“Tis the Season” Holiday Stroll Schedule of Events — Saturday, Dec. 6...

Nov 28, 2014 by

1 to 2:45 p.m. Children’s activities and refreshments at Americal Civic Center, Main Street 1 p.m. Ricky McNamara (Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry and the Wakefield Boys & Girls Club toy drive will be accepting donations. All those donating will be entered into a raffle for a Farmland or Walgreens gift certificate.) 2:45 p.m. Hat Parade formation, starting at Americal Civic Center 3 p.m. Hat Parade Lincoln Street at Main Street/Outside 9 Albion St. (former Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department building) 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides ($5 per adult, children 36” or under free. Commencement area at Beebe Library Steps, Main Street) Commencement Area — Beebe Library Steps, Main Street 3:30 p.m. Holiday Stroll Commencement 3:40 to 4:10 p.m. “Frozen” characters Elsa, Anna & Olaf at the Holiday Travel tent, 402...

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Mid-year state aid cuts gall selectmen...

Nov 28, 2014 by

SELECTMEN’S NOTEBOOK By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Board of Selectmen is not happy with Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to balance the state budget on the backs of cities and towns and this week sent strongly worded letters to all three of the town’s state legislators urging them to reject the governor’s plan for mid-year cuts to municipal aid. The Nov. 24, 2014 letter, signed by all seven members of the board, was sent to Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Paul Brodeur and Rep. Donald Wong. “Last week, Governor Patrick imposed immediate mid-year cuts to close a $329 million state budget deficit that was disclosed two weeks ago,” the letter states. “The Governor’s budget cuts would hurt both the town of Wakefield and Wakefield public schools and, most importantly, the taxpayers and citizens of Wakefield...

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ID thieves get busy during holiday season...

Nov 28, 2014 by

WAKEFIELD — Thieves intent on stealing people’s identities are getting busy now that the holiday season has arrived. On Wednesday, police logged two incidents related to identity theft and more are expected to follow. On Wednesday morning, a man from Lowell Street told Patrol Officer Matthew Warren that he received a credit card from Sears he had not applied for. He also received a bill showing that a purchase for $17.64 was made. The retailer declined to say where the charge was made, hampering police efforts to solve the crime. The incident was logged just before noon. A Velma Road resident reported a similar incident at about 3:45 p.m. but details were not available. Police are warning residents to keep their personal information private. ————— The owner of a company on New Salem Street...

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Thanksgiving Day Classic postponed, will be played this afternoon...

Nov 28, 2014 by

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Landrigan Field By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — It has been a quarter of a century since a Thanksgiving Day Classic has been postponed, but Wednesday’s inclement weather resulted in the annual clash between the Wakefield Memorial High and Melrose High football teams being called off and rescheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. at Landrigan Field. The call to postpone was made about midnight on Wednesday night when Director of Athletics and Student Activities Mike Boyages and DPW Director Richard Stinson stepped onto Landrigan Field to survey the situation. The entire field, stands, walkways and entrances were covered with heavy, wet snow. It was at that point the annual contest was pushed back a day. At the time, it was felt that the field couldn’t be cleared off...

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