Tempo di festeggiare!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Tempo di festeggiare!

10th Festival Italia runs from 2-8 p.m. tomorrow Published August 23, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Great weather is expected tomorrow for the town’s annual block party known as Festival Italia. Street vendors, meatball and limoncello contests, rides for kids, music and dance are just some of the attractions when the 10th festival opens at 2 p.m. The event is billed...

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Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield

Published August 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Finance Committee voted 8-2 on Aug. 19 to recommend a proposed warrant article seeking to complete the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail’s final design. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition containing 325 signatures on Aug. 20 requesting that a Special Town Meeting be held in September....

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Spring eyed for transmission line project

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Spring eyed for transmission line project

Published August 21, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – If you’ve been wondering if this summer’s ongoing gas line work on Salem Street is related to National Grid’s plans to run a 345kv underground electric power transmission line along the route, the answer is “yes.” General Manager Pete Dion of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department confirmed yesterday that...

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Vietnam veterans receive long-awaited welcome home

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Vietnam veterans receive long-awaited welcome home

Published August 22, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “Welcome home” and “thank you for your service” were phrases uttered frequently and with sincerity throughout the five-plus days that The Wall That Heals occupied the meadow at Ipswich River Park. From the time the three-quarter replica of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C. arrived at the...

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40B public hearing tonight

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on 40B public hearing tonight

Published August 22, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The second Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) public hearing on the 20 Elm St. Ch. 40B comprehensive permit application for 200 apartments will be held tonight, Thursday, August 22 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting location is the Performing Arts Center at NRHS (not Town Hall) where the board has allotted about...

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The Wall That Heals: Thursday’s moving ceremony

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on The Wall That Heals: Thursday’s moving ceremony

Published August 22, 2019 By ALLISON HASTINGS NORTH READING — This past week, local residents had the privilege of viewing a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Ipswich River Park in North Reading. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization, designed the three-quarter scale replica of The Wall and a mobile Education Center, which travels to 34...

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Melrose architect mentors young woman from Romania

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose architect mentors young woman from Romania

Published August 23, 2019 This is another in a series of “Around Town” articles that highlight various people and businesses in Melrose. MELROSE — Melrose will soon have its first passive sustainable house, designed and built by local architect Jay Bradley. Assisting Bradley on the project is Diana Matei of Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. A recent graduate with a masters degree...

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School starts Wednesday

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on School starts Wednesday

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — The beginning of the 2019-20 academic year is now less than a week away, and Superintendent Cindy Taymore this week announced the following school hours. Elementary: Grades Kindergarten-5 The school day begins at: 8:03 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. On Wednesday, August 28 (only):      • All students in grades 1-5 will meet their teachers at...

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Groundbreaking for the Condos at the 87

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Groundbreaking for the Condos at the 87

Published August 23, 2019 By JIM SHAER MELROSE — Continuing the growth of residential units in or near downtown Melrose, Sterling Construction & Development LLC of Chelsea broke ground last week on an eight-unit condominium project for Essex Street.   The “Condos At The 87” are being constructed under the supervision of developer Richard Arnone, Jr. The project was designed by...

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Another academic year starts next week

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Another academic year starts next week

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The clock is ticking until summer vacation ends and a new school year begins. Students in grades 1-12 will be returning to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and the first day of school for preschool and kindergarten students is Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be no school on Friday,...

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Interim HHS principal excited about the coming year

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Interim HHS principal excited about the coming year

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the first day of school just around the corner, Huckleberry Hill Interim Principal Melissa Wyland is ready to hit the ground running. Wyland was appointed interim principal last May in the wake of former Huckleberry Hill Principal Brian Bemiss agreeing to become the next principal of Fisher Elementary School...

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Mental health helpline open to those in need of services

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Mental health helpline open to those in need of services

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town has partnered with a helpline designed to assist people who need mental health services. Margaret Hannah, the executive director at William James College’s Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, announced that Lynnfield has agreed to begin utilizing the college’s INTERFACE program during A Healthy Lynnfield’s monthly meeting...

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