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Jan 24, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020

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Council opens TM warrant Monday...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — In its second official gathering of 2020, the Town Council on Monday will continue hearing the fiscal year 2021 spending plans of municipal departments and are expected to talk about allowing members of town committees, boards and commissions to remotely participate in meetings, among many other matters. The Town Council meets in the big studio at the WCAT facility at the rear of Wakefield Memorial High beginning at 6:30 p.m. At 7:05 p.m. councilors will hold a public hearing on a Municipal Gas and Light Department request for utility pole locations. The Town Council has wasted no time in getting down to the business of reviewing department budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The Town Council will hear more Monday. Scheduled for review are the FY 2021 spending...

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Decision close on 259 Water St....

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals appeared ready to issue a decision last night on Anthony Arcari’s application for Special Permits and site plan approval to construct a 16-unit mid-rise apartment building at 259 Water St., but ultimately decided to hold off until its next meeting on Feb. 12 so that a few last-minute changes could be incorporated into the final plans. Attorney Brian McGrail and Arcari were on hand for last night’s meeting along with Peter Sandorse of Phoenix Architects and and John Ogren of Hayes Engineering. Sandorse talked about some 4-foot high cedar screening on the proposed building that would hide hide the rooftop HVAC units. ZBA member Jim McBail wanted to see a product cutout of the proposed screening.  Sandorse...

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Wakefield native writing town’s Civil War history...

Jan 22, 2020 by

Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Civil War historian Tom A.C. Ellis grew up in Greenwood and lived in Wakefield until he joined the U.S. Army in 1965. He has written a number of books about the connections of various Massachusetts towns to the Civil War, including Marlborough, Hudson, Natick, Hopkinton, Medway and Millis. Now, he is turning his attention to his old home town of Wakefield. So far, he’s spent one year full-time researching and writing a book on the history of Wakefield’s participation in the Civil War. Over the next several months, he’s hoping to hear from anyone from Wakefield who may have had an ancestor who participated in the Civil War effort. Ellis’s book will include a full roster and information on men from Wakefield who served in the war as well...

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