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Front Page: September 29, 2020

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WAAV is on a mission

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Published in the September 29, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is right around the corner in October. The month is an opportunity to raise awareness about Domestic and Family violence. The Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV) will use the event to educate Wakefield on its work as a community-based organization dedicated to creating a lifestyle free from violence in Wakefield. The alliance achieves its mission by: • Reaching out to the community, • Raising awareness, • Providing education to families and individuals, • Providing resources to...

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WCAT surviving, thriving in spite of pandemic

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Published in the September 29, 2020 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The only thing that has been consistent during the pandemic is change. For the past six months, change has come to every facet of life, from how the young are educated to how restaurants serve patrons and everything in between. Last week, the Daily Item contacted WCAT studios on Hemlock Road to find out how the town’s local community access TV network has been coping with the pandemic and what preparations were established before the country went...

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Front Page: September 28, 2020

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Schools ready to welcome kids

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — An independent engineering firm has cleared the way for local schools to reopen tomorrow for limited classroom instruction. The firm concluded that any deficiencies in the air quality or ventilation systems in the schools can be adequately addressed using short-term measures and should not affect plans to move to the hybrid instructional model tomorrow. On Tuesday, local schools plan to enter Phase 3 of their reopening plan, which involves a blend of in-person classroom instruction and remote learning at all...

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Front Page: September 25, 2020

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Schools set for start of ‘hybrid’ instruction

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Published in the September 25, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With the hybrid model of in-person and remote instruction set to begin Tuesday in local schools, the School Committee was brought up to date on a number of matters this week. School Facilities Manager Bob Schiaroli said that his staff has worked with the Water Division to flush all of the buildings. He said that with the buildings not experiencing much use in the last six months, there was potential for chemicals to collect from water standing...

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Front Page: September 24, 2020

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Two teens facing gun charges

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In Audubon Road shooting Published in the September 24, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wakefield Chief of Police Steven Skory have confirmed that a 17-year-old male juvenile from Wakefield and a 16-year-old male from Lynn have been charged with firearms offenses in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman that occurred early Tuesday morning in Wakefield. The 17-year-old has been charged with possession of a firearm without an FID Card, possession of ammunition without an FID Card, receiving a firearm with a defaced...

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Mailing it in

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Published in the September 24, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It’s adorable how people still refer to Nov. 3 as “Election Day.” We’ve had “early voting” for a couple of years, which began the process of diluting the meaning of Election Day. Now, with the totally unnecessary concept of “mail-in voting,” we’re told that we may not even know the result of the presidential election for days or even weeks after “Election Day.” The excuse for mail-in voting is COVID-19. We have to let people vote by mail because it’s...

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