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Wind downs trees, pole

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

Published in the January 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — High wind gusts kept local public safety personnel busy overnight dealing with uprooted trees and fallen branches as well as one utility pole that fell across Main Street and was hit by a motorist. Falling temperatures also brought out DPW trucks to salt roads that were starting to freeze up at around 2 a.m. At about 1:15 a.m. police were called after a public tree was uprooted and took wires down on and scattered debris on Eastern Avenue. Police notified the DPW and the Wakefield...

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Homes sales, median price up in 2016

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Published in the January 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — There were more single family homes sold in town in 2016 than the year before, and for more money. In a report this morning, The Warren Group — publishers of Banker & Tradesman — compiled December single family and condo sales from across the state. In Wakefield, 255 houses were sold in 2016, compared to 242 in 2015, an increase of 5.4 percent. The year to date median sales in Wakefield for December 2016 was $480,000, up from $455,500 for the same period in 2015. In December 2016, the...

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Taking a stand against divisiveness

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Published in the January 23, 2017 edition

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Man arrested on drug charges

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

Published in the January 23, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — A 30-year-old Newburyport man faces a slew of drug charges after police received a call reporting a suspicious white man sitting in front of the Everly Apartments at 14 Audubon Rd. at about 8 p.m. Saturday night. Responding police located a man fitting the description wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and carrying a backpack. Police said that he exhibited behavior consistent with someone under the influence of drugs and appeared to be extremely nervous, his hands were shaking and he was not...

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Runners in the rain

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition.

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A train buff on railroad’s history

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

Published in the January 20, 2017 edition. An interesting history of the area’s railroading past was given in Lynnfield recently. We thought we’d share it with you, since Wakefield figured mightily in the story. By DAN TOMASELLO Trains and trolleys were the modes of transportation in our area for decades. They’re mainly things of the far past now, but for years the region bustled with the clickety-clack of rail-driven commerce and commuting. Former firefighter and Lynnfield Selectman Bob MacKendrick on Wednesday brought those days back to...

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Connecting the world through dance

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Published in the January 19, 2017 edition.

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Driver cited after crash

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 19, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — A 36-year-old Connecticut man was issued a citation in the wake of a two-car crash at Crescent and Centre Streets just after noon yesterday. Police said that a 2014 Honda Civic driven by a 55-year-old Medford man was traveling north on Crescent Street when a 2003 Honda Accord driven by the Connecticut man came out of Otis Street heading west toward Centre Street and hit the rear passenger side of the Civic. The Fire Department also responded, but there were no injuries. The Civic was...

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Timing is everything

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 19, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA With the various measures they pass on the federal and state level, lawmakers come up with some interesting concepts. They even think they can control the weather by passing climate regulations. (I wonder what the Supremacy Clause under Article VI of the Constitution says about the doctrine of preemption when it comes to the Laws of Nature vs. the Laws of Man.) But not content with their dominion over three dimensions, some of our solons on Beacon Hill now want to extend their...

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ACE gets a boost from TSB

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 18, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The Albion Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce and say thanks for a $1,500 donation from The Savings Bank in Wakefield. The funds are earmarked for a new refrigerator and freezer for the ACE center located at 9 Albion St. in downtown Wakefield. “We are excited to be able to have cold drinks, ice and even ice cream on hand for our upcoming events” said Chris J. Carino chairman of the Albion Cultural Exchange Committee. “We have been largely operating out of coolers and this will be a...

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