Progress made on ‘Complete Streets’...

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Published in the August 15, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — At a meeting last week, town officials discussed the “Complete Streets” program and presented a list of potential projects. Nearly a year ago, in September 2017, the Board of Selectmen voted to enter the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets program and adopted a “Complete Streets Policy.” That policy states that “Wakefield’s Complete Streets Policy is to accommodate roadway users of all ages and abilities by creating a transportation network that meets the needs of individuals using a variety of transportation modes. This policy will be applied in all decision-making for related infrastructure planning and construction.” At that Sept. 11, 2017 meeting, Town Planner Paul Reavis and Department of Public Works Director Richard Stinson appeared before the board to discuss Complete...

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PHOTO: It’s not easy being green...

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Wakefield resident Kevin Dougherty a finalist in Bruins’ National Anthem Contest...

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Published in the August 15, 2018 edition BOSTON — For the first time in 42 years, the Boston Bruins are searching for a new National Anthem singer.  Kevin Dougherty is up to the task.  The Wakefield resident was one of 52 invited to audition at the Boston Garden.  Dougherty, a United States Navy Veteran, was named the 2018 Distinguished Graduate by the American Military University where he earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Transportation and Logistics Management. The award recognizes graduates who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation and their community.  Dougherty’s voice is well known at the Bedford VA where he is a voluntary services specialist and events coordinator.  The Bruins are expected to announce their new National Anthem singer within the next...

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