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Vietnam veterans receive long-awaited welcome home

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Vietnam veterans receive long-awaited welcome home

Published August 22, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “Welcome home” and “thank you for your service” were phrases uttered frequently and with sincerity throughout the five-plus days that The Wall That Heals occupied the meadow at Ipswich River Park. From the time the three-quarter replica of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C. arrived at the park last Tuesday afternoon until it was disassembled on Sunday afternoon, its presence transformed more than just the physical space it occupied. It gave a voice to all those who...

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40B public hearing tonight

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on 40B public hearing tonight

Published August 22, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The second Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) public hearing on the 20 Elm St. Ch. 40B comprehensive permit application for 200 apartments will be held tonight, Thursday, August 22 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting location is the Performing Arts Center at NRHS (not Town Hall) where the board has allotted about 30 minutes to discuss and decide whether the town can invoke “safe harbor” under the “general land area minimum” (GLAM) exemption provision of 40B if 1.5% or more of the...

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The Wall That Heals: Thursday’s moving ceremony

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on The Wall That Heals: Thursday’s moving ceremony

Published August 22, 2019 By ALLISON HASTINGS NORTH READING — This past week, local residents had the privilege of viewing a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Ipswich River Park in North Reading. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization, designed the three-quarter scale replica of The Wall and a mobile Education Center, which travels to 34 communities throughout the United States each year. Last Thursday, a special POW/MIA ceremony was held to commemorate those who died in combat and honor the veterans still with us today....

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Early deadlines for Labor Day

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Early deadlines for Labor Day

Published August 22, 2019 Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2, there will be early deadlines for editorial and advertising copy for the Thursday, September 5 edition of the North Reading Transcript. The deadline to submit advertisements is 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. The deadline to submit press releases and photographs is Friday, August 30 at noon. We appreciate your assistance and...

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Front Page: August 22, 2019

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Four days of ceremonies in honor of Vietnam veterans to highlight The Wall That Heals display

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Four days of ceremonies in honor of Vietnam veterans to highlight The Wall That Heals display

Published August 15, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — If you think the town’s Veterans’ Services Department outdid itself arranging for a police and motorcycle escort of the 18-wheeler as it delivered the “The Wall That Heals” to Ipswich River Park Tuesday afternoon, wait until you see the lineup of festivities Veterans’ Director Susan Magner and her team have planned Thursday through Sunday. The enthusiastic public greeting of the motorcade as it wound its way along the route from Concord Street to Park Street and across Main Street to Central...

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

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on North Reading Police Dept. offers non-civil service exam Sept. 14

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...

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

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Safe harbor statute topic of next 20 Elm St. 40B hearing Aug. 22

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...

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Front Page: August 15, 2019

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PHOTO: A classic lineup

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on PHOTO: A classic lineup

Published August 8, 2019

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