Algae bloom on 
Lake Q possible health hazard

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 4, 2015 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — While acknowledging the need to pursue a watershed-wide, long-term nutrient management plan, Town Engineer Michael Collins and some other members of the Lake Quannapowitt Water Quality Committee appear to be leaning toward a more immediate “in-lake” solution to the cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) that has plagued the Lake for years. That in-lake solution could take the form of “SolarBee” water circulators that aerate the water. Collins views the SolarBees as a “natural...

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Wrong-way driver on Rte. 128 stopped by Wakefield police

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Published in the August 4, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD – Chief Richard E. Smith has reported that officers from the Wakefield Police Department stopped an alleged drunken wrong-way driver on Rte. 128 early Monday morning without causing harm to other operators on the road. State Police identified the driver as Kathy Lilakos, 52, of Lynnfield. “This could have been an extremely tragic situation but Wakefield Police were able to safely locate and stop the operator,” Chief Smith said. “We are thankful no one was injured.” Just after midnight Sunday,...

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Youths to court for Mansion Rd. trespass

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

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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Merchants suffer third straight loss

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Drop 4-2 game to Andre Chiefs Published in the August 4, 2015 edition MALDEN — The regular season is winding down in the Intercity League and the Wakefield Merchants are trying to hold onto fifth place in the standings. Losing their third straight game didn’t help. The Merchants dropped a 4-2 contest to the Andre Chiefs last night at Maplewood Field as their record dipped to 10-17-1 on the season. Wakefield is six points ahead of the Melrose Americans and Arlington Trojans which are tied for sixth place with identical 8-19-0 records after...

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WMHS fall tryouts start on Aug. 27 for most sports

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Athletes should be registered and physicals up to date Published in the August 4, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — All Wakefield Memorial High fall sports (except football) will begin on Thursday, Aug. 27. Football will begin on Monday, Aug. 24. For girls’ soccer, freshman, JV and varsity players should see the attached link on the Wakefield Memorial High School athletics website at http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/highschool/athletics for pre-season schedule. Summer league information is also included. All returners are strongly encouraged to...

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Merchants are still a win away from a playoff berth

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

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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Mary P. Forte, 84

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Published in the August 4, 2015 edition OAK LAWN, Ill. — Mary P. (Costello) Forte passed away recently at age 84 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Mrs. Forte, known as “Patsy,” spent the first 74 years of her life in Wakefield and she raised her family in her childhood home. She and her family were members of St. Joseph Parish, attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Wakefield High School. She was a devoted wife, mother and daughter and she spent the majority of her life caring for her immediate and extended family. She and her husband Frank...

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Judith Aylward McCormick, 69

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Published in the August 4, 2015 edition MELROSE — Judith A. (Falter) Aylward McCormick, 69, of Melrose, died on July 29. Judy was born on Jan. 3, 1946 to John and Helen (Howard) Falter. She graduated from Somerville High School and went on to marry Richard Aylward. They had four children together and raised their family in Malden. Judy was a wonderful mother who was always there for her children and she never missed any of their sports games growing up. In addition to raising her family, Judy also worked as a clerk at Lechmere Sales in...

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Courtney J. DiPietro, 31

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

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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