Maio’s contract extended to ’22

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Maio’s contract extended to ’22

Published in the December 12, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Stephen P. Maio will be at the helm of the Town of Wakefield for at least the next five years, after the Board of Selectmen voted last night to extend his contract as Town Administrator until June 30, 2022. Maio has held the position for nine years,...

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Sarafian family holds Toys for Tots drive

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Sarafian family holds Toys for Tots drive

Published in the December 12, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — It was a party that no one who attended will quickly forget. On Saturday, Dec. 9, family, friends and colleagues gathered together at the Crystal Community Club on Preston Street for the second consecutive year to honor former Police Officer Albert D. Sarafian, who died on March...

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Safe party after prom in the works

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Safe party after prom in the works

Published December 11, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Senior Week will have a new look in 2018. Those graduating from Wakefield Memorial High the first Saturday in June will have their senior prom at the John Joseph Moakley federal courthouse on Fan Pier in Boston Wednesday, May 30. The first floor of the building will be transformed into a hall, complete...

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Town closes on $30M land deal at former J.T. Berry state land

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town closes on $30M land deal at former J.T. Berry state land

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Pop a cork, it’s time to celebrate. The bubbly was flowing Monday night at the first official meeting of the Selectmen following the closing on December 1 of what may prove to be the most significant land sale in the town’s history. While they toasted with...

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Neighbor Fund tops $9,150 in second week of annual Christmas appeal

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Neighbor Fund tops $9,150 in second week of annual Christmas appeal

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Transcript’s annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund drive picked up speed over the weekend with the arrival of 10 donations totaling an impressive $8,800. Currently, the fund has raised $9,150 to support the year-round services provided by Christian Community Service (CCS) to local neighbors in need....

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NRHS Masquers shine in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NRHS Masquers shine in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Published in the December 7, 2017 edition By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — North Reading High School presented an enchanting version of the Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” last weekend at the Daniel Shay Performing Arts Center. The musical was full of familiar melodies skillfully performed by the cast. “Beauty and the Beast” also featured stunning visuals,...

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Dolan named Lynnfield TA finalist

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Dolan named Lynnfield TA finalist

Posted on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 By DAN TOMASELLO  MELROSE — If Mayor Robert J. Dolan becomes the top municipal professional in the town of Lynnfield, the next president of the Board of Aldermen would run the city until the November 2019 election. Dolan is a finalist for the open Lynnfield town administrator position, which was announced during Monday’s...

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Donations to Emergency Fund top $25K

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Donations to Emergency Fund top $25K

Published in the December 8, 2017 edition MELROSE — Donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund topped $25,000 this week, with the help of money raised during Giacomo’s celebrity busboy fundraiser as well as donations from the Melrose High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams and Gately Funeral Service, as well as several memorial donations for Melrosians Michelle Paone...

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MPD: Secure your vehicles

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MPD: Secure your vehicles

Published in the December 8, 2017 edition MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department are reminding residents to secure their vehicles and belongings following a recent uptick in motor vehicle break-ins. Overnight on Monday, a number of vehicles were entered through unlocked doors and rifled through. The break-ins occurred on Charles, Oakland, West Emerson and...

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Curtin, Dolan are TA finalists

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Curtin, Dolan are TA finalists

Posted on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 By DAN TOMASELLO  LYNNFIELD — And then there were two. Community Paradigm Associates Managing Partner Bernie Lynch, who has been assisting the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator Screening Committee during the search for a new top municipal professional, announced Monday the finalists for the Lynnfield job are Assistant to the Administration Bob Curtin and...

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Town embraces the holidays

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town embraces the holidays

Published in the December 6, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Hundreds of Lynnfieldians ushered in the holiday season in style on Saturday, Dec. 2 during the annual Tree Lighting ceremony on the Common. The town’s holiday festivities kicked off in the morning when the Lynnfield Historical Society transformed the Meeting House into the 55th annual Country Store....

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Students’ risky behavior outlined

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Students’ risky behavior outlined

Published in the December 6, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Vaping and suicidal thoughts were among several red flags raised in the results of the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The survey’s findings were revealed during a joint Board of Selectmen and School Committee meeting on Nov. 28. The selectmen and school board have formed a partnership in order to...

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