Town election heats up

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town election heats up

Published in the March 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Today is the last day for anyone interested in running for local elected office to get the paperwork necessary to run in the April 27 Town Election, and several races are shaping up for key positions. Yesterday morning, Ami Ruehrwein Wall of 206 Pleasant St. pulled nomination papers for a one-year term...

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Lowell Street project gets OK

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Lowell Street project gets OK

Published March 4, 2021 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved an eight-unit apartment building  at 404 Lowell St. The project was initially approved under a different owner in 2016. But that project never got any further than demolishing an old structure on the site. The property now has a new owner, Charles...

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Consultant to assist ConCom with Voke site review

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Consultant to assist ConCom with Voke site review

Published March 3, 2021 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Due to the size and scope of the area involved, the Conservation Commission will hire a consultant to assist them in confirming the location of wetland areas following a presentation last week by an environmental scientist retained by Northeast Metro Tech. Andrea Kendall of LEC Environmental Consultants appeared at last week’s...

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Local teen launches The Give Warmth Project at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Local teen launches The Give Warmth Project at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Published March 4, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — A school project with the goal of teaching students how they can make a difference in resolving a societal issue will provide local children in need with new warm winter clothing. The Give Warmth Project at MarketStreet Lynnfield was created by Grace Gorman, a senior who attends North Reading High...

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Election update: Joint appointment made to CPC

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Election update: Joint appointment made to CPC

Published March 4, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In election news this week, the vacancy on the Community Planning Commission (CPC) created when Bill Bellavance stepped down in December has been filled. During a joint meeting of the five-member Select Board and the remaining four members of the CPC, held on Monday night, Jeremiah Johnston was unanimously...

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A poignant picture of the COVID toll through the eyes of Elder Services

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on A poignant picture of the COVID toll through the eyes of Elder Services

Published March 4, 2021 Nine of the town’s department heads presented an overview of their Fiscal Year 2022 budgets at a virtual joint meeting of the Select Board and Finance Committee Monday night, as the process of evaluating and refining each department’s spending plan has begun. This process will continue throughout March and April, and the overall town budget...

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Diversity Task Force members chosen

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Diversity Task Force members chosen

Published March 5, 2021 The following comes from Mayor Paul Brodeur. MELROSE — After a rigorous selection process, it is my pleasure to announce that I have selected six members to serve on Melrose’s first 11-member Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Task Force. My team and I vetted dozens of supremely qualified candidates, and I believe these individuals possess the...

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Live Virtual Health and Wellness Fair March 20

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Live Virtual Health and Wellness Fair March 20

Published March 5, 2021 MELROSE — Join the Arlington, Lexington, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, Waltham and Winchester Chambers of Commerce on Saturday, March 20 for a virtual health and wellness fair to help you move a little more, eat a little better and stress a little less. Meet health and wellness vendors and experts representing a variety of industries from Melrose...

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Police warn residents of tax return scams

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Police warn residents of tax return scams

Published March 5, 2021 MELROSE — With tax season now underway, the Melrose Police Department would like to advise the community to be careful with personal and financial information when filing, in order to avoid falling victim to common scams. “Residents should be aware of ways that criminals may try to take advantage of them under the guise of...

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SC lashes out at ‘willfully uninformed’ critics

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on SC lashes out at ‘willfully uninformed’ critics

Published March 3, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee responded to its critics during a Feb. 23 meeting. Chairman Jamie Hayman said the school board created the statement in order to “address a great deal of misinformation that has been disseminated on social media” since the committee’s last meeting on Feb. 2. During that meeting, a...

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Schools to continue in-person learning expansion

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Schools to continue in-person learning expansion

Published March 3, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Department will continue expanding in-person learning in the coming weeks. Students in alternating cohorts began coming into school buildings on Wednesday mornings on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Superintendent Kristen Vogel noted during a Feb. 23 School Committee meeting that the students who are home on Wednesday mornings are still...

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LCWD rates going up

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LCWD rates going up

Published March 3, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District Board of Commissioners voted to increase rates by 2 percent during a Feb. 24 meeting. Superintendent John Scenna recalled that the water commissioners approved a three-tier rate structure in February 2020. He said the LCWD collects revenue from water rates as well as a water...

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