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 email@example.com with “For the Current Companion” in the subject line.
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
In observance of the Christmas Day on Sunday, Dec. 25, trash & recycling will be picked up one day late on the following days:
- Monday trash & recycling will be collected on Tuesday, Dec. 27
- Tuesday trash & recycling will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 28
- Wednesday trash & recycling will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 29
- Thursday trash & recycling will be collected on Friday, Dec. 30
- Friday trash & recycling will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 31
In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday on Sunday, Jan. 1 trash & recycling will be picked up one day late on the following days:
- Monday trash & recycling will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 3
- Tuesday trash & recycling will be collected on Wednesday, Jan. 4
- Wednesday trash & recycling will be collected on Thursday, Jan. 5
- Thursday trash & recycling will be collected on Friday, Jan. 6
- Friday trash & recycling will be collected on Saturday, Jan. 7
The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 26, Saturday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 2.
2023 Town Warrant open
The 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. The deadline to submit citizen’s petitions is Friday, Jan. 27 at noon. For a citizens petition form, visit: https://bit.ly/3Fwi9k1. The deadline for boards and committees to submit an article is Friday, Jan. 20 at noon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call the 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
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