Archive for February, 2014

Tweet from Myla G (@MylaG)

February 28, 2014

Don’t know who this is but interesting comment and image

Myla G (@MylaG) tweeted at 4:27 PM on Fri, Feb 28, 2014:
Anyone from Lynnfield who said marketstreet isn’t causing any extra traffic is delusional.

Public Participation at Lynnfield Board of Selectmen Meetings

February 23, 2014

Lynnfield had a long-standing tradition of open public participation at Board of Selectmen’s [BOS] meetings until the spring of 2013.  The Agenda item “…address any and all other business to come before the Board…” was used as the vehicle for public input to the BOS.  In May of 2013, the current Chairman of the BOS permanently removed that Agenda item in the belief that, per the Attorney General, such “…ambiguous language was impermissible…” Currently, since citizens can only speak on posted Agenda items, this action effectively prevents Lynnfield citizens from presenting uncensored items/issues they feel are important to the community before the Selectmen.

The Attorney General’s office, while discouraging ambiguity, does not take a stand on public participation at meetings. It does, however, in its FAQ page [], indicate that many Towns use the Agenda item “New Business” to permit citizens to openly speak to their Town Boards and Committees and suggests subsequent proper notice procedures.  Notwithstanding that, the current BOS Chairman has further declined to include “New Business” as an Agenda item for future meetings.

Most, if not all, other Lynnfield Boards and Committees currently permit and embrace open forum public participation at their meetings.  Shouldn’t the BOS, representing the general interest of all the citizens of Lynnfield, do the same?

Please let our Selectmen know your thoughts via posting on this blog, by email in care of the Town Administrator at, by mail to the Town Hall, 55 Summer Street, or by telephone: 781 334-9410.  The Selectmen can be reached directly at:

Chairman Phil Crawford <>,

Selectman David Nelson

Selectman Tom Terranova<>

Dave Miller

February 2014


February 20, 2014

Coming to MarketgStreet.. What happened to five Guys?

Thank you,

The Lights of Market Street Feb 18, 2014

February 18, 2014
Looking North from Debston and Alexandra Lane

Looking North from Debston and Alexandra Lane

Looking West from Debston and Alexandra Lane - Difference are the lights of Market Street

Looking West from Debston and Alexandra Lane – Difference are the lights of Market Street


Board of Selectmen Agenda 02/10/2014

February 8, 2014

This Monday evening’s Selectmen’s agenda.

Thank you,

Monday, February 10, 2014

Regular Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall

As a result of changes in the Open Meeting Law, the chair must announce at the outset of every meeting that the meeting is being recorded and transmitted via cable television.

7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance

Joint annual meeting, Lynnfield Water District: setting of compensation to Tax Collector and Assessors

Joint annual meeting, Lynnfield Center Water District: setting of compensation to Tax Collector and Assessor

FY15 Budget Presentation – Police Department

FY15 Budget Presentation – Fire Department

Order of Taking: Taylor Terrace

Order of Taking: Pondview Lane

Police sergeant appointment

Use of Town facilities: Use of common and banner for Rotary Concert Series

One-day liquor license: None

Minutes: January 27, 2014

Proclamations: Susan Nugent

Administrative matters: Signing of warrants

New Blog in Town – LIFT

February 6, 2014

Dear Lynnfield Residents,

On behalf of Lynnfield Residents, a new blog named “LIFT” – Lynnfield Initiative For Transparency has been created. The goal of this organization is to LIFT “the fog” on town matters that may not be clearly presented to Lynnfield Residents. All townspeople will have easy access to information regarding town matters that affect you and your family.

Traditionally, Lynnfield town matters are presented from one viewpoint and can be confusing with minimal details. LIFT is designed to stimulate your awareness and provide timely information, in an easy to understand format that will assist you and help you to be an informed citizen of Lynnfield. Now you can be up to date on your hometown, by looking at your cell phone or computer. The site can be easily found at and will be updated weekly.

This site is not intended to post political views, rather it will focus on factual data that could benefit our townspeople. We are looking forward to stimulating your interest in all matters pertaining to our town, encouraging spirited and opposing viewpoints, thus enabling informed decisions. We believe knowledge is power and an important cornerstone in preserving our great town of Lynnfield!


Dave Miller and Katy Shea

Committee Members, LIFT – Lynnfield Initiative For Transparency