Candidates vying for 9th Essex District seat in Massachusetts House
Clear differences emerged as incumbent Rep. Donald Wong, a Saugus Republican, debated Democratic challenger Christopher Finn, also of Saugus, last week at Wakefield’s WCAT studios. Wong and Finn are running for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Essex District seat, which includes all of Saugus and Precincts 1, 2 and 7 in Wakefield.
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Both candidates running for the 32nd Middlesex District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives want to keep casino gambling in Massachusetts, but incumbent Rep. Paul Brodeur and his Republican challenger John Lock disagreed on most other issues as they debated last week at Wakefield’s WCAT studios.
The 32nd Middlesex District includes all of Melrose and Wakefield precincts 3, 4, 5 and 6.
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Through October 18, 2014
The Umbrella’s current presentation of Angels in America Part 2 – Perestroika marks the culmination of Director Nancy Curran Willis’ second time around with Tony Kushner’s epic about the dawn of the AIDS epidemic. In 2008, Willis won an Elliot Norton Award (with co-director Jason Southerland) for Boston Theatre Works production of Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2.
But theater-going audiences will be grateful that she did. And you don’t need to have seen Part 1 to enjoy Part 2, although there is a condensed five minute video of Part 1 to bring you up to speed.
Angels in America is a snapshot of a time in American history. It’s 1985, President Ronald Reagan has just been re-elected and the deadly AIDS epidemic is reaching its height. If Part 1 was about the destruction of lives and relationships, Part 2 is about the attempt to rebuild a shattered world into something new.
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Directs motion picture adaptation of his play “My Old Lady”
Add yet another to the list of titles used to describe Wakefield, Massachusetts native Israel Horovitz: movie director. His film, My Old Lady, a major motion picture starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas, opened last week and is now playing at theaters around the area including Hollywood Hits in Danvers.
Horovitz, who graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956, is best known as a playwright with more than 70 plays to his credit, many of which have been translated and performed worldwide. My Old Lady is based on one of his plays, and Horovitz wrote the adapted screenplay in addition to directing the movie.
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Shelter Development, LLC whose proposal earlier this year to construct a Brightview Senior Living facility in conjunction with a parking garage in the downtown area stirred months of controversy before being defeated at the polls and at Town Meeting, has filed a new application for a 137 unit assisted living facility at approximately the same location.
The application was filed with the Building Department on Tuesday, September 9 by Shelter Development, LLC of Baltimore Md. Shelter Development and Brightview Senior Living are both companies that are owned and operated by the Shelter Group, a privately held real estate development and property management company specializing in multifamily and senior living communities.
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On June 20, School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Zrike and Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio issued a challenge to the public school students of Wakefield, Massachusetts. If the kids collectively read 10,000 books over the summer, Zrike and Maio pledged to plunge into Lake Quannapowitt. Zrike made the additional promise to shave his head.
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