Assessor agreement renewed

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Assessor agreement renewed

Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The towns of Wakefield and Reading have agreed to renew the intermunicipal agreement whereby they share the services of Director of Assessments Victor Santaniello. The new three-year agreement begins on Jan. 1, 2019, and expires on Dec. 31, 2021. Both the Wakefield Town Council and the Reading Select...

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More than 100 raise voices at Community ‘Messiah Sing’

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on More than 100 raise voices at Community ‘Messiah Sing’

Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Community Messiah Sing was held at First Parish Congregational Church (FPCC) Friday night, Dec. 14. Well over 100 people turned out for what has become a favorite Christmas tradition. Those participating sat in pews sectioned off for soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers. Following welcome...

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Learn Anywhere program assessed

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Learn Anywhere program assessed

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The pros and cons of the Wakefield Public Schools’ Learn Anywhere Project were hashed out at a recent School Committee meeting as part of a presentation by a committee charged with evaluating the program. The Learn Anywhere Project consists of three parts: Distance learning during school cancellation...

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Transcript’s Christmas fund tops $24,000 this week

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Transcript’s Christmas fund tops $24,000 this week

Published December 13, 2018 By MAUREEN DOHERTY  NORTH READING — What makes North Reading such a special place to call home? For starters, it’s the friends and neighbors who give their valuable time and resources to help their neighbors in need. Through their generous support of the Transcript’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund they are ensuring that the volunteers at...

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‘Love is where the joy is,’ Travis Roy tells students

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on ‘Love is where the joy is,’ Travis Roy tells students

Published December 13, 2018 By GAIL LOWE NORTH READING — Faced with the prospect of spending the rest of your life as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair would send many people into an abyss of self-pity and despair, but there are other stout-hearted souls who would use this unfortunate set of circumstances to help people. That’s what Travis Roy...

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Little School Pre-K open house and registration 2019-20

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Little School Pre-K open house and registration 2019-20

Published December 13, 2018 NORTH READING — The public is invited to an open house and registration for the North Reading Public Schools’ pre–kindergarten program on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the E. Ethel Little School on Barberry Road. This is a perfect opportunity to meet the staff, explore the classroom, visit the gym, discover...

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Educators stand in support of override

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Educators stand in support of override

Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — On Wednesday morning before schools opened across the city, members of the Melrose Education Association demonstrated their support for OneMelrose and the campaign to pass a Proposition 2 ½ override in April. “It is never too early to do the necessary work of making sure that voters fully understand the issues and the urgency...

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Kindergarten registration information

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Kindergarten registration information

Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Melrose Public Schools invites families of students entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year to participate in the following events: KINDERGARTEN OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION NIGHT – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Snow Date Thursday, January 17), Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium from 7 – 8:00 p.m. Meet and greet with school department personnel and building principals who will provide...

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Beethoven Society Christmas concert Sunday

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — The Beethoven Society of Melrose will present a Christmas Concert. This free concert will be held at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin Street in Melrose on Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m. Ladies and Friends performing “Happy Holly Days.” Ladies and Friends include Christine Corbett, Jane Corrigan, Jean Dancewicz, Carolina Lanney,...

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Ratepayers OK  $250K water study

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Ratepayers OK  $250K water study

Published December 12, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In the wake of mounting pressure from angry ratepayers and local officials, the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners withdrew its multi-million dollar treatment plant proposal at the standing-room only special district meeting at the Lynnfield Middle School cafeteria on Monday. The water commissioners scheduled the special...

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Three candidates vying to be next library director

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Three candidates vying to be next library director

Published December 12, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Library Trustees is looking to appoint the next director of the Lynnfield Public Library later this month, Interim Library Director Nancy Ryan said in an interview with the Villager. The library is searching for a new library director in the wake of former Director Holly Mercer resigning in...

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Improbable Players talk of substance abuse dangers at LMS

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Improbable Players talk of substance abuse dangers at LMS

Published December 12, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Seventh and eighth grade students were given a crash course in the dangers of substance abuse while watching a performance by the Improbable Players on Dec. 7. The Improbable Players use theater performances and workshops in order to raise awareness about the negative affect of substance abuse. Lahey Health and...

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