Pole removal still on track

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Published in the September 2, 2015 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Although a number of factors have delayed plans to remove the oversize utility poles at the head of the Lake and place the wires underground, the project is still very much alive, according to Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio. The installation of the large wood laminate poles in 2010 was met with surprise and resistance by local citizens who felt that the poles detracted from the newly upgraded parks along the Lakeshore. Maio said that originally Digital Realty Trust...

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Work with the SC

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Published in the September 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The School Committee is looking for a new secretary. Longtime secretary Susan Majeski retired in June and the school board is seeking her replacement. Following is the job listing: Function: To act as the Secretary to the School Committee for meetings, develop meeting agendas in consultation with Superintendent and School Committee Chair; prepare reports for the meetings, take minutes at all School Committee and sub-committee meetings, and assist the Committee in all administrative...

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Tests: Lake algae toxic

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the September 1, 2015 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A recent test conducted of algae samples from Lake Quannapowitt by a professional water testing laboratory showed alarmingly high levels of microcystin, a toxin associated with blue-green algae. Microcystin is produced during algal blooms and is considered the most toxic form of over 80 known toxic variants. Town Engineer Michael Collins, who chairs the Lake Quannapowitt Water Quality Committee, told the committee last night that tests of a sample taken on Aug. 20 showed...

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Champions crowned in 13th Annual Geoffrey Walter Jr. Tennis Tournament

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25th year overall for junior showcase which started in 1991 Published in the September 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Thirty-four players competed in many impressive and enthusiastic tennis matches this past weekend at the still gleaming Dobbins Courts at Wakefield Memorial High School. The sun shone brightly on this 25th annual event with champions crowned in five age brackets. Boys’ 12 & Under The Boys’ 12 and under division usually draws a big field and this year was no different with 11 strong contestants. For the third year in a row...

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A letter to WMHS Fall Sports Parents

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Published in the September 2, 2015 edition Dear Fall Sports Parents, Thank you for registering your child for a fall athletic team here at Wakefield Memorial High School. I hope that your child has enjoyed the first few days of practice thus far. As the new K-12 Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness, one of my many goals is to increase parent engagement throughout the school district. I strongly believe that when parents and educators come together and work with each other, they can help children reach their fullest potential. Having...

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Warrior football coaching staff undergoes changes as well

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New head coach welcomes several newcomers Published in the September 1, 2015 edition By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — There has been a change at the head coach’s position for the Wakefield Memorial High football team with Steve Cummings beginning his first year at the helm of the Warriors. There also has been a turnover among some of the assistant coaches as well. Cummings retained several members of Mike Boyages coaching staff and the entire freshman coach staff remained. However several assistant coaches also have left the program which...

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Steven J. Pini, 63

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Supervisor at Suffolk Downs Published in the September 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Steven J. Pini, 63, of Wakefield died Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Chelsea on Aug. 25, 1952, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Jennie (Longo) Pini. Steven was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1970, and later went on to attend Wentworth Institute. He had been a Wakefield resident for 37 years. He had a passion for race horses and had worked as a supervisor at Suffolk Downs. He was also a member of the North Shore...

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Ronald J. Robinson, 90

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Published in the September 1, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Ronald J. Robinson, 90, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Ronald was born Oct. 11, 1924 in Wakefield, a son of the late Eli H. and Thelma K. (Downey) Robinson and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Tech 5. He was injured in Italy at the Battle of Anzio beachhead in January of 1944, for which he received a Purple Heart. Throughout his life, he lived in...

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Ruth V. Wilkinson, 84

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Published in the September 1, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Ruth V. Wilkinson, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, Aug. 30. Born in Wakefield, July 8, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (DeVeau) Malonson. Ruth was raised and educated in Wakefield. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed baking, crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. Ruth was a former employee of Guillow’s and Mystic Industries. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Richard E. Wilkinson. She was the devoted...

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