A great July Fourth celebration on the way

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Published in the July 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The town’s traditional celebration of America’s birthday promises to be something special tomorrow, marked in part by the return of Wakefield’s Independence Day Parade. The parade — organized by the Wakefield Independence Day Committee — steps off at 4:30 p.m. from Quannapowitt Parkway, heads south down North Avenue to Church Street, where the procession turns toward the Lower and Veterans Memorial commons. The procession then goes south on Common Street to Main Street, traveling through the...

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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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Boys’ lacrosse team had a great run this past spring

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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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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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George Garcia Cayon, 87

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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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Arthur J. McDonald, Jr., 78

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Published in the July 3, 2015 edition ESTERO, Fla. — Arthur J. McDonald Jr., 78, of Estero, Fla. and formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, July 1 in Reading. He was born in Cambridge on May 2, 1937 and was the son of the late Arthur J. McDonald and Hildur (Anderson) McDonald. Arthur was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1955 and went on to graduate from Boston College in 1959. Arthur was a retired owner at Scott & McDonald, Inc. of Boston. He was also the past president of the New England Asthma and...

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Jane E. Fox, 63

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Published in the July 3, 2015 edition WESTFIELD — Jane E. Fox, 63, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at her Westfield home. She was born in Wakefield to the late Frederick and Gladys (Quinn) Morrison. Jane was employed as a waitress for the former Foster House in Westfield, worked at the Deli Counter for Big Y and recently enjoyed working as a bus monitor for Special Needs for Westfield Public Schools. Jane was predeceased by her husband, Ralph W. Fox in 2002 and is survived by her children: Kristine A. Lent and her husband Christian of...

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