Council opens TM warrant Monday

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Council opens TM warrant Monday

Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — In its second official gathering of 2020, the Town Council on Monday will continue hearing the fiscal year 2021 spending plans of municipal departments and are expected to talk about allowing members of town committees, boards and commissions to remotely participate in meetings, among many other matters. The Town Council meets in the big studio...

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Decision close on 259 Water St.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Decision close on 259 Water St.

Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals appeared ready to issue a decision last night on Anthony Arcari’s application for Special Permits and site plan approval to construct a 16-unit mid-rise apartment building at 259 Water St., but ultimately decided to hold off until its next meeting on Feb....

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Wakefield native writing town’s Civil War history

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Wakefield native writing town’s Civil War history

Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Civil War historian Tom A.C. Ellis grew up in Greenwood and lived in Wakefield until he joined the U.S. Army in 1965. He has written a number of books about the connections of various Massachusetts towns to the Civil War, including Marlborough, Hudson, Natick, Hopkinton, Medway and Millis. Now, he is turning his attention...

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Bus contract extended for final year

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Bus contract extended for final year

Published January 23, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — The School Committee voted unanimously to extend the school district busing contract with North Reading Transportation (NRT) for the fifth and final year at its January 13 meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Michael Connelly reminded the committee that the three-year contract with NRT expired on June 30,...

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Scott Buckley first to announce candidacy

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Scott Buckley first to announce candidacy

Published January 23, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Current School Committee Chairman Scott Buckley was the first candidate to pull nomination papers for the May 5 town election when they became available Tuesday morning to kick off the 2020 campaign season. Buckley is seeking his second three-year term. Seats on four boards plus the town moderator’s position...

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Measuring PFAS in drinking water is a moving target

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Measuring PFAS in drinking water is a moving target

Published January 23, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — When it comes to measuring PFAS contaminants in drinking water, the testing protocol has been a moving target for the suppliers of public drinking water because a “maximum contaminant level” or MCL has not yet been established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Water Superintendent Mark Clark....

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Essex St. mixed-use project rejected

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Essex St. mixed-use project rejected

Published January 24, 2020 MELROSE — Some heavy city hitters stood shoulder-to-shoulder with developer Mark Carroll as he proposed a total redevelopment of the tired commercial building across Essex Street from City Hall.  According to Carroll representatives last summer, the proposal took over three years to plan. Carroll and his team had produced a “Melrose compatible” façade for a...

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Commission on Disability housekeeping matter before City Council

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Commission on Disability housekeeping matter before City Council

Published January 24, 2020 CITY COUNCIL NOTEBOOK MELROSE — The city’s  Commission on Disability is getting closer to realty. The City Council approved its creation a while ago, and now the Melrose Commission on Disability must be added to the city’s Administrative Code. That request was moved to the council’s Appropriations Committee at a meeting Tuesday and a public hearing...

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Share views on superintendent search

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Share views on superintendent search

Published January 24, 2020 MELROSE — On Thursday, January 16, the Melrose School Committee discussed and announced major aspects of the Superintendent Search process including: the timeline, the composition of the Screening Committee, and multiple tactics to solicit a broad range of community feedback. The Committee is pleased to provide information about two ways to share your views on...

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Jacob Book takes LMS’s GeoBee crown

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Jacob Book takes LMS’s GeoBee crown

Published January 22, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Sixth-grader Jacob Book was crowned champion of Lynnfield Middle School’s third annual National Geographic GeoBee competition on Jan. 17. Book won the GeoBee after defeating seventh-grader Matthew Squadrito during the competition’s championship round. The LMS event served as the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a nationwide geography competition....

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Town awarded $625K substance abuse grant

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town awarded $625K substance abuse grant

Published January 22, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town’s fight against substance abuse has received an added boost. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg Sallade informed the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 14 that the federal government has awarded the town the highly coveted $625,000 Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) Grant. “The town will be receiving $125,000 a...

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Linda Emerson is the new town clerk

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Linda Emerson is the new town clerk

Published January 22, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A new town clerk will begin next month. The Board of Selectmen voted 2-0 to appoint Rockport Assistant Town Clerk Linda Emerson as Lynnfield’s next clerk on Jan. 14. Selectman Dick Dalton was unable to attend the meeting because he and his wife, Carmela, were being recognized for their efforts...

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