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Lynnfield 7-26-18

Lynnfield

NEW LISTING! RENTAL LISTING! RENTAL LISTING! NEW LISTING! The #1 Selling Real Estate Office in Lynnfield* PEABODY SAUGUS $2,000+ LYNNFIELD $6,000 PEABODY $484,900 OPEN HOUSE SAT AND SUN 12-1:30 P.M. LYNNFIELD $799,900 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 LYNNFIELD WEEKLY JULY 26, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 30 IN THE NEWS Page 2: Poster collector launches art attack on war Page 7: Sweet ideas for zucchini Page 9: New football staff gets feet wet at 7 v 7 PRSRT STD ECRWSSEDDM U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #168 WOBURN, MA POSTAL CUSTOMER LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 “We are all one community” PHOTOS COURTESY FR. CORNELIUS MUKUBI OF THE SOCIETY OF AFRICAN MISSIONS Clean and conveniently-located water is no longer a dream for villagers in two Zambian communities who drilled new wells with financial help from Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative members. Story, page 3. NEWS 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR Legislators drive police training bill By Thor Jourgensen Editor BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and state Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) joined forces to bolster police training. The lawmakers supported creation of a new $2 car rental surcharge, which will take effect in January. The proceeds from the tax will be used to pay for basic training for new police recruits, as well as mandatory in-service instruction and specialized training for veteran police officers in Massachusetts. Legislation outlining the dedicated surcharge is on Gov. Baker’s desk awaiting his signature. “This is a long overdue bill that will help support critical training programs for police officers in Massachusetts,” said Jones in a statement. “Creating a dedicated revenue stream to fund this training will also help to ease the financial burden on communities like Lynnfield that currently have to shoulder these costs.” The Legislature established a new Municipal Police Training Fund as part of the criminal justice reform bill, which was signed into law by the governor in April. The fund is already authorized to receive money from the state’s Marijuana Regulation Fund, including revenues generated from the licensing of marijuana establishments and the state tax on recreational marijuana sales. The car rental surcharge is expected to provide the Municipal Police Training Fund with an additional $8 million in revenues. Certain car rentals will be exempt from the surcharge, including rentals lasting less than 12 hours and ride-sharing services offered through companies like Uber and Lyft. “Over the years we have heard loud and clear from police officers and departments that more resources are needed for police POLICE, PAGE 3 NEW PRICE! The #1 Selling Real Estate Office in Lynnfield* AMESBURY $569,900 OPEN HOUSE SAT AND SUN 12-1:30 P.M. LYNNFIELD $799,900 STONEHAM $538,900 PEABODY $329,900 MIDDLETON $1,375,000 *MLSPIN data 1/1/18-6/19/2018 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 Steve Macdonald 508-982-5005 Dan Donovan 617-304-9976 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482