Maio: Town in ‘strong’ financial shape

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Maio: Town in ‘strong’ financial shape

Published in the October 17, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — “Fiscal Year 2018 was a very strong year for the town,” Stephen P. Maio told the Town Council this week. The Town Administrator presented his financial recap of the previous fiscal year at Monday’s meeting. FY 2018 ended on June 30, 2018. Maio noted that the town...

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Tax rate set

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Tax rate set

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The local property taxes you pay will be going up, but not as much as they could have. The town has again this year decided to forego increasing the tax levy by the full 2.5 percent allowed by law and will go with a 2.1 percent increase...

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Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The second annual Healthy Living Expo, sponsored by the Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Americal Civic Center, drew hundreds of people from inside and outside the town in spite of the rainy weather. The free, community family event featured many...

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Snow bylaw repeal effective July 1

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Snow bylaw repeal effective July 1

Published in the October 18, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Business owners on Main Street, long frustrated by the provision in the town’s 2002 bylaw requiring them to remove all snow from the sidewalks in front of their properties within 24 hours of the end of each storm or face hefty fines, have won a reprieve...

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The results are in

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on The results are in

NRPS exceeds state MCAS averages Published in the October 18, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the 2018 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) data on September 27, bringing good news to North Reading Public Schools (NRPS). The district exceeded or met state averages for all grade levels and...

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Bike path feasibility study OK’d 65-34

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Bike path feasibility study OK’d 65-34

Published in the October 18, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The name change transforming the “Board of Selectmen” to the “Select Board” and the word “Selectman” to “Select Board Member” was signed into law late last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker, after both the Senate and House also endorsed the change initiated at the annual Town Meeting...

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Howard Street to Be Closed Starting October 22 for Sewer Work

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Howard Street to Be Closed Starting October 22 for Sewer Work

From Mayor Infurna’s Log Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2018 MELROSE- Starting on October 22, 2018, as part of our Sewer Rehabilitation Project, the City of Melrose’s Public Works Department, through its contractor Unified Contracting will begin performing a sewer repair on the stretch of Howard Street, between Hesseltine Avenue and Nelson Road/Ruggles Street. The purpose of this work...

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Override update: Feedback and next steps

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Override update: Feedback and next steps

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition The following was submitted by the mayor. By MAYOR GAIL INFURNA As you know, I have announced that I will propose a Proposition 2 ½ override to go on the ballot in the spring. I am doing this because I think it is necessary for the city’s continued financial health, and I...

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Businesses’ ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Businesses’ ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trick or Treat at Melrose Businesses will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sponsored by Bell & Izzi and MMTV, with support from the City of Melrose, this event brings together businesses on Main Street, Essex Street, West Foster Street,...

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TM changes OK’d

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on TM changes OK’d

Schools’ security upgrade is too Published in the October 17, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Better late than never. After a 30-minute delay, October Town Meeting was able to reach the 175-voter quorum requirement on Monday and voters were able to take action on the 12-article warrant in an hour-and-a-half. The majority of the debate centered on four...

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‘We will be forever indebted to Al Merritt’

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ‘We will be forever indebted to Al Merritt’

Late selectman is second Townsend Award winner Published in the October 17, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen honored late Selectman Al Merritt’s achievements and accomplishments while presenting the second Daniel Townsend Award for Excellence to his family on Oct. 10. The ceremony included members of the Merritt family as well as former Selectmen...

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Search group picks Davis as next fire chief

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Search group picks Davis as next fire chief

Published in the October 17, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The search for a new fire chief is coming to an end. Board of Selectmen Chairman Dick Dalton announced last week the Fire Chief Screening Committee has recommended that Lynnfield Deputy Chief Glenn Davis be appointed as the next leader of the Fire Department. He said five...

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