Town wants to redo its deal with MarketStreet

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town of Wakefield is looking to renegotiate an agreement under which sewage from the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield is pumped through Wakefield’s sewer...

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Bag ban opposed

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Speaking for Wakefield merchants and other businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce has come out against a Town Meeting article that would ban so called single-use, thin film plastic bags in Wakefield....

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Municipal self-loathing

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Most people think Wakefield is a pretty nice town. We have two lakes, a beautiful Common and a walkable downtown area with some great restaurants. We have easy access to public...

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School budget balanced, layoffs avoided

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — School officials have developed a plan to close the fiscal year 2018 budget gap while avoiding lay offs, Superintendent of Schools Jon Bernard announced at the...

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Man charged after dirt bike pursuit

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition NORTH READING – North Reading Police arrested a 19-year old town resident who allegedly attempted to steal a dirt bike and led them on a short pursuit Saturday afternoon. North Reading Police...

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Town continuing toward MWRA, talking with Andover

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition By BILL LAFORME NORTH READING – The town is continuing to take steps toward joining the MWRA water system, with one of those steps being a June town meeting warrant article to fund a new pump...

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Major crimes are down

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle says that the Melrose Police Department saw a more than 55 percent drop in major crimes in the first quarter of 2017. Known as FBI “Part 1 Incidents,” these crimes...

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Mike Hughes pleads guilty

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that John Hughes, 71, of Revere, pled guilty yesterday in Middlesex Superior Court to five counts of larceny over $250 and receiving outside...

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Go screen-free May 1 to 7

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition This is the first of a series promoting the annual Healthy Melrose fair to be held Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Middle School athletic complex. MELROSE —...

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Rail trail proponents prevail by one vote, 342-341

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — One vote. After all the presentations made, forums held, handwringing, haggling and newspaper letter-writing campaigns from supporters and opponents over the past few...

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House plan would give town more money

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town is currently slated to receive $5,472,810 in local aid in the proposed House Ways and Means Committee budget for fiscal year 2018. The committee recently...

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LHS assistant principal impressed by school culture

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the April 26, 2017 edition BY BELLA TRAVAGLINI LYNNFIELD — Having previously served for ten years in an urban school environment, Lynnfield High School Assistant Principal Brian Bates said his first year has been somewhat of...

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