National Grid work this week

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on National Grid work this week

Published August 12, 2020 WAKEFIELD — This week National Grid crews are continuing to work at three currently active work sites: Montrose Avenue, Salem Street, and Broadway. The work is related to the Woburn-to-Wakefield underground transmission line project. Duct bank installation is ongoing on Montrose Avenue and Salem Street. The work site on Montrose Avenue is located between Whittier Road and...

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Local artist achieves international fame

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local artist achieves international fame

Published in the August 11, 2020 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — North Ward resident and artist Liza Vaughn has been using her time wisely during the pandemic brought on by the novel coronavirus. Not only has she tightened her bond among family members, including her husband Ken and their three children Kenny, Ava and Jake, she is devoting...

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Councilors clash over HRC appointments

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Published in the August 11, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Wakefield Human Rights Commission continues to be a lightning rod for controversy as a discussion at last week’s Town Council meeting became heated when councilors talked of the process for filling the four current vacancies on the commission. Those vacancies came in the wake of comments made at...

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Special Town Meeting Saturday 9 a.m.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Special Town Meeting Saturday 9 a.m.

Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Four out of five Select Board members supported the acquisition of the 14-acre Seven Acres Poultry Farm at 14 Concord St. and will recommend in favor of the passage of Article 1 at Saturday’s Special Town Meeting. The majority opinion was offered during Monday night’s virtual Select Board hearing...

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John Friberg: A man for all seasons

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on John Friberg: A man for all seasons

Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY There are few times in a person’s life when you are dealt a heart wrenching blow that stops you in your tracks. July 28, 2020 was that day for many of us. In a year filled with unbearable loss, the North Reading community and this newspaper lost a true unsung hero with...

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Hybrid plan alternates in-person and remote learning for most students

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Hybrid plan alternates in-person and remote learning for most students

Published August 6, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The School Committee voted 3-2 last Thursday morning to submit the school district’s preliminary reopening plan to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) by the July 31 deadline. All districts in the state must submit their final plans by next Monday, August 10. Superintendent of Schools...

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Emergency Fund relaunched

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Emergency Fund relaunched

Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — These are tough times, as everyone knows. And Mayor Paul Brodeur wants to do something to help. Brodeur this week announced the relaunch of the Melrose Emergency Fund, used to assist residents who need it. He said, “We all know it is important to support each other in these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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MEA leader urges remote learning for now

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MEA leader urges remote learning for now

Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — As administrators work to retool their return to instruction plan for the 2020-21 academic year, they are being urged by the teachers’ union not to open school buildings until it’s safe to do so. Lisa Donovan, president of the Melrose Education Association, wrote in a letter that for the time being, remote learning...

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Sidewalk Saturdays this month

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Sidewalk Saturdays this month

Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor Gately Funeral Home invite the public to shop, eat and do business during Saturdays in August. Come to downtown Melrose and Franklin Square/Franklin Street to support your local businesses in a safe and socially distant way outside, but don’t forget your mask. There will be...

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SC approves reopening plan

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on SC approves reopening plan

Published August 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee unanimously approved the finalized hybrid reopening plan during an early morning meeting on Friday, Aug. 7. Superintendent Kristen Vogel recommended implementing a hybrid plan in order to reopen all four schools when the 2020-2021 academic year begins on Wednesday, Sept. 16. She said the plan will be...

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During the pandemic, school safety measures outlined

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on During the pandemic, school safety measures outlined

Published August 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Three members of the Emergency Management Team gave an overview of the protocols all four schools will be using in order to keep students and staff safe this fall. Superintendent Kristen Vogel said during the School Committee’s Aug. 7 meeting that the proposed hybrid return to instruction plan will enable...

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Virtual Reid’s Ride raises close to $100K

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Virtual Reid’s Ride raises close to $100K

Published August 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Reid’s Ride community certainly lived up to its motto this year: Stronger together while apart. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Alliance was forced to hold a virtual Reid’s Ride instead of the traditional 28-mile bike-a-thon from Lynnfield...

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