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The Simple Art of Voting

Every time there’s a low-turnout local election or Town Meeting (or both, as we recently had in Wakefield) talk inevitably turns to ways to improve voter turnout and participation. 682 more words

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Winter Parking Ban Revisited

Wakefield, MA eliminates winter ban on overnight on-street parking

Last December, I wrote about a storm brewing on Wakefield social media related to the winter parking ban… 574 more words

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Mixed Signals


This has been driving me crazy for years, so I was pleased when a member of the Board of Selectmen raised it at a recent meeting. 678 more words

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Trashing Automated Collection

For better or worse, automated trash collection started in Wakefield, MA on Sept. 29. And for better or worse, it’s here to stay – at least for as long as the current trash contract is in effect. 387 more words

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