Back to back storms blanket town

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Public Works crews were kept busy over the weekend cleaning up after Friday’s storm and getting ready for today’s wintry conditions. DPW Director Richard Stinson said that the town got about 7 inches of heavy, wet snow on Friday that he said was “like glue sticking to the trees and roadways.” He said that crews were mostly finished with Friday’s storm by midnight, although a few workers remained into the early morning hours on Saturday. More workers returned at...

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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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Boy cagers claim M.L. Freedom division title outright

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Top Melrose in overtime thriller to defend crown Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School varsity boys’ basketball team concluded its home schedule on Sunday afternoon after snow postponed the match-up with Melrose originally scheduled for Friday at the Charbonneau Field House. The Warriors knew they could stake their claim to the Middlesex League Freedom Division title with a win and so did the fans who showed up in record numbers for this season to catch the final home game...

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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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Mary E. Lucey

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Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. MALDEN – Mary E. “M” (Donnelly) Lucey, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Feb. 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was 80 years old. Mary was the longtime loving companion of Donald Puopolo. She is also survived by the father of her children Edwin Lucey of Malden. Mary was the beloved mother of Greg Lucey and his wife Marie “Tomi” of Malden, Susan Farrell and her husband Robert of Wakefield, Scott Lucey of Malden and the late Brian, Dennis and Sean Lucey. She was the mother in-law...

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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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