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    Mary P. (Doyle) Burton – Obituary

    Mary P. (Doyle) Burton Of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Everett, Dec. 24. Beloved wife of the late Frank J.”Tootsie” Burton for over 59 years. Dear and devoted mother of Susan F. Lilley and her husband, Mark of Woburn, Kenneth J. Burton and his late wife, Kathleen, and Barbara Aucello and her fiance, James Frati of Saugus. Sister of Jean Hussey and her late husband, Warren of Lynnfield, Paul Doyle and his wife, Mary of Wakefield, Ronald Doyle and his late wife, Mary of Stoneham, Michael Doyle and his wife, Pauline of Everett, Adrian Doyle and his wife, Ann of Tewksbury, and the late George Doyle and his surviving wife,…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Buon Natale – the rich Christmas traditions of Italy

    Buon Natale – the rich Christmas traditions of Italy  By Helen Breen    Italians celebrate Christmas for a full month from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. Although some regional differences exist, the month basically is devoted to religious observances and spending time with family and friends. While food is an essential focus of the season, other traditions include: The crèche The presepe or crib, depicting the stable scene surrounding the birth of Christ, is essential to the observance of Christmas. Its origins date back to St. Francis of Assisi, who in 1223 wished to create a “natural…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Jennifer Inglis chosen as new library director

    By Christopher Roberson   Following recent deliberations, the Board of Trustees of the Lynnfield Public Library extended an offer to Salem resident Jennifer Inglis to become the library’s new director. Board Chairman Robert Calamari said her start date and compensation package could not be released as her contract is still being negotiated. Inglis was interviewed by the trustees on Nov. 19 and was ultimately favored over fellow finalists Rita Gavelis and Laura Keyes. “Ms. Inglis was chosen from among approximately 40 applicants and a very strong slate of three finalists based upon her extensive experience as a library director in other Massachusetts communities as well as her fit and familiarity…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Lynnfield ConCom takes A Walk on the Wild Side

     By Christopher Roberson   LYNNFIELD – After studying the results of a project completed by Lynnfield Girl Scout Lucy Madden which suggested five major conservation improvements, Conservation Commission Chairman Paul Martindale presented an idea that would become known as A Walk on the Wild Side. “As a result of her project, we decided that the Conservation Commission members should become familiar with each of the conservation lands, so we decided to pick one each month to have a hike in and to see the current conditions,” he said. The first walk was held on Nov. 10 at Bow Ridge Reservation, and the second walk was held on Dec. 1 at…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    PJ Library Tu B’Shevat

    Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham invite families with children age 6 and younger to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of the trees, with planting, a PJ Library story, crafts, and light snacks. Sunday, January 13th from 11 am – 12 pm at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 Lothrop Street in Beverly. PJ Library Tu B’Shevat is a free program of Lappin Foundation and Temple B’nai Abraham and is supported by CJP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org. Walk-ins are welcome. This program is free and open to all.

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park

    Letter to the Editor: A few reminders from the Friends of the Peabody Dog Park   The Dog Park’s first couple of months have gone well. We’ve enjoyed seeing your pictures of happy dogs playing. Thank you to whoever left a push broom to help clear the stones off the walkway in between weekly maintenance. Just a few reminders to share: 1) To open the gate, pull up on the black knob at the top. 2) Please remember to unleash your dog in the sniff space before letting them into the small or all dog play areas. Leashed dogs may feel threatened when approached by unleashed dogs. 3) Children under 10…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    LCWD ratepayers still looking for immediate discolored water remedy

     By Christopher Roberson LYNNFIELD – Although ratepayers of the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) recently approved a $250,000 study to look at the feasibility of drawing water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), a short-term solution is still needed for the 40 homes affected by discolored water. “Beginning in January, we are going to be looking at that,” said Constance Leccese, chairwoman of the LCWD Board of Water Commissioners, during the board’s Dec. 17 meeting. “We’re going to do everything we possibly can do.” Leccese said that earlier this year the district invested $50,000 in a “superficial study” conducted by CDM Smith to find the cause of the discoloration.…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Lynnfield ElderAct Club off to a quick start

    By Christopher Roberson LYNNFIELD – After its official launch on Sept. 12, the ElderAct Club received its first call to duty when the Merrimack Valley gas explosions occurred the following day, which set 40 homes ablaze in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover. Despite having “virtually no structure,” the club’s advisor, Ronald Block, said, the group still responded with a clothing drive to benefit the affected families. “We saw an opportunity and tried to do something to help,” he said. Block said the idea to bring ElderAct to Lynnfield surfaced “three to four” years ago when he observed how successful it was in Swampscott and Marblehead. “Everybody seemed to have a…

  • December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Breakfast with Santa at St. Maria Goretti Church

    LYNNFIELD – As busy as he is this time of year, Santa once again made sure he found time to stop off at St. Maria Goretti (SMG) Parish. SMG’s traditional “Breakfast with Santa” event started off with Deacon Mark Ruiz gathering the children to tell them about the Magi, also known as the Three Wise Men or Three Kings, who brought the first Christmas gifts to the baby Jesus. Then the kids were treated to a breakfast of Dunkin’ Donuts doughnuts and hot chocolate, courtesy of parishioner Maryann Coletta. Orla, a Golden Retriever certified therapy dog, was also on hand to calm any anxiety over meeting the “big guy from…