Three singers crowned Lynnfield Idol...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 By GAIL LOWE  LYNNFIELD — Eleven singers turned out for the Lynnfield Idol competition on Tuesday night, May 14 in Lynnfield High School’s auditorium, and three took the top spots. Giuliana Guarracino was named winner for the Middle School Division, while Ashley Schumacher won the High School Division. Summer Street School Music Director Ben Zavisza took top honors for the Faculty Division. For their winning performances, each was given a pair of tickets to North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!” and a gift card. Judging the competition were Karen Nascembeni, Tom Page and Kenny Lewis. The singers performed two works in differing styles during Acts 1 and 2. Guarracino dazzled in a red sequined top while performing “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” by Christina Aguilera. During Act 2,...

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MarketStreet gets $102K property tax refund...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — MarketStreet Lynnfield was awarded a tax abatement totaling $6 million last October. According to a letter from attorney John M. Lynch from the law firm Lynch, DeSimone and Nylen, LLP, the Board of Assessors and MarketStreet reached an abatement agreement for fiscal year 2018. Lynch stated that MarketStreet’s assessed value was $231,450,400 in FY18. He said the outdoor mall’s final value equaled $225,540,400, representing a valuation abatement totaling $6 million. Lynch stated the tax rate was $17.08 per thousand valuation and MarketStreet received a $102,480 refund. In an interview with the Villager, Assessing Manager Ray Boly said MarketStreet’s owners, National Development and WS Development, have disputed the mall’s assessed value since 2014. He said the MarketStreet filed for abatements for FY17, FY18 and FY19, and...

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Boston Marathon director encourages students to ‘Dream Big’...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Life is about learning lessons and overcoming challenges, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray told fifth graders during a May 17 assembly in the Lynnfield Middle School auditorium. Fifth graders have been reading McGillivray’s children’s book “Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination,” which is about the race director’s life and the challenges he has overcome. McGillivray began the presentation by giving fifth grader Heavenly Claypool a medal. “One of the most important things in life is to feel good about yourself,” said McGillivray. “That is the foundation by which we accomplish anything in life. The bottom of the medal I just gave you says ‘My next goal is to earn my own medal.’ What is going to happen Heavenly is you are...

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May 23, 2019 by

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Municipal leaders talk about health of communities...

May 16, 2019 by

Published May 15, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO WAKEFIELD — Lynnfield and Wakefield are both doing well. That was the message Lynnfield Town Administrator Rob Dolan and Wakefield Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio gave during the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Small Business Resource Expo on May 9. The Savings Bank, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and the Chamber hosted the event in order to kick off Small Business Month. Chamber Executive Director John Smolinksy served as the master of ceremonies during the event. “The Chamber of Commerce plays a role in helping a community remain strong and vibrant,” said Smolinsky. Dolan said it’s been “an incredible honor serving as Lynnfield’s town administrator for the past year-and-a-half.” “Having been the mayor of Melrose for almost 17 years, or as some would say...

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