Tempo di festeggiare!

Aug 23, 2019 by

10th Festival Italia runs from 2-8 p.m. tomorrow Published August 23, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Great weather is expected tomorrow for the town’s annual block party known as Festival Italia. Street vendors, meatball and limoncello contests, rides for kids, music and dance are just some of the attractions when the 10th festival opens at 2 p.m. The event is billed as “a celebration of Wakefield’s Italian culture and tradition.” Main and Albion Streets in the downtown will be transformed into a street festival offering a wide range of activities for locals and visitors. A number of booths will be dedicated to great festival foods, many sponsored by local restaurants. John Ross, vice president of the organizing Wakefield Community Partnership (WCP), said that because of this special anniversary year, “Our goal is to make it bigger...

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Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Finance Committee voted 8-2 on Aug. 19 to recommend a proposed warrant article seeking to complete the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail’s final design. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition containing 325 signatures on Aug. 20 requesting that a Special Town Meeting be held in September. The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to set the Special Town Meeting date during a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27. “We had an overwhelming response even with people on summer vacation,” said Locksley Road resident Patrick Curley, a Wakefield-based attorney. “We had to turn people away.” Curley said the warrant article will request the Special Town Meeting to appropriate $348,000 in order to cover the $10 million rail trail’s final design engineering costs. He noted the Massachusetts...

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Spring eyed for transmission line project...

Aug 21, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – If you’ve been wondering if this summer’s ongoing gas line work on Salem Street is related to National Grid’s plans to run a 345kv underground electric power transmission line along the route, the answer is “yes.” General Manager Pete Dion of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department confirmed yesterday that the WMGLD’s replacement of gas lines on Salem Street is being done in anticipation of the National Grid transmission line project. The WMGLD’s goal is to finish the work by November, Dion said, so that National Grid can begin its work next spring. Once National Grid installs its underground transmission line, the energy company will repave the roadway curb to curb. By getting its own work done now, the WMGLD hopes to avoid digging up...

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