Salem St. mid-rise OK’d

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published in the October 22, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A 19-unit mid-rise apartment building will be built at 581-583 Salem St. after getting the green light from the Zoning Board of Appeals last week. The project will be built on two existing parcels with a combined area of 24,638 square feet. The former Crossfit 128 gym sits on one of the parcels. That building, along with a two-family home on the other parcel just to the east, will be demolished to make way for the new building. To the west of the proposed site is a WMGLD storage yard. Route 128 is to the north. The site is mostly in the business zone, with a small triangle in the rear that is in the Single-Family residential zone. Representing the applicants, Granitz Family Trust, attorney...

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A simple choice

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published in the October 22, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Out-of-state donors are pouring millions into an effort to forever alter the outcomes of Massachusetts elections. Unfortunately for them, the concept of ranked choice voting is so convoluted that it can’t be convincingly explained in a one-minute TV ad or even with an oversized, glossy, two-sided mailer. That’s one reason why the “NO on Question 2” campaign is running neck and neck with the carpetbagging financiers of the “Yes” campaign — despite being grossly outspent by these blow-in, would-be election-fixers. You probably got the 9×13-inch color mailer with the picture of the young woman sporting the “I voted” sticker while holding her nose and grimacing as if she just stepped off the elevator at a baked bean factory. (Poor thing. She probably had to vote...

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Daniel A. Esposito, 25

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published in the October 22, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Daniel Anthony Esposito, 25, left this life Sunday, Oct. 18. He was born in Melrose on May 17, 1995, and was the beloved son of Joseph P. and Julie A. (Bear) Esposito. Daniel was raised in Malden and spent his childhood summers in Naples, Italy, with his grandmother, where he became fluent in Italian. He graduated with honors from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 2013. He went on to Wesleyan University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2017 with a dual major in molecular biology and biochemistry, and in music. Daniel was an accomplished classical guitarist, and additionally participated in the Javanese Gamelan Workshop at Tufts University. Daniel enjoyed spending time with his good friends, Daniel Daye, Mike Gugliotti, Grant Simpson, Tu Doan, Aiden Stone...

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