West Side man a master woodworker

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Published in the July 7, 2015 edition By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — West Side residents Dan and Joanne Noren have a pair of cocker spaniels named Archie and Veronica, there’s a bowl of fresh fruit on the dining room table and the kitchen is undergoing a complete remodel. The All-American couple appear to be living the good life and are even thriving. They’ve earned it. After working in industry, academia and being an entrepreneur for most of his adult life, even now Dan Noren, in his 60s, is not slacking off. Neither is Joanne. She still works...

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WPD clinician recognized for achievement

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Published in the July 7, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Police Department is proud to announce that Jennifer Waczkowski was recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) “Spirit of MAWLE Award” for Civilian Achievement. She was selected for this special recognition because of her outstanding contributions to the field of mental health and law enforcement. This prestigious recognition was presented at a ceremony at Hellenic College in Brookline on June 18. Jennifer Waczkowski LMHC, a mental health...

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Road work underway

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WAKEFIELD — Last night on North Avenue, contractors working for the public works department began grinding down pavement to expose roadway structures like manhole covers as summer road repairs continued. Last night improvements began on: • North Avenue (Church Street to Broadway) • Albion Street (North Avenue to Byron) • Salem Street ( Main Street to Harrison Lane) 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...

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It’s a no-no for Penney

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Nat 12s pitcher throws no-hitter in 1-0 District 13 Tournament win Published in the July 7, 2015 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield National 11-12 year old Major Little League Baseball All-Star team hosted Lincoln-Sudbury last night in a District 13 Tournament game in Pool A and eked out a 1-0 win at Fernald Field. The big story of the game was the pitching of Wakefield’s Jack Penney, who hurled a no-hitter, allowing just one base runner who reached via an error. “Jack Penney was phenomenal. He worked the corners, (had a)...

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Wakefield residents take part in LAA Fourth of July Road Race

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48th annual event was run in neighboring Lynnfield Published in the July 7, 2015 edition LYNNFIELD — Even though there was no road race held in Wakefield on the Fourth of July, Wakefield residents didn’t have to venture very far to find one as the 48th annual Lynnfield Athletic Association Fourth of July Road Race was held in neighboring Lynnfield. There were 11 runners from Wakefield that were among the 276 who were entered and completed the race on Saturday. While none were among the top place winners, they all finished the 5K race under...

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Yianacopolus contributed to state championship run

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Left-hander pitched and played first base for St. Mary’s Published in the July 6, 2015 edition   WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Native Clay Yianacopolus just finished his senior year at St. Mary’s in Lynn with the Spartans winning the Div. 3 State title. A product of the Wakefield Baseball youth system having played Little League, Babe Ruth and for the Townies, he was a three-year starter both on the mound and in the field for the Spartans. This past season pitching for the Spartans, Yianacopolus was the workhorse for the staff logging 83...

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Richard H. Burditt, 74

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WAKEFIELD — Richard H. Burditt, 74, of Wakefield and the beloved husband of the late Elaine (Sullivan) Burditt, passed away peacefully at his home on July 5. Born in Medford, he was the son of the late James W. and Dorothy (Hayes) Burditt. Richard was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He attended Northeastern University and completed coursework at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He began his career as an assistant engineer with the City of Medford. He joined the MBTA as a resident engineer and worked there for...

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Stanley E. Howe, 89

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition READING — Stanley E. Howe, 89, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Melrose, died Wednesday, June 24 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Melrose on Nov. 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Eugene S. and Ruth G. (Turpin) Howe. Stan was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. He served in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He later received his associate’s degree from Northeastern University in Electronic Engineering in 1955. He had...

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Rose E. Higgins, 101

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Published in the July 6, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Rose E. Higgins, 101, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, passed away July 2, at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Ann (Keena) Higgins. She was raised and educated in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Rose worked for many years in Boston’s Garment District as a seamstress. She is survived by her loving cousin, Edna Frye of Racine, Wisc.; her devoted friend and caregiver, Elaine...

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