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Front Page: September 24, 2018

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9th Essex hopefuls show their differences

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Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The two men running to represent half of Wakefield on Beacon Hill batted around several issues during a televised forum last week, staking their ground as the November 6 general election approaches. Incumbent state Representative Donald H. Wong, the Saugus Republican, squared off Wednesday at the Galvin Middle School’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium against Democratic challenger Matthew Crescenzo, a U.S. Army veteran now earning a degree at Salem State. The candidates’ forum, produced by WCAT, saw Crescenzo go on the attack...

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WCNA’s Memorial Common fence repair continues

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Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Saturday, members of the Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association continued repair work on the Memorial (Upper) Common fence. Town Administrator Steve Maio stopped by and visited with the work crew. The original fence was installed many decades ago. Years of winter storms, corrosion and occasional collisions had degraded or destroyed many of the rails that sit between the handsome granite bollards lining the Common. Last year WCNA completed the replacement of the fence rails along Main Street. This year members...

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Lynnfield man faces weapons charges

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Published in the September 24, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police arrested a 34-year-old Lynnfield man on multiple charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon, after he was seen with a rifle in the Montrose area Saturday morning. Starting at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received several 911 calls about a man with a patrol rifle. The first call said the man with the rifle was standing near the Sunoco gas station at Salem Street and Pleasure Island Road. A second call described a man dressed in military gear with a...

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Crystal Lumber closes after decades of service

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Published in the September 21, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — A collective sigh of disappointment filtered among customers of Crystal Lumber Company when they learned the business on Foundry Street was closing its doors. “They’ll be missed,” said one longtime customer who preferred anonymity. “But everyone is wishing them well. They’ve worked hard serving the town through the years.” The property was sold on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and will be completely vacated by Monday, Oct. 1. Bryan Melanson of Melanson Development Group in Woburn has purchased the...

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Front Page: September 21, 2018

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Front Page: September 20, 2018

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Stylecraft property seized

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Published in the September 20, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Residents and customers have reacted with concern to the news that one of the downtown’s oldest businesses has been closed recently. Stylecraft Supply, Inc., a fixture in Wakefield since 1952, currently has a bright orange sign in the front window of its 478 Main St. location that tells at least part of the story. “The business property of Stylecraft Supply, Inc. has been seized for nonpayment of taxes and is now in possession of the Commonwealth of...

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Spectacular

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Front Page: September 19, 2018

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