Here is a selection of links to Wakefield organizations and information about the town.

walsh_postcard102“No soft Italian scenes we boast, Our Summer skies less clear;
But prized, the grandeur of our coast – Our rocky hillsides dear.
No notes of foreign praise we swell, Not ‘Naples view, and rest!’
Our invitation is, – ‘Come, dwell in Wakefield, and be blest.’”

– from “Hand-Book of Wakefield”, by Will E. Eaton, 1885.

  • The Wakefield Daily Item Read today’s top stories in Wakefield’s newspaper of record.
  • Recent articles from the weekly Wakefield Observer are available at TownOnline’s web site.
  • The Daily Times Chronicle covers a number of area towns, including Wakefield at
  • is a new for-profit enterprise, with paid editors and contributors. Typical community news is covered, with features as well. There are also reviews of restaurants and stores and a listing of community events.
  • The Mass. Department of Revenue has numerous financial reports for Wakefield which include information on taxation, revenues, and expenditures.
  • Also from the Division of Local Services are current and past Cherry Sheets for Wakefield, showing state aid to the town.
  • Check out the official web site of the Wakefield School Department, with information for parents and students, schedules and calendars, department information, sports, and more.
  • The Express is the student news web site of Wakefield Memorial High School.
  • The most recent School District Profile for Wakefield (as well as the rest of Massachusetts) is provided by the Mass. Department of Education.
  • The Dept. of Education also provides an online directory of Wakefield schools, both public and private.
  • The Education Reform Act of 1993 and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, both of which affect Wakefield schools, are available on the web site of the state Department of Education.
  • Also at the Dept. of Education are current and past MCAS test results for Wakefield students.
  • Wakefield’s Community Profile from the state’s web site (Mass.Gov) includes information on population, housing, land use, transportation, crime, welfare, recreation, and more. Mass.Gov also has a listing of links to numerous other government sites with information about Wakefield.
  • The Mass. Division of Employment and Training has labor and employment statistics for different areas of the Commonwealth.
  • More detailed census information for Wakefield is available from the United States Census Bureau.