Sunday, September 23, 2012
The incident occurred Sunday evening.
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in the area of Main and Lowell Streets Sunday evening, according to a scanner report. Around 6 p.m. a motorcycle went down and the pair traveling on the vehicle sustained serious injuries, according to the report. The cause of the accident is currently unknown. We'll provide more details as we receive them.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wakefield detectives are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery at The Savings Bank that occurred on Monday afternoon.
Wakefield detectives are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery at The Savings Bank that occurred on Monday afternoon. Police said a male suspect on a cell phone entered the North Avenue branch of The Savings Bank around 4 p.m. on Monday, and passed a note to the tellers demanding money. The note said he had a weapon on him, although no weapon was shown. The suspect then left the bank on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. Wakefield Police were able to use the K-9 unit to track the suspect from the main entrance to the south side of The Savings Bank building. The track continued around the building and stopped near several parking spaces on the north side. At that point, the K-9 unit lost the track, police said. The suspect was …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wakefield's aid is projected to be up by $223k for Fiscal Year 2013, according to the latest budget figures from the House Ways and Means Committee.
Wakefield could receive almost a quarter of a million more in total state funding for Fiscal Year 2013 than it received in Fiscal Year 2012, according to the latest budget numbers released by the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee. The latest budget numbers call for $8.14 million in local state aid, an increase of $327k over last year. However, the budget also calls for an increase in taxes to Wakefield to the tune of $1.46 million, an $100k increase. School Funding Level Under the House Ways and Means Committee version of the budget, more funding is allocated for public education in Wakefield. Chapter 70 funding will rise to $4.93 million, up from $4.79 million, according to the latest numbers. However, charter school tuition …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Each of these homes is worth more than $1 million, but hey, we can dream, right?
Ever wonder how the other half lives? Click through the photo gallery to take a peek inside the top four most expensive homes for sale in Wakefield, MA, including a $1.9 million, 15,000 square foot antique single-family home mansion for sale on -- you guessed it -- Mansion Road. Information has been compiled from NewEnglandMoves.com. 13 Masion Road: $1,994,999 This home is a 27-room mansion designed by Hartwell, Richardson. The Charles Winship House is an antique single-family home that boasts an embassy worthy main floor with custom interior African mahogany and English Quarter-sawn oak by Irvin Casson and Davenport. Palatial entertaining rooms fitted with murals, 11’ ceilings, oak fluted ionic columns and pilasters, hand painted trompe L…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
More than 1,000 gallons of oil that leaked out of an underground storage tank on New Salem Street on Jan. 3 did not contaminate area rivers, private wells, or utility tunnels, according to the DEP.
One month after more than 1,000 gallons of oil leaked out of an underground tank at a Wakefield concrete company, state officials say no oil has leaked into the nearby Mill River, private wells, or utility tunnels in the area. "They haven’t detected any large areas of oil within the soil, and they haven’t found any evidence of any large contaminated pools near the tank that was pulled," said Joseph Ferson, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Enviormental Protection (DEP). "There's no evidence of contamination in any utility tunnels or lines or anything like that. There are commercial and residential properties nearby, but no private wells are affected, and the nearby Mill River is not showing any oil sheening or any visual …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A woman was held against her will for two days and beaten, say police.
Wakefield Police arrested a man charged with attempted murder in Woburn who allegedly fled the scene of the crime to a residence in Wakefield. Thomas Ponte, 41, of 75 Elm St., was arrested on Feb. 7 and charged with attempted murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (three counts), intimidation of a witness, larceny under $250 and malicious destruction of property over $250. According to police, officers and Woburn Fire responded to an Elm Street address and found a woman sitting on the stairs with visible injuries. The victim, a Tewksbury woman, told police that Ponte had held her “hostage” for two days before leaving the residence armed with a knife. Woburn Police and Mass State …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Club Z! in Wakefield is opening up for its Fall tutoring.
[Editor's note: The information below was provided by Marjorie Kaye of Club Z! Tutoring.] Club Z!'s in-home tutoring services are now open for registration. Club Z! is one-on-one tutoring for grades K-12, all subject areas including SAT/ACT/MCAS preparation. Club Z! is now focusing on their exclusive study skills program "Learning Built to Last" and offers their first session for free to try. Club Z! specializes in one-on-one tutoring and will match their tutors to meet your student's academic needs and personality. There are no long-term contracts required. If you're child is struggling with their workload this year, Club Z! can be a great match to aid your child with their academics.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Aspects of the CVS/Pharmacy store proposed for 451 Main Street are still being debated by the Board of Appeals.
Three months after CVS/Pharmacy proposed a brand new 13,000 square foot building on the site of the former Verizon building at 451 Main Street in downtown Wakefield, the project is still being debated by the Board of Appeals. Many changes have been made to the design orginally proposed in June, including pushing the store's footprint within 12 inches of the property line on each side, and changing the outward appearance of the store's signage and lighting. Basics of the building The new CVS would feature a large parking lot in the back of the store with its own entrance. There would be another entrance around the front of the store, and both would be handicap accessible. The front entrance, on Main Street, would have a large canopy-like …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A report of the homes purchased in Wakefield from September 7th to September 14th.
Click on the photo at right to look at a photo gallery of homes that sold in Wakefield between September 7th to September 14, 2011. The same information without photos is available below in an easy-to-scan list. This week in Wakefield two single family homes and two condominium/townhouses was sold. Read on to see if you have new neighbors and check out the Wakefield Market Report. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 12 Stark Avenue, Wakefield MA List Price: $317,000 Sale Price: $290,000 Listing Agency: Christopher J. Barrett REALTORS Selling Agency: Century 21 Adams KC Style: Cape Rooms: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Baths:1.5 3 Forrester Rd, Wakefield MA List Price: $359,900 Sale Price: $350,000 Listing Agency: Mass Realty Selling Agency: Century 21 Commonwealth…
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wakefield Police Officer Kevin Flynn said he decided to join the force because the bravery of first responders inspired him.
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, Wakefield Patch will be posting an article every day this week that shows how the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon affected - and still affects - people in the town of Wakefield. Wakefield Police Officer Kevin Flynn was inspired to become a police officer after the events of 9/11. "I saw a lot of business people running away, and I saw a lot of police officers and firefighters going into the situation, so I decided at that time I wanted to be the person going in to help people," he said.