Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley determines that Wakefield's medical marijuana zoning bylaw from the November town meeting is incompatible with the voter-approved state law.
State Attorney General Martha Coakley's office has determined that a zoning ban on medical marijuana dispensaries approved at last November’s Wakefield town meeting conflicts with state law. Voters who attended the November Wakefield town meeting approved the zoning change against medical marijuana dispensaries by a 143-9 margin. Earlier in November, voters in the general election approved Question 3, the measure legalizing medical marijuana in Massachusetts, by a 54.3 – 45.6 margin. “The AG ruled that the outright ban conflicted with the statute passed by ballot petition in 2012 that ensures reasonable access to marijuana treatment centers,” said the announcement. “That law’s purpose cannot be served if a municipality were to prohibit …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
On February 2, two 16-year-olds in town paid a visit to the town's tobacco vendors.
The Wakefield Board of Health announced that all town retailers passed a tobacco compliance check carried out on Saturday, February 2. According to the board of health, two 16-year-olds under the supervision of the tobacco control program coordinator visited all 23 tobacco vendors in Wakefield. Each time, the clerk behind the counter reportedly asked for identification and then refused to sell to the two teenagers. “We appreciate that our local retailers not only comply with federal, state and local regulations but also understand the importance of helping to reduce youth access,” said the board of health, adding that many adult smokers start while they are still teenagers.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Mosquitos infected with eastern equine encephalitis reportedly detected now in Lynnfield as well as Reading. Wakefield sprays for mosquitos on Wednesday.
Days after similar news came out of Reading, mosquitos infected with eastern equine encephalitis have now been detected in Lynnfield, according to a Monday Boston Globe report. The news came the same day that Wakefield announced it would be spraying for mosquitos on Wednesday. The Globe article noted that along with the EEE-positive mosquito sample that turned up in Reading earlier this month, insects infected with the virus have also been detected in Hamilton and Haverhill. However, those two previous towns apparently had EEE turn up in mosquitos more likely to bite birds instead of humans. In Wakefield, an announcement posted on the town website said that the spraying will run in town between dusk and midnight, north of Prospect Street …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Why your family should walk to school today, where to donate blood and enter to win a seven-day cruise, where to get free flu shots, and more things to know today.
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- Sara Jacobi
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
1. Clouds disappear - Today will start out mostly cloudy, then gradually become sunny with a high near 63, according to the National Weather Service. However, it could get windy, with gusts of up to 30 mph. 2. Today in Wakefield sports - Boys varsity golf plays Stoneham at 3:15 p.m. at home, girls varsity field hockey plays Reding at 3:30 p.m. at home, and girls varsity swimming faces Winchester at 3:30 p.m. @ Winchester. 3. Donate your blood - at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 401 Edgewater Place. All donors will receive a $10 EMS Bucks Card, redeemable at participating Eastern Mountain Sports locations in Massachusetts and online at ems.com, and will be entered to win a seven day Bermuda cruise for …