Middle East seen through young people’s eyes

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Rotary hosts youths from Israel, Palestine Published in the July 29, 2015 edition By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Rotary Club of Wakefield Monday night welcomed 10 young people from Israel and Palestine, a region of the world that has been conflict-ridden for centuries. The youths were the invited guests of an organization called Friends Forever, the purpose of which is to build lasting relationships across cultural divides. Two of the youths — Eilam Ismailov (Israel) and Dunia Khatib (Palestine) — were invited to share with the group their...

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Major mosquito spraying on way

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Published in the July 28, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in Wakefield on Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30. All spraying is done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. On Wednesday, spraying is scheduled for areas near Hopkins Street, Parker Road, Elm Street, Prospect Street and Winn Street. On Thursday, spraying is planned for areas near Lowell Street, Pleasant Street, Vernon Street, Salem Street, Preston Street, Butler Avenue and Montrose...

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So much for the Olympics

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Published in the July 28, 2015 edition By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The world won’t be coming to Boston in nine years and a lot of people are happy about it. Yesterday, the U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun and Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca issued a joint statement that officially ended the city’s Olympic bid. The withdrawal came hours after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he could not commit to signing the host city contract as presented because it would put the city and taxpayers at risk of paying for potential...

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Townies A team walks off with a 1-0 win

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Edges Melrose in eight innings Published in the July 29, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Townies 15-16 year old baseball team has been struggling to score runs lately and last night was no different. However a strong pitching performance by Tyler Pugsley and solid defense allowed Wakefield to pull out a 1-0 victory in eight innings over Melrose last night in an A division game in the Lou Tompkins All Star Baseball League at Walsh Field. The Townies are now 6-8 on the season. Pugsley pitched seven innings allowing four hits and walking...

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2015 Warriors participate in Northeast 7-on-7 Tournament

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Published in the July 28, 2015 edition PEABODY — On Saturday, July 25, members of the 2015 edition of the Wakefield Warrior football team joined 39 other teams from across Massachusetts for the Northeast 7-on-7 Tournament, sponsored by Under Armour. The Warriors went 3-1, which tied for the best record in their pool but did not advance to the Sweet 16 playoffs based on tiebreakers. With the first official pre-season practice a month away, the games on Saturday provided skill position players a chance to gauge their level of readiness for the...

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Wakefield Merchants end six-game slide

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Post two wins over the weekend, edge Trojans and Chiefs Published in the July 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants snapped their six-game losing streak as they won two of the Intercity League games they played this weekend and those two victories didn’t come easily. Wakefield prevailed by one-run decisions over the Arlington Trojans on Friday night at Summer Street Field by a 5-4 tally and the Andre Chiefs in a 2-1 duel last night at Walsh Field. In between, the Merchants were blanked by the Reading Bulldogs by a 6-0 score...

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Linda Hatch, 52

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Published in the July 29, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Linda Hatch, 52, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Monday, July 27 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Stoneham on Feb. 7, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Pauline (Dingle) Hatch. Ms. Hatch was educated in the Wakefield Public Schools and had loved all animals. She is survived by her uncle Richard Dingle of Virginia. Her funeral service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend....

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Olga C. Packard, 93

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Published in the July 28, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Olga C. Packard, 93, a longtime Wakefield resident, business owner and civic leader, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 19. Born in Boston on March 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Raffaele and Adeline Cotillo. Mrs. Packard owned and operated Packard Realty, from 1965-2011. She was actively involved in the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors, having served as president of the board in 1970-71 and having twice been named Realtor of the Year, in...

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Aleta M. DeGusto, 68

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Published in the July 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Aleta M. DeGusto, 68, of Wakefield, died suddenly on Monday, July 20, at her residence. Born in Boston on May 7, 1947, she was the daughter of Pauline (Colby) DeGusto of Wakefield and the late John F. DeGusto. Ms. DeGusto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965, and had attended the Art Institute of Boston, graduating in 1968 with a Fine Arts Diploma. She also attended Marymount College and Cooper Union College in New York — studying Business Management and Fine Arts — and...

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