Archive for October, 2014

Backup to Saugus – Traffic anomaly 10-29-14

October 30, 2014

The following note was sent to MA Hiway, town officials. State officials had wanted to know of traffic issues

Paul,

Tonight was a record. 5:15 PM and it backed up at least .75 miles into Saugus. See attached map. Route 1 was not a cause.

Thank you,
Wally

Tweet from MassEducation (@MassEducation)

October 21, 2014

MassEducation (@MassEducation) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Tue, Oct 21, 2014:
.@LPS_Tremblay @sss_dibiase great visit to Lynnfield today. Thank you for having me.
(https://twitter.com/MassEducation/status/524590481574223873?s=03)

Thank you,
Wally McKenzie
781.462.1517 – cell

Tweet from MassEducation (@MassEducation)

October 21, 2014

MassEducation (@MassEducation) tweeted at 0:03 PM on Tue, Oct 21, 2014:
Hardest working 4th graders in Lynnfield. @lps_tremblay @sss_dibiase https://t.co/Ql9qnM8Ttm
(https://twitter.com/MassEducation/status/524591727064010752?s=03)

Thank you,
Wally McKenzie
781.462.1517 – cell

Sparhawk Road Closure defeated at Town Meeting

October 20, 2014

After 18 months, many meetings and following the process that the Selectmen and Town Manager told them to follow including the wording of the article, the residents were told shortly before town meeting that the process was not correct and that a closure has to start with the Selectmen.

It is now up to the Board of Selectmen to start the process to close the street or to fix the traffic issue on Walnut Street for the residents of Sparhawk, Bluejay, and other streets in that area.

Hopefully the Selectmen will work to solve the traffic issue, since Town Counsel has said it is their role

Town meeting is at 7:30 at the Lynnfield Middle School on Monday Oct 20th. Please attend

October 19, 2014

Please attend Town Meeting tomorrow(Oct 20th) and vote YES on article 8.

October 19, 2014

In a surprising vote, the Selectmen(Chairman Dave Nelson and Phil Crawford) voted not to recommend Article 8 which is to close off Sparhawk Drive due to the high volume of traffic that is now using it as a cut through to Walnut St.   After two plus years of meeting with the Selectmen, Public Safety officials, turning in over 100 signatures on the various petitions, they believed that the the Selectment would be supporting this article.  It wasn’t until many of them read in the local papers that they found out that Nelson and Crawford would not be supporting them.  Please attend and vote YES on article 8.

Planning Board recommends article to prohibit adult entertainment and medical marijuana at Market Street

October 15, 2014

The Planning Board this evening unanimously recommends the article. They also will be reviewing other uses that need to be specifically prohibited at Market Street.

Thank you,
Wally

Downloading And Streaming Are The Only Movie-Watching Methods Growing Among Teens

October 15, 2014
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CHART: Downloading And Streaming Are The Only Movie-Watching Methods Growing Among Teens For a long time, the most common way to rent and purchase new movies was visiting physical stores like Blockbuster. But after Netflix came along with its DVD-by-mail service in the late ’90s — and later, its popular subscription streaming service — companies started devising new ways to get people to rent and watch movies more easily.

So how are young people, who witnessed the twilight of the Blockbuster Age (including the company’s bankruptcy in 2010), renting and watching movies these days? According to data from research firm Piper Jaffray, which was charted for us by BI Intelligence, the vast majority of teenagers say they watch movies by downloading them and/or streaming them from services like Netflix and HBO GO (which will soon be available as a standalone platform). In fact, downloading and streaming movies is the only movie-watching method that’s growing among teens; retail store visits are in heavy decline, and DVD-by-mail services are a rarity among that age group. Visits to kiosks like Redbox have remained static over the last two years, but it’s still nowhere near as popular as downloading or streaming.

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S&P warns of possible downgrade for National Amusements in Norwood – Boston Business Journal

October 7, 2014

​Interesting article on future of cinemas​

http://m.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2014/10/s-p-warns-of-possible-downgrade-for-national.html?ana=e_boston_blog&s=newsletter&ed=2014-10-07&u=vk1QiX0+OPVHQqUHXHwnnQ006f88c4&t=1412683478&r=full

Selectman tom Terranova and rail Trail project

October 7, 2014

Dear Townspeople,

I am writing to clarify my position regarding the proposed Rail Trail in Lynnfield. As I have said during Board of Selectman meeting’s, when appointing Rail Trail Committee Members and at Rail Trail meeting’s: my opinion is the Townspeople will decide whether they want a Rail Trail or not by voting at a Town Meeting. I am very interested in obtaining 100% of Rail Trail abutters opinions, before any vote is completed. These abutters will be the most impacted by the Rail Trail. With that being said, I am always interested in receiving Townsfolk opinion of this matter. I encourage all townspeople to speak their mind on this topic and have an open dialog on the pros and cons of Rail Trail. I am confident the people of Lynnfield will become involved in this process and their votes will carry forward. If you wish to contact me via email my address is
Tomtselectman@gmail.com

Thank you.

Tom Terranova

Selectman