The Marblehead Current news-in-brief, week of Dec. 12 – 16

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The Marblehead Current news-in-brief is compilation of need-to-know, general and short news items culled from various sources published on Mondays. Marblehead residents,  governmental entities and nonprofits can email 150- to-200-word news items for inclusion in the weekly list to with “For the Current Companion” in the subject line.

Holiday closures 

Municipal offices and buildings will be closed in observance of the following holidays: 

  • Saturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
  • Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day 
  • Monday, Dec. 26
  • Monday, Jan. 2: New Year’s Day

2023 Town Warrant open

Marblehead Select Board voted on Nov. 16, 2022, to open the town warrant for the 2023 Town Meeting to be convened on Monday, May 1, 2023.  Deadline to submit citizen’s petitions is Friday, Jan. 27 at noon. For a citizens petition form, visit:  Deadline for boards and committees to submit an article is Friday, Jan. 20 at  noon. 

Got volunteerism? 

The following is a list of vacancies on appointed town boards, commissions and committees. Anyone interested in serving on one of these boards or committees should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Select Board, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St. or email to Please call Select Board’s office, 781-631-0000 for more information.

  • Two, one-year vacancies, Marblehead Old Burial Hill Oversight Committee
  • One-year vacancy, Marblehead Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Three-year vacancy, Marblehead Design Review
  • One-year term, Marblehead MBTA Advisory Board
  • One-year term, Marblehead Advisory Board
  • Five three-year, staggered terms Marblehead Cultural Council
  • One-year vacancy, Marblehead Forever Committee
  • One-year term, Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination

Marblehead employment opportunities

Application deadline: Until filled

  • Finance director, the Marblehead Finance Department
  • Senior clerk, the Marblehead Assessors Office
  • Local inspector, Marblehead Building Department
  • Special laborer 1, Marblehead Water Department
  • Special laborer 1, Marblehead Department of Public Works
  • Mechanic, Marblehead Department of Public Works
  • Heavy equipment operator, Marblehead Public Health Department
  • Treasurer, tax collector, Marblehead Finance Department
  • Assistant harbormaster, Marblehead Harbormaster Office
  • Application deadline: Thursday, Dec. 1
  • Children’s library assistant, Abbot Public Library
  • Library page, Abbot Public Library,
  • Two volunteer positions at Marblehead Historical Commission

For an employment application, visit: Return the completed form to the department with the job opening or per instructions on the job description.  To read job descriptions, visit:

Animal shelter accepting volunteers

Volunteers are always needed to help with the feeding and caring of abandoned animals housed at the Marblehead Animal Shelter, 44 Village St.  Friends of Marblehead Abandoned Animals (FOMAA), a nonprofit organization, was formed for this purpose. To volunteer, call 781.631.8664. 

MassDEP Mattress and textile waste bans

Beginning Nov. 1, landfills, transfer stations and waste-to-energy facilities across the

Commonwealth no longer accepts mattresses and textiles for disposal. Mattresses must be recycled and textiles must be donated for reuse or other secondary uses. The fee to recycle a mattress and box spring at the Marblehead Transfer Station: $25. “Textiles” include clothes, shoes, linens, towels, curtains, and cloth accessories. At the Marblehead Transfer Station (residents with facility stickers, textiles can be recycled in the clothing collection bins for no fee. Items must be dry and in trash bags, and drop off textiles at designated collection bins or donate them to your favorite charity or thrift store:  Magic Hat, Good Will, Paradise Plaza, Clifton Lutheran Church. 

Volunteer at the Public Health Dept. 

Residents may volunteer to serve on the Marblehead Recycling Committee, which is appointed by the Board of Health.  The committee promotes recycling through articles in local media.  The Swap Shed is another place where volunteers can help.  Volunteers are also needed to sell facility stickers and to check cars for up-to-date stickers as they enter the transfer station.

Contact the Health Department for additional volunteer information: 781-631-0212

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