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­­To the Reading community, Mehak Bhola is a motivated, determined, and considerate person. Since attending Joshua Eaton Elementary School, Parker Middle School, and then Reading Memorial High School, Mehak has always been a very thoughtful person. One of her friends shared, “Mehak is a hard…

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WAKEFIELD – Five Wakefield nonprofits had reason to be thankful recently, as they received a collective $10,000 in donations through Cummings Community Giving. Each year, employees of Woburn-based commercial real estate company Cummings Properties are invited to participate in this philanthr…

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WAKEFIELD - Although voters at Wakefield’s Town Meeting approved 100-to-6 an article allowing the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District Committee (NMRVC) to borrow funds for the construction of a new building on Hemlock Road, the matter will be taken up at a special elec…

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WAKEFIELD - The federal American Rescue Plan Act, commonly known as ARPA, is providing funds to the Commonwealth and its municipalities from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Wakefield is slated to receive about $8 million through the ARPA…

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WAKEFIELD – The Trachtenberg Family is hosting a holiday raffle and auction for children in need this holiday season. With items donated by the Trachtenberg Family, Silk Title, Long’s Jewelers, and the Capital Grille in Burlington, individuals can bid on attending a Celtics or Bruins game wi…

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WAKEFIELD – The Trachtenberg Family is hosting a holiday raffle and auction for children in need this holiday season. With items donated by the Trachtenberg Family, Silk Title, Long’s Jewelers, and the Capital Grille in Burlington, individuals can bid on attending a Celtics or Bruins game wi…

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WAKEFIELD - "ACE looks absolutely amazing," notes Christopher J. Carino, Chairperson and Construction Project Manager for the Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE). In March of 2020, the Albion Cultural Exchange was set to debut phase one of facility improvements, including new accessible bathrooms…

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WAKEFIELD - Screen-time limits. Tik Tok. Parental controls. Do you need some guidance? On Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7 p.m., Wakefield Public Schools’ Parent University program will offer “Social Media, Tech Trends, and Your Student: A conversation with internet safety expert Katie Greer.”

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WAKEFIELD - Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was recently joined by Senator Jason Lewis, Town Administrator Stephen Maio, and Town Council Chair Julie Smith-Galvin to announce a $2 million MassWorks Infrastructure grant to fund water system upgrades along North Avenue, Quannapowitt Parkway, and Low…

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WAKEFIELD - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield’s 5th annual Dodging for Dollars fundraiser kicks off tomorrow on Tuesday, October 26th and will run through mid-November. Dodging for Dollars is an annual fundraising event where community members and club supporters form te…

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WOBURN – The window for local-area nonprofits to apply for the Cummings $25 Million Grant Program will close Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM. The place-based initiative annually supports 140 Massachusetts nonprofits, each of which will be awarded a grant ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.

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WAKEFIELD – In a joint meeting held Monday, August 30th, 2021, Wakefield’s Board of Health and Town Council voted to require that masks be worn by staff and visitors of Wakefield’s municipal buildings. These properties include the Albion Cultural Exchange, Americal Civic Center, Beebe Librar…

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WAKEFIELD – Wakefield Police are thrilled to introduce Luna and Samy, two new K9 members of the department. Thanks to generous donations from the community, both have been assigned to their handlers and are currently in training.

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WAKEFIELD – Over 200 local children and their family members had the opportunity to touch, climb, and explore all of their favorite trucks at the Boys & Girls Club camp at Moulton Park thanks to National Grid and United Civil.  On the afternoon of Friday, July 30th, attendees were treate…

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WAKEFIELD - OnSolve’s CodeRED system is the product that Wakefield uses to send time-sensitive communications to residents and businesses in emergencies. Sometimes referred to as “reverse 911,” the tool allows users to receive alerts from public safety and Town leaders via email, phone, and …

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WAKEFIELD- When the refuse budget for fiscal year 2021 was presented to the Town Council, numerous scenarios were discussed, one of which incorporated a $20 per-item fee for large, bulky items that cannot fit in a blue refuse container. Such items include couches, chairs, mattresses, and tab…

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WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-based violence prevention nonprofit organization Deana’s Educational Theater (DET) is proud to announce a new summer series of programming, focused on teaching multigenerational audiences about healthy relationships. The DET Community Series is designed for family, pare…

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WAKEFIELD - Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island has once again partnered with Sal Barbagallo from Subaru of Wakefield as part of the Subaru Share the Love Event to help grant life-changing wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Massachusetts.

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WAKEFIELD - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is excited to announce that it will operate the Community Boating program at Lake Quannapowitt beginning on June 26, 2021. The club’s proposal was approved this week by the Town of Wakefield as a one-year agreement with the o…

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WAKEFIELD - The annual town election in Wakefield was Tuesday and ballot question number 1 asked whether to remove or keep the town’s Warrior logo.

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WAKEFIELD - For the last 25 years, the Town of Wakefield has benefitted from Dennis Fazio’s keen arborist and landscaping skills. As the supervisor of the Cemetery, Forestry, and Parks Division of Wakefield’s Public Works, he manages over one hundred acres of parks, Town cemeteries, and all …

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WAKEFIELD - Congratulations to Wakefield Memorial High School for earning a place in High School Quiz Show Season 12’s Wild Card match-up! This will be the school’s first appearance ever on the show. Wakefield Memorial High School will face The Homeschoolers, the first-ever team of homeschoo…

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WAKEFIELD - Souper Bowl of Caring’s mission is to transform the Big Game – the Super Bowl -- into a nation-wide movement inspiring people to give locally and make a collective impact on hunger and food insecurity. Currently, one in 8 people are struggling with hunger in eastern MA.

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WAKEFIELD - Eligible Individuals in the state’s COVID vaccination distribution plan will have several regional clinics at which to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, including one in Wakefield on February 1. The cities of Melrose, Malden, and Medford will also host clinics as part of the M…

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WAKEFIELD -  The Town of Wakefield is seeking residents ages 18 years and older (except for the Student Representative appointment on the Human Rights Commission) who are interested in being re-appointed/appointed to one of the various following boards, committees or commissions and are inst…

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WAKEFIELD—On Saturday, December 19; and Sunday, December 20, Wakefield residents can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School. These drive-thru events, coordinated by the Town of Wakefield, will be facilitated by Cataldo Ambulance Service.