ZBA OK’s ‘minor’ changes to Brightview plans

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 26, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved a number of “minor modifications” requested by Shelter Development to the architectural plans for the Brightview Senior...

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A later start time for local schools?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 25, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Sometime this fall, the School Department will be initiating a “community conversation” about the idea of a later start time for Wakefield Memorial High School....

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Let’s be clear

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 25, 2016 edition. To paraphrase the late, great Dan Hicks, “How can we miss them when they won’t go away?” Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Post Office on Saturday morning, they’re back like a bad...

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For 100th birthday, Clare Picciuto awarded high school diploma

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 25, 2016 edition By BOB TUROSZ NORTH READING — There’s been a lot of joy and satisfaction in Clare Picciuto’s life since she was born in Boston’s North End on Aug. 19, 1916. But last week may have...

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Andover wants to keep the town’s water business

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 25, 2016 edition By BOB TUROSZ NORTH READING — Just a couple of months after North Reading Town Meeting voted to join the MWRA district for future water supply starting in 2019, it appears the town of Andover is...

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Selectmen nix beer and wine license transfer

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 25, 2016 edition By BOB TUROSZ NORTH READING — The Board of Selectmen refused to approve the transfer of a beer and wine sales license to a new store proposed for Main St. on Monday night, saying the new business...

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Kindergarten aide program cut by state

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 26, 2016 edition MELROSE — The city’s School Department will try to get by with what it has following the elimination of a grant from the state budget cutting funding for six general education paraprofessional...

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Rotary Club selects leaders for the year

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 26, 2016 edition MELROSE — The Rotary Club of Melrose recently installed a new president and several new officers, honored one of its own and thanked its outgoing president, Dan Burke, former principal of Melrose...

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First day of school is August 30

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 19, 2016 edition MELROSE — The first day of school for Melrose Public School children entering kindergarten through grade 12 is Tuesday, August 30. Melrose Public Schools are closed on Friday, September 2, and...

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Students head back to class Wednesday, Aug. 31

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the August 24, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The days of staying up late and sleeping in during the week are going to end for local students when a new school year begins next week. The lazy days of summer will be...

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Court dismisses Open Meeting Law complaints

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the August 24, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Appeals Court of Massachusetts has dismissed an appeal of an Open Meeting Law complaint, Town Counsel Tom Mullen announced at last week’s Board of Selectmen...

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Town forecloses on Perley Burrill property

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the August 24, 2016 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Last week, the selectmen voted to foreclose on the Perley Burrill property, 906 Salem St., for owner Joseph Pedoto’s failure to pay back taxes owed to the town....

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