Any ideas on better T service?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Any ideas on better T service?

Published in the July 17, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Got an idea for improving MBTA bus or commuter rail service to Wakefield? Now may be your chance to relay your thoughts through the town to the MBTA. The town has received a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation outlining a process for submitting ideas for...

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10th Festival Italia set for Aug. 24

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 10th Festival Italia set for Aug. 24

Published in the July 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With Festival Italia just over a month away, the elements of 10th annual summer celebration are falling into place. Festival Italia is scheduled to take place on Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain date Aug. 31.) The event is billed as “a celebration of...

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Summer Safety Night on July 18

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Summer Safety Night on July 18

Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Wakefield Fire Department, Wakefield Police Department, Action Ambulance Service Inc. will host a summer safety night at the Lower Common of Lake Quannapowitt to provide summer safety resources and other important information to visitors. Attendants will also have the opportunity to...

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Saved from the wrecking ball

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Saved from the wrecking ball

Food Pantry’s future home may be the ultimate in recycling Published July 11, 2019 NORTH READING — Just a few months after its launch, The Food Pantry HOME Fund is gaining momentum as news of the partnership between Christian Community Service (CCS) – the interfaith nonprofit that operates the pantry – and the Union Congregational Church, spreads. CCS has...

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Tree removal, roadway project humming along this week 

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Tree removal, roadway project humming along this week 

Published July 11, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — By all accounts the road reconstruction project on Peter and Anthony roads, as well as the shorter connecting streets between them of Victoria and Richard roads remains on schedule, with tree removal begun this week. DPW Director Patrick Bower told the Transcript on Tuesday morning, “It’s going very well. We started...

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Chapter 40B Housing Development Application for 20 Elm Street filed with ZBA

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Chapter 40B Housing Development Application for 20 Elm Street filed with ZBA

Posted on: Thursday, July 11, 2019 After many months of discussion and speculation, the official application proposing a 200-unit apartment complex on the site in and around the former driving range at the Thomson Country Club at 20 Elm St. was filed with the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Wednesday, after press time.  This means the first PUBLIC...

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Melrose Bank armed robbery case is cracked

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose Bank armed robbery case is cracked

Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Due to some diligent detective work, a 41-year-old Lynn man will be summonsed to court for the December 2017 armed robbery of Melrose Bank. Police Chief Mike Lyle credited Detective Dan Ehlers with much determination in cracking the case. The suspect was charged Tuesday, July 2, with armed and masked robbery. The Weekly...

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Scenna is Lynnfield water supt. finalist

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Scenna is Lynnfield water supt. finalist

Published July 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The city’s DPW director was interviewed this week for an opening as water superintendent by the The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners. Melrose DPW Director John Scenna, a Lynnfield resident, and Danvers DPW Vernon C. Russell Treatment Plant Manager Jason McCarthy are the two finalists vying to...

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Milk Depot opens at Baby Cafe

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Milk Depot opens at Baby Cafe

Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Lucia Jenkins is a strong advocate of the benefits of breast milk. Studies show it reduces the chances of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis in mothers and does the same for the chances of asthma and all manner of respiratory ailments, among other afflictions, in babies. Also, breast milk makes the brain work...

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LCWD superintendent finalists interviewed

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LCWD superintendent finalists interviewed

Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners interviewed the two finalists for the water superintendent job on Monday. Melrose DPW Director John Scenna and Danvers DPW Vernon C. Russell Treatment Plant Manager Jason McCarthy are the two finalists vying to succeed retired LCWD Superintendent Ken Burnham, who...

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Reid’s Ride returns July 21

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Reid’s Ride returns July 21

Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A highly anticipated town tradition is inching closer to making its triumphant return. The 15th annual Reid’s Ride bike-a-thon will take place on Sunday, July 21. The 28-mile bike trek spans from Lynnfield High School to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. One of the North Shore’s most popular summertime events,...

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Elementary school improvement plans OK’d

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Elementary school improvement plans OK’d

Published July 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Social-emotional learning and curriculum development will once again stay on the front burner at both elementary schools next year. The School Committee recently approved the elementary school improvement plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Former Huckleberry Hill Principal Brian Bemiss and Summer Street School Principal Dr. Karen Dwyer presented the...

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