Business owners updated on downtown construction...

Jan 29, 2016 by

Contractor PROCON ‘sorry’ for inconveniences Published in the January 29, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — At a meeting hosted last night by the Wakefield Co-operative Bank, representatives of Shelter Development and PROCON provided representatives of downtown businesses with a detailed overview of the ongoing and upcoming utility infrastructure work in the northeastern end of the downtown area. Shelter Development is preparing to build a 130-unit Brightview Senior Living complex on property formerly owned by the Fraen Corp. between Main and Crescent streets behind the Co-operative Bank. PROCON is the building contractor overseeing Phoenix Communications, which is performing the utility upgrades. The town has come under some fire recently from critics who claim that the town should have been more proactive in facilitating communication with downtown businesses regarding the work so that the businesses would...

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JV boys’ hockey team posts two shutouts...

Jan 29, 2016 by

Warriors blank North Andover, Malden Catholic freshmen Published in the January 29, 2016 edition. SAUGUS — The Wakefield Memorial High JV boys’ hockey team didn’t let up a goal against North Andover and Malden Catholic and, not surprisingly, won both contests. The Warriors played against North Andover at Hockeytown winning the game, 3-0. During the first period Nolan Collins shot the puck at the goal and Dan Guarino battled for the rebound and scored the first goal for the Warriors. During the second period Dan Cataldo scored the second goal for the Warriors. In the final minutes of the game Sam Veerman scored a solid goal close to the blue line erupting cheers from the Wakefield spectators. Goalie Nick Porter led the team to the shutout along with defensemen Nolan Collins and Ryan Chambers....

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Published in the January 29, 2016 edition.

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Town Administrators express enthusiasm...

Jan 28, 2016 by

At Chamber of Commerce breakfast Published in the January 28, 2016 edition. By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — At an early morning breakfast held yesterday at The Meeting House on Main Street in Lynnfield, the Town Administrators for Wakefield and Lynnfield spoke enthusiastically to some 50 Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce members about the business climate of their respective towns. Both Stephen P. Maio (Wakefield) and James Boudreau (Lynnfield) are confident about the future of their towns but said there is more development to come and agreed that more work and construction needs to be done. In his opening remarks, Maio pointed out the similarities between the two towns (angled parking, for instance) and provided a few statistics; namely, that 86,000 people live within Wakefield’s three mile radius and that the average income per household is $88,000. Maio...

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Decision close on North Ave. apartments...

Jan 28, 2016 by

Published in the January 28, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Applicants Jonathan Main and John DiPaula are close to receiving Zoning Board of Appeals approval for their proposed 24-unit apartment building on North Avenue across from the Lakeside Office Park. At last night’s meeting with the ZBA, their attorney Michael McCarthy went over with the board the remaining outstanding issues. First, McCarthy asked Peter Sandorse of Phoenix Architects to review updates to the plans based on previous discussions with the board. Sandorse said that the monument sign in front of the building will now match the face of the building. Clothes dryer vents for each unit will now be located on the side of each unit instead of the roof. Gas and electric meters will be located inside the basement and the electrical transformer...

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