Despite assurances of secrecy, schools released Warrior surveys

Posted by on Jun 18, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Despite assurances of secrecy, schools released Warrior surveys

Published in the June 18, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — If you filled out the School Department’s survey on the Warrior logo last March, you did so in the belief that your personal information and opinions would not be shared with the public. The School Department assured you of that. “While the survey requires your full name,...

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Train in vain

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Train in vain

Published in the June 17, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA The closure since last November of the Broadway commuter rail crossing has certainly been no picnic for many, and the damage to nearby businesses is not to be minimized. At the same time, I’m an optimist by nature, and in the spirit of this week’s theme of arcane 1970s...

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Town Council weighs in on 40B plans

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Council weighs in on 40B plans

Published in the June 17, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council this week discussed a draft letter to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) regarding a proposed 38-unit 40B affordable housing development development on a five-acre parcel at 572 and 596 North Ave. As part of the 40B process, MassHousing solicits input from town officials. In his letter, Town...

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The Class of 2021 not only persevered, they excelled

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on The Class of 2021 not only persevered, they excelled

Published June 17, 2021  By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — One hundred and eighty-six members strong, each one of whom overcame a unique set of obstacles, the 64th graduating class of North Reading High School not only persevered these past 15 months through uncharted territory; they excelled. The Class of 2021 had their lives turned upside down in the...

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Masons and community come together to assist decorated veteran

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Masons and community come together to assist decorated veteran

Published June 17, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — “I want to tell you a beautiful story. It didn’t start with me. It started with these three gentlemen right here,” began Bill McIntire, master of the North Reading Masonic Lodge, referring to fellow Masons Brian Cavanaugh, Sandy Woodmansee and Michael Morris of the Lynnfield lodge at a recent...

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If you’re struggling with a mental health crisis, reach out for help; it can get better

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, North Reading News, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on If you’re struggling with a mental health crisis, reach out for help; it can get better

Published June 17, 2021 By MARGARET REGAN Honor Essayist “I really, really didn’t want to write this. It’s a lot of pressure, and I have so much to say. I’m so afraid that I’ll say something wrong, explain something poorly, or forget something, and it’ll hurt someone… But, it feels unfair to leave without saying anything… so it’s really the...

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Councilors pass city budget

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Councilors pass city budget

Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — This week the City Council passed a $91 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. For several weeks, the council’s Appropriations Committee has held hearings on and drilled down into the proposed city operating budget presented last month by Mayor Paul Brodeur. The spending request allocates about $34 million for...

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Juneteenth flag raising June 23

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Juneteenth flag raising June 23

Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — On Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., the City of Melrose will host its first ever Juneteenth flag raising at the Melrose Public Library. This event, in collaboration with the North Shore Juneteenth Association (NSJA), serves to celebrate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. “This is the first time in...

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Reminder: Plastic bags are still banned in Melrose

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Reminder: Plastic bags are still banned in Melrose

Published June18, 2021 MELROSE — During the pandemic, public health concerns led to the temporary suspension of plastic bag laws in Melrose and across the state. Now that the state is reopening, Zero Waste Melrose encourages everyone to get reacquainted with our laws to prevent single-use plastic waste and litter. The environmental and health problems caused by single-use plastics...

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School project funds OK’d

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on School project funds OK’d

Published June 16, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Voters overwhelming approved allocating more funds for the elementary schools’ expansion project during Town Meeting on Saturday, June 12 in the Lynnfield High School gym. Town Administrator Rob Dolan gave an overview of Article 13, which asked voters to approve allocating $1.75 million for security equipment, drainage improvements, site improvements...

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Students eye changes to ‘sexist’ dress code policy

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Students eye changes to ‘sexist’ dress code policy

Published June 16, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A group of Lynnfield Middle School eighth-graders urged the School Committee to completely overhaul the district’s dress code policy during a June 8 meeting. Eighth-grader Ella Hayman, who is the daughter of School Committee member Jamie Hayman, along with close friends Emma Rose and Maeve Donovan told the school board...

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Consultants: Equity audit emphasizes ‘humanity over politics’

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Local Headline News, Lynnfield News, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Consultants: Equity audit emphasizes ‘humanity over politics’

Published June 16, 2021 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The equity audit of the school system will be completed this fall, two consultants told the School Committee during a June 8 meeting. Superintendent Kristen Vogel recently hired The Equity Process in order to conduct an equity audit for the district. The Equity Process’ Founder/CEO Cyndi Weekes-Bradley and Founder/Executive Director...

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