State OKs new Northeast school building

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on State OKs new Northeast school building

Published in the December 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri, Principal Carla Scuzzarella and School Committee Chair Deborah Davis announce that the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved Northeast Metro Tech’s proposal for a new building. With this acceptance, the state will reimburse Northeast for 71.84 percent of costs associated with the new building. The remainder will be paid by...

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New high school put off again

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on New high school put off again

Published in the December 14, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Any hopes for a new Wakefield Memorial High School will have to be pushed another year into the future, as Wakefield again did not make the cut this year in the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s competitive grant program for state assistance in addressing the building deficiencies at...

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Supt. Smith will retire on June 30

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Supt. Smith will retire on June 30

Published in the December 13, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — While the official date is still more than six months away, last night marked the beginning of the end of an era for the Wakefield Public Schools. Dr. Kimberly J. Smith announced that she will be retiring on June 30, 2018 as Superintendent of Schools after a...

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A friendly wager between boards in Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on A friendly wager between boards in Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Published in the December 14, 2017 edition NORTH READING — As far as fashion trends go, the Christmas sweater should have gone the way of the leisure suit and those powder blue tuxes with ruffled shirts that were so popular in the 1970s. But for some strange reason, perhaps nostalgia, it persists. You know the type – the more...

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Generous Christmas spirit pushes neighbor fund over $11,000

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Generous Christmas spirit pushes neighbor fund over $11,000

Published in the December 14, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — A steady stream of generous donations to the Transcript’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund has pushed the current total to over $11,000 in the past week. Large or small, anonymous or given in memory of a loved one, each donation will be acknowledged in the Transcript each...

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Ice Bucket Challenge author: ‘I hope it’ll be Pete’s cure’

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Ice Bucket Challenge author: ‘I hope it’ll be Pete’s cure’

Published in the December 14, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Bestselling author Dave Wedge visited the Flint Memorial Library for the second time last Wednesday to discuss and sign his book, “The Ice Bucket Challenge: Peter Frates and the Fight Against ALS.” His writing partner, Casey Sherman, was originally scheduled to appear but was unable to attend. The book tells...

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Dolan named Lynnfield TA finalist

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Dolan named Lynnfield TA finalist

Posted on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 By DAN TOMASELLO  MELROSE — If Mayor Robert J. Dolan becomes the top municipal professional in the town of Lynnfield, the next president of the Board of Aldermen would run the city until the November 2019 election. Dolan is a finalist for the open Lynnfield town administrator position, which was announced during Monday’s...

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Emergency Fund tops $38,000

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Emergency Fund tops $38,000

Published in the December 15, 2017 edition MELROSE — Donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund topped $38,000 this week with the help of two grass-roots fundraisers: A golf tournament organized by Evan Georgopoulos, owner of The Barber’s Den, and two fundraisers held by Anna Burtnett and her friends Lexie Beacom and Morgan Veit: “Yoga for a Cause” event at...

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Lego Lords advance to State Championship

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Lego Lords advance to State Championship

Published in the December 15, 2017 edition MELROSE — For the second year in a row the Lego Lords advance to the eastern state champions from a field of 24 teams who competed at the Raiders Rumble held on Saturday December 9, at Melrose Veterans Middle School. The Lego Lords got off to a great start with a field...

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Curtin, Dolan are TA finalists

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Curtin, Dolan are TA finalists

Posted on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 By DAN TOMASELLO  LYNNFIELD — And then there were two. Community Paradigm Associates Managing Partner Bernie Lynch, who has been assisting the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Screening Committee during the search for a new top municipal professional, announced Monday the finalists for the Lynnfield job are Assistant to the Administration Bob Curtin and...

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T.A. Boudreau will miss working in a ‘great community’

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on T.A. Boudreau will miss working in a ‘great community’

Published in the December 13, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — After serving as town administrator for the past three years, Jim Boudreau says goodbye to Lynnfield on Friday. Boudreau is leaving town this week after agreeing to become Scituate’s next town administrator in late October. He succeeded retired Lynnfield Town Administrator Bill Gustus in January 2015. In an...

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LHS students give younger ones a coding lesson

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LHS students give younger ones a coding lesson

Published in the December 13, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Sixteen Lynnfield High School students gave younger kids a coding lesson at the two elementary schools Dec. 7. The grade schools participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Week. Hour of Code strives to give young students a one hour introduction to computer science by...

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