Special election for vacant House seat is March 3...

Dec 3, 2019 by

Published in the December 3, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The special election to fill the vacant 32nd Middlesex seat in the state House of Representatives will be held Tuesday, March 3, with a primary set for Tuesday, February 4. Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran announced the dates yesterday. The March 3 special election for the House seat, which covers all of Melrose, Wakefield’s precincts 4, 5 and 6, and a sliver of Malden, will come during the 2020 state presidential primary. The 32nd Middlesex vacancy was created when state Rep. Paul Brodeur resigned after being elected Melrose mayor last month. As with any election, there are various dates on which deadlines to participate must be met. Those dates pertaining to the special House election for the are as follows: December 24, at 5 p.m.: Last day...

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First winter storm comes in waves...

Dec 2, 2019 by

Published in the December 2, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The first winter storm of the season continued today after dumping 5 1/2 inches of wet snow on the region last night before turning to pre-drain rain. More snow came today, and still more is on the way tonight. This morning, dropping temperatures turned rain into light snow. Schools were forced to delay their opening as DPW crews and contractors rushed to get the various learning centers open. As people headed back to work after the Thanksgiving break, the morning commute was a mess. The first winter nor’easter of 2019-20 began yesterday just after sundown and snow accumulated pretty quickly. DPW crews reported to work around 2 p.m. yesterday to salt the road surfaces. All DPW staff were working by 7 last night and a full complement...

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