Centralized voting begins Tuesday...

Jun 21, 2018 by

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of improvements to the town’s Public Safety Building. They will not, however, cast ballots at their old neighborhood polling places. The Special Election on June 26, a single question affair, will be held in the cafeteria of the Galvin Middle School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is considered a warm-up to the state party primary and general elections coming in September and November. There invariably will be kinks to work out, and next week’s Special Election represents the first chance to see what they are, and how to fix them. In February, the Town Council unanimously backed a proposal by Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran to go to centralized voting, something that...

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SMWs unite!

Jun 21, 2018 by

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If there’s anyone more insufferable than a Social Justice Warrior, it’s a Social Media Warrior. However irritating they may be, at least SJWs can usually parrot some tired talking points in defense of their positions. All Social Media Warriors care about is being one of the cool kids. They’ll say whatever they think will get them the most “Likes” on Facebook. Take the recent brouhaha over the liquor license request of Tequila’s Mexican Cantina (aka The Greatest Eatery North of the Rio Grande). Most of those opining on social media didn’t bother to read the newspaper story, much less watch the WCAT video coverage of last week’s discussion at the Town Council meeting. All they know is that we need a Mexican restaurant in town...

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Merchants send Maddogs home angry...

Jun 21, 2018 by

Improve to 4-3-1; meet Reading on Sunday Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants hosted the Malden Maddogs last night at Walsh Field for their second matchup of the year. The Merchants crushed the Maddogs, 18-0 in Malden on June 1, but the newcomers to the Intercity League rode into Wakefield following a 3-1 win over the always talented Andre Chiefs on Tuesday. The Merchants scored three runs in the first, added three more throughout the game and shut down the Maddogs for the final five innings to pick up the win. “Good win,” said Merchants manager Dave Ellegood. “Malden is playing better. They just beat Andre yesterday and Lexington last week. We had some clutch hits tonight, put the ball in play and they made some...

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