Delegation gets $672K in road funds

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Delegation gets $672K in road funds

Published in the July 10, 2020 edition. BOSTON – Wakefield’s State House delegation worked to pass a statewide bond authorization that will provide the town with $671,939 to help fund local transportation infrastructure upgrades in Fiscal Year 2021. House Bill 4803, An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, was enacted by the House of Representatives on June...

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DA lauds police work in Lincoln St. bust

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Published in the July 10, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security, three men have been arrested in connection with allegedly possessing over 8...

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Three arrested on drug charges

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Three arrested on drug charges

Published in the July 9, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Police assisted detectives from the Massachusetts State Police yesterday with the arrest and booking of three New York men after they allegedly picked up a package containing drugs that had been shipped to the UPS Store on Lincoln Street. When the arrests were made shortly after noon, police said, one of...

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Airman deployed for nine months surprises wife at work

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Airman deployed for nine months surprises wife at work

Published July 9, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — There is nothing more sweet than a surprise homecoming between newlyweds, especially when they’ve been separated by a deployment that had taken one spouse half way around world for nine months. Enter U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Arroyo who wanted to make his homecoming special for his wife,...

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Three distinct web pages help Bd. of Health educate public on COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Three distinct web pages help Bd. of Health educate public on COVID-19

Published July 9, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — The Board of Health (BOH) and the Health Department in North Reading has had to face an array of difficult tasks, administrative changes, and public health issues within the last nine months, specifically in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Comprised of three volunteer members appointed by the...

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Seven Acres Special Town Meeting likely to be held outdoors on a Saturday

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Seven Acres Special Town Meeting likely to be held outdoors on a Saturday

Published July 9, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board discussed at length Monday night, in a virtual meeting, how to go about holding the Special Town Meeting on the potential purchase of the Seven Acres Poultry Farm at 4, 12 and 14 Concord St. The rules are different for Special Town Meetings, which in North...

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Campaign eyed for single voting place

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Campaign eyed for single voting place

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — City election officials will throw themselves into a single polling place public relations campaign if the idea is approved by the City Council. That approval was expected Thursday night, after the Weekly News’ print deadline. The proposal calls for temporarily consolidating all eight polling places for Melrose’s 14 precincts at the Veterans Memorial Middle...

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Sign wording draws ire

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Sign wording draws ire

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — A Main Street traffic sign has some in the city completely beside themselves, including Mayor Paul Brodeur, as the country tries to come to terms with racial strife and inequality. The wording of an electronic message board read, in part, that “the safety of all lives matter.” Brodeur ordered the message taken down...

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Melrose moves to Phase 3 of reopening

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose moves to Phase 3 of reopening

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — The City of Melrose is moving cautiously into Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, with City Hall closed but staffed, the library offering contact-less pickup, and the dog park open at last. “We are moving forward with a very deliberate pace,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “We have seen the results of reopening too...

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School add-ons pegged at $12M-$16M

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on School add-ons pegged at $12M-$16M

Published July 8, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A vote on the elementary school additions project is tentatively being eyed for October Town Meeting and at the ballot box later in the fall. The School Building Study Committee (SBSC) recently held its second meeting to discuss the project. The Board of Selectmen formed the SBSC in early March after the...

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‘Spreading Sunshine’ to seniors

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ‘Spreading Sunshine’ to seniors

Published July 8, 2020 By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — A group of Lynnfield Middle School students recently came together to lift the spirits of the town’s senior citizens. No one has been more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus than senior citizens. Not only are they more likely to contract the virus, they might be living in social isolation and...

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Reid’s Ride goes virtual in 2020

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Reid’s Ride goes virtual in 2020

Published July 8, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, the 16th annual Reid’s Ride will be virtual this year. The Reid’s Ride bike-a-thon has been a popular North Shore tradition for the past 15 years. The annual bike trek raises funds for the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer...

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