Published on August 20, 2019

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• Sale of Real Estate 137 Greenwood...

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Changes coming to trash pickup program...

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Published in the August 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — In the next few weeks you’ll notice some subtle changes in the town’s trash collection program. First, there will be a new contractor. JRM Hauling and Recycling of Peabody takes over for Somerville’s Russell Disposal, Inc., which has had the contract to collect refuse in town for several years. Russell is said to be getting out of the trash collection business. Residents will still be using their blue trash barrels like they have since the town went to automated trash collection in the fall of 2014. JRM’s trucks, however, have arms in the rear rather than on the side. According to DPW officials, there will also be a second person dedicated to the trash collection truck so a bulk item can be disposed of on the...

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Wakefield residents battle through the heat at Melrose Tennis Open...

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Published in the August 20, 2019 edition. MELROSE — While countless news stations declared severe heat warnings and to stay in the comfort of air conditioning, many of Wakefield’s top players endured the heat in some high-level competition on the Tremont and Crystal Street tennis courts of Melrose. The Melrose Open, held annually, took place on July 20 and 21. Wakefield was represented by seven players across six different brackets: Noah Greif, the No. 1 singles player for Wakefield Memorial High School, Rich Greif, Charles McGuire, William Ryan, Richard Winant, JoAnn Winant, Jacqueline Chouinard, and Eve Champlon. In the men’s B doubles division, Charles McGuire paired up with Paul Atkinson. McGuire is 61 and Atkinson is 78, making them one of the older duos in the tournament, but their experience proved worthy as they won...

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