A little bit of kindness

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition.

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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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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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