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Wakefield commission members discuss new blight code


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WAKEFIELD — Thanks to progress now being made toward new standards in property maintenance, residents of Wakefield soon will face stricter rules and penalties if they do not comply.

At a Tuesday evening meeting of the city’s planning commission, members strongly expressed their desire to create a new ordinance that will allow them to address persistent problems with blight and related issues.

“Our city looks terrible,” said commission member Marsha Vestich. “There are so many buildings that should be torn down. There are so many buildings that need paint...