Nazareth Academy closing

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 5, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Nazareth Academy on Cordis Street will close its doors at the end of the current school year and join with the new Academy at Penguin Hall in Wenham, which is set to launch with an incoming class in the fall of 2016. Both Nazareth Academy and the fledgling Academy at Penguin Hall are independent, all-girls college preparatory high schools. Both also describe themselves as “rooted in the Catholic tradition.” Without the official blessing of the archdiocese or a religious...

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Most Blessed Sacrament hit by vandals

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Published in the February 5, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — The caretaker at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenwood yesterday reported several instances of vandalism, including a stone bench that had been broken into four pieces. Police went to the church around 8:50 a.m. after the caretaker found the vandalism. He first took an officer to the west side of the property where several trash barrels had been tipped over and trashed spilled out, two flood lights had their bulbs smashed and flower pots had also been turned over and dirt was spread...

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Fifty years after: Remembering Lucius Morris Beebe

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By DAVID WATTS JR. Fifty years ago, on Feb. 4, 1966, not long after his morning ritual of a Turkish bath, Lucius Beebe, syndicated columnist, journalist, photographer, gourmand, railroad historian, author, raconteur and acknowledged dandy, succumbed to a heart attack in his Hillsborough, Calif. winter home, not far from San Francisco at the age of 63. Thus came to an end the life of one of the most colorful and well-known characters in America from the 1930s through the first half of the 1960s. Lucius Morris Beebe was not the same Lucius for...

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Boys’ track team doesn’t skip a beat

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Warriors post many PRs in dual meet finale Published in the February 5, 2016 edition. BOSTON — Even though the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team didn’t have a dual meet in three weeks, the Warriors didn’t skip a beat. The Warriors had many good performances, including many PRs, as they posted a 58-28 triumph over Watertown on Monday night in the dual meet finale at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Wakefield wrapped up the dual meet portion of its schedule with a 4-1 record in the Middlesex League Freedom division and...

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Grapplers have the league title all to themselves

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Repeat as M.L. Freedom division champs, take down Watertown in thriller Published in the February 4, 2016 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High wrestling team successfully defended its Middlesex League Freedom division title. However this time the Warriors don’t have to share the crown. Wakefield clinched the M.L. Freedom division title outright in a thriller of a meet against second place Watertown last night at the Charbonneau Field House. The meet went back and forth with the Warriors prevailing by a 42-39...

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Boy skaters light up Lowell

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors end seven-game slide with 8-4 triumph Published in the February 3, 2016 edition LOWELL — Playing outside the Middlesex League made all the difference in the world for the Warrior boys’ hockey team. Wakefield snapped a seven-game losing streak as it blasted Lowell by an 8-4 score last night in a non-league game at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. The Warriors increased their record to 4-8-2 overall and are 1-9-1 in the M.L. Freedom division. The win didn’t come easy for Wakefield as it took a 3-0 lead after one period only to let the Red...

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Mary E. Croto, 98

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Published in the February 4, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Elizabeth Croto, 98, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Wakefield on May 9, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Joseph and Catherine Helena (Gough) Flynn. Mrs. Croto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1935 and later a graduate of Michaud’s Secretarial School in Boston. She loved her family and her friends. Her hobbies included reading, embroidery and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Mrs. Croto...

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Harold Cameron Noel, 99

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

World War II vet, Purple Heart recipient Published in the February 3, 2016 edition SOLOMONS, Md. – Harold “Skee” Cameron Noel, 99, passed away at his home in Solomons, Md. on Sunday evening Jan. 24. Skee, born in Revere and was a long time resident of Wakefield before moving to Asbury-Solomons in 1999. He was widowed from the late Alice Marie Noel, his wife of 64 years, in 2007. Skee was a World War II veteran, who served as a navigator on a B-24 with the 15th AAF, 464th bomb group, 777th squadron flying several missions out of Africa...

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Ruth V. O’Brien, 97

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Longtime Wakefield resident, member of MBS parish Published in the February 3, 2016 edition PEABODY — Ruth V. O’Brien, 97, of Brooksby Village in Peabody and a former longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Danvers. She was born in Lynn on Dec. 22, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Mary (Housel) Garipay. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. While a Wakefield resident she was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church of Greenwood and was also a member the Ladies Guild of...

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