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Wakefield commissioners discuss ongoing blight issues


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WAKEFIELD — The subject of blight was a priority for members of the Wakefield Planning Commission at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.

That’s in part because City Manager Robert Brown, Jr. and other city workers, as well as a contractor with a semitrailer, had worked all day to clear a Plymouth site that had haunted the city extendedly.

“This has been going on about 14 years,” said Brown, who noted that he had just received, in the past month, a court order to address the quarter-acre property.

Although Brown was pleased to have the propert...