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Front Page: November 19, 2018

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190-unit Tarrant Lane 40B plan aired

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Published in the November 19, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals last week got its first look at the 190-unit 40B rental project proposed for Tarrant Lane, just over the Hopkins Street Bridge near the Reading line. Anthony Bonacorso of Middleton-based Bonacorso Construction and Development was on hand with his Wakefield attorney, Ted Regnante. Bonacorso purchased the 3.75-acre parcel from the federal government last September. Regnante noted that the federal government acquired the land by eminent domain in the early 1950s and used...

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Too soon!

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Published in the November 16, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — A much-too-early winter nor’easter blew into our region last night, bringing a heavy, wind-whipped snow, causing significant problems all over the area and delaying the opening of school before turning to rain this morning. DPW Director Richard Stinson reported the town received about 5 1/2 inches of snow, much more than the 1 inch initially forecast. A greatly depleted snow removal crew hit Wakefield roads 9:30 p.m. Usually the DPW can count on about 45 pieces of private equipment to help...

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Front Page: November 16, 2018

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Front Page: November 15, 2018

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Rail trail progress update

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Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on the project. The RPC previously gave an update last March. “The committee’s goal is to go out and find information to bring back to the community,” said Noumi. “Our goal...

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New roof eyed for Greenwood School

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By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Department will ask the town for a new roof at the Greenwood School next year, an item that comes with a $650,000 price tag. The School Committee last night reviewed the FY 2020 list of capital requests and discussed the list with top school administrators. Fiscal Year 2020 begins on July 1, 2019. Director of Facilities and Transportation Maria Serrao presented a tiered list of capital priorities, with Tier 1 items deemed “critical” priorities. Tier 2 items were called critical but lower...

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Front Page: November 14, 2018

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Front Page: November 13, 2018

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That’s a wrap

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Published in the November 13, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Local voters managed to complete the fall Regular Town Meeting in two nights, finishing up the 39-article warrant in a nearly four-hour session last Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School. One of the more hotly debated articles on night 2 of Town Meeting was Article 29, a Charter Review Committee article that sought to change the three-member Board of Assessors from an elected board to one appointed by the Town Council. Town...

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