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Rosemarie Galvin up for SPED director appointment

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rosemarie Galvin up for SPED director appointment

Published in the April 5, 2021 edition.  WAKEFIELD — Rosemarie Galvin will be recommended for the important schools’ position of Director of Special Education. In an email last week, Supt. of Schools Doug Lyons and Asst. Supt. of Schools Kara Mauro wrote on behalf of the rest of interview committee, “We have reached the end of the process and we could not be more excited to announce that we are recommending Ms. Rosemarie (Rosie) Galvin for this position to the School Committee on April 13th. The process of hiring...

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Front Page: April 2, 2021

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LEFTFIELD chosen to manage WMHS building project

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Published in the April 2, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Project management firm LEFTFIELD is the first choice of the Permanent Building Committee to serve as Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for the Wakefield Memorial High School building project. The Permanent Building Committee (PBC) interviewed five firms over two nights earlier this week. Members scored each firm and sent their grades to PBC member Chip Tarbell who compiled the scores. Tarbell said that all five firms were “very qualified and the scores reflected that.” He said that four of the...

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Front Page: April 1, 2021

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Goodbye

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Published in the April 1, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Congratulations, cancel cultists. You win. It took a couple of decades, but you’ve finally worn me down. To paraphrase the 37th President of the United States, you won’t have Mark Sardella to kick around anymore. I’m done. This is a sad column to have to write and I thank my long-suffering employer for allowing me the chance to say farewell. I’m not sad for myself. I’ve had a good run. Twenty-three years is a lot longer than most columnists...

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Town’s public health leader is retiring

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town’s public health leader is retiring

Published in the April 1, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Health Director Ruth Clay is retiring. The longtime public health official has for the past year been on the front line of the COVID pandemic, giving residents in both Wakefield and Melrose timely information and guidance as the world fought to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. She said yesterday that she planned on retiring in 2020 but would not because of the pandemic. “This is actually a little overdue,” Clay said of her announcement, made originally to staff in both health...

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Safety concerns dog Crescent St. 40B plan

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on Safety concerns dog Crescent St. 40B plan

Published in the April 1, 2021 edition. BY MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals will request that local public safety departments review the latest plans for a 40B affordable housing project on Crescent Street and address the safety aspects of the proposal at the ZBA’s next meeting on April 14. The decision to call in the Fire Department and possibly the Police Department to discuss their ability to respond to emergencies in the neighborhood came after a number of neighbors and several board members raised those...

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New bank construction approved

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Wakefield News | Comments Off on New bank construction approved

Published March 31, 2021 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A long-blighted site in the downtown will be getting a facelift. A new Santander Bank building will be constructed at 500 Main St., after the Zoning Board of Appeals last week granted the needed Special Permits and other relief. The site at the corner of Main and Richardson streets had been vacant for years. It was once the location of a used car dealership and an auto parts store.  The new bank will be built on property owned by Robert Santonelli...

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Front Page: March 31, 2021

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Front Page: March 30, 2021

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