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Front Page: September 19, 2019

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Pride of the Yankees

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Published in the September 19, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA I was vaguely aware that John J. Round had been a town official way back at the beginning of the 20th century. But, like most people, I had no inkling about his more significant contributions to the town. I had no idea, for example, that he had purchased entire tracts of land in the areas of Crystal Lake, Greenwood and the Junction, planted thousands of trees on those parcels at his own expense and then donated it all to...

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ZBA close to a decision on Tarrant Lane

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Published in the September 19, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals and the developer of the Tarrant Lane property continue to tie up loose ends in anticipation of a ZBA decision, which could come as soon as Oct. 9. The proposed 40B project would be built on a 3.4 acre site off Hopkins Street near the Reading line and would consist of 173 rental apartment units divided among three multi-story buildings along with a clubhouse. There will be an open courtyard between the buildings...

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Americal Civic Center getting a new floor

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Published September 18, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Soon after the Recreation Department moved its office into the Americal Civic Center several years ago, Director Dan McGrath became acutely aware that the flooring in the Drill Hall was in rough shape. “We were past borrowed time,” McGrath said, adding that the risk of someone getting hurt was a constant worry as areas of the old floor were buckling, splintering and even developing “divots” in spots. Having served on the Recreation Commission for seven years, Tony Longo also knew...

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Front Page: September 18, 2019

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Front Page: September 17, 2019

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First Baptist Church to rebuild

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Published in the September 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A much-anticipated decision on the future of the First Baptist Church site has been made. The congregation voted on Sunday to rebuild on the site of last year’s devastating fire that destroyed the historic house of worship. “I wanted to let you know that today the congregation of First Baptist Church took a vote to rebuild on our 8 Lafayette Street site,” church moderator Melinda Parry announced on Sunday. “Applause broke out at the meeting when we took vote. We...

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Front Page: September 16, 2019

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Changes coming for refuse collection

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Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beginning September 30, JRM Hauling and Recycling will be servicing the town for both trash and recycling management. Little will change for residents, and existing blue trash bins will still be used. Currently, JRM provides recycling services to Wakefield and Russell Disposal provides trash refuse collection services. Russell Disposal informed the town that it is changing its business model and would not seek to renew its municipal agreement with Wakefield this fall. After careful consideration, JRM was selected to replace...

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Natalie Joly wins New England Music Award

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Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — On September 7, Wakefield’s own Natalie Joly and Kyle McGrail, and their band “Natalie Joly & the Reckless Hearts,” took home the Song of the Year award at the New England Music Awards, for their latest release, “You Oughta Know.” “You Oughta Know” was written by Joly, and is performed by Natalie on vocals and rhythm guitar, Kyle McGrail on drums, Cory Paza on lead guitar, and BJ Knights on bass. “You Oughta Know” was also nominated for Video of the...

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