Candidates weigh in on fixing the town’s roads

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Candidates weigh in on fixing the town’s roads

WAKEFIELD — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Town Council in the April 23 Town Election. Incumbents Anthony Longo, Peter May and Ann McGonigle Santos are seeking re-election. Challenger Jonathan Chines is attempting to win one of those seats in his first run for local elective office. The Daily Item posed the same two questions to all...

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Taxation without occupation

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Taxation without occupation

Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA  First, they came for your plastic bags. Now, they’re back for your property rights. Article 26 on the April 29 Annual Town Meeting warrant proposes a new bylaw that would pertain to vacant storefronts. Under the proposed bylaw, property owners of first-floor storefronts that are vacant for more than...

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Minors served alcohol at two restaurants

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Minors served alcohol at two restaurants

Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Two local restaurants failed compliance checks conducted earlier this month by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) by serving alcohol to minors, according to ABCC documents obtained by the Daily Item. Tequilas at 979 Main St. in Greenwood and Sonny Noto’s at 49 Water St. both...

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Local Stop & Shop workers join strike

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Local Stop & Shop workers join strike

Published April 18, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Dozens of North Reading Stop & Shop employees have been walking the picket line for the past week, after contract negotiations reached an impasse and 31,000 workers represented by five locals of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union walked off the job. As of 1 p.m. on...

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New home on horizon for Food Pantry

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on New home on horizon for Food Pantry

Published April 18, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The North Reading Food Pantry has been a point of civic pride for many decades. Run entirely by volunteers who know how to stretch dimes into dollars, there is virtually no segment of the North Reading community that has not stepped up to donate non-perishable items to one or...

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Police arrest 17-year-old armed with handgun

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Police arrest 17-year-old armed with handgun

Seize $4,000 in THC oil cartridges Published April 18, 2019 NORTH READING — North Reading police officers are calling attention to the startling rise in youth marijuana use and the dangerous rise of a black market for marijuana. Both trends were evident on April 9, when a Lynnfield juvenile was arrested by local officers with a loaded handgun, after...

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MacMaster pushes for CBD regulations

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MacMaster pushes for CBD regulations

Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Ward 5 Alderman Shawn MacMaster is pushing for the City of Melrose to regulate the retail sale of CBD products. MacMaster, a career public safety official who replaced Mayor Gail Infurna on the Board of Aldermen over a year ago, became aware of a regulatory gap in state law which allows manufacturers of CBD...

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Board supports a new name

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Board supports a new name

Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Say goodbye to the Board of Aldermen. Say hello to the Melrose City Council. This week, the aldermen voted to ask the Legislature for approval to change its name to get more in-tune with the current age of gender neutrality. Three years after supporters of a new name saw a chance to change fall...

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‘City Council’ name change is back

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on ‘City Council’ name change is back

Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — In this age of gender neutrality, having the only Board of Aldermen left in Massachusetts doesn’t sit well with some in the city. Three years after supporters of a new name — City Council — saw a chance to change fall by the wayside in a 5-5 vote by the aldermen, they have brought the issue...

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School Committee approves FY’20 school budget

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on School Committee approves FY’20 school budget

Published April 17, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — The School Committee voted to approve the updated fiscal year 2020 budget presented by Superintendent Jane Tremblay on April 9. Tremblay stated that after her presentation to the Board of Selectmen, the original recommended budget of $26,182,916, representing a 5.24 percent increase over FY19, had to be reduced to $25,875,345,...

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Selectmen approve TA contract extension

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Selectmen approve TA contract extension

Published April 17, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a contract extension for Town Administrator Rob Dolan on April 9. Dolan served as Melrose’s mayor for 16 years prior to becoming town administrator in February 2018. Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton said the contract extension would be in effect to February 2021. “By Charter,...

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North Reading Police arrest 17-year-old

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on North Reading Police arrest 17-year-old

Lynnfield youth armed with handgun Published April 17, 2019 NORTH READING — Police are calling attention to the startling rise in youth marijuana use and the dangerous rise of a black market for marijuana. Both trends were evident on April 9, when a Lynnfield juvenile was arrested with a loaded handgun, after he offered to sell concentrated THC products...

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