Wakefield News

No one hurt in two alarm Stark Ave. blaze

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Clean laundry that somehow ignited on a stovetop is being cited as the cause of a two alarm house fire on Stark Avenue last night. According to Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, his department received numerous calls for a reported house fire at 17 Stark Ave. at approximately 9:16 p.m. Firefighters under the command of Captain Thomas Purcell arrived at 9:18 p.m. to find smoke and fire venting out of both sides of the two-story wood frame house. A second alarm was struck at 9:32 for manpower,...

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Move on to jump start rail trail in Lynnfield

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Some Lynnfield residents are more than ready to take the next step in creating a miles-long recreational area that would begin across the street from the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. A citizens’ petition offered by the Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail will seek to have Town Meeting authorize the Lynnfield Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease of up to 99 years with the MBTA on behalf of the town. The petition will appear as Article 24 on the annual Town...

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Bird’s eye view

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition.

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Say hello to those running for SC, selectman

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Candidates running for the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee in the April 25 Town Election had an opportunity to introduce themselves to local voters at a forum at The Savings Bank last night sponsored by the Democratic Town Committee. School Committee candidates went first, with four of the five announced candidates attending. Incumbent Christopher Callanan along with challengers Ashley Shae Chase, Anne-Marie Fortier and Gregory Powers outlined their reasons for...

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Bag the ban

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It was only a matter of time. A small group of our fellow citizens have decided that they know better than the rest of us and want to dictate how we can carry our shopping purchases out of a store. Ten citizens have signed a petition to place an article on the May 1 Annual Town Meeting to prohibit the use of so called “thin film” plastic checkout bags in Wakefield. Who could have imagined twenty years ago – or even a decade ago — that purchasing recreational marijuana at a store in...

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Eight-screen, 800-seat luxury cinema proposed for MarketStreet

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD— Some might say it’s like watching “Groundhog Day” while others will say it’s about keeping competitive in the cut-throat world of maintaining market share in an ever-changing landscape. But the end result is the same. Once again, the voters at Lynnfield’s Annual Town Meeting will be asked to approve a proposal for a movie theater at MarketStreet. The news came Monday afternoon upon the submission of a petition article on the final day warrant articles could be certified by...

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A journey into Mexico’s past

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition The Daily Item’s Mark Sardella recently visited Mexico and took the accompanying photo of one of the pyramids while touring the Mayan historical site at Chichen Itza. El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries CE, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, the Yucatec...

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Med. building a ‘minor’ change to MarketStreet

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 21, 2017 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — On March 16, the Planning Board voted 3-1 to designate the proposed two-story medical office building at MarketStreet Lynnfield as a minor modification to the Planned Village Development District (PVDD) agreement despite pleas from several residents. National Development Managing Partner Ted Tye unveiled plans last month to build a three-story medical office building that would have Lahey Health as a tenant. In addition to medical offices, there would be an urgent care...

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Late winterscape

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 20, 2017 edition.

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Emergency Management post sought

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 20, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town wants to create a new position to coordinate emergency management for the community. The part-time position of Emergency Management Director would pay $40,000 a year and answer to Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio. The Board of Selectmen favored the new position at their meeting last week. The discussion took place as the FY 2018 Emergency Management budget was presented for the board’s review. Selectman Phyllis Hull was the lone dissenting voice, feeling that the...

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