Published on August 31, 2017

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It’s a wild, wild life

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Published in the August 31, 2017 edition.

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Contradicting consistency

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Published in the August 31, 2017 edition. Sometimes, the people in charge of things just can’t win, especially in the age of social media, where everybody’s a pundit. Recently, town officials announced several more initiatives to try to revitalize the downtown. Of course, it’s never enough. Or is it too much? Either way, the town is sure to get slammed for doing it. Or not doing it. It’s the classic case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Let’s take a look at some of the more common complaints and the responses. Complaint: “The town’s not doing enough to attract investment in the downtown business district.” Response: The town initiates a zoning change to make it more feasible for developers to do mixed-use projects with residential units on top of ground...

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Olmedo recognized at Boston Strong Basketball Tournament...

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Published in the August 31, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield resident Rafael Olmedo was honored at the fourth annual Boston Strong Invitational Basketball Tournament which took place August 5-6. The tournament, which Olmedo helped organize in 2013, is held every year at the MIT Rockwell Gymnasium, and honors the lives of MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier, Boston Police Officer Dennis “DJ” Simmonds and all of the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. New for this year was a youth division where youth players are coached by volunteer police officers and business leaders that sponsor these teams. The tournament combined the excitement of a basketball tournament with the joy of making a difference in connecting youths with police officers and business leaders. The tournament was also a family event complete with police and fire...

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Lois D. Arthur, 76

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Published in the August 31, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Lois D. Arthur, 76, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, August 29, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Worcester on February 16, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Iver and Harriett (Downing) Laine. Mrs. Arthur was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1958, and later of the University of Rhode Island in 1962. She had obtained her bachelor’s degree in Education and had taught in Sudbury and Stoneham, as well as Berwick, ME. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, moving to the area in 1973 and she was active in the Wakefield Senior Center. Mrs. Arthur was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Arthur. She was the loving sister of Richard Laine and his wife...

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