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Front page: November 25, 2020

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Town’s COVID cases are up

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Published in the November 25, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town is experiencing increased COVID numbers similar to communities everywhere, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio reported on Monday. He told the Town Council that since Nov. 1, Wakefield has had 132 new cases but stressed that the spread does not appear to be happening in the schools or coming from the schools. What is being seen, Maio said, is a number of home “clusters” as the disease spreads among family members. He attributed some of the...

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Avon Street man reported missing

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Published in the November 25, 2020 edition. SHAWN BACEVIC WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Police Department is looking for a missing 45-year-old Avon Street man named Shawn Bacevic. He was reported missing at about 10:45 yesterday morning. He is listed at 5 feet 9 inches tall, approximately 240 pounds, with brown hair. Bacevic was last seen wearing dark jeans, gray t-shirt, and brown hooded sweatshirt. He does have health conditions and sometimes frequents the Stoneham area. He has left local areas in the past and been located in Maine and...

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PHOTO: The holiday season has officially arrived

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THE TOWN CHRISTMAS TREE was installed at the Rockery this morning by a crew from the DPW Forestry Division. The the 35-foot tall spruce tree was donated by Mary Lu Lowry of 65 Woodcrest Drive. In photo, Forestry Division Supervisor Dennis Fazio (left) gives some last-minute instructions before the tree is placed in its receptacle as Buddy the Elf, the Hiker and 5-year-old Finnegan Viscardi-Bankert look on. (Mark Sardella Photo) Published November 24,...

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Broadway closure tied to town’s ‘quiet zone’

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Published November 24, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — In an effort to correct some misinformation and rumor as to the reason that the Broadway commuter rail crossing remains closed, Town Engineer William Renault provided some detail at last night’s Town Council meeting as to the reasons for the delay. Those reasons are directly tied to the town’s status as a “quiet zone,” meaning that trains will not routinely sound their horns when approaching a crossing. A quiet zone is a kind of tradeoff where sufficient safety measures must be...

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Front Page: November 24, 2020

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A Thanksgiving message

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Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio and Supt. of Schools Doug Lyons sent out this holiday message at the end of last week:  As we reflect this Thanksgiving, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the residents, students, employees, volunteers and businesses in the Town of Wakefield. The last nine months have been unlike any other we have experienced, and your resilience and support have not gone unnoticed. In a year...

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Front Page: November 23, 2020

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Front Page: November 20, 2020

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School cases shoot up in weekly COVID report

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Published in the November 20, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The town’s school system has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest number of confirmed positive student cases of COVID-19 in the state over the last two weeks. According to updated data released yesterday by the Department of Public Health, Wakefield schools had 15 positive student cases over the last 14 days. Statewide, school districts, education collaboratives and special education schools reported a total of 652 new cases to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since last week’s report, including 398 student cases and...

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