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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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Summer's Big Chill

Summer is typically known as a slow period for news. The theory is that people are on vacation and therefore less likely to make news or to be paying attention when other people make news, so what’s the point of making news? 484 more words

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