Update on downtown upgrade

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Update on downtown upgrade

Published in the December 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — You may not have heard much about it recently, but that doesn’t mean the Envision Wakefield downtown infrastructure upgrade project isn’t still moving forward. VHB, the civil engineering consulting firm that the town has retained for the design of the project, will be meeting with the Massachusetts Department of...

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Finally!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Finally!

State invites WMHS into Eligibility Period Published in the December 12, 2019 edition. BOSTON — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That simple cliche certainly proved true for advocates of a new or vastly improved Wakefield Memorial High, as the town’s outdated flagship academic facility was accepted into a state building program after being rejected three straight...

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Worker killed in tree-removal accident

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Worker killed in tree-removal accident

Published December 11, 2019 WAKEFIELD — A 34-year-old man was killed yesterday in a tragic accident involving a company doing tree work in Greenwood. Wakefield Police and Fire went to 37 Greenwood Street at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday for a report of a man who had been seriously injured while performing work for an independent tree company in...

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‘Perfect for the job’

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on ‘Perfect for the job’

Community celebrates Bernard’s final School Committee meeting Published December 12, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — “Eat a lot of pizza,” Hood School first graders advised Superintendent Jon Bernard at his final School Committee meeting Monday evening. These words of wisdom regarding retirement, presented in a book created by Hood School first grade teacher Andrea Slaven, were just...

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Town’s plastic bag ban goes in effect Jan. 1

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Town’s plastic bag ban goes in effect Jan. 1

Published December 12, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — June Town Meeting may seem like a lifetime ago as we become fully engulfed in the holiday crunch of activities, but it is important to remind all residents that the town’s voters approved a ban six months ago on single-use plastic bags at the check-out counters of local retail...

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Morton & Co. donates $10,000 to Transcript’s Neighbor Fund

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Morton & Co. donates $10,000 to Transcript’s Neighbor Fund

Published December 12, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — We’re speechless. It’s only the second week of the 2019 Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund (NHNF) Christmas drive and already donations this past week totaled $11,730. Combined with the $1,400 donated the previous week, we have surpassed the $13,000 mark. The fund received a huge boost in its second week...

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Brodeur issues Capital Improvement Program report

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Brodeur issues Capital Improvement Program report

Published December 13, 2019 MELROSE — On Thursday, December 12, Mayor Paul Brodeur announced the release of the Capital Improvement Program Report, which outlines an extensive list of 66 capital investment needs across the entire city. In creating the report, the Capital Improvement Committee singled out 14 projects that they categorized as the most urgent: • City Hall generator •...

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Fund donations continue to rise

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Fund donations continue to rise

Published December 13, 2019 MELROSE — Donations have begun to arrive in the Mayor’s Office for the Melrose Emergency Fund’s holiday fundraiser. At press time, they amounted to over $5,000. “I am amazed and touched by the generosity of the people of Melrose,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “The Emergency Fund is unique, and it’s part of what makes Melrose...

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First snowstorm is no problem

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on First snowstorm is no problem

Published December 13, 2019 This is another in a series of “Around Town” articles. MELROSE — Last week’s snowstorm was the first of the season and the first wintry challenge for Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur’s new administration. The city’s response was virtually flawless. So, kudos to our new mayor and the Department of Public Works (DPW) for a job...

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Town greets the season in style

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town greets the season in style

Published December 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Frigid temperatures and a snowy week did not stop hundreds of residents from attending Lynnfield Recreation’s holiday festivities on Dec. 6 and 7. While Lynnfield Recreation originally planned on hosting the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the upper part of the Town Common near the fire bell due to the on-going...

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Communication breakdown hurt popular annual event, some say

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Communication breakdown hurt popular annual event, some say

Published December 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Historical Society’s 57th annual Country Store experienced a decline in participation and sales on Saturday, Dec. 7. In the wake of last week’s snowstorm that stuck around for three days, the town was forced to relocate the Tree Lighting Ceremony from the Town Common to Town Hall’s lower parking lot. Lynnfield...

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Town Clerk Trudy Reid is moving on

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Town Clerk Trudy Reid is moving on

Published December 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Trudy Reid’s five-and-a-half year tenure as town clerk is coming to an end next week. Reid recently submitted her resignation as town clerk after accepting the same position in North Andover. She succeeded former Town Clerk Amy Summers in March 2014. “I have really enjoyed my time in Lynnfield, the...

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