Nahant Street ‘Pit’ days expanded...

Jun 28, 2018 by

Published in the June 28, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Nahant Street Yard Wast Facility (aka “The Pit”) will see an increase in weekend hours in Fiscal Year 2019, which begins July 1. Edward Dombroski told his fellow Town Council members at this week’s meeting that he was troubled that the facility wasn’t open enough on weekends during what he called the “prime season” for yard waste disposal. He noted that the facility was open some, but not all Saturdays and Sundays, plus pretty much every Wednesday. Dombroski said that he has come to realize that many residents were planning their yard work around days that the facility is open, even taking Wednesdays off, knowing that the facility is consistently open on Wednesdays. He said that his original idea was to...

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West Side House Crawl another success...

Jun 28, 2018 by

Published in the June 28, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club 4th of July Committee would like to thank the West Side House Crawl Committee (WSHCC) for once again coming through with an amazing donation to this year’s celebration. The third annual “Jam for Uncle Sam” fundraiser was held on Saturday, May 19 at the West Side Social Club. The event was very well attended with many Wakefield residents in attendance. The evening featured a sneak preview of this year’s July Fourth Concert on the Common Band – The Buckley Brothers. They played a wide assortment of songs from all eras and kept the dance floor busy for the entire evening. The WSHCC also ran a few fundraisers throughout the evening, which proved to be beneficial allowing them to graciously donate...

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Why bother?

Jun 28, 2018 by

Published in the June 28, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA It’s a question that lots of people have to be asking themselves in the wake of Tuesday’s election results. Anyone who attended Annual Town Meeting and sat through a two-and-a-half hour presentation and debate and then voted with the overwhelming majority in favor of the Public Safety Building project could hardly be blamed for wondering why they even bothered. And those were the people who had the least invested in it. How must the Permanent Building Committee be feeling? They had more than two years invested in this project. Two years on long meetings sorting through alternately dizzying and mind-numbing amounts of information and possible solutions. Why did they bother? All of those meetings over that two-year period — meetings of the Permanent Building Committee, the Board...

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