Archive for January, 2008

Democrats address casino gambling, local budget problems The three Democratic candidates vying to replace Michael E. Festa as the Representative from Massachusetts’ 32nd Middlesex District addressed issues ranging from casino gambling to unfunded state mandates last night in a live televised debate from Wakefield’s Galvin Middle School. (Debate sponsor WCAT is providing a DVD to […]


Claim that Falites hid excess profits owed to town The town has filed suit against Falite Bros., Inc. and its limited liability company, Millbrook Estates, LLC, for breach of contract, fraud and conspiracy, among other allegations in a nine-count civil action. The town alleges that the defendants “retained or secreted excess profits of $1,324,019 belonging […]


Snow from Comverse parking lots at Beal property dumped into Lake As Wakefield, Massachusetts resident Bob McLaughlin pulled off the Route 128 exit ramp on to North Avenue one day last December, he decided to take a slight detour en route to his Water Street home. The region had just been hit with the second […]


Clive Thompson recently wrote a piece for Wired.com called The Age of Microcelebrity: Why Everyone’s a Little Brad Pitt. “Microcelebrity,” Thompson explains, “is the phenomenon of being extremely well known not to millions but to a small group — a thousand people, or maybe only a few dozen. As DIY media reach ever deeper into […]


Unique one-man show at Stoneham Theatre Antoine Feval is a small play. That is to say, it’s short—-barely an hour and twenty minutes long, with no intermission. It also has a cast of one, which is about as small as it gets. Currently on stage at Stoneham Theatre, Antoine Feval is a one-man show performed […]


Now that the New Hampshire Primary is over, we in Massachusetts may get a very short break from the barrage of “approved messages” on Boston TV and radio stations that have been aimed primarily at voters in the Granite State. Any respite will be short lived, however, with the Massachusetts primary less than a month […]



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