Top 50 made at least $125K each last year

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Top 50 made at least $125K each last year

By BOB BURGESS WAKEFIELD — The bar just keeps rising in the world of municipal employee compensation. In Wakefield, no one among the top 50 paid town workers in 2017 made less than $125,995. In 2016, no one in the top 50 made less than $120,000. As much as things change, however, they remain the same: only one woman...

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Local Eats Week kicks off at ACE

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local Eats Week kicks off at ACE

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Local Eats Week, a 10 day website and social media campaign celebrating food, art, community, and conversation is coming to Wakefield March 1 through 11. To kick things off, local artists and restaureteurs are cooking up a three-day interactive experience in downtown Wakefield, with a heaping spoonful of culinary creativity...

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Town Election 2018 update

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Election 2018 update

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — With just over a week left to obtain nomination papers for any opening on the 2018 municipal election ballot, little interest has been shown in either of two seats on the School Committee. So far, two relatively new faces to elected politics in Wakefield have expressed a desire to serve on the...

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School safety becomes paramount

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on School safety becomes paramount

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — In the wake of the latest school campus massacre – this time on Valentine’s Day at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and faculty members dead and 15 injured – Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard assured the community that...

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WWII B17 crash secrets demystified

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on WWII B17 crash secrets demystified

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL NORTH READING — Last Thursday, Eric Evans gave a riveting presentation entitled “North Reading B-17 Crash Declassified: Secrets Revealed.”  The event was presented jointly by the North Reading Historical Society and the Flint Memorial Library where a standing room only crowd filled the library’s the activity room to...

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Quiet week on election front

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Quiet week on election front

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — With the deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers to run for elective office in the annual town election just under four weeks away, a few openings remain on the ballot. As the Transcript went to press this week, no new candidates had emerged in the various races,...

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Top priority is keeping school kids safe

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Top priority is keeping school kids safe

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — When the city’s schools reopen Monday following the February break, educators will welcome students and staff back with a continued determination to keep everyone safe. A week after a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Supt. of School Cyndy Taymore assured...

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Residence at Melrose Station celebrates grand opening

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Residence at Melrose Station celebrates grand opening

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Residence at Melrose Station (www.residencemelrosestation.com), owned and operated by LCB Senior Living (www.lcbseniorliving.com) and located at 158 Essex Street in Melrose, held a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new senior living community. The Residence at Melrose Station offers the area’s finest independent, assisted, and memory...

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Cultural Council announces local grants

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Cultural Council announces local grants

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council announces the award of 25 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants totaling $9,400 for events and programs that will take place in Melrose during the 2018 calendar year. Thirty-six applications were submitted. The deadline for submission was October 15, 2017. Grants have been awarded to first time...

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Keeping kids safe is ‘Job No. 1’ in town schools

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Keeping kids safe is ‘Job No. 1’ in town schools

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School and local officials continue to evaluate safety procedures in the wake of the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman allegedly shot and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. The Associated Press reported the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had...

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Student composers take on the universe

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Student composers take on the universe

They’ve got the music in them Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the planets of our solar system, and creative muses for music students in grades 4-12. Drawing inspiration from “The Planets,” an orchestral suite by English composer Gustav Holst, students have been hard...

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Special delivery: A Valentine for Judy Valentine

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Special delivery: A Valentine for Judy Valentine

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — Norma Baker. Does the name sound familiar? No? Then how about Judy Valentine? That name should ring a bell for those growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s. That is, if they were fans of “The Bozo Show.” Valentine starred in “The Bozo Show” along with...

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