Lt. Steven Skory will be next Police Chief

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Lt. Steven Skory will be next Police Chief

Published in the March 26, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Lt. Steven A. Skory will be the next Chief of the Wakefield Police Department. He will assume those duties upon the retirement of current Police Chief Rick Smith on May 31. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio announced last night that Skory was his choice, and the Town Council then...

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Haggerty out of MGLD Commission race

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Haggerty out of MGLD Commission race

Published in the March 25, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The 2019 Town Election ballot has been sent off to be printed after the final deadline for candidates came and went Thursday, with one unforeseen development. Longtime member and incumbent Kevin Haggerty decided to withdraw from the race for two seats to be decided on the Municipal Gas and Light Board of...

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Community forum on future of WMHS March 28

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Community forum on future of WMHS March 28

Published in the March 22, 2019 edition. The following statement has been issued by Wakefield School Committee Chairperson Tom Markham and Superintendent of Schools Doug Lyons. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield School Committee Chairperson Tom Markham and Superintendent Doug Lyons will host a community forum to provide information on future plans for Wakefield Memorial High School next Thursday, March 28, at...

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School Committee only contested race on May 7 ballot

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on School Committee only contested race on May 7 ballot

Published March 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — At precisely 5 o’clock Tuesday, Town Clerk Barbara Stats had certified the last of the nomination forms turned in by candidates seeking to get on the ballot for the May 7 town election before the deadline. The good news is there will be at least one candidate running for...

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T.A.’s contract extended to 2024

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on T.A.’s contract extended to 2024

Published March 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board has consistently praised Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto for the professionalism and expertise he brings to the job every day. His job evaluations by each board member have been consistently excellent as well, and reflect the confidence they have in his abilities to provide them with the...

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Webster praised at final SC meeting

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Webster praised at final SC meeting

Published March 21, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — There was a standing ovation in the Distance Learning Lab Monday evening as the community paid homage to Mel Webster and 15 years of School Committee service at his final meeting. Administrators, parents, students, as well as current and former town committee members attended the School Committee meeting to...

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Blazes battled on Cranmore Ln., Cumner Ave.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Blazes battled on Cranmore Ln., Cumner Ave.

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — The city’s firefighters battled a couple of blazes to begin their week, one that they believe began in a garage on Cumner Avenue and the other an attic fire on Cranmore Lane. A significant malfunction in a motor vehicle may be to blame for the Cumner Avenue fire Monday afternoon. According to fire officials, they went to...

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Public hearing on schools’ budget April 9

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Public hearing on schools’ budget April 9

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — Cyndy S. Taymore, Superintendent of Schools, has announced that at their meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, the Melrose School Committee will hold a public hearing on the School Department’s FY20 budget. The public is invited to attend. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at Melrose City...

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Come and cheer at the Adult Trivia Bee

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Come and cheer at the Adult Trivia Bee

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — Come and Cheer!  Forty teams are expected to compete in the 18th Annual Melrose Adult Trivia Bee at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Memorial Hall. This highly-anticipated community event will feature local notables, a multi-team trivia competition, raffles, and food and drink. Last year more than 300 people participated in and attended...

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Selectmen rescind FY’20 budget vote

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Selectmen rescind FY’20 budget vote

Hayman: SC committed to 4% increase Posted on: Thursday, March 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In a surprising turn of events, the Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 last week to reopen the town’s proposed fiscal year 2020 operating budget as the April 29 Town Meeting approaches. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton and Selectman Phil Crawford voted to rescind...

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Selectmen back cinema plan 2-1

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Selectmen back cinema plan 2-1

Published March 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 Monday to support National Development’s proposal to bring a cinema to MarketStreet Lynnfield. National Development has submitted a warrant article for the April 29 Town Meeting that would amend the Planned Village Development District (PVDD) agreement by allowing an eight-screen, 800-seat movie theater to...

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Local man charged in college bribery scam

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Local man charged in college bribery scam

Published March 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A local CEO was one of the 50 individuals charged in a national college entrance scandal on March 12. A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged John B. Wilson, 7 Ashley Ct., with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. He is accused of conspiring to bribe former University...

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