Changes coming for refuse collection

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changes coming for refuse collection

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beginning September 30, JRM Hauling and Recycling will be servicing the town for both trash and recycling management. Little will change for residents, and existing blue trash bins will still be used. Currently, JRM provides recycling services to Wakefield and Russell Disposal provides trash refuse collection services. Russell Disposal informed...

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Natalie Joly wins New England Music Award

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Natalie Joly wins New England Music Award

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — On September 7, Wakefield’s own Natalie Joly and Kyle McGrail, and their band “Natalie Joly & the Reckless Hearts,” took home the Song of the Year award at the New England Music Awards, for their latest release, “You Oughta Know.” “You Oughta Know” was written by Joly, and is performed by...

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Plans unveiled for head of Lake property

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Plans unveiled for head of Lake property

Published in the September 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — This week, the Zoning Board of Appeals got its first look at a proposal for the next incarnation of the former American Mutual/Comverse building at 200-400 Quannapowitt Parkway. Waterstone Properties Group purchased the property in January of 2018 for $15 million. They are seeking Special Permits and...

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Fun for all ages at Saturday’s Apple Festival

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Fun for all ages at Saturday’s Apple Festival

Published September 12, 2019 NORTH READING — The 25th annual Apple Festival, a highlight on everyone’s fall calendar, is this Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rev. Daniel Putnam House grounds, 27 Bow St., across from the town common. The rain date is Sunday, September 15. The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society event is...

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NY Ventures appeals town’s safe harbor defense

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NY Ventures appeals town’s safe harbor defense

Published September 12, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING— To the surprise of no one, NY Ventures has filed an appeal of the town’s claim of “safe harbor” status under the GLAM (General Land Area Minimum) exemption in its comprehensive permit application. The 21-page objection poking holes in the town’s August 23 claim of safe harbor was filed last...

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Who Needs A Backpack project a huge success

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Who Needs A Backpack project a huge success

Published September 12, 2019 NORTH READING — Debbie Sharp, an educational advocate from Who’s Learning Now, LLC, recently completed the second annual Who Needs a Backpack project. Together with help from her children, Sisi, 11, and Bryce, 9, as well as additional black-belt candidates, family members, friends, neighbors and complete strangers they were able to collect and donate 250 filled...

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Mayoral hopefuls bat some issues around

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mayoral hopefuls bat some issues around

Published September 13, 2019 MELROSE — Whether it be acknowledging income inequality, making the city work for every resident, focusing more intensely on education, reducing the high levels of public school student stress or improving communication on how municipal decisions are made, the five people who would be mayor each had a different take on the single most important issue facing Melrose during a...

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Local man wins big after mad dash to Encore

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Local man wins big after mad dash to Encore

Published September 13, 2019 By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — When Melrose resident Michael Miller’s Somerville friend Dan Hardy invited him to share a room at Boston’s new casino, Encore, on the Saturday night of Labor Day weekend he had no idea what awaited, but less than 24 hours later he came home $100,000 richer. And it wasn’t because he...

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High school senior working to end tobacco use

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on High school senior working to end tobacco use

Published September 13, 2019  By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — Watching a loved one die from a smoking-related illness became a life-changing experience for Millane Mosqueda, member of the graduating Class of 2020 at Melrose High School. “A close relative and neighbor died of a lung disease. But before her death, she had to wear scarves to hide the hole...

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A Night of Hope will raise awareness about addiction Sept. 22

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on A Night of Hope will raise awareness about addiction Sept. 22

Publishing September 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Addiction has inflicted a tremendous amount of pain on people and communities across the United States. Lynnfield is no exception. In order to raise awareness about substance use and mental health, A Healthy Lynnfield and Think of Michael have come together to host the first annual A Night of Hope...

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Selectmen won’t back rail trail funds

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Selectmen won’t back rail trail funds

Publishing September 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A warrant article for the Sept. 26 Special Town Meeting that seeks to allocate funds for the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail’s final design is moving forward without the support of the Board of Selectmen. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition last month requesting a Special Town...

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LHS educator Puleo wins first Presser Award

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on LHS educator Puleo wins first Presser Award

Publishing September 11, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Joey Puleo has dedicated his life to making a positive impact in and out of the classroom. Puleo’s dedication and hard work were recognized late last month when the School Committee presented the Lynnfield High School English teacher with the first annual Dorothy Presser Award, which was established in honor...

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