AP Studio Art Gallery showcases work of WMHS students...

May 13, 2019 by

Published in the May 13, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Albion Cultural Exchange turned into an art gallery last week when nine members of the Wakefield Memorial High School (WMHS) graduating Class of 2019 and one member of the Class of 2020 enrolled in the Advanced Placement Studio Art program displayed their stunning portfolios at the fourth annual Gallery Show held Thursday night, May 9. WMHS Visual Arts Director Joy Schilling oversees the program. The display included the 2-D design work of Matthew Boudreau, Samantha Chen, Bridget Glendye, Kyra Hoffman, Taylor Hubbard, Sara Junta, Isabella Kehoe, Agui Lever, Elizabeth Marando and Emily Sovay. Advanced Placement Studio Art is a college level course divided into three paths: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D. Each student chooses one path to follow for the school year....

read more

ZBA hears more on Tarrant Lane

May 13, 2019 by

Published in the May 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The local permitting process for a proposed 173-unit 40B development on Tarrant Lane continued last week before the Zoning Board of Appeals. The focus of last week’s hearing was on engineering, including how water, sewer and other utilities will be delivered to the site, which is near the Reading line just over the Hopkins Street Bridge that spans Route 128. Currently there are 12 mostly vacant single-family homes on the site, which was previously used as housing for families of Coast Guard officers. Developer Anthony Bonacorso purchased the 3.75-acre parcel from the federal government in 2017 for $3,660,000. The project was originally proposed at 190 units, but as a result of previous hearings and feedback from the ZBA and the public, it...

read more

Cultural Council presents grant awards to 22 recipients...

May 10, 2019 by

Published in the May 10, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Wakefield resident Catherine Dhingra received a monetary grant on behalf of the Walton School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at a Wakefield Cultural Council (WCC) awards presentation held at the Albion Cultural Exchange on Albion Street on Wednesday night, May 8. Dhingra said that the grant would be used to bring Kidstock Theatre in Winchester to the school to teach students about empathy, tolerance and diversity. This grant and 21 others totaling more than $8,000 were announced at the reception, emceed by WCC Chairman Dr. Caroline Lieber, violinist and owner of Wakefield Music. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Advanced Placement Art Gallery Opening where the works of Wakefield Memorial High School students are on display. Those attending to acknowledge...

read more

Greenwood Station plan scaled back...

May 9, 2019 by

Published in the May 9, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Greenwood Station, a proposed 40B development for 998-1000 Main Street, has been reduced from the original plan for 27 units to 24, among other changes presented at last night’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing. The site is across from the Greenwood Plaza. There are currently two structures on the site: a three-family home in front and a single-family home in the rear. Jeff Engler, an affordable housing consultant, represented developer Eric Kenworthy of Melrose at last night’s hearing. Engler noted that they had made some changes to the proposal based on feedback from the ZBA at a previous hearing on March 29. He also told the board that the development team had met with the Traffic Advisory Committee on Tuesday of this...

read more