Get election papers Friday

Dec 31, 2014 by

WAKEFIELD — The annual town election is April 28. Following are some key dates for those thinking about running for office: • FRIDAY, JAN. 2 Nomination papers are available during regular Town Clerk office hours. • FRIDAY, MARCH 6 Last day to obtain nomination papers . Town Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. • TUESDAY, MARCH 10 Last day to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for certification. Fifty valid registered voters’ signatures and addresses of Wakefield residents required. • TUESDAY, MARCH 24 Last day to file nomination papers with Town Clerk. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • THURSDAY, MARCH 26 Last day to object to or withdraw nomination papers. Town Clerk’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • TUESDAY, APRIL...

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The Galvin Middle School opens to rave reviews...

Dec 31, 2014 by

(Final part of a series.) By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The impressive new Galvin Middle School opened without any real hitches on Thursday, Sept. 4 to the excitement of students, parents, faculty and administrators. Everyone’s dream had been finally realized. It was in 2010 that the idea of building a new middle school began to take root. Then Superintendent of Schools Joan Landers met with parents, town administrators, members of the School Committee, Permanent Building Committee and Massachusetts School Building Authority to start the ball rolling. And on Saturday, Nov. 15 this year, a re-dedication ceremony was held to commemorate the opening of the new school. The only person who could not be there was PBC head John Encarnacao. Only two weeks before the event, Encarnacao passed away. He was not forgotten, however, since...

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Boy skaters receive a little consolation in Kasabuski Tournament...

Dec 31, 2014 by

Warriors play Lynnfield to a 1-1 tie By JIM SOUTHMAYD SAUGUS — The Warrior boys’ hockey team scored its first goal of the season. However its first victory will have to wait until the new year. Wakefield played Lynnfield to a 1-1 tie in the consolation round of the South Division of the Kasabuski Christmas Classic yesterday afternoon at the Kasabuski Arena. The Warriors are now 0-2-2 overall after four games and are still finding their way in the early going with a new coach and a new system in place. Wakefield did play a better game against the Pioneers (also 0-2-2) than they did against Danvers in the opening round. Wakefield did have more possession of the puck in the Lynnfield zone and got off more shots on net. The Warriors stayed out...

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Boys’ track team doesn’t take a vacation...

Dec 31, 2014 by

Warriors stayed focused, stomp on Stoneham 63-23 BOSTON — Even though it is the school vacation week, the members of the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team were hard at work securing the Warriors’ second victory of the dual meet season. Wakefield won nine of the 10 events and got many of the second and third places as well as it easily defeated Stoneham by a 63-23 score yesterday morning in the second block of Middlesex League dual meets held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. “Our second meet against Stoneham was another good step in the right direction,” said Head Coach Ruben Reinoso. “The athletes were ready to compete as they won nine of 10 events. I am really happy that our team stayed focused and dedicated during these last...

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