Healthy Living Expo draws hundreds...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce along with the Board of Health for Wakefield, Melrose and Reading, held their first annual Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Americal Civic Center on Main Street. The free Expo focused on health, wellness, fitness, lifestyle changes and financial retirement health, along with complimentary and interactive health screenings, fitness demonstrations, healthy food presentations, giveaways, prize drawings and a flu clinic. Hundreds of people attended to receive flu shots from Hallmark Health Medical Associates, watch fitness demonstrations, participate in music thearpy and meet the Boston Bruins mascot Blades. The Expo also featured a raffle for prizes such as a Mary Kay basket and amazon.com gift card from The Savings Bank. A face painter and balloon artist...

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Sex for a fee charges imminent

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police continue to investigate a couple of local establishments where they believe employees offer sex for a fee. Undercover officers went to an address in the 100 block of Albion Street yesterday morning and another in the 800 block of Main Street in Greenwood in the afternoon after Wakefield detectives found various services offered on the internet. At about 10:30 a.m., after detectives noticed an advertisement on backpage.com, an undercover officer was sent to the Albion Street business. He went in for a massage and reportedly a 34-year-old woman made “an inappropriate advancement” toward him. At that point local detectives went into the establishment, investigated and in all likelihood will file a sex for a fee violation, a spokesman reported. Just before 2 p.m. police...

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Dog park grand re-opening Sept. 23...

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town of Wakefield would like to welcome the canine public and their human companions to the grand re-opening of the Wakefield Dog Park located at 667 Main St. on Saturday, September 23, at 12 noon. There will be a ribbon cutting as well as light refreshments. The park has recently undergone a renovation to include dog and human friendly water stations, benches and friendlier turf. “We are excited to see this park become a reality for Wakefield Citizens” said Selectman Peter May. The park was initially created in the Fall of 2016 and has undergone several upgrades and feature enhancements since opening as resident feedback came in. With increased usage, positive feedback and help from the Department of Public Works, we were able to...

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Summer breeze

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition.

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Local stars shine on the Jumbotron...

Sep 14, 2017 by

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition.

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Weekend T details emerge

Sep 14, 2017 by

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The MBTA plans to temporarily stop weekend commuter rail service along its Haverhill line beginning a week from Saturday. Earlier this week, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio and Selectman Mehreen Butt attended an informational meeting in Reading and learned that the shuttle bus service bringing train riders to the T’s Oak Grove station in Malden and Melrose will be free. They will ride in luxury aboard private motor coaches as well. Maio said in a text message that customers will then pay the normal $2.75 price for the subway at Oak Grove. You can also use a commuter rail pass if you have one. Multiple motor coaches will run, since one full bus does not equal on train. On the weekend of October 21 and...

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