The talents of student artists, musicians on display...

May 30, 2019 by

Published May 29, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A talented group of artists and musicians came together during the Open Studios art showcase and Spring Concert at Lynnfield High School on May 23. During this year’s Open Studios, over 100 guests comprised of students, parents, community members, teachers and school officials came out to celebrate students’ creativity. The high school’s front lobby was transformed into an art gallery while LHS Band students performed during the Spring Concert that was simultaneously held in the auditorium. Open Studios was first launched four years ago and is now one of the school system’s most highly anticipated events. The show’s origins date back to the spring of 2015, when former LHS Band Director Tom Westmoreland, LHS Choral Director Doug Hodgkins, art teacher Laura Johnson and photography/design teacher...

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PHOTO: Solemn tribute

May 30, 2019 by

Published May 30, 2019

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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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