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Bob Sardella finishes Mt. Washington bike race

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Published in the August 19, 2019 edition. PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Local businessman Bob Sardella put in a lot of time training to bicycle up Mt. Washington, and Saturday, all that hard work paid off. Bob, 65, successfully finished the grueling race up the auto road Saturday morning, 15 years after he completed his first bicycle sprint to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak. Of the over 650 who started the race, Bob was one of 370 who made it to the top, in a time of...

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Front Page: August 16, 2019

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Slow progress on Greenwood Station plans

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Published in the August 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A revised architectural design for the proposed 24-unit 40B project known as Greenwood Station met with the approval of some members of the Zoning Board of Appeals this week, while others found it lacking in aesthetic appeal. Jeff Engler, an affordable housing consultant representing developer Eric Kenworthy, said he felt that a lot of progress had been made with regard to both architecture and civil engineering. Architect Dan DiLullo said that he had met with ZBA members Jim McBain...

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Front Page: August 15, 2019

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184 Harvard Mills units OK’d

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Published in the August 15, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA  WAKEFIELD — After four months of hearings, the old mill building that stands at the corner of Albion and Foundry streets is about to enter its next incarnation as a 184-unit, mid-rise apartment building. The Zoning Board of Appeals last night voted 4-1 to grant the Special Permits and made the necessary findings that will allow the Ohio-based NRP Group to expand and convert the current office building into a combination of one- and two-bedroom apartments. The ZBA decision...

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Let’s get physical

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Stinson to lead Melrose DPW

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Stinson to lead Melrose DPW

Published August 14, 2019 MELROSE — It didn’t take long for Rick Stinson to find something to keep himself busy. Yesterday, he was named the interim director of Melrose’s Department of Public Works by Mayor Gail Infurna. Stinson will temporarily succeed John Scenna, who is leaving Melrose early next month to become the head professional in the department that runs the Lynnfield Center Water District. Stinson retired July 5 as the longtime Wakefield DPW director. Only Dick Boutiette’s 31-year tenure as DPW chief was longer. When he retired, Stinson...

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Front Page: August 14, 2019

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Waczkowski receives collaboration award

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Published August 13, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Mental Health Clinician Jennifer Waczkowski was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) for her tremendous work in the community of Wakefield and was awarded the “Clinical Collaboration with Law Enforcement Award” at this year’s Mental Health and Law Enforcement Conference. This is a prestigious award that is given to just one civilian annually for the entire state. Ms. Waczkowski is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been serving as the Clinical Coordinator of Jail Diversion for the Town of...

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Front Page: August 13, 2019

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