Luciani back on ConCom

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Luciani back on ConCom

Published in the July 2, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — After a very brief hiatus, Jim Luciani is back on the Conservation Commission. The Town Council appointed Luciani at its June 22 meeting to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of commissioner Warren Laskey. Luciani’s appointment closes the loop on a small controversy. At the their...

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Changing times

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changing times

Published July 1, 2020 New WFD post filled By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Captain Thomas Purcell has been appointed to to the new position of Deputy Fire Chief. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio announced the appointment at last week’s Town Council meeting and the appointment was ratified by the Town Council as required by the Town Charter. Maio noted...

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Economic Development Council created

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Economic Development Council created

Published in the June 30, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council last week voted to create a nine-member Economic Development Council to work with and support a future Economic and Community Development Director, after Town Meeting recently voted to fund that position. The Town Council will take the summer to solicit members to serve on...

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First socially distanced Town Meeting a success

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on First socially distanced Town Meeting a success

Published July 2, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The inaugural socially distanced Annual Town Meeting went off without a hitch Monday night as voters acted on the entire 24-article warrant in under 40 minutes. That has to be a record for North Reading voters. In fact, it took less time to work through the articles than it...

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Manupelli to lead Select Board again

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Manupelli to lead Select Board again

Published July 2, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Kathryn Manupelli was voted to continue to lead the Select Board as its chairwoman for the second year in a row at board’s re-organizational meeting last Wednesday night. The meeting was held virtually following the June 23 annual Town Election. Ordinarily, this would have occurred the day after the...

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Music Boosters launch capital campaign for percussion instruments

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Music Boosters launch capital campaign for percussion instruments

Published July 2, 2020 By ALLIE HASTINGS NORTH READING — The North Reading Music Boosters organization has started a capital fundraising campaign to purchase two new percussion instruments for the town’s music programs – in preparation for the fall 2020 Marching Band season – and they are seeking support from the community at this time. For decades, the North...

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Streaming could bring you MHS sports this fall

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Streaming could bring you MHS sports this fall

Published July 3, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—If you have a queasy feeling about fall sports, you’re not alone. But as long as schools are open—and they will be this fall, given Gov. Baker’s directive on June 25—that means sports are open too. The MIAA is ready to pick up where they left last March, according to the most...

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Knock down!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Knock down!

Published July 3, 2020 MELROSE — No injuries were reported during a busy two week stretch for the city’s fire service. Firefighting crews knocked down residential blazes on South High Street and West Wyoming Avenue, and beat back a pesky brush fire on remote Mt. Ephraim as part of their regular tours of duty beginning Monday, June 22. Around 2:20 that...

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Redesigning the city’s 4th of July celebration

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Redesigning the city’s 4th of July celebration

Published July 3, 2020 MELROSE — The city will hold a modified 4th of July Celebration for all ages on Saturday, July. This all-day celebration is free and will be held throughout Melrose.  For the past 50+ years, thousands of residents have joined us for our annual Bike and Carriage Parade around the Common Park. Things are a little...

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Superintendent Tremblay ‘loved every minute’ of LPS career

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Superintendent Tremblay ‘loved every minute’ of LPS career

Published July 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Working with children, families and the community was the best part of retired Superintendent Jane Tremblay’s 34-year career in the Lynnfield Public Schools. Tremblay officially closed the book on her 34-year tenure with the school system when she retired on Tuesday. She served as the district’s chief educational officer for the...

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Officials to retiring schools’ leader:

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Officials to retiring schools’ leader:

‘The impact you made is everlasting’ Published July 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Current and former local officials sung the praises of retiring Superintendent Jane Tremblay during her last School Committee meeting on June 23. Tremblay retired from the school system on Tuesday after working for Lynnfield Public Schools for the past 34 years, including the last...

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State wants local schools’ reopening plans

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on State wants local schools’ reopening plans

Published July 1, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Officials are urging parents to stay patient while the state continues finalizing guidelines for reopening schools this fall. Gov. Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeff Riley unveiled a preliminary back-to-school framework during a June 25 press conference. The preliminary guidelines are designed to help...

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