Christopher J. Barrett Realtors celebrates 50 years

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Christopher J. Barrett Realtors celebrates 50 years

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On a cold morning in February, a visitor to Christopher J. Barrett Realtors at 73 Albion St. finds co-owner Christopher M. (Chris) Barrett seated at a desk once owned by his father. It is a massive, elegant piece of furniture that looks like mahogany or another type...

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Fine for parking

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Fine for parking

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It was heartening to see the Wakefield Town Council take an action recently that will benefit those who drive automobiles, because the trend across the Commonwealth and the nation in recent years has been to treat motorists as the scum of the earth. The Town Council voted 5-2 a...

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Weighing in on the downtown

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Weighing in on the downtown

Published February 20, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — About a hundred residents showed up last night to participate in the first of several public-input sessions that could shape the future of the downtown area. The session was held at the Mike Angelo Cafeteria at the Galvin Middle School. The session was hosted by VHB, an engineering company that...

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No new candidates this week

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on No new candidates this week

Published February 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the past week, no new candidates have stepped forward to pull nomination papers for the May 7 town election and none have yet been returned to be certified. All potential candidates have until Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. to return nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s office,...

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S.C. approves SEEM amendment allowing North Andover to join collaborative

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on S.C. approves SEEM amendment allowing North Andover to join collaborative

Published February 21, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — The School Committee unanimously voted to accept an amendment to the SEEM Collaborative’s Articles of Agreement at its February 11 meeting. The amendment allows for North Andover Public Schools to become a member district of the collaborative. “Among my obligations as the district’s representative to the SEEM Collaborative, I need...

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Meeting for Bus 4 parents Feb. 26

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Meeting for Bus 4 parents Feb. 26

Published February 21, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —School administrators will hold an open forum for the parents and guardians of Bus 4 students with representatives of North Reading Transportation (NRT) next Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Distance Learning Lab at NRHS. This is a follow up to the Feb. 11 bus incident in which a relatively new school...

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Move on to stop downtown pot shop

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Move on to stop downtown pot shop

Published February 22, 2019 MELROSE — Peter Mortimer, the longtime Ward 6 alderman, isn’t crazy about bringing a recreational marijuana-related business to the downtown. Mortimer has filed an order, which the aldermen sent to their Appropriations Committee Tuesday night, that would limit the area where pot shops can operate to the Route 99 corridor only. Recently, residents decried allowing...

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Veteran Town Hall next week

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Veteran Town Hall next week

Published February 22, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Veterans’ Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Veterans’ Services office, will host a Veteran Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 8 p.m. at the Norman Prince VFW, 428 Main Street. All are...

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Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Published reports Friday state that 55-year-old Edward Clark of Norwood has been arrested for leaving the scene of the accident that killed Allison Donovan in Somerville last Friday night. Clark’s black pickup truck, with front end damage, was spotted by Tufts University police Thursday. The officer notified Somerville police and investigators...

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Rail trail MassDOT hearing March 19

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Rail trail MassDOT hearing March 19

Ballot question in the works Published February 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — It’s finally happening. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a public hearing on the proposed 25 percent design of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. “The meeting will not be...

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LCWD Special District Meeting Monday

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LCWD Special District Meeting Monday

Published February 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) will be holding a Special District Meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. There will be three articles appearing on the warrant for the Special District Meeting. While Town Meeting has a 175-voter quorum requirement, there...

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School budget planners told to sharpen their pencils

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on School budget planners told to sharpen their pencils

Published February 20, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials are heading back to the drawing board in order to reduce the preliminary fiscal year 2020 budget plan. Superintendent Jane Tremblay presented the School Department’s preliminary $26,182,916 budget for FY’20 to the Board of Selectmen last week. The current spending plan represents a 5.24 percent increase over FY’19’s...

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