Town throws an awesome party

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 6, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The town celebrated Independence Day 2015 the way it wants to Saturday, with morning contests and parades for children, the return of the afternoon parade, a rock concert and, last but certainly not least, a grand fireworks display over Lake Quannapowitt. The parade — organized by the Wakefield Independence Day Committee — stepped off at 4:30 p.m. from Quannapowitt Parkway, heading south down North Avenue to Church Street, where the procession turned toward the Lower and Veterans Memorial...

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Zrike: What I learned about Wakefield

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition The following is from Dr. Stephen Zrike, outgoing superintendent of the Wakefield public school system. Wakefield Community, As my tenure as Wakefield superintendent comes to a close, I want to express my gratitude to the citizens of this fine town for their encouragement and support over the last two years. From the start, I was overwhelmed by the warm welcome I received and the unwavering commitment to supporting the schools. Admittedly, I knew very little about Wakefield when I arrived and now leave...

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2015 winners of WSSC July Fourth events

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The town celebrated Independence Day 2015 in grand style Saturday, with the West Side Social Club’s Fourth of July Committee handing out trophies to the winners of their various races and contests. Following are those talented people. CANOE/KAYAK RACES ON LAKE QUANNAPOWITT Women’s Canoe: 1st Place — Jennifer Morrell and Glenna Regan Men’s Canoe: 1st Place — Mark Sullivan and Kirk Irons; 2nd Place — Cliff Silva and Jon Murphy; 3rd Place — Tom Walsh and Adam Berecz Canoe Mix Doubles: 1st Place —...

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Yianacopolus contributed to state championship run

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Left-hander pitched and played first base for St. Mary’s Published in the July 6, 2015 edition   WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Native Clay Yianacopolus just finished his senior year at St. Mary’s in Lynn with the Spartans winning the Div. 3 State title. A product of the Wakefield Baseball youth system having played Little League, Babe Ruth and for the Townies, he was a three-year starter both on the mound and in the field for the Spartans. This past season pitching for the Spartans, Yianacopolus was the workhorse for the staff logging 83...

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Senior Townies outduel Lexington/Bedford

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Wakefield prevails in 2-1 gem Published in the July 6, 2015 edition LEXINGTON — The Wakefield Middlesex Senior Babe Ruth Townies returned to action after nearly two weeks and it defeated Lexington/Bedford on Sunday night at Lexington High School by a 2-1 tally. The Townies received seven strong innings from Dylan Melanson. Melanson allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out seven for the complete game victory. Wakefield was a little rusty at the plate having not played in 12 days, as it was only able to muster four hits of its...

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Boys’ lacrosse team had a great run this past spring

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors duplicated 15-5 record, added an M.L. Freedom division title to their achievements Published in the July 3, 2015 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — For the Wakefield Memorial High School boys’ lacrosse team, there were many lofty expectations entering the 2015 season. After going 15-5 in 2014, the Warriors had their sights set on state tournament glory. After a great run, the Warriors came up a little shy of a state title but it was an exciting and fun run to watch as they went 15-5 once again. It was the first year under the direction...

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Stanley E. Howe, 89

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition READING — Stanley E. Howe, 89, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Melrose, died Wednesday, June 24 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Melrose on Nov. 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Eugene S. and Ruth G. (Turpin) Howe. Stan was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. He served in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He later received his associate’s degree from Northeastern University in Electronic Engineering in 1955. He had...

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Rose E. Higgins, 101

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Rose E. Higgins, 101, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, passed away July 2, at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Ann (Keena) Higgins. She was raised and educated in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Rose worked for many years in Boston’s Garment District as a seamstress. She is survived by her loving cousin, Edna Frye of Racine, Wisc.; her devoted friend and caregiver, Elaine...

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George Garcia Cayon, 87

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 3, 2015 edition MEDFORD — George Garcia Cayon, 87, passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester on Monday afternoon. The son of the late Remijio and Rosalia (Feijoo) Cayon, he lived in Medford for most of his life, where he and his late beloved wife raised their family. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired chief of the Defense Orthopedic Footwear Clinic for the Department of Defense, George was active in civic affairs in the City of Medford. He was the past president of the Medford Lions Club,...

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