Local man charged with dealing drugs

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — A 43-year-old Kendrick Road man was arrested at about 4 p.m. on Friday on multiple drug charges including intent to distribute. Wakefield Police detectives had Anthony Lacava under surveillance for a period of time before obtaining a search warrant for his vehicle and residence. Late on Friday afternoon, local detectives along with area detectives from the regional Drug Task Force observed a white male enter the passenger seat of Lacava’s 2000 Honda Accord while parked on New Salem Street....

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Razing North Ave. house eyed

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — In April, the Lakeside Cemetery’s Board of Trustees saw a 40-year tenant move out of the red house at 509 North Ave. Board members and Superintendent Phil Callahan did a walk-through of the small 185-year-old building and found several structural problems. The trustees thought the issues may be too expensive to repair. They asked contractors for their opinion and were basically told to tear the house down. But before that happens, the Historical Commission will hold a hearing on Tuesday,...

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Booster vote coming

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 28, 2015 edition   By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Some members of the School Committee were prepared to vote this week on a new policy related to hiring and compensation for volunteer support staff in cooperation with booster organizations. But ultimately committee members decided to stay with their normal practice and lay the policy on the table until their Sept. 8 meeting to allow for a period of public review and comment. The policy on how to handle booster clubs providing compensation to volunteers such as assistant...

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Warrior Club holds 11th annual golf tournament

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Event raises $23,000 for football program Published in the August 31, 2015 edition BEVERLY —  The 11th Annual Warrior Club Golf Tournament was held on Monday, Aug. 3 at the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club in Beverly. For the second year in a row, the tournament sold out with 121 golfers — each excited to enjoy a great day, with great friends, for a great cause — supporting the 2015 Wakefield Memorial High School football program. The weather could not have been better and the conditions led to success on the course and in the Warrior Club’s...

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Think Taylor: Concussion awareness week is Sept. 21-25

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition FRANKLIN — The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced a new initiative on Aug. 26 entering into partnership with former Revolution star Taylor Twellman’s foundation, Think Taylor, and soccer equipment company INARIA to introduce Concussion Awareness Week. The initiative is aimed at better educating soccer players, parents, coaches and trainers on concussion injuries and proper treatment and will take place at all MIAA schools hosting boys’ and girls’ soccer games during the week...

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Warrior football team has a strong turnout

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Numbers are good for new head coach Steve Cummings Published in the August 28, 2015 edition By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — A new era began for the Wakefield Memorial high football team on Monday as first year head coach Steve Cummings welcomed 68 athletes for the varsity program on the first day of practice which was for helmets only, non-contact drills. The freshman program also had 23 members trying out, as the numbers of the entire program held steady during recent years. “On our first day, we practiced later at night,” said Cummings. “The...

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E. Thelma Coakley, 98

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — E. Thelma Coakley, 98, of Wakefield died Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Boston on Oct. 6, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Alfred F. and Adelaide A. (Griffin) Barnard. Mrs. Coakley was raised and educated in Woburn. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 50 years and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She enjoyed spending time at the Wakefield Senior Center where she could often be found quilting, which was one of her favorite activities. Mrs. Coakley was...

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Evelyn L. Garneau, 91

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Evelyn L. Garneau, 91, of Wakefield died Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Evelyn was born in Methuen on July 5, 1924 and was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Wedge) Garneau. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Saint Margaret High School in 1943. She was a longtime Wakefield resident and member of Saint Joseph Parish. Evelyn worked for many years as a comptometer operator at several firms during her career including, United Fruit Company,...

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Paul X. Murphy, 84

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Published in the August 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Paul X. Murphy, 84, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, died Aug. 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Somerville, on April 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Lydon) Murphy. Paul was a very proud alumni of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Class of 1957. He was the owner of Apothecary Hall Drug Store in Somerville for many years.  Paul worked for the City of Somerville as a milk inspector and bacteriologist, later serving as the Director of Public Health in...

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