in America realized it was past time for a serious discussion about how to become more racially just and fair. In Melrose, under the direction of Mayor Paul Brodeur, an “exercise” among city departments was...

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Lynnfield High School hosts ‘Graduation Part Two’

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Lynnfield High School hosts ‘Graduation Part Two’

Published July 29, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High School hosted its second graduation ceremony for 14 members of the Class of 2020 and their families on July 24. The high school was forced to hold two different commencement ceremonies after Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley recently announced only drive-up or virtual...

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Scout undertakes Common tree survey

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Scout undertakes Common tree survey

Published July 29, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Conservation Commission and DPW now have the latest information about trees located in the center thanks to incoming Lynnfield High School junior Jacob McPherson. McPherson unveiled his Eagle Scout project to the Board of Selectmen on July 22. He recalled that he has been involved with the Boy Scouts...

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Senior Center’s virtual programs growing in popularity

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Senior Center’s virtual programs growing in popularity

Published July 22, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Senior Center is offering a number of different virtual programs in order to help seniors stay engaged while its doors are closed to the public. Senior Center Director Linda Naccara said during a recent press conference that all of the state’s senior centers remain closed due to the COVID-19...

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