North Reading Police Dept. offers non-civil service exam Sept. 14...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Published August 15, 2019 NORTH READING — The North Reading Police Department, in conjunction with Police Exam Solutions (PES), has scheduled a law enforcement entrance exam, and Police Chief Michael Murphy encourages anyone who is interested in becoming a North Reading police officer to sign up. The non-civil service exam is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, at North Reading High School, 189 Park St. Candidates must arrive at the test site at 8:15 a.m. The exam begins at 9 a.m. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 11 at 9 a.m. Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable examination fee of $135. PES will provide a multiple choice exam that measures basic educational reading, writing and mathematical abilities. The test will focus on how candidates handle stress and responsibility, their emotional skills and work attitudes,...

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Safe harbor statute topic of next 20 Elm St. 40B hearing Aug. 22...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Published August 15, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —Eight months after a proposal first surfaced to build 200 apartments on portions of the former Thomson Country Club off Elm Street, the public hearing process before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was opened last Thursday night, August 8. This date is of importance when it comes to a Ch. 40B Comprehensive Permit because it starts the clock on the 180-day window for the board to open and close the public hearing process. Only a written extension from the applicant can extend the timeframe beyond the 180 days and once that public hearing is closed no new information can be accepted by the ZBA, which has 40 additional days to review the material, deliberate and present its written decision for a vote, which needs...

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PHOTO: A classic lineup

Aug 8, 2019 by

Published August 8, 2019

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The Wall That Heals offers chance to heal old wounds...

Aug 8, 2019 by

At Ipswich River Park August 13-18 Published August 8, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — They were so young. That’s what sticks with you when you finally find them staring back at you from the heavy bound volumes of yellowing newsprint. Starting my search with a rough idea of when the war claimed three of North Reading’s own sons, it is still a shock to discover them, and realize that while the newsprint has aged, they have not. It has been more than 50 years since Vietnam stole them from the world and their families and friends; their aspirations snuffed out like a cheap cigarette. The town’s first victim, Sgt. Eugene R. Moreau, was killed in action August 27, 1966 while serving with Special Forces, 101st Airborne. A 1960 graduate of North Reading...

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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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