ZBA OK with Water St. changes

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on ZBA OK with Water St. changes

Published in the October 15, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA  WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals was mostly happy with changes made to the exterior design of a proposed 16-unit mid-rise apartment building that Anthony Arcari wants to build at 259 Water St. The lot is on the east corner of Water and Del Carmine streets. The home...

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Have your carved pumpkin judged

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Have your carved pumpkin judged

Published in the October 14, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club 4th of July Committee and the Middlesex Concert Band (MCB) are hosting a new event, “Pumpkin Fest,” on Sunday, October 20 that is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of family fun. The event, held at Moulton Park, is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. The main...

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Wakefield hosts marching band competition Saturday

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Wakefield hosts marching band competition Saturday

Published in the October 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — This Saturday, October 12, Wakefield will host a New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) competition at Landrigan Field. Twenty-one bands will compete in six different divisions starting at 3 p.m. In addition, the Boston University marching band will close the evening with what will surely be a crowd pleasing performance. Wakefield,...

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Town Meeting OK’s funding for 40B appeal

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town Meeting OK’s funding for 40B appeal

Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It was a rare sight. Nearly a full house packed the Daniel H. Shay Performing Arts Center participate in October Town Meeting Monday night. The official tally of voters, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats, was 547. Checking in that many voters took an additional 50 minutes, delaying the...

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Town’s ‘Safe Harbor’ declaration denied by DHCD

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town’s ‘Safe Harbor’ declaration denied by DHCD

Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town received notification from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) late Friday afternoon, October 4, that its claim of “Safe Harbor” from the 20 Elm St. Chapter 40B comprehensive permit application has not met its burden of proof. DHCD issued this determination for both the General...

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Three-day alcohol suspension for Convenience Plus

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Three-day alcohol suspension for Convenience Plus

Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Following a Show Cause hearing before the Select Board September 30, Convenience Plus, 7 Main St., will have its package store/wine and malt beverage license revoked for three days over the upcoming Columbus Day weekend for selling alcohol to a minor. The store owner must turn in his liquor...

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Melrose is cheeseburger heaven

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose is cheeseburger heaven

Published October 11, 2019 The following is another in a series of “Around Town” articles. MELROSE — Melrose has been buzzing about it all year. No, not the mayor’s race, but the first-ever pursuit of an equally important topic: Where can you get a decent cheeseburger in Melrose? Around Town can now confirm that the verdict is in. With no...

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Curbside recycling of clothing, shoes, home goods set to begin

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Curbside recycling of clothing, shoes, home goods set to begin

Published October 11, 2019 MELROSE — Beginning in early November, Melrose residents can recycle clothing, shoes and household items with free curbside pick-up. During the launch at the end of October, every resident will receive a mailer with program information along with two (2) Pink Simple Recycling bags. Simply place your pink bag(s) beside your recycling bin before 7 a.m....

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Black Lab ‘Tinker’ gives emotional support to Melrose High students

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Black Lab ‘Tinker’ gives emotional support to Melrose High students

Published October 11, 2019 By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — When the stresses of life threaten to overwhelm, students at Melrose High School can take comfort in Tinker, a two-and-a-half-year-old female black Labrador Retriever. Tinker is a trained assistance dog, and it is her job to be a supporting, loving member of the school, according to Guidance Counselor Jeff Bolduc,...

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Students give town’s METCO program high marks

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Students give town’s METCO program high marks

Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two students gave the school system’s METCO program rave reviews during the School Committee’s Oct. 1 meeting. Lynnfield High School senior Anthony Hunt said he has had “a good overall experience being in the METCO program.” “I have really enjoyed being involved in sports and the band program,” said Hunt....

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Elementary school space needs plan may be ready by March

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Elementary school space needs plan may be ready by March

Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Local officials are hoping to have a recommendation on addressing elementary school space needs by March, DPW Director John Tomasz told the School Committee last week. School Enrollment and Capacity Exploration Committee (SECEC) Chairman John Scenna recalled that the space committee was formed last year in the wake of a...

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LHS fitness center next on improvement list

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LHS fitness center next on improvement list

Published October 9, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Fall Town Meeting will be asked to pump up Lynnfield High School’s dilapidated fitness center on Oct. 21. Town Administrator Rob Dolan told the School Committee on Oct. 1 that one of Board of Selectmen Chairman Phil Crawford’s priorities this year is transforming the facility into “a vibrant fitness center...

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