More apartments eyed for North Ave....

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The developer of “600 North,” the new 24-unit garden-style apartment building at 600 North Ave., directly across from Lakeside Office Park, is seeking to construct another complex next door at 598 North Ave. Last week, the Zoning Board of Appeals opened a new hearing on Jonathan Main’s application to build a 19-unit “sister” apartment building on the 28,000 square-foot lot next door to his present building. A single-family home presently on the site would be torn down.  Represented at the hearing by attorney Michael McCarthy, Main is seeking Special Permits for multi-family housing, site plan review and further relief under the Wakefield Zoning Bylaw that may be required for the construction and use of the proposed building.  The new complex would have seven two-bedroom...

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On the rocks

Jun 22, 2018 by

By GAIL LOWE A week after Harry and Meghan said their “I do’s” at Windsor Castle, husband Tony and I flew to London to immerse ourselves in all things royal, the city’s major attractions, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of Big Ben (it’s been under repair recently so we didn’t see much of Ben) and the macabre (the rack inside the Tower of London, for starters). The city is intriguing and worthy of exploration, but it’s also sprawling to the point of being overwhelming. Tourists need to be fit to navigate all the stairways leading to and from the Tube. When I traveled to London in the 1990s, menus in restaurants offered fish ‘n chips served in newspaper cones, bangers and mash and Yorkshire pudding, but now the food scene is multi-cultural. There...

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Unknowns get past Slappers in Twi League action...

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Unknowns kicked off their 34th year of existence in the Twi League with a bizarre 6-2 win over the Slappers at Moulton Park on Wednesday. Adam Chanley went the distance for the Orange, allowing five hits and two runs over seven innings, while striking out seven. Slappers’ hurler Brian Tartarini was the hard-luck losing pitcher only allowing three hits while striking out six. The young Slappers jumped out to the early lead in the first inning. Ryan DiBenedetto reached second base on an infield error. Ben Tomsyck then stroked a base hit to left field scoring DiBenedetto, to make the score 1-0 Slappers. Both starting pitchers settled down through the middle of the game, shutting down both offenses until the bottom of the fifth...

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Barbara J. Kilkelly, 67

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition. METHUEN — Barbara J. Kilkelly, 67, of Methuen, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday June 19, 2018 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center of Burlington. Born in Somerville, November 25, 1950 she was the daughter of Thelma A. (Ghilardi) Bernard and the late Ernest H. Bernard. Barbara was a graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School class of 1968 and Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. Following graduation she began her career with W.R. Grace in Cambridge. She worked her way up the corporate ladder and retired from W.R. Grace last year as a manager after 45 years. Barbara was a member of Bear Hill Golf Club of Stoneham and the North Shore Irish American Association. She enjoyed spending time at her second home on Marco Island, Florida, playing cards,...

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Centralized voting begins Tuesday...

Jun 21, 2018 by

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of improvements to the town’s Public Safety Building. They will not, however, cast ballots at their old neighborhood polling places. The Special Election on June 26, a single question affair, will be held in the cafeteria of the Galvin Middle School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is considered a warm-up to the state party primary and general elections coming in September and November. There invariably will be kinks to work out, and next week’s Special Election represents the first chance to see what they are, and how to fix them. In February, the Town Council unanimously backed a proposal by Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran to go to centralized voting, something that...

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Merchants send Maddogs home angry...

Jun 21, 2018 by

Improve to 4-3-1; meet Reading on Sunday Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants hosted the Malden Maddogs last night at Walsh Field for their second matchup of the year. The Merchants crushed the Maddogs, 18-0 in Malden on June 1, but the newcomers to the Intercity League rode into Wakefield following a 3-1 win over the always talented Andre Chiefs on Tuesday. The Merchants scored three runs in the first, added three more throughout the game and shut down the Maddogs for the final five innings to pick up the win. “Good win,” said Merchants manager Dave Ellegood. “Malden is playing better. They just beat Andre yesterday and Lexington last week. We had some clutch hits tonight, put the ball in play and they made some...

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