Youths to court for Mansion Rd. trespass

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Published in the August 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Eight juveniles will be summonsed to Cambridge Juvenile Court soon after they were found trespassing at 10 Mansion Rd. Sunday just after 8 p.m. The property is an old abandoned mansion that has resulted in numerous phone calls to police from irritated neighbors and others who have interest in the neighborhood. Police have stepped up patrol in the area but youths continue to trespass. Since January 2014, police had logged a total of 47 calls from neighbors complaining about trespassing...

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Lewis on veto overrides

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Published in the August 3, 2015 edition BOSTON – State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) announced Friday that gubernatorial vetoes of funding for numerous priorities that are important to the communities of the Fifth Middlesex District have been overridden in the Massachusetts legislature, ensuring that funds for these priorities will be included in the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget. The state budget remains in balance and fiscally responsible. Among the priorities on which Lewis played a key role in overturning vetoes were funding for...

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Ice Cream Social Wednesday

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Published in the August 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Hartshorne House Association will host an Ice Cream Social at the historic 41 Church St. home on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Make your own sundae for $3. Bring the whole family to this tasty event, the proceeds of which will benefit the town’s oldest house. Ice cream has been generously donated by Meletharb’s of Wakefield. For more information call 781-245-3935.

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Merchants are still a win away from a playoff berth

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Wakefield drops a pair over the weekend Published in the August 3, 2015 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants remained one win shy of clinching an Intercity League playoffs, falling to the Melrose Americans, 8-4, last night at Walsh Field. The loss came after the Merchants were crushed by Lexington by a 15-1 score on Friday night at Lexington High School. The Blue Sox clinched the top seed for the upcoming playoffs with the victory. Wakefield is now 10-16-1 on the season with three games remaining. Melrose Americans...

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Twi League playoffs are underway

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Brewers, Expos win opening games Published in the August 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Twi League semifinal playoffs have already begun and will continue for at least two more days this week. Both semifinal series are a best two-of-three games with the two winners meeting in a best-of-five final. The third-seeded Brewers faced the second-ranked Loafers yesterday afternoon at Moulton Field, while the top-seeded Expos took on the fourth-ranked High Life last night at Moulton. The Brewers beat the Loafers, 3-1, and the Expos blasted...

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International friendly soccer jamboree with China was fun for all

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Published in the July 31, 2015 edition LYNNFIELD — Four boys’ U10 soccer teams from Lynnfield, Wakefield, North Reading and Shenzhen, China got together on the new fields at Lynnfield High School for a soccer jamboree on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. The Chinese team, named the Randal Football Club, was able to make the trip as part of an extended vacation coordinated by head coach Forest Lin, who is a business colleague of former LYSC Board member John Simonetti. The two share an appreciation for soccer and coaching youth teams. Over...

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Courtney J. DiPietro, 31

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Published in the August 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Courtney J. DiPietro, 31, of Wakefield died in Lynn on Thursday, July 30. She was born in Melrose on May 10, 1984 and was the daughter of Debra Ventura and the late David Kallenback. Courtney was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School and had been a waitress for the 99 Restaurant in Saugus. Courtney was the mother of Kaylee J. DiPietro and Sophia J. Tammaro, both of Wakefield. She is also survived by her mother Debra Kallenback Arria and her husband Leo of Wakefield; her brothers,...

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John V. Farrell, 89

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Published in the August 3, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — John V. Farrell, 89, of Wakefield died on Thursday, July 30, at his residence. Born in Somerville on March 28, 1926 he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Sullivan) Farrell. Mr. Farrell was a graduate of St. Clement High School in Somerville. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Farrell was retired from Akers Motor Line in South Boston and was the owner of Farrell Wallpaper and Painting. He was a member of the Wakefield V.F.W. and the Local 25 Teamsters Union. He...

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Arthur W. Fairfield, 85

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Published in the July 31, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Arthur W. Fairfield, 85, a longtime Wakefield residence died on Monday, July 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on June 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Percy and Mildred (Slack) Fairfield. Mr. Fairfield was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired master carpenter for the Town of Wakefield School Department. Mr. Fairfield was the husband of the late Frances M. (Leggett) Fairfield. He is survived by his three daughter: June E. Hawkins and her...

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