Wakefield News

Something for everyone at Festival Italia

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 18, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The town’s Festival Italia begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, and will run until 8 p.m.  Part of Main Street and Albion Street will be closed so that you can partake of the many vendors, performances, activities, or just meeting up with friends and family to enjoy this family-oriented day.  There will be something for everyone. First register at Rebirth Body Transformation Center’s booth located on Albion Street to receive a pedometer. Attendees who walk the most steps during the...

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A-frame sign pilot program OK’d

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Starting on Sept. 2, you’ll be seeing a new feature on the sidewalks of the downtown and Greenwood designed to help enhance local businesses and promote the idea of shopping locally. A pilot program that will deploy 50 A-frame chalkboard signs was approved by the Board of Selectmen this week. The program, called “Experience Wakefield,” is a joint project of Wakefield Main Streets, The Cooperative Bank, The Savings Bank and the Wakefield Merchants group. Bob Mailhoit,...

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PHOTO: A grand gathering

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition

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Tarrant Lane a no-go for town

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Based on Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio’s recommendation, the Board of Selectmen has decided not to pursue any effort to reclaim the federally-owned land at Tarrant Lane.  The 3.74 acre parcel sits just off Hopkins Street and on the northerly side of Route 128 near the Reading line. It was part of 57 acres in Wakefield and Reading taken by the federal government in 1954 for a sum of $15,975. According to Maio, it appears from records that the land had previously been...

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A night of samples and laughs

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Wakefield native, comedian and author Paul D’Angelo will be performing tonight at “Samplings and Satire,” an event to benefit Wakefield’s Festival Italia and The Holiday Stroll. The event takes place on today at Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. An array of appetizers, beer and tequila tastings and food samplings from local restaurants and desserts are on the menu. After dinner and Paul’s performance, there will be a DJ to crank up the tunes so everyone can join in...

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Fire leads to evacuation of high rise

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Published in the August 16, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — There were no injuries, but a high-rise apartment building on Audubon Road had to be evacuated for several hours last night after a fire in an electrical panel caused the entire building to lose power. While Wakefield firefighters were busy with a brush fire deep in the woods off Hemlock Road, a call came in at about 7:15 p.m. that an electrical fire had knocked out power at the Colonial Point apartment building. Two Wakefield Fire units responded immediately to 95 Audubon...

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YAT wages Sticker Shock campaign

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 15, 2017 edition The following comes from Tommy Lucey, leader of the town’s Youth Action Team. WAKEFIELD — Last Thursday, August 10, the Wakefield Unified Prevention (Wake-Up) Coalition’s Youth Action Team (YAT) visited liquor stores in Wakefield for an important project called Sticker Shock. During this project, the youth created stickers that define the penalties of selling alcohol to minors. They then took these stickers and placed them on bottles, as well as boxes and cans of popular teen alcohol drinks. The Youth...

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PHOTO: Embodying the town’s spirit

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Published in the August 15, 2017 edition

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PHOTO: Balancing Act

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Published in the August 14, 2017 edition

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Man arrested on multiple MV charges

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 14, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — A 31-year-old Everett man was arrested Saturday night on a slew of motor vehicle-related charges after police stopped the car he was driving on Route 128. Police said that events unfolded around 8 p.m. as Officer John Whaley was working traffic enforcement at Salem Street and Audubon Road. Police said that Officer Whaley noticed that the driver of a white Honda Accord appeared to be focused on the screen of his phone as he pulled into the Sunoco gas station. The man reportedly then drove...

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