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Liane Gonzalez pulls papers for Select Board

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Liane Gonzalez pulls papers for Select Board

Published February 14, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The field of potential candidates in the May 7 town election has expanded. Earlier this week, Liane R. Gonzalez of Clover Road pulled nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s office to seek endorsements for one of two open seats on the Select Board. Both incumbents, Chairman Michael Prisco and Select Board member Robert Mauceri, announced last month that they would not be seeking re-election this year. Gonzalez is currently a member of the North Reading Housing Authority. She holds...

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Parents outraged over alleged busing negligence

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Published February 14, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Batchelder School parent Marisa Lava took to social media Monday evening to express her concerns regarding North Reading Transportation’s (NRT) Bus 4. “My son goes to the Batch and we have had a ridiculous amount of safety issues with the bus company, North Reading Transportation. We have had at least a dozen possibly more bus drivers in less than 2 years and for some reason the good drivers always seem to get transferred. Just to give you a little...

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Educator evaluation system taxing administrators

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Published February 14, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — Superintendent Jon Bernard updated the School Committee on the implementation of the educator evaluation system at the board’s January 28 meeting. Bernard reported that an evaluation committee has been formed, per the most recent collective bargaining agreement with the North Reading Education Association (NREA). The superintendent noted that the administrators chose to take their time implementing this new evaluation system. “We were very methodical. We formed a committee that I think has been very good at ushering in a new...

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PHOTO: Being their best

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Front Page: February 14, 2019

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Breaking news: Administrators addressing ‘serious situation’ with school bus driver 

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Breaking news: Administrators addressing ‘serious situation’ with school bus driver 

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The following letter was distributed to all parents and guardians Tuesday morning via email by Superintendent of Schools Jon C. Bernard in response to a variety of parental concerns regarding the district’s school bus transportation provider and the immediate steps being taken by the administration to address the issues raised. Tuesday’s response by the district follows a firestorm that erupted on social media last night via the North Reading Community Connections page, a private Facebook page,  after a parent relayed a story about...

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Cody steps down from CPC

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Cody steps down from CPC

Published February 7, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING —Two weeks into the town election season no new candidates have pulled nomination papers. However, one more incumbent has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. He also will be unable to complete the remainder of his term because he is relocating. Community Planning Commission (CPC) member Jonathan Cody submitted his letter of resignation to the town last Thursday afternoon, January 31. “Effectively immediately, please accept this letter as notification that due to personal reasons and a relocation, I...

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Town: River can’t handle impact of 20 Elm St. 40B

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Town: River can’t handle impact of 20 Elm St. 40B

Published February 7, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Two months later, the waiting begins, each side hopeful the state will decide in its favor. After being granted a two-week extension of time by MassHousing for the public and the town to submit comments on the Ch. 40B application at 20 Elm St., the public comment period is now officially closed. MassHousing will now try to ascertain whether the site the developer seeks to develop qualifies for a Project Eligibility Letter (PEL). If so, the local Zoning Board...

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Brownies learn about town flag and other local history fun facts

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on Brownies learn about town flag and other local history fun facts

Published February 7, 2019 NORTH READING — Did you know that North Reading has a flag? We didn’t. Did you also know that it was created by a North Reading Girl Scout Troop in 1973? Neither did we. Those were just a few of the interesting bits of history that Girl Scout Brownie Troop 62798 learned January 30 while earning their “Celebrating Community” badge. Even better was the fact that they learned these facts from another troop, Girl Scout Senior Troop 71901. The girls also learned some interesting facts...

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EDITORIAL: Campaign season ground rules

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in North Reading News | Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Campaign season ground rules

Published February 7, 2019 Now that election season is in full swing we would like to set a few ground rules for the run-up to the May 7 annual town election. All potential candidates considering a run for elective office need to be mindful of submitting their nomination papers for certification by the Town Clerk’s office by Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Once certified and ensured a spot on the town’s election ballot, office hopefuls will be allowed to submit one biographical piece about themselves, along with a...

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