PHOTO: It’s showtime

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 13, 2019

read more

Colleagues, family watch Davis sworn in as fire chief...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 13, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A humble and proud Glenn Davis was officially sworn in as the town’s new fire chief during a ceremony at the Meeting House on March 6. Davis’ family, friends, local officials and a large crowd of firefighters from town and the area came to the ceremony to show their support for the new chief. Retired Police-Fire Chief Paul Romano, retired Deputy Fire Chief Francis Lennon, retired Assistant Fire Chief/former Selectman Bob MacKendrick, retired Fire Chief Joseph Lingel, state Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading) and state Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) were among the ceremony’s attendees. After Fire Chaplain/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Rev. Robert Bacon gave the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, Police Chief David Breen welcomed attendees to the ceremony. Selectmen Chairman Dick...

read more

A look at upcoming rail trail meeting...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 13, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a public hearing on the proposed 25 percent design of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. The public hearing’s purpose is help residents from both communities learn more about the proposed 25 percent design of the rail trail. Residents from both towns will be able to comment on the project. The rail trail project entails constructing a shared-use path along an abandoned railroad corridor, beginning at the Main Street and Bennett Street intersection in Wakefield. The rail trail would extend north through Lynnfield to the Peabody line. A portion of the rail trail would go through Reedy Meadow. The proposed trail is 4.4 miles...

read more

Sold out for Sam

Mar 14, 2019 by

LMG Casino Night raises over $40K Published March 13, 2019 By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — The exact numbers have yet to be calculated, but the Lynnfield Moms Group (LMG) is “pretty confident” that more than $40,000 was raised at Casino Night on March 8. The fundraiser was held to benefit 7-year-old Sam Halpern, who last winter suffered the loss of both legs below the knee and his right hand after contracting a rare streptococcal infection. Sam survived only through a strong course of antibiotics and an even stronger support system that includes his family, friends and the Lynnfield community. Early in his illness, the little boy spent two months at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston where he learned to use prosthetics and build strength. The money raised will be used to help with...

read more

New MarketStreet cinema, garage plan unveiled...

Mar 7, 2019 by

Published March 6, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — After years in the making, the MarketStreet cinema proposal is headed to the April 29 Town Meeting. National Development Managing Partner Ted Tye unveiled the proposed warrant article during the Board of Selectmen’s Feb. 27 meeting. He said the proposed cinema would consist of eight screens and 800 seats, and would be 40,000 square feet. Tye said the cinema would be located at the back of the outdoor mall near Gaslight and Walburgers, and would be 45 feet tall. National Development originally proposed constructing a cinema when the project was first conceived as Meadow Walk in 2007, but the firm decided to abandon the proposal in order to win support from abutters and residents. The Planned Village Development District (PVDD) agreement subsequently prohibited a movie...

read more