Wednesday, May 22, 2013
CBS Boston reports Murray could have a job lined up already.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray will be resigning Wednesday, according to CBS Boston. CBS Boston reported sources saying Murray will leave to become the head of his hometown Worcester Chamber of Commerce, a position that pays over $200,000 a year. Murray announced earlier this year he would not run for governor in 2014. Patch will have more on this story as it becomes available.
See the list of colleges that have accepted Marblehead students.
Attached to this post is a Marblehead Guidance Department list of colleges to which Marblehead High students, Class of 2013, have been accepted.
Here are five homes sold in the past week in Marblehead.
Want to know what sold in Marblehead recently? Wondering how much that house you drive by all the time sold for? All home information is contained in the photo captions. Realtors, if you had sales in the last week, feel free to add a photo with the sale information in the caption. Information compiled using MLS data courtesy of Nemoves.com.
Our "Five Things to Know Today" column brings you essential daily information at a glance, including the town's release of the exact language you'll see when you vote on the Prop 2 1/2 override on June 25.
1. Weather Watch: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before noon. Patchy fog between 7 a.m. and noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. 2. Warrant for Prop 2 1/2 Overrides Available: The town has released the language you'll see on the warrants when you vote in the June 25 special election. I've also attached the warrant to this post as a PDF. Interestingly, the warrants do not say the exact amounts of tax dollars the town wants to collect beyond the Proposition 2 1/2 limits (which cap government spending growth at 2.5 percent per year.) 3. Help Place U.S. Flags on Veterans' Graves: As part of the town's …
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a two-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. At least 24 people have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone in Marblehead who was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Chris Helms at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
About 30 downtown business owners pleaded with town officials to keep their businesses afloat while the new drainage pipes are laid along Atlantic Avenue.
The contractor installing the new water drainage pipes beneath the streets of downtown Marblehead compared the project Monday night to a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. That characterization did not reassure the 30 business owners and managers who attended a briefing by the Town Administrator, the fire and police chiefs, the water and sewer commission and the contractor. The business owners came asking for help from the town and the contractor to keep the streets open during the critical summer months so their customers can find a place to park and shop. They learned during the briefing that there may be some days when the project turns off the water to nearby businesses and homes. Mark Cardillo, vice president of J.P. Cardillo & Sons of …
The following information was submitted by the Marblehead Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Our "Five Things to Know Today" column provides essential daily information at a glance. This morning we're focusing on the summer's big drain project.
1. Weather Watch: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog after 7 a.m. Cloudy and cooler with a high near 60. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. 2. Business Owners Cite Drain Project Concerns: Our lead story this morning is about last night's meeting of business owners, town officials and drain project contractors. Here is our full report. 3. Drain Project Timeline, Maps and Traffic Patterns: The town has posted an information sheet with the drain project's timeline, maps of where the work will take place, and information on the traffic patterns that will be used during construction. I've attached it as a PDF or you can see it here on the town's Web site. 4. Magicians in Action: …
Fifth-graders at the Tower School did a poetry project on the them of "Where I'm From." The responses might surprise and delight you.
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on MetroWest area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found …