33 Melrose artists’ work displayed...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 25, 2020 MELROSE — Melrose Arts, along with the Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Window Art Walk Oct. 3-19 in Melrose. Each year, local Melrose artists team up with downtown merchants to present a beautiful display of art. Residents can stroll the downtown area and see work in various media done by local artists displayed in the windows of participating merchants. Come see what some artists have created during this pandemic. An online listing showing which artists are in each window will be available to the public on the website www.melrosearts.com. This free event is a great way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon – seeing what’s happening on the local art scene and supporting local businesses. Since the window walk lasts for two weeks, there’s no...

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Town leaders acknowledge legacy of Bradley H. Jones Sr., 89...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 24, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Members of the Select Board offered their condolences to the family of Bradley H. Jones Sr. at their meeting Monday night. Jones, who died on Labor Day just three weeks shy of his 90th birthday, dedicated several decades of his life volunteering on numerous town committees and offering his fiscal acumen to the town’s affairs. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Brad and Jean, his wife of 67 years, moved to town in 1959 and raised their three children here. They helped establish the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation, on which they served for 40 years. He was a longtime member of the Finance Committee and was always an active and engaged participant at Town Meetings. He also served on the Middle School Building...

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Cardinal O’Malley to preside at 75th Anniversary Mass...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 24, 2020 NORTH READING — In January 2020, the parishioners of St. Theresa Parish in North Reading were getting ready for a year of special events to commemorate their 75 years as a parish. The events encompassed all the values the parishioners hold dear: faith, family and community. The year started with a special Mass to kick-off the anniversary year, followed by a drive to collect Valentine gift bags to give to North Reading’s senior citizens. Then COVID hit. As the year went on, events had to be canceled or postponed. As Massachusetts entered various opening phases, so too did the church. The parish community tried to celebrate the anniversary year in ways they safely could, but never with the ability to include a large number of people. But one event, the 75th...

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2nd Night of Hope draws a crowd...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 23, 2020 THINK OF MICHAEL FOUNDATION board members and supporters, from left, Selectman Dick Dalton, Jamie Dalton, Jon Cook, Carmela Dalton, Ava Cook, Stacey Cook, Lucas Cook and Maddie Cook were thrilled by the turnout for the second annual A Night of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Dan Tomasello Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Over a hundred people came together to support people in recovery and to remember those who lost their battle with addiction during the second annual A Night of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 20. A Healthy Lynnfield and the Think of Michael Foundation hosted the event once again in order to raise awareness about substance abuse and mental health during National Recovery Month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Night of Hope featured a car procession dubbed the...

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Schools launching anti-racism initiative...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 23, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — In the wake of racist events happening across the country and in town, the school system will be launching an anti-racism initiative this academic year. Superintendent Kristen Vogel made the announcement during the School Committee’s Sept. 15 meeting. While the initiative has been in the works for the last several months, the announcement took place after a Summer Street man and his stepfather pleaded not guilty in Peabody District Court earlier that day to charges related to recent acts of racially motivated vandalism at one of their neighbor’s homes. “We are committed to the values of social justice, anti-racism and equity,” said Vogel. “We aspire to live into these values in our teaching, professional development and curriculum. We aspire to create a school system that operates...

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Planners send Tree Protection Bylaw to Oct. TM...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 23, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A proposed new bylaw seeking to protect trees is headed to October Town Meeting. The Planning Board recently voted to include the proposed Tree Protection Bylaw on the warrant for Town Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 17. Planning and Conservation Director Emilie Cademartori noted on the town’s website that the proposed Tree Protection Bylaw seeks to address goals that were identified in the 2002 Master Plan, the 2010 Open Space and Recreation Plan and from community feedback that was included in a town-wide survey in 2017. “The bylaw aims to protect trees within designated setbacks on residential and commercial properties and within proposed new subdivisions,” Cademartori stated. Cademartori recalled that the Planning Board began researching similar bylaws in other communities two...

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