Lynnfield News

PHOTO: Winter’s swan song

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition

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T.A. presents balanced budget of $53.2M

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Controversy over Rec Director’s salary Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Town Administrator Jim Boudreau has presented his recommendations for a $53.2 million operating budget and a $1.8 million capital budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Board of Selectmen. Boudreau stated that his FY18 budget recommendations meets all five annual budgeting goals: It is sustainable and balanced; it does not use non-recurring revenues to balance the operating budget; it maintains an aggressive capital spending plan; it...

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Eight-screen, 800-seat luxury cinema proposed for MarketStreet

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD— Some might say it’s like watching “Groundhog Day” while others will say it’s about keeping competitive in the cut-throat world of maintaining market share in an ever-changing landscape. But the end result is the same. Once again, the voters at Lynnfield’s Annual Town Meeting will be asked to approve a proposal for a movie theater at MarketStreet. The news came Monday afternoon upon the submission of a petition article on the final day warrant articles...

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Citizens’ petition pitched by rail trail advocates

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — A citizens’ petition offered by the Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail will seek to have Town Meeting authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease of up to 99 years with the MBTA on behalf of the town. The petition will appear as Article 24 on the April Town Meeting warrant. A total of 29 articles have been approved for inclusion on the warrant, which was closed by the selectmen March 20. Attorney Patrick Curley, 26 Locksley Rd., who is a volunteer with the...

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Rail trail meeting March 30

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail are hosting a forum on Thursday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lynnfield Middle School. All are invited. There will be a presentation regarding the rail trail, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Community forum on library project status March 30

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — For townspeople who wish to learn more about the current status of the town’s construction grant application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), a community forum next Thursday, March 30 will provide the answers. Hosted jointly by the Lynnfield Library Building Committee (LLBC) and Library Board of Trustees, the forum will be held at the Lynnfield Meeting House on the town common with parking available at Town Hall, in the parking lot behind the...

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SC, superintendent won’t endorse rail trail

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials will not be endorsing the rail trail before Town Meeting, School Committee Chairman Tim Doyle and Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay said in separate interviews with the Villager last week. T he Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail group has been frequently attending board meetings in town and has been requesting committees to endorse the rail trail. The group is requesting boards to sign off on the project in preparation for an April Town Meeting...

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Lynnfield family bids $935,000 for Centre Farm

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Nearly three years after the town took the 1785 Rev. Joseph Mottey House by eminent domain, a buyer has successfully bid $935,000 for it. Steven and Kelly Migliero of Tappan Way were the only bidders to return the town’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the unique property. The sealed bids were opened March 3. The Miglieros had stepped forward last year with a proposal to purchase and renovate the property for use as their family’s home. Better known as Centre Farm at 567...

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New retail space to incorporate design elements of The Ship

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition   By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The Ship Restaurant is one step closer to becoming a distant memory on an eclectic stretch of Route 1 that was once home to an orange dinosaur, a gigantic neon cactus and a herd of cows that didn’t moo. Although the quaint tall ship-inspired restaurant will be replaced by the Ship Mall, actual relics of the old building will find a renewed decorative purpose on the new retail building. The Ship’s color scheme, dominated by a bright nautical red, as well...

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Bishop O’Connell opens up about the Catholic faith

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition By BOB BURGESS LYNNFIELD — In an eye-opening display of directness and with an unflinching willingness to address significant church issues, Bishop Mark O’Connell fielded any and all questions from area Catholics Tuesday night, March, 7, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Among the weightier topics: The church’s sexual abuse crisis, the changing rules on marriage annulment, how the modern church positions itself in an ever-changing world, how to deal with the confusion of the institution’s stand on...

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