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Wakefield Planning Commission to address 911 confusion between Olson Road and Olson Avenue


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WAKEFIELD — At its Tuesday meeting, the Wakefield Planning Commission addressed a written complaint from its chairwoman, Tara Hamilton, regarding problems with streets and roads bearing similar names.

City Manager Robert Brown Jr. spoke to the Globe by phone after the meeting.

In a Dec. 11 letter to the commission, Hamilton told of a recent emergency call that resulted in confusion.

“My mother recently had a fall and we had to call 911 for help,” wrote Hamilton. “After about half an hour, the dispatch called me back to clarify my address. Unfortunately,...