WEF announces Innovation Endowment...

Sep 29, 2014 by

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) outgoing President Beth Hendriks announced the creation of a third endowment fund — the Innovation Endowment — at last Tuesday’s school board meeting. Hendriks said that one area under review is the science lab at the high school. “We would like to set specific goals this year,” she said. “We have a partnership with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike, and he knows what is needed for goals. We need goals and something behind them and then we will fundraise to those goals.” The new Innovation Endowment will provide the following: • Developmentally appropriate opportunities for students to grow an innate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). • Develop, improve or expand resources and/or curriculum available in STEM classrooms and other learning...

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Football team’s late show isn’t quite enough...

Sep 29, 2014 by

Score two TDs in final four and half minutes, edged by Melrose 17-15 By JIM SOUTHMAYD MELROSE — Friday night’s game between the Wakefield High and Melrose High football teams was another close, exciting contest in the storied rivalry between the two schools. It just took a late fourth quarter comeback by the Warriors for the game to be that way. Wakefield trailed 17-0 until it scored two touchdowns in the final four and a half minutes of the game to cut the lead to 17-15 and was an onside kick recovery away from possibly pulling out the victory as it came up short by the two points at Fred Green Field. The Warriors fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Middlesex League Freedom division. Melrose, meanwhile, increased its overall record to 2-1...

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Rivalry brings out the offense in field hockey matchup...

Sep 29, 2014 by

Wakefield rallies for 4-2 victory over Melrose   WAKEFIELD — There’s nothing like the Wakefield Memorial High-Melrose High rivalry to bring out the best in both teams. In Saturday’s field hockey game at Beasley Field, it also brought out the offenses of both clubs. The Warriors scored two goals in the second half as they went on prevail by a 4-2 score to snap their five game winless skein. Wakefield is now 2-4-1 on the season and earned its second victory of the fall season. The first win came in the opener against Woburn, 3-1. Each team scored two goals in the first half and the score at halftime was 2-2. Wakefield got its first two goals of the half at 4:27 and 10:49. The first goal was scored by junior Julianne Bourque and...

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Ettore Polli, 88

Sep 29, 2014 by

Served in U.S. Army during World War II  LYNNFIELD — Ettore P. “Tony” Polli, 88, of Lynnfield and formerly of Lynn died on Saturday, September 27 in Wilmington. He was born in Somerville on July 2, 1926 and was the son of the late Isadore and Colomba (Frizzi) Polli. Mr. Polli was raised in Somerville and later served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Polli was a well known Locksmith in Lynn and was the owner of the Superior Lock of Lynn which he operated for 64 years. He had also been a Lynnfield resident for the past 38 years. Mr. Polli was the beloved husband of Olga M. (Bacci) Polli. He was the loving father of Stephen P. Kelly and his wife Mary of Maine; and the late Michael...

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