Lynnfield News

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 budget totaling $23,780,038 for FY’18, which she said represents a 4.0 percent increase from FY’17’s $22,865,421 budget. She said the school budget is designed to meet student needs and move the district forward in a fiscally responsible manner. “The education that our students receive in Lynnfield from...

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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 building was held before the Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 7. After a lengthly discussion on the site plan, traffic circulation, proposed building materials and signage issues, the public hearing was continued to the ZBA’s next meeting on March 7. Ship Mall LLC at 24-38 Broadway is seeking a variance and...

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Community pitches in to help METCO family

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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 Huckleberry Hill PTO Facebook page, the second grader and his family “lost their home and all their belongings to a fire,” but fortunately made it out of the home safely. The family has since found a new home. The boy’s teacher, Ariana Shapiro, informed the Villager in an email that Huckleberry Hill and Lynnfield...

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Fire Chief offers tribute to Lt. Macdonald

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — It is with great sadness that Fire Chief Mark W. Tetreault announces the sudden passing of Retired Lieutenant Alan R. Macdonald on February 11, 2017. “Although officially retired, Lt. Macdonald was extremely active in the fire service and continued to mentor, train and leave his permanent mark on the Massachusetts Fire Service,” Tetreault said. A veteran who served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service from 1958–1964, he also amassed over 50 years of service as a call firefighter in three...

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PHOTO: Eagle snack shack

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Molly Malone blood drive hosted by Ira Toyota Feb. 24

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition DANVERS — Ira Toyota of Danvers, 99 Andover St. (Rte. 114) is hosting a blood drive in honor of Lynnfield High School junior Molly Malone and other childhood cancer warriors on Friday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In a Facebook post, local resident Linda Maxwell Fair said, “blood supplies are critically low.” She encouraged residents to attend the blood drive. Residents interested in making an appointment should call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code “IRA” when...

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Mallett earns recreational professional certification

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Published in the February 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Recreation announced this week that Recreation Director Julie Mallett has obtained her license as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) from the National Recreation and Park Association. CPRP certification is granted to individuals at the forefront of the recreation profession who meet high standards of expertise, including a combination of higher education and/or work experience. This certification is in addition to Mallett’s bachelors of science degree in...

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Sweet revenge!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2017 edition Now that was a Super Bowl game. The New England Patriots, once the laughingstock of the National Football League and quite possibly of all professional sports, came back in historic fashion Sunday night in Houston to win the 51st edition of The Big Game in overtime. It was the team’s fifth Super Bowl victory in nine tries. Down by 25 points with about 18 minutes left in the globally-televised affair, the Patriots showed true spine when it counted most, scoring two 2-point conversions and marching...

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5.1% hike in DPW spending eyed

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Published in the February 8, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — DPW Director John Tomasz was praised by the selectmen for his thoroughness after the presentation of his first budget less than two months into his new job. Tomasz oversees the most diverse and complicated of the municipal budgets, with the exception of the schools, given the number of moving parts for which the Department of Public Works remains responsible throughout town. This includes maintenance of buildings and grounds for all four schools as well as every other...

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Work to find next Summer Street principal continues

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Published in the February 8, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Thirty people have applied for the Summer Street School principal’s job, Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay told the Villager last week. The school department is currently searching for a permanent Summer Street leader after former Principal Jen DiBiase resigned last December in the aftermath of an incident that occurred on a METCO bus in November. Tremblay appointed Gregory Hurray as Summer Street’s interim principal last month. According to a job description posted...

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