The virus numbers keep rising

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on The virus numbers keep rising

Published in the December 4, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Positive COVID-19 cases keep rising throughout town. In the school system, for example, Supt. Doug Lyons and his team are wrestling with more cases while trying to keep buildings open. Yesterday, Lyons wrote: “I am writing to inform you that since our correspondence yesterday, we have 4 new cases to report....

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Doyle class quarantined

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Doyle class quarantined

Published in the December 3, 2020 edition. The following was sent out yesterday by Supt. of Schools Doug Lyons. Dear Parents and Guardians, I am writing to inform you that since our last correspondence, in the 13 days (11-19 to 12-2), we have recorded 12 new COVID positive student cases and 4 new staff cases in the Wakefield Public...

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Holiday gift guide

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Holiday gift guide

Published in the December 3, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA What’s the perfect Christmas gift for a member of the Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 2020? Why, a copy of the Town of Wakefield 2020 Annual Street List, of course! This handsome volume features a graphic on the front cover offering congratulations to those who graduated in this...

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Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund climbs to $11,810

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund climbs to $11,810

Published December 3, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Generous donors continue to contribute to the success of the Transcript’s 31st annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund (NHNF). Over the holiday weekend, an additional $1,710 in donations was received bringing the two-week total to $11,810. Every donation of any amount makes an impact. This week, two tribute donations stood...

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Mighty Meredith and Masons collecting toys for hospitalized children Dec. 5, 6

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Mighty Meredith and Masons collecting toys for hospitalized children Dec. 5, 6

Published December 3, 2020 NORTH READING — The North Reading Masonic Lodge, in partnership with the Mighty Meredith Project (MMP), is collecting new toy donations for hospitalized children this weekend. The Masons are helping MMP, a locally-grown nonprofit organization, reach its goal of donating $20,000 worth of toys and gift cards this holiday season to hospitalized children in Boston....

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Select Board cuts alcohol license fees in half for 2021

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Published December 3, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — When local restauranteurs and other holders of alcohol pouring licenses cut their checks to renew those license fees before year’s end, they are going to be given a pleasant surprise from the town. That’s because given the financial troubles caused by COVID-19-related shutdowns such as the reduced hours of...

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The T-shirt tradition continues Saturday

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The T-shirt tradition continues Saturday

Published December 4, 2020 THIS YEAR, stop by Brad Hutchinson Real Estate at 193 Green St. and pick up your “make it at home” T-shirt craft bag. (Photo by Raj Das, edphotos.com) MELROSE — For over 25 years, Melrosians have come to the Brad Hutchinson Real Estate office for this creative craft. It nicely coordinates with the Melrose Chamber’s...

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Affordable home ownership opportunity on Greenleaf Place

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Affordable home ownership opportunity on Greenleaf Place

Published December 4, 2020 MELROSE — People have until Monday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. to apply to for one affordable, 2-bedroom unit at 8 Greenleaf Pl., a new three-story, residential condominium development in Melrose with six units. The affordable unit with approximately 1,500 square feet of living space is being offered by lottery to eligible households earning up...

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MHS Band selling trees this weekend

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MHS Band selling trees this weekend

Published December 4, 2020 VOLUNTEERS FOR the Melrose High School Marching Band Christmas tree sale are ready to go this weekend. (Courtesy Photo) MELROSE — The Melrose High School Marching Band’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale is happening this weekend. From Friday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 6, in the high school parking lot, the fresh Christmas trees are delivered...

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COVID closes Lynnfield schools

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on COVID closes Lynnfield schools

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD —The town’s schools will be remote for the rest of this week after seven people in the district tested positive for COVID-19 in a five-day period. Superintendent Kristen Vogel made the announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 2, which occurred 24 hours after Lynnfield Middle School was forced to go remote...

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Local taxes are going up again

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Local taxes are going up again

Published December 2, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a shift in the town’s tax classification on Monday. The 1.37 shift approved by the selectmen means the tax rate will be $13.27 per thousand valuation for residential property for fiscal year 2021, representing a 65 cent decrease from FY20’s tax rate of $13.92...

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Elementary schools’ project decided Tuesday, Dec. 8

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Elementary schools’ project decided Tuesday, Dec. 8

Published December 2, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fate of the $17 million elementary schools’ expansion project will be decided during a Special Town Election on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. in Lynnfield High School’s gym. In addition to being able to vote in-person, townspeople will also be able to...

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