Summer math challenge is here

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By GAIL LOWE Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The challenge is on! In addition to a reading competition over the summer months, Wakefield students are invited to join a math challenge, a brand new initiative program developed by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike and his leadership team. “In an effort to hone our students’ numeracy skills over the summer, we urge students to participate in the free TenMarks Summer Math Program,” Zrike wrote in a letter to parents of Wakefield students. An introductory video from...

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Road work continues Monday

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Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Beginning Monday night, July 6, roadway improvements will begin on the following roads: • North Avenue (Church Street to Broadway) • Albion Street (North Avenue to Byron) • Salem Street (Main Street to Harrison Lane) There will also be minor cut-ins to side streets along the three major routes. The night work being performed will include milling of the existing service, repaving, traffic markings and miscellaneous items. The work will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the setup of roadway safety...

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Lego Movie tonight on Lower Common

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Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The town’s Recreation Department, The Savings Bank and WCAT will present the first of their three summer movies tonight at the Bandstand. The Lego Movie will begin about 8:30 p.m. as the sun sets and then everything will be awesome! Beforehand, families can enjoy a picnic on the Lower Common. Bring chairs, blankets and bug spray. The movie is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. The other summer movies will be Jumanji...

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Crowley joins Swim Across America to make waves in the fight against cancer

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Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Janel Crowley of Wakefield has joined Swim Across America (SAA) to make a splash for pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center. Crowley will swim in the Boston Harbor Swim on July 10. “The swims are a great way for people to come together and participate in a sport they love alongside Olympic swimming legends while raising critical funds for pediatric programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and at MassGeneral Hospital for...

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Merchants blanked by Blue Sox

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Drop 2-0 defensive gem Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The streaky Wakefield Merchants’ bats were quiet last night at Walsh Field as they were shut out by the Lexington Blue Sox in a scintillating pitchers’ duel, 2-0, in Intercity League action. For Wakefield, it suffered its fourth straight defeat and fell to 5-7-1 on the year. Lexington, meanwhile, increased its record to 8-2-0. The Merchants are in fifth place and the Blue Sox are in fourth place in the ICL standings. The Blue Sox plated single runs in the third and fifth...

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Baseball team enjoyed tremendous success this spring

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors won first league title since 1989, clinched first tourney berth since 2009 Published in the July 1, 2015 By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High baseball team reached its first goal by making the state tournament which was something that eluded the Warriors in 2014. Wakefield also reached goal number two by capturing the Middlesex League Freedom division title, its first league championship since 1989. The third goal of making a state tournament run wasn’t realized and will be a focal point for the Warriors next...

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Robert H. Given, 98

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Published in the July 2, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Robert H. Given, 98, a Wakefield resident for the past 60 years, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 30, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by his loving family. Born in his family home in Burlington on July 28, 1916, he was the son of the late John and Martha Given. Mr. Given was raised on the Given Brothers Farm in Burlington until the age of 8 and then moved to Woburn where he graduated from Woburn High School. He was a self-employed horticulturalist in Woburn where he owned five...

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Burl Whelchel, 88

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WWII veteran worked maintenance for WHA Published in the July 1, 2015 WAKEFIELD — Burl “Bud” Whelchel, 88, a longtime Wakefield resident of more than 50 years, died Thursday, June 25, in Melrose. Born in Stafford, Kan. on Sept. 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marie (Hawver) Whelchel. Burl served in the United States Navy during World War II and later worked in maintenance for the Wakefield Housing Authority. He was also a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Wakefield. Burl was the beloved husband of the late Eveline...

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Harry G. Chickles, 72

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Self-employed real estate agent Published in the July 1, 2015 WAKEFIELD — Harry G. Chickles, 72, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Monday, June 29, at his residence. Born in Melrose on Aug. 21, 1942, he was the son of the late George H. and Katherine (Tzouvelis) Chickles. Mr. Chickles was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1960, and Chamberlin Jr. College in Boston. He was a retired self-employed real estate agent. Mr. Chickles was the father of Sylvain Migaleddu of France and the late Thibaud Migaleddu. He was the brother of...

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