2 INDEX Classifieds ...............................................................................13-16 Police Log .......................................................................................4 Real Estate ...............................................................................14-16 Religious Notes ...............................................................................8 Seniors ...........................................................................................6 Sports .......................................................................................9-12 Marine Lt. to be honored on Patriots’ Day By Adam Swift Editor This year’s Patriots’ Day ceremonies in Lynnfield will have added significance. “On April 6, 1968, U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Alan H. Jordan of Lynnfield was killed in action during the Vietnam War,” said Bruce Siegel, the town’s director of veterans’ services. “On Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 16, we will honor his bravery and sacrifice. The American Legion Lynnfield Post 131 and the Lynnfield Department of Veterans’ Services will sponsor a dedication, at which time we will unveil a Gold Star street sign and commemorative plaque.” The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at Jordan Park, followed by a lunch at the historic Meeting House on the town common. The event is open to the public. The Gold Star street signs and commemorative plaques Now Accepting Applications for SUMMER DAY CAMP Ages 4.5 to 14 Jim Loscutoff’s CAMP EVERGREEN Our 55 th Year Providing a Wonderful Camping Experience for Boys & Girls in a Natural Forest Setting. 2 Pools • Softball • Tennis • Archery • Boating and More!!! Door to Door Transportation www.campevergreen.com Phone: 978.475.2502 166 Jenkins Road, Andover, MA This camp complies with the regulations of the M.D.P.H. & is licensed by the Andover Board of Health. Catering available SU CHANG’S are a relatively new effort that began last year. The first two Gold Star street signs were unveiled on Todd Lane last Veterans Day in memory of Lynnfield natives Private David B. Todd and his brother, First Lieutenant Charles N. Todd. The brothers were both killed in action during World War II. During that ceremony, Selectman Christopher Barrett spoke of the importance of honoring all who have made sacrifices for the country, especially hometown heroes. “The Todd brothers were truly boys of Lynnfield and they had a long life in front of them with much hope and a family who loved them back home,” said Barrett. “These two young men were the beloved sons of a family long dedicated to our town. These boys answered the call of duty when America, and most importantly the world, needed them most.” Functions from 2-200 Come Relax & Enjoy Authentic Chinese Cuisine WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 APRIL 12, 2018 Fashion for a good cause By Adam Swift Editor It was a fashion forward evening for a good cause at the Meeting House Friday night. The Lynnfield Mom’s Group, a volunteer-run group of local parents, held its inaugural fashion show, with the proceeds from the event benefiting Uncommon Threads. The Lawrence-based non-profit boosts women’s self esteem through the power of clothing. “We chose Uncommon Threads at a unanimous board meeting because we wanted to pick a charity that was a champion for women and it lined up so nicely for our fashion show,” said Sarah Kelley of the Lynnfield Mom’s Group. “Women love fashion, and our community loves giving back so it was a win-win.” About 70 guests showed up for the show, which featured fashions from ECRU and Fitvine. The Lynnfield Mom’s Group formed in 2014 and has quickly grown to almost 300 members. “Since then, (the group) has also teamed up with Townscape Lynnfield to fundraise for community projects such as Glen Meadow Park and Jordan Park,” said Kelley. “The Fashion Show was our first big charity event and we couldn’t be more excited to put on a wonderful evening to benefit an amazing cause.” The group offers an annual cycle of family events and organizes regular playgroups, mom’s night out events and other events throughout the year. PHOTOS | SPENSER HASAK Erika Wilson hits the runway to show off her Ecru outfit during the first Lynnfield Mom’s Group Charity Fashion Show. All proceeds from the show, which was hosted in the Lynnfield Meeting House, went to benefit Uncommon Threads. The Lynnfield Mom’s Group toasts before hosting their first Charity Fashion show at the Lynnfield Meeting House. Rep. Jones supports increase in Special Education Circuit Breaker funding In an effort to help local communities meet the growing costs of special education services, House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) recently joined with his colleagues to support providing an additional $12.5 million in funding assistance to cities and towns. The funding for the Special Education Circuit Breaker program was included as part of a $149.2 million supplemental budget that passed the House of Representatives unanimously on April 5. Under statute, the state is obligated to annually reimburse communities for 75 percent of the approved costs of special education programs that exceed 4 times the state average per pupil foundation budget for the previous fiscal year. The Fiscal Year 2018 state budget allocated a total of $281.2 million for the circuit breaker program, but requests for special education reimbursements have come in at a much higher rate than previously anticipated. As a result, a recent audit by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education determined the current appropriation might only provide for a 68 percent reimbursement rate. “This additional money represents a significant down payment to address the recent funding shortfall that was identified in the circuit breaker program,” said Representative Jones. “Although it does not completely close the funding gap, I intend to continue working with my colleagues to see to it that all cities and towns will receive the full reimbursement to which they are entitled.” While the Department continues to determine the final size of the shortfall, it is anticipated the $12.5 million in additional funding approved by the House would increase the reimbursement rate to 72 percent. The supplemental budget now heads to the Senate for further action. 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APRIL 12, 2018 Letter to the editor No say at MarketStreet meeting Dear Editor, Readers, Neighbors and Friends Denying open meeting participation is the wrong approach as, “none of us can possibly know what we all know”. Last Wednesday, April 4th, was a first. Having attended nearly all of the past Market Street Advisory Committee (MSAC) meetings, on this evening I respectfully waited for the public participation opportunity at the close of the committee’s agenda. I rose to be recognized and was dismissively told that “at the discretion of the Chair” there would be no public participation. For the first time in my 25 years of citizen participation I saw the closure of a public meeting, to which citizens are encouraged to attend, take place without allowing time for any participation. This is particularly concerning, because the MSAC’s “Mission” is to provide for “effective and ongoing communication for Lynnfield residents, Town of Lynnfield Representatives and WS Development and National Development.” At all previous MSAC meetings, the agendas have allowed limited public participation; restricted to “2 minutes per attendee” in the interest of reaching their targeted 8:30PM adjournment. It is noteworthy that on this evening, the meeting agenda – which included a discussion of the topics/issues that MSAC intends to evaluate in conjunction with National Development’s We want to hear from you! Send us a letter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters should be no more than 300 words. 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