School needs hashed out

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on School needs hashed out

Published in the January 17, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The several dozen parents and citizens who came out for last night’s State of the Schools report and budget forum got a chance to hear about the district’s budgetary needs and priorities. But following School Superintendent Douglas Lyons presentation, the question and answer session quickly turned into...

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Chetwynd to be honored at MLK Day celebration

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Chetwynd to be honored at MLK Day celebration

Published January 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The late Bill Chetwynd will be honored with a special Founder’s Award at this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 21 at 10 a.m. at the Galvin Middle School. The event is hosted by the Wakefield Human Rights Commission in partnership with the Wakefield Public Schools. This year’s theme...

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Town Council approves first budgets for FY 2020

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Council approves first budgets for FY 2020

Published in the January 15, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town budget season officially got underway last night as the Town Council reviewed and approved 18 FY 2020 departmental budgets. Fiscal Year 2020 begins July 1, 2019. All budgets are also scrutinized by the Finance Committee before going to Annual Town Meeting in the spring. As...

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Three incumbents stepping down in May

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Three incumbents stepping down in May

Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Three long-term incumbents on the local political scene have announced that they will not seek re-election in the 2019 Town Election. Select Board member Robert Mauceri, who has served in this post for the past 15 years, among numerous other elected and appointed seats over nearly 50 years, announced...

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Townspeople flood MassHousing, Beacon Hill in opposition to 20 Elm St. 40B

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Townspeople flood MassHousing, Beacon Hill in opposition to 20 Elm St. 40B

Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This quote, attributed to American anthropologist Margaret Mead aptly describes the mission being pursued by hundreds of townspeople in their opposition to the Ch. 40B application...

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Town withdraws offer for 217 Main St.

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Published January 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town has withdrawn its offer to purchase the former New England Spring Water property at 217 Main St. for $3.5M The announcement was made at Monday night’s Select Board meeting by Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto just about a day and half prior to the deadline for the town...

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Dire times outlined in address

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Dire times outlined in address

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — In her only State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor Gail Infurna told municipal officials and others that Melrose needs more money to run its schools, to keep up its infrastructure, to make sure the public is safe and, in short, to provide a level of services matching the community’s values. Speaking in...

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Community celebrates MLK Day Jan. 21

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Community celebrates MLK Day Jan. 21

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — On Monday, January 21, join the City of Melrose and the Melrose Human Rights Commission as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Annual Day of Service will begin at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson Street at 9:30 a.m. You will have an opportunity to sign...

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‘Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along’ presented Jan. 25

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on ‘Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along’ presented Jan. 25

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Education Foundation and the Friends of Melrose Drama proudly present “Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along” on Friday January 25 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Hamiltunes is a sing-along event developed to celebrate and enjoy the songs of the hit Broadway musical,...

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Sparks fly over LCWD rate increase

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Sparks fly over LCWD rate increase

Published January 16, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Tensions ran high during the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners meeting on Monday, as ratepayers railed against the new rate increase and the selectmen requested a special district meeting. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton and a group of residents submitted four citizens’ petitions requesting a special district...

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Perley Burrill auction set for Jan. 29

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Perley Burrill auction set for Jan. 29

Published January 16, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Perley Burrill saga is close to coming to an end. Town Administrator Rob Dolan announced during last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting that the town will be auctioning the Perley Burrill property, 914 Salem St., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 12 noon in the Joe Maney Meeting Room at...

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Staffing continues to dog police budget

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Staffing continues to dog police budget

Published January 16, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Police Department’s budget for fiscal year 2020 will be less than the current fiscal year, Police Chief David Breen told the Board of Selectmen last week. Breen has proposed a $3,231,065 budget for the Police Department for FY’20, representing a 1.2 percent decrease over FY’19’s $3,269,661 budget. The Police...

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