Lynnfield News

2nd Night of Hope draws a crowd

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on 2nd Night of Hope draws a crowd

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....

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Schools launching anti-racism initiative

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Schools launching anti-racism initiative

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...

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Planners send Tree Protection Bylaw to Oct. TM

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Planners send Tree Protection Bylaw to Oct. TM

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...

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Open Space bylaw headed to Town Meeting

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Open Space bylaw headed to Town Meeting

Published September 23, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — As part of an effort to protect open space, the Planning Board recently submitted the proposed Open Space Residential Design (OSRD) Bylaw to be included on the October Town Meeting warrant. The Planning Board had been hoping to submit the proposed OSRD Bylaw for the spring session of Town Meeting, but the COVID-19 virus pandemic delayed those plans. The fall session of Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17. The proposed bylaw seeks to address goals identified in...

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Front Page: September 23, 2020

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Front Page: September 23, 2020

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Arrests made in BLM vandalism incidents

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Arrests made in BLM vandalism incidents

Posted on: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 LYNNFIELD — A Summer Street man and his stepfather pleaded not guilty in Peabody District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 15, on charges related to recent acts of racially-motivated vandalism at one of their neighbor’s homes. According to a release, a month-long police investigation led to the arrests early Tuesday morning of 21-year-old Joshua Simpson and Stephen Smith, 55, of 393 Summer St. Police had been watching another Summer Street home that had been a frequent target of vandalism, including to a Black Lives Matter sign on...

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COVID cases rise; officials urge diligence

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on COVID cases rise; officials urge diligence

Published September 16, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Local officials are urging residents to be vigilant in the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases in town over the last several weeks. Town Administrator Rob Dolan said during a Sept. 10 press conference that the Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center designated the town as a “red” community due to 18 cases of the novel coronavirus being diagnosed from Aug. 23 to Sept. 5. “This is not a positive thing,” said Dolan. “The state has assessed COVID cases in the...

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Protesters urge end to racially motivated attacks

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on Protesters urge end to racially motivated attacks

Published September 16, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO YORKSHIRE DRIVE residents Jason and Carly Caggiano proudly reiterated their support for Black Lives Matter during a Lynnfield for Love protest on the Town Common on Sept. 12. (Dan Tomasello Photo) LYNNFIELD — One-hundred-and-twenty-five residents gathered on the Town Common on Saturday morning, Sept. 12, in support of townspeople who have been targeted for having Black Lives Matter signs on their property. Lynnfield for Love decided to host the peaceful protest after three juveniles set off fireworks at Jason and Carly Caggiano’s...

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A Night of Hope returns Sunday

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on A Night of Hope returns Sunday

Published September 16, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The second annual A Night of Hope will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lynnfield Middle School. A Healthy Lynnfield and the Think of Michael Foundation are hosting the event once again in order to raise awareness about substance abuse and mental health issues as part of National Recovery Month. Last year’s A Night of Hope featured 600 attendees. Selectman Dick Dalton and his family launched the Think of Michael Foundation in honor of their...

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EDITORIAL: A teachable moment

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A teachable moment

Published September 16, 2020 Last week should be a wake up call for residents, especially those not taking COVID-19 seriously. The town was informed on Sept. 9 that the Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center designated Lynnfield as a “red” community due to 18 cases of the novel coronavirus being diagnosed from Aug. 23 to Sept. 5. The town was previously classified as a “yellow” community after alternating between “gray” and “green” earlier this summer. “Red is the highest risk category and indicates an increased prevalence in community spread of COVID-19,”...

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