Officials mull another parking committee

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — There will soon be another committee formed to look at parking in the downtown. This one comes at the request of the Chamber of Commerce and the committee will consist of as yet unnamed local merchants. Town...

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SC likes Walton plan

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 16, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Committee will fast-track its approval of a plan to address the space needs at the Walton School in hopes of getting the $5.5 million project on the May 1...

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After brief intermission, Opera Club meets again

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 16, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo… it doesn’t matter to Howard Hart of Wakefield which opera star is singing. He loves them all. And the list doesn’t stop there. He’s...

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House fire linked to drug making operation

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the February 16, 2017 edition NORTH READING – North Reading Police have issued arrest warrants for two town residents accused of running a drug manufacturing operation linked to last week’s house fire on Travelled Way....

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Winter weather brings few safety issues

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the February 16, 2017 edition By Bill Laforme NORTH READING – Last weekend’s winter weather passed through town with few significant safety issues, with a handful of icy roads and trees down accounting for most calls...

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Iconic Ship restaurant slated for demolition

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Published in the February 16, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Plans have been filed with two town boards in Lynnfield seeking to demolish The Ship Restaurant, a landmark on Route 1 south since the mid-1920s. The first public...

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Schools’ $6M upgrade plan moves forward

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The aldermen’s Appropriations Committee Monday unanimously approved a nearly $6 million plan to add modular classrooms at both the Winthrop and Hoover schools, as well as a renovation...

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Cultural Council awards $11K in grants

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council has awarded of 21 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants, totaling $11,000. The grants will be used to fund events and programs that will take place in Melrose...

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Icy roads lead to bus crash

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the February 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — A bus taking children to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, was unable to stop because of an icy roadway and slammed into the side another...

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Schools propose next spending plan

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published February 15, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Last week, Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay presented the school department’s preliminary fiscal year 2018 budget to the School Committee. Tremblay has proposed a...

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Plans for the Ship Mall unveiled to ZBA

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Published February 15, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The first public hearing in the process of converting the area currently occupied by The Ship Restaurant into a small three-unit strip mall plus a free-standing bank...

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Community pitches in to help METCO family

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Last month, the Lynnfield community came together to help a second grade METCO student whose family lost all of their possessions in a fire. According to the...

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