Update on voting at Galvin

Apr 16, 2019 by

Published in the April 16, 2019 edition WAKEFIELD — The first true test of the town’s single polling place will be next Tuesday, when residents cast votes in the 2019 municipal election and the Galvin Middle School holds class until 11:20 a.m. There have been three elections held at the centralized Galvin location since the move to one polling place was approved in February 2018. Not one of them occurred while kids were attending school. Extra measures have been taken to guarantee voters can cast ballots easily and Galvin students and staff are safe, according to Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran. More police will be on duty both inside the middle school and outside, particularly when class starts and when students are released early just before 11:30 a.m. Also, Galvin staff will park offsite and...

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Carnival opens tomorrow

Apr 15, 2019 by

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The midway is back! When the April school vacation rolls around, those of us in Wakefield know it’s time for the return of the Wakefield Independence Day Committee’s fundraising carnival. The annual extravaganza will be open again this year at the Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St., starting on tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday, April 21 from noon to 10 p.m. Everyone’s favorite rides will be there and on the menu are your usual carnival basics, including hot dogs, sausages, fried dough, and cotton candy. And don’t forget the midway games! Individual tickets and wristbands are available for cash as well as credit and debit cards. Wristbands are available...

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Lynnfield backs rail trail; cinema nixed again...

Apr 12, 2019 by

Published in the April 12, 2019 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Tuesday will go down as one of the most memorable days in Lynnfield politics in quite some time. Voters narrowly approved the non-binding rail trail ballot question by 181 votes. National Development also announced it has scrapped plans to move forward with a proposal to build a movie theater at MarketStreet Lynnfield, which was scheduled to be voted on at the April 29 Town Meeting. Additionally, Housing Authority Chairman Joseph Markey was elected town moderator and Ryan Road resident Tom Wallace was elected to the Planning Board. According to the official election results released by Town Clerk Trudy Reid, 3,553 out of 9,110 registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, totaling 39 percent. Rail trail passes  Voters approved moving forward with the...

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