Published on October 30, 2020

Oct 30, 2020 by

10-30-20 Wkfld Housing doc_legalDownload 10-30-20 formal...

read more

Town remains COVID red

Oct 30, 2020 by

Published in the October 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD —The town remains in the higher risk COVID-19 category, based on this week’s report from the state Department of Public Health. There have been 82 total positive tests over the most recent two week period, according to the DPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard. In last week’s report, there were 73. The total number of cases since the state started keeping track is 456, up from 434 in last week’s report. The average daily incidence rate, however, is a little lower. In this week’s report it is 15.3; last week it was 15.6. Here is an update from town government: Thursday’s Massachusetts COVID report places Wakefield in its third consecutive week as a higher risk (red) community; On Monday, November 2, we must roll back to Phase 3, Step...

read more

Erin Kokinda is town’s new Economic Development Director...

Oct 30, 2020 by

Published in the October 30, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Fairmount Avenue resident Erin Kokinda has been named to the new position of Community and Economic Development Director for the town of Wakefield. Kokinda was officially introduced to the Town Council at this week’s meeting. After the Town Council voted to create the position and last June’s Annual Town Meeting agreed to fund it in the budget, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio appointed a screening Committee to review the nearly 20 applicants that applied for the job. After several rounds of interviews, Maio said, the choices were narrowed to two candidates. “Because I saw both candidates as potential superstars,” Maio said, “I was trying to conceive of a way that Wakefield could utilize both candidates. In the interim, the Office of Massachusetts Business...

read more