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Summer Safety Night on July 18

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Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Wakefield Fire Department, Wakefield Police Department, Action Ambulance Service Inc. will host a summer safety night at the Lower Common of Lake Quannapowitt to provide summer safety resources and other important information to visitors. Attendants will also have the opportunity to bring a new car seat to be installed or have a previously installed car seat inspected. The following individuals and organizations will participate: Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital,...

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Front Page: July 15, 2019

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Front Page: July 12, 2019

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Hearings on Harvard Mills apartments wrapping up

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Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A proposal to convert one of the Harvard Mills buildings into a 184-unit residential complex appears to be heading into the home stretch as the Zoning Board of Appeals and the developer, NRP Group, worked through some of the remaining issues at a ZBA hearing this week. The building at the corner of Albion and Foundry streets was purchased by NRP, a developer, builder and property management company based in Clevland Ohio with a regional office in...

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FOLQ offers donation for improvements

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Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, celebrating 28 years of lake advocacy (1991-2019), are honored to share their plans for their gift to the town of Wakefield for the purpose of lakeside park improvements. The organization recently asked the town to accept a gift of $152,000 (plus a contingency if needed) for improvements to Col. Connelly Park and Gertrude Spaulding Park. Both parks are located next to the headwaters of the Saugus River on Lake Quannapowitt. Ideas for the proposed updates, which...

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Driver faces charges after hitting pedestrian

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Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A 70-year-old Reading man will be summonsed to court for leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury after his car hit a youth in a crosswalk at North Avenue and Main Street at about 4 p.m. yesterday. According to police, a boy on a scooter was waiting for the walk signal at the intersection of Main Street and North Avenue. As he entered the crosswalk, a 2015 Toyota Avalon approached from North Avenue to turn onto Main Street and...

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Front Page: July 11, 2019

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Decision close on Tarrant Lane 40B

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Published in the July 11, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With the hearings winding down, a Zoning Board of Appeals decision on the proposed 173-unit 40B housing complex on Tarrant Lane could come as soon as the board’s Aug. 14 meeting. The proposed project would be built on property off Hopkins Street near the Reading line that was once used by the Coast Guard to house the families of officers. In 2016, Anthony Bonacorso purchased the 3.4-acre site from the federal government. The original plan was to...

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Curriculum updates urged

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Published July 10, 2019 By KATIE LANNAN State House News Service BOSTON — From the science of climate change to trauma response to mental illness, lawmakers and advocates on July 9 made their case for updating the Massachusetts public school curriculum to equip young people for modern realities. The Education Committee held a hearing on a series of bills that propose instruction on topics supporters said deserve more attention in the classroom. Much of the testimony focused on bills dealing with mental health education. Rep. Natalie Higgins and Sen....

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Front Page: July 10, 2019

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