Centralized voting begins Tuesday

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Centralized voting begins Tuesday

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of improvements to the town’s Public Safety Building. They will not, however, cast ballots at their old neighborhood polling places. The Special Election on June 26, a single question affair, will be held in the cafeteria of the...

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SMWs unite!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on SMWs unite!

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If there’s anyone more insufferable than a Social Justice Warrior, it’s a Social Media Warrior. However irritating they may be, at least SJWs can usually parrot some tired talking points in defense of their positions. All Social Media Warriors care about is being one of the cool kids. They’ll say...

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Continuity in school admin

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Continuity in school admin

Published in the June 20, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The executive team that will assist new School Superintendent Doug Lyons in running the Wakefield Public Schools was solidified last week when the School Committee approved the contracts for two key members of the administrative team. The contract of School Business Adminstrator Michael Pfifferling was renewed for...

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NR water is ‘all set’ for next 99 years

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NR water is ‘all set’ for next 99 years

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — We have a deal! On June 13, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the 99-year intermunicipal agreement between North Reading and Andover that guarantees the town access to a potable water supply through 2117. House bill 4552 sponsored by Rep. Bradley Jones Jr. and his counterpart...

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No change in FY19 water rates for customers

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on No change in FY19 water rates for customers

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — There’s great news for all customers of the North Reading Water Department. The Fiscal Year 2019 water rates will not be increasing this year, Water Superintendent Mark Clark reported to the Board of Selectmen Monday night during the annual public hearing required to be held to...

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NRHS Class of 2018 future plans

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NRHS Class of 2018 future plans

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition NORTH READING — The 214 graduates of North Reading High School’s largest class in recent memory has announced their future plans.  A total of 199 students, or 92%, has chosen to continue their educations at two-year or four-year colleges and universities while three have enlisted in the armed forces, three will attend professional schools, one is...

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The Prop. 2½ override campaign is on

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The Prop. 2½ override campaign is on

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition MELROSE — The drumbeat in support of an override of the tax hike-limiting Proposition 2 1/2 will continue, according to Mayor Gail Infurna this week. The mayor, who called for an override in early May, writes in a column this week that there simply is not enough money coming in to match...

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Rebecca Parris to be honored June 30

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Rebecca Parris to be honored June 30

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition MELROSE — Many music lovers in the Boston area are mourning the passing of longtime jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris. She was scheduled to perform in Melrose at Temple Beth Shalom’s “Keeping Jazz Alive” concert series on June 30. Berklee bass professor Bruce Gertz, who organized the concert, says the show will go on,...

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Koutoujian addresses Rotary Club

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Koutoujian addresses Rotary Club

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition MELROSE — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian addressed the Melrose Rotary Club on Thursday, June 7, at Memorial Hall, discussing innovative initiatives the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has launched for incarcerated military Veterans with the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) and young adult offenders – ages 18-24 – with the People Achieving Change...

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Residents blast $15M plan to fix Summer Street

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Residents blast $15M plan to fix Summer Street

Published in the June 20, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Tensions ran high over proposed Summer Street roadway improvements during an informational meeting on June 12. Bayside Engineering has been hired by the town to make improvements to Summer Street. The firm’s president, Norman Brown, said the town is looking to receive state and federal funds as...

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New youth football, cheering group showing strength in numbers

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on New youth football, cheering group showing strength in numbers

Published in the June 20, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Pioneer Youth Football and Cheer’s registration numbers for the upcoming season are very strong, LPYFC Communications Director Rebecca Drzewiczewski said in an email sent to the Villager. LPYFC was formed last fall by a group of parents who became frustrated that Lynnfield Youth Football and Cheerleading...

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Engineers talk about Perley Burrill subdivision plan

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Engineers talk about Perley Burrill subdivision plan

Published in the June 20, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The proposed Perley Burrill subdivision is inching closer to becoming a reality. The Planning Board voted to continue its public hearing on the proposed two-lot subdivision at the site of the former Perley Burrill gas station, 914 Salem St., on June 13. The Planning Board is tentatively...

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