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Wakefield votes to make belated July 4 contribution


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WAKEFIELD — Each year, the Wakefield City Council — along with the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees — contributes to the expenses of the annual July 4 celebration in Wakefield.

Last year was the exception because the city’s Fireworks Committee learned that its nonprofit status had expired.

“In late 2022, the city confirmed that the Fireworks Committee’s 501(c)(4) status was revoked on May 15, 2010,” wrote City Manager Robert Brown, Jr. in an agenda report for the council’s Monday evening meeting.

Hence, while the matter was being resolved in the past...

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