Upcoming Intermittent Closures on Salem Street

The street will remain open to local, bus, and emergency vehicle traffic.

Lakeside Parking will be Limited to Curb Crowds

This step is an effort to curb the large crowds on Quannapowitt’s narrow sidewalks and reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

Protect Essential Personnel (and Your Neighbors)

Bag and dispose of masks and gloves properly.

Yardwaste Site Will Now be Open on Weekends

Beginning Saturday, April 4, the schedule will be extended to include both weekend days.

Emergency Fund an Option for Wakefield Residents

The goal of the fund is to offer one-time aid that helps an individual or family get back on its feet.

Employee at Local Supermarket Tests Positive for COVID-19; No Threat to Shoppers

Health Director Ruth Clay has determined that there is no threat to those who have shopped or plan to shop at the store.

Rain Barrel Purchase Program Returns This Spring

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is offering barrels for $69, with an additional $10 off for the first 100 barrels sold.

National Grid Performs Temporary Pavement Restoration at Work Sites

Temporary pavement restoration nears completion to prepare for project suspension.

A Message from the Town Administrator

Wakefield has first COVID-10 related death.

Mental Health Resources During Uncertain Times

The Health Department has been informed of additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the current total to seven.

Free Curbside Textile Recycling Service Launching in April

About 84 percent of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator.

Community Garden Applications Accepted Through April 10

On May 1, the Town of Wakefield intends to open a community garden in J.J. Round Park.

Wakefield Has Second Positive COVID-19 Case

As more tests are performed, more positive cases can be identified.

Many Town Hall Staff Working Remotely, Dropbox Located at Building Entrance

Town Hall operations continue; Public Safety Building only open for emergency visits.

National Grid to Pause Construction Operations

Crews will begin cleaning and securing all work sites within the public right of way.

Nahant Street Yardwaste Site to Have Greater Accessibility

The site's season will open early and have extended hours to make residents’ leaf disposal a little easier.

Health Department Announces First Positive COVID-19 Case in Wakefield

This is the first known positive case in Wakefield.

Town’s Right-of-Way and Utility Permit Program Temporarily Suspended

The right-of-way and utility permit program has been suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Basketball Courts and Playground Equipment Closed to the Public

To encourage proper social distancing and ensure the safety of our residents, playgrounds will close.

Video: Wakefield's COVID-19 Response

Panel discussion of Wakefield's preparedness plan, considerations for Town Meeting and elections, and more.