Wakefield Real Estate Transactions...

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Published in the June 29, 2020 edition....

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Hoping town events happen in 2020...

Jun 29, 2020 by

Published in the June 29, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — As we enter a summer where major events like the town’s July Fourth celebration with its parade and fireworks have been canceled due to COVID-19 fears, the Wakefield Community Partnership is hoping to put on some kind of community event later this year to provide a much needed lift for businesses and something for residents to look forward to. To that end, John Ross of the Wakefield Community Partnership (formerly the Event Planning Committee) met with the Town Council last Monday to get their feedback and guidance on the possibility of a running a two-day event over a yet-to-be-determined weekend later this year. “We wanted to seek your guidance and receptiveness on a united, multi-organizational activity for the benefit of the townspeople and the businesses...

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Remember the parking garage

Jun 29, 2020 by

Published in the June 29, 2020 edition. As the same group of residents tries to wipe out $9.6 million in Town Meeting-approved, much-needed renovations to the Public Safety Building, it’s time to quickly revisit another project they helped defeat, one that in our opinion certainly would have come in handy today. With concrete jersey barriers ‘gracing’ parts of our beautiful, classic New England downtown so outdoor dining can happen in the street in these dire pandemic times, an unobtrusive parking garage between the Wakefield Co-operative Bank and Jeffrey’s Liquors  sure could have helped all local merchants as they struggle to stay in business. Last week we learned that a group was circulating a petition calling for Public Safety Building renovations to be considered at a town-wide election. They said, in part, that not enough people...

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Families getting survey on school reopening...

Jun 29, 2020 by

Published in the June 29, 2020 edition. The following information was sent by Superintendent Doug Lyons to the Wakefield Public Schools community on Friday, June 26.  WAKEFIELD — Governor Baker, Commissioner Riley, and members of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the initial guidance for reopening schools and districts in the fall. This is a comprehensive document created thoughtfully with the goal of bringing as many students back to school safely, with safety requirements and protective equipment at all levels. The guidance also recognizes the importance of in-person learning and the academic, social, and emotional development of students. The health and safety requirements include: • Masks and/or face coverings will be required for students in grades 2 and above as well as for all adults. Mask breaks will be built into the...

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