Traffic alert: Road closure Saturday morning...

Sep 13, 2019 by

NORTH READING —  The section of North Street between Main Street and Lowell Road will be closed to through-traffic from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning, September 14, the North Reading DPW has announced. Only residents will be allowed access to this section of North Street. All other traffic will be detoured to the intersection of Main Street (Rte. 28) and Lowell Road (Rte. 62). According to the North Reading Police Department and DPW, the road closure is necessary due to tree work taking place near 203 North Street which is located between the Town Hall at 235 North St. and Main Street. “Residents of Oak, Pine, as well as the Navillus Neighborhood (Bradley, Sachem, Sullivan) will be able to access their homes. Please avoid the area if possible,” the Police Department posted...

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40B ZBA hearing tonight at NRHS Performing Arts Center...

Aug 8, 2019 by

Please note, in anticipation of the large crowd expected for tonight’s public hearing on the 20 Elm St. 40B application, the meeting will be held in the NRHS auditorium (the Performing Arts Center) rather than the school’s Distance Learning Lab. This change was made after the print edition of this week’s Transcript was published. The online version will reflect the latest information. Maureen Doherty, Editor ============================================ 40B ZBA hearing tonight at NRHS By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Eight months after the public learned of plans by Teresa’s Prime owner Nick Yebba to convert 19 acres of land into a 200-unit apartment complex, the first public presentation of the plan will be held tonight, Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). To facilitate a large crowd and the...

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North Reading Police looking for scammer who duped babysitter...

Jul 31, 2019 by

https://nrpd.org/2019/07/31/photo-north-reading-police-seek-to-identify-scammer/?fbclid=IwAR2kgkerzyq3PhOR0sSZ-xXGQ3         North Reading Police are seeking to identify this man as a suspected scammer who duped a local babysitter out of hundreds of dollars. (North Reading Police Department/Courtesy Photo) NORTH READING — Chief Michael P. Murphy and the North Reading Police Department are alerting the community and asking for the public’s assistance after an alleged con man scammed a local babysitter out of hundreds of dollars via a gift card scam. On Friday, July 26, a 19-year-old Beverly woman babysat a 9-year-old girl after the woman was contacted by a man, purporting to be the girl’s father, requesting babysitting services. The woman babysits for multiple local families and it is not unusual for her clients to give out her number The woman met the man outside a home in North...

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Safety tips to deal with the excessive heat warning now through Sunday...

Jul 19, 2019 by

Take precautions to protect yourself from excessive heat sweeping the region The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for North Reading and the entire region beginning at  Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 at 8 p.m. The town of North Reading will provide a cooling station in the air conditioned North Reading Police Department training room, located near the main lobby, which will be open from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Water will also be provided. The following heat safety tips have been provided by the North Reading Police Department and Police Chief Michael P. Murphy: North Reading Police Department offers hot weather safety tips ahead of potential heat wave JULY 18, 2019 BY KELSEY BODE NORTH READING — As this weekend’s projected heat wave approaches, Police Chief Michael P. Murphy would like to remind...

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ACS presents ‘Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight’ Saturday, May 4...

May 4, 2019 by

Long time North Reading resident Don Miller is a member of the Andover Choral Society. Tickets are available at the door. NORTH ANDOVER — The Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, is delighted to present the premiere performance of “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” by African-American classical composer Florence Price on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of North Andover High School. Chicago-based composer Florence Price was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed her Symphony in E Minor in 1933. Price composed over 300 works, and her songs and arrangements were performed by some of the most admired voices of her day, including Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. In 2009, a substantial collection of Price’s works...

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