Deputy Fire Chief post mulled

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Deputy Fire Chief post mulled

Published in the February 15, 2019 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council discussed the $5,512,860 Fire Department budget Monday night but delayed voting on it pending continuing negotiations on the creation of a Deputy Fire Chief position. Presenting the budget Monday night, Town Accountant Kevin Gill said that the Fire Department budget was increased by $199,558...

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Eight men out

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Eight men out

Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Who couldn’t have seen this coming? The folks who took the “man” out of selectman now want to manipulate the gender composition of other boards. So much being gender neutral. Recently, the Town Council advertised for candidates to serve on the crisply-named “Public Safety Building Re-Assessment Committee.” In mid-November,...

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SC eliminates freshman honors English

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Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – There will be no separate 9th grade honors level English and College Prep English offered next year at Wakefield Memorial High School. The School Committee last night approved the school administration’s recommendation to offer “one heterogeneously grouped English course for all ninth graders (with Honors weight) that...

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Liane Gonzalez pulls papers for Select Board

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Liane Gonzalez pulls papers for Select Board

Published February 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The field of potential candidates in the May 7 town election has expanded. Earlier this week, Liane R. Gonzalez of Clover Road pulled nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s office to seek endorsements for one of two open seats on the Select Board. Both incumbents, Chairman Michael Prisco and...

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Parents outraged over alleged busing negligence

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Parents outraged over alleged busing negligence

Published February 14, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Batchelder School parent Marisa Lava took to social media Monday evening to express her concerns regarding North Reading Transportation’s (NRT) Bus 4. “My son goes to the Batch and we have had a ridiculous amount of safety issues with the bus company, North Reading Transportation. We have had at...

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Educator evaluation system taxing administrators

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Educator evaluation system taxing administrators

Published February 14, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Jon Bernard updated the School Committee on the implementation of the educator evaluation system at the board’s January 28 meeting. Bernard reported that an evaluation committee has been formed, per the most recent collective bargaining agreement with the North Reading Education Association (NREA). The superintendent noted that the administrators...

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Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Published reports Friday state that 55-year-old Edward Clark of Norwood has been arrested for leaving the scene of the accident that killed Allison Donovan in Somerville last Friday night. Clark’s black pickup truck, with front end damage, was spotted by Tufts University police Thursday. The officer notified Somerville police and investigators...

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Without override, draconian service cuts are seen

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Without override, draconian service cuts are seen

Published February 15, 2019 By MAYOR GAIL INFURNA MELROSE — The city’s typical annual budget timeline calls for me to send a complete budget proposal to the Board of Aldermen in May. While this year will be no exception, we have been asked for information from elected officials and residents about what city services would have to be eliminated...

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MMTV re-airs Barbara Anderson interview

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MMTV re-airs Barbara Anderson interview

Published February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Melrose MMTV is currently re-airing an interview of Barbara Anderson who played a highly visible and influential role in Massachusetts politics as the longtime executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation and supporter of Prop 2 1/2 before she died of leukemia in 2016. The Boston Globe called her, “A master of forcefully turning...

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LMG comes together to help the Halpern family

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LMG comes together to help the Halpern family

Casino Night set for March 8 Published February 13, 2019 By GAIL LOWE  LYNNFIELD — Seven-year-old Sam Halpern is a fighter, and the Lynnfield Moms Group is ready to help his fight. After contracting a rare streptococcus infection a year ago, Sam, the oldest child of Joseph and Michelle Halpern, fought the best he could. Unfortunately, he was unable...

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Selectmen nix LCWD legislative changes

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Published February 13, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen hit the brakes on proposed legislative changes to the Lynnfield Center Water District’s enabling act during Monday’s meeting. The selectmen originally proposed making legislative changes to the LCWD’s enabling act in the wake of several controversies that have been coming to a boil over the past...

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Ralston reports positive changes at LMS

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Ralston reports positive changes at LMS

Published February 13, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Middle School Principal Stephen Ralston presented an update on two school improvement plan goals to the School Committee on Feb. 5. Ralston reported significant progress toward the social-emotional learning (SEL) goal as well as the core values implementation goal. “I feel that we’re in such a good place with...

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