Posts Tagged ‘Bob McLaughlin’

Wakefield 150

14Apr17

Not very many people realize it yet, but 2018 is shaping up as a pretty significant year around here. If the first thought that popped into your head was that retail sales of weed will be legal in Massachusetts starting in July 2018, it might be time to put down the bong and pick up […]


By MARK SARDELLA It all started when he purchased nine Pleasure Island postcards at a local church antiques show. Since then, Wakefield’s Robert McLaughlin has written five books and turned himself into one of the country’s leading experts on American theme parks. His latest book, Magic Mountain was published last week and tells the story […]


New book on legendary Wakefield, Massachusetts Amusement Park “It’s been highly rewarding,” says local author Bob McLaughlin of writing his second book on famed local amusement park, Pleasure Island, published this month by Arcadia. The best part, according to the affable Water Street resident, was getting “to meet a lot of people I never would […]


[Wakefield Daily Item, March 25, 2014] Between 150 and 200 local residents packed The Savings Bank Theater at Wakefield High School on Monday, March 24 for a forum on a proposal to build a downtown parking garage in conjunction with an assisted living facility. The evening was evenly divided between presentations by town officials and […]


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 […]


Q. What did the Canada goose say at Town Meeting? A. I just flew in from the Common, and are my wings tired!