Tax rate set

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Tax rate set

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The local property taxes you pay will be going up, but not as much as they could have. The town has again this year decided to forego increasing the tax levy by the full 2.5 percent allowed by law and will go with a 2.1 percent increase...

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Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Healthy Living Expo draws crowd

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The second annual Healthy Living Expo, sponsored by the Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Americal Civic Center, drew hundreds of people from inside and outside the town in spite of the rainy weather. The free, community family event featured many...

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Crews to work on train tracks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Crews to work on train tracks

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Crews will be working on the commuter rail tracks in town Monday night as the Mass. Department of Transportation and the MBTA install certain safeguards mandated by the federal government. The overnight work will be within the right-of-way along the MBTA Haverhill commuter rail line between the Greenwood stop and...

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Town Meeting Monday night

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town Meeting Monday night

Published in the October 11, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — We have good news … and some not so good news. The good news, of course, is the Boston Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-3 to take the divisional series three games to one and will now host the Houston Astros Monday night, October 15 at...

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Early Voting refresher for Nov. 6 election

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Early Voting refresher for Nov. 6 election

Published in the October 11, 2018 edition The following refresher on the state’s Early Voting law was provided by Town Clerk Barbara Stats NORTH READING — For the second time since its implementation, Massachusetts voters will be able to vote early for the Tuesday, November 6 State Election. Early Voting became the “law of the land” in Massachusetts with the...

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Fire Prevention Week promotes ‘Look. Listen. Learn’ campaign

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Fire Prevention Week promotes ‘Look. Listen. Learn’ campaign

North Reading Fire Department Open House is October 14 Published in the October 11, 2018 edition NORTH READING — As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the North Reading Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.” What does that mean? Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to...

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Override update: Feedback and next steps

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Override update: Feedback and next steps

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition The following was submitted by the mayor. By MAYOR GAIL INFURNA As you know, I have announced that I will propose a Proposition 2 ½ override to go on the ballot in the spring. I am doing this because I think it is necessary for the city’s continued financial health, and I...

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Businesses’ ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Businesses’ ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trick or Treat at Melrose Businesses will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sponsored by Bell & Izzi and MMTV, with support from the City of Melrose, this event brings together businesses on Main Street, Essex Street, West Foster Street,...

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Trivia night at UU Church Saturday

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Trivia night at UU Church Saturday

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — Think you know trivia? Get a team together or come solo for a lively evening with Boston’s most popular trivia experts, Stump! This Pub and Trivia night will be held Saturday, October 13 at  7 p.m. at the Melrose UU Church, 70 West Emerson Street (across from the Melrose Public Library). Admission...

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TM Monday at LMS

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on TM Monday at LMS

Published in the October 10, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fall session of Town Meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. Town Meeting will need to achieve its 175-voter quorum requirement in order to conduct the town’s business. Twelve articles will be appearing on the...

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ZBA rules against water company neighbors

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ZBA rules against water company neighbors

Published in the October 10, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals ruled in favor of Boston Clear Water Company on Oct. 2. Residents Mary Bliss, Andrew Gallucci, Willis O’Brien and John Sievers, who are represented by attorney Jason Kimball, filed a petition requesting the ZBA overturn Building Inspector Jack Roberto’s decision not to...

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‘Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.’

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ‘Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.’

Student Services’ Director Keane presents entry plan to SC Published in the October 10, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Director of Student Services Roberta Keane began her presentation to the School Committee at the Sept. 25 meeting with the John C. Maxwell quote: “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” “My start here in Lynnfield, it’s been a...

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