Americal Civic Center getting a new floor

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Americal Civic Center getting a new floor

Published September 18, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Soon after the Recreation Department moved its office into the Americal Civic Center several years ago, Director Dan McGrath became acutely aware that the flooring in the Drill Hall was in rough shape. “We were past borrowed time,” McGrath said, adding that the risk of someone getting hurt was a...

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First Baptist Church to rebuild

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on First Baptist Church to rebuild

Published in the September 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A much-anticipated decision on the future of the First Baptist Church site has been made. The congregation voted on Sunday to rebuild on the site of last year’s devastating fire that destroyed the historic house of worship. “I wanted to let you know that today the congregation of First Baptist...

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Changes coming for refuse collection

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changes coming for refuse collection

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beginning September 30, JRM Hauling and Recycling will be servicing the town for both trash and recycling management. Little will change for residents, and existing blue trash bins will still be used. Currently, JRM provides recycling services to Wakefield and Russell Disposal provides trash refuse collection services. Russell Disposal informed...

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Fun for all ages at Saturday’s Apple Festival

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Fun for all ages at Saturday’s Apple Festival

Published September 12, 2019 NORTH READING — The 25th annual Apple Festival, a highlight on everyone’s fall calendar, is this Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rev. Daniel Putnam House grounds, 27 Bow St., across from the town common. The rain date is Sunday, September 15. The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society event is...

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NY Ventures appeals town’s safe harbor defense

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NY Ventures appeals town’s safe harbor defense

Updated September 17, 2019 Published September 12, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING— To the surprise of no one, NY Ventures has filed an appeal of the town’s claim of “safe harbor” status under the GLAM (General Land Area Minimum) exemption in its comprehensive permit application. The 21-page objection poking holes in the town’s August 23 claim of safe...

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Who Needs A Backpack project a huge success

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Who Needs A Backpack project a huge success

Published September 12, 2019 NORTH READING — Debbie Sharp, an educational advocate from Who’s Learning Now, LLC, recently completed the second annual Who Needs a Backpack project. Together with help from her children, Sisi, 11, and Bryce, 9, as well as additional black-belt candidates, family members, friends, neighbors and complete strangers they were able to collect and donate 250 filled...

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It’s Brodeur and Medeiros

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on It’s Brodeur and Medeiros

Posted on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 MELROSE — State Rep. Paul Brodeur and Alderman-at-Large Monica Medeiros will face off in November’s mayoral race after getting the most votes in Tuesday’s preliminary election. Brodeur topped the five-candidate ticket with 2,576 votes, followed by Medeiros’ 2,397. Jackie Lavender Bird, formerly an at-large alderman and one-time director of Community Services for current...

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Mayoral hopefuls bat some issues around

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mayoral hopefuls bat some issues around

Published September 13, 2019 MELROSE — Whether it be acknowledging income inequality, making the city work for every resident, focusing more intensely on education, reducing the high levels of public school student stress or improving communication on how municipal decisions are made, the five people who would be mayor each had a different take on the single most important issue facing Melrose during a...

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Local man wins big after mad dash to Encore

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Local man wins big after mad dash to Encore

Published September 13, 2019 By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — When Melrose resident Michael Miller’s Somerville friend Dan Hardy invited him to share a room at Boston’s new casino, Encore, on the Saturday night of Labor Day weekend he had no idea what awaited, but less than 24 hours later he came home $100,000 richer. And it wasn’t because he...

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‘We tip our hat to our first responders’

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on ‘We tip our hat to our first responders’

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Never forget. That was the message hundreds of residents and local officials sent during the fourth annual First Responders Day on Sept. 11. The ceremony, which is a joint town and Lynnfield Rotary Club venture, pays tribute to the town’s first responders and remembers the victims of the Sept. 11,...

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A Night of Hope Sunday

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on A Night of Hope Sunday

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The first annual A Night of Hope walk and ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School. The town’s substance abuse coalition, A Healthy Lynnfield, and the Think of Michael Foundation are hosting the inaugural event. Selectman Dick Dalton and his family...

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Moderator has a few new TM rules

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Moderator has a few new TM rules

Published September 18, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the Special Town Meeting just a week away, Town Moderator Joseph Markey has developed some new rules for the special session and future sessions. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition last month requesting a Special Town Meeting in order to appropriate $348,000 to cover...

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