First Baptist service marks fire anniversary

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on First Baptist service marks fire anniversary

Published in the October 22, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tomorrow night marks the first anniversary of a devastating fire that destroyed the stately First Baptist Church at the corner of Lafayette and Common streets. A service is planned at the site of the old — and future — church tomorrow beginning at 6:30 p.m. Organizers anticipate that it will...

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Police offer Halloween safety tips

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Police offer Halloween safety tips

Published in the October 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Chief Steven Skory and the Wakefield Police Department want to remind families of several important safety tips as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating. The Wakefield Police Department wishes to offer the following tips to the community to help ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. Children should: •...

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Top town boards discuss money

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Top town boards discuss money

Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Last night’s “Tri-Board” meeting at the Galvin Middle School was a kind of summit on the town’s finances, with three of the town’s top boards getting together in advance of the municipal budget season. The meeting took place in a far better fiscal atmosphere than in 2008,...

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Unanimous vote to appeal DHCD decision

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Unanimous vote to appeal DHCD decision

Published October 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —The action taken Thursday night by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was swift and uncomplicated. Acting Chairman James Demetri and ZBA members Jennifer Platt and Joseph Keyes voted unanimously to appeal the decision by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to deny the board’s claim of...

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Swan Pond paving passes Town Meeting

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Swan Pond paving passes Town Meeting

Published October 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The fate of a proposal to pave Swan Pond Road took as many twists and turns as the 2,700-foot private gravel road itself. Whenever it comes up for discussion, be it at a Town Meeting, a Select Board meeting or a workshop with the neighbors, the debates, scenarios and...

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Business owners invited to free party, workshop Oct. 24

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Business owners invited to free party, workshop Oct. 24

Published October 17, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Are you a member of the North Reading business community? Do you own commercial property in town? Perhaps you also run your own business locally? Then take note! The town’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) is throwing a party and you’re invited. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 24 to head...

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Household Hazardous Waste collection Oct. 26

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Household Hazardous Waste collection Oct. 26

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — On Saturday, October 26, the City of Melrose is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at the DPW City Yard and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street. From 8 – 11:45 a.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash....

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Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil Sunday

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil Sunday

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — Fall is here and it’s time for MAAV’s Annual Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil. This year’s event, which will be the 24th annual, will be held on Sunday, October 20 at 4 p.m. at the Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School. The Walk and Candlelight Vigil is MAAV’s largest annual fundraiser and community awareness...

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MACS annual exhibit and sale Saturday

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MACS annual exhibit and sale Saturday

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — This year, the Melrose Arts and Crafts Society will be holding its Annual Exhibit and Sale, Saturday, October 19 at the First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster St., Melrose from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All year, members have been busy making items for the exhibit. A quilt, raffle baskets and an afghan...

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Jordan Park renovation set for Fall TM vote

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Jordan Park renovation set for Fall TM vote

Published October 16, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Six years after the Fields Committee recommended overhauling Jordan Park as part of the townwide fields project, Fall Town Meeting will be asked to approve renovating the park on Monday, Oct. 21. The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to recommend renovating Jordan Park on Oct. 8. Article 11 seeks to...

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Fall Town Meeting Monday

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Fall Town Meeting Monday

By DAN TOMASELLO Published October 16, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Are you ready for Round Two? Three-and-a-half weeks after voters packed the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium and gymnasium for a Special Town Meeting, Town Moderator Joe Markey will drop the gavel for another time this year when Fall Town Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. in...

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Accused witch in Lynnfield

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Accused witch in Lynnfield

Published October 16, 2019 By HELEN BREEN LYNNFIELD — With Halloween around the corner, thousands flock to Salem to celebrate. The real witchcraft madness of 1692, however, was spread throughout a larger area of the North Shore. The hysteria began in Salem Village, the old Tapleyville section of Danvers near the Liberty Tree Mall, when a group of “afflicted girls”...

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