Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Most people think Wakefield is a pretty nice town. We have two lakes, a beautiful Common and a walkable downtown area with some great restaurants. We have easy access to public transportation and are near two major highways. Oh, and we are one of the few places outside of big cities that still has a […]


By MARK SARDELLA Last year, he got Boston Bruins great Terry O’Reilly to participate in the Wakefield Independence Day Parade. So why not shoot for the moon this year, right? Brian Fox, who books the non-musical acts for the parade, is hoping to get the greatest quarterback in NFL history to be part of the […]


By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — They are on a mission – and that mission is to show support for police officers and law enforcement everywhere. On Sunday, that effort came to Wakefield. Dozens of people, including Wakefield Police officers, State Police officers, their spouses, family members and friends joined forces to “cover the town in […]


By MARK SARDELLA They came to celebrate life and they came to reaffirm a commitment to defeat cancer. And they came to walk. More than 1,000 people made their way to the athletic field at Northeast Metro Tech on Friday, June 17, 2016 for Wakefield’s Relay For Life. They included cancer survivors, caregivers and participants […]


Directed by Nancy Curran Willis By MARK SARDELLA Israel Horovitz’s play “My Old Lady” is set in Paris but in Quannapowitt Players upcoming production there are Wakefield connections galore. Most obvious is the fact that Horovitz is a Wakefield native who grew up on Elm Street and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. On […]


By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The scenario is this: Wakefield Police receive a call reporting a disturbance at Acme Corp., a company of 50 employees located at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wakefield. The company is headquartered in Israel and has been threatened in the past by radical Islamic groups. The threats have come […]


Thanks to ‘Wakefield Main Streets’ program By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — You’ve seen the flower barrels currently along Main Street in the downtown filled with colorful plantings from spring through summer. Starting in May, look for some new additions to that downtown beautification effort. The Wakefield Main Streets program will be providing four new self-watering […]