Rev. John Dale arrives in time to celebrate FPCC’s 375th year

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rev. John Dale arrives in time to celebrate FPCC’s 375th year

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On Sunday, April 14, Reverend John Dale delivered his first official sermon as new pastor of First Parish Congregational Church, the big stone house of worship on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. Since then, he has been getting to know the Wakefield community, its people and its...

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New rules for park structures

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on New rules for park structures

Published in the May 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A new town policy will govern the installation of any and all structures around the Lake and other town parks and playgrounds going forward. The policy was formulated by an eight-member committee that was formed last year after concerns were raised about the number and types of...

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Bad examples

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Bad examples

Published in the May 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Bad ideas seem to be finding their way to Wakefield with some regularity of late, which is why you should always be aware of what’s going on in nearby communities. Forewarned is forearmed as they say, and in Massachusetts there’s never a shortage of “initiatives” to be forewarned about....

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Alternative plans for 20 Elm St.?

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Alternative plans for 20 Elm St.?

Published May 16, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Town representatives met with the development team of NY Ventures Monday afternoon to discuss the town’s concerns with the 200-unit 40B development proposed for the site at 20 Elm St., along with potential alternatives. The town’s concerns were outlined in two different letters sent to MassHousing in December and...

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Balanced budgets for TM

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Balanced budgets for TM

Published May 16, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board will hold its informational hearings Monday night, May 20 during which the public is invited to attend and ask questions about any of the 28 warrant articles slated for June Town Meeting. The informational hearings will begin at 8 p.m. in Room 14 at Town Hall....

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Manupelli to chair Select Board

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Manupelli to chair Select Board

Published May 16, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Kathryn Manupelli was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the Select Board for the coming year at the board’s annual reorganizational meeting May 8, the day after annual town election. Manupelli has completed her fourth year on the board and served as vice chair for the past year....

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So long, Ecamp

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on So long, Ecamp

Published May 17, 2019 MELROSE — A longstanding school science program for fifth graders is coming to an end, a casualty of ever-changing state educational standards. Ecamp, which was held last year at Nature’s Classroom in Yarmouthport and at the Alton Jones Environmental Camp at the University of Rhode Island, had been a longtime staple of fifth grade educational...

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Wounded Vets motorcycle run Sunday

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Wounded Vets motorcycle run Sunday

Published May 17, 2019 MELROSE — As it has in previous years, the Boston Wounded Vets Run will pass through Melrose on Sunday, May 19. This annual motorcycle charity ride is dedicated to wounded veterans from New England. All proceeds benefit selected wounded veterans and charities of their choice. The ride will pass through Melrose and will impact traffic for...

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Mayor proposes $86.7 million spending plan

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mayor proposes $86.7 million spending plan

Published May 10, 2019 MELROSE — What a difference an extra $5.18 million make. In her first really upbeat municipal finance address since voters approved a $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2 on April 2, Mayor Gail Infurna said Monday the city is in a good place in part because the proposed city budget reflects the “values” of...

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Municipal leaders talk about health of communities

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Municipal leaders talk about health of communities

Published May 15, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO WAKEFIELD — Lynnfield and Wakefield are both doing well. That was the message Lynnfield Town Administrator Rob Dolan and Wakefield Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio gave during the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Small Business Resource Expo on May 9. The Savings Bank, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and...

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Melissa Wyland to lead Huckleberry Hill School

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Published May 15, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A familiar face will be leading Huckleberry Hill School next year. Superintendent Jane Tremblay last week appointed first grade teacher Melissa Wyland as Huckleberry Hill’s interim principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Wyland will succeed current Principal Brian Bemiss, who will be leaving the elementary school in June after agreeing...

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Geraniumfest/Kids’ Day returns Saturday

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Geraniumfest/Kids’ Day returns Saturday

By DAN TOMASELLO Published May 15, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Townscape Lynnfield’s annual Geraniumfest/Kids’ Day fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School. The highly anticipated fundraiser, which has been a town fixture every spring for over 30 years, seeks to benefit the town’s parks and playgrounds. “We are excited...

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