Helping to bring us a July 4 parade...

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Galvin project ending

Jun 30, 2015 by

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — As the $75 million Galvin Middle School project nears completion, finishing touches will be applied between now and the “substantial completion” date of July 17, according to Frank Hayes, CEO of BOND Construction and project manager Dave Capaldo. The main classroom portion of the building was completed in time for students to attend school during the just completed school year even as work on the new gymnasium, music rooms and sports fields has continued. Capaldo provided a construction update for the Permanent Building Committee at their meeting last night at Town Hall. Capaldo said that paving of roadways and sidewalks scheduled to take place tomorrow has been delayed by the paving contractor until later this week. The work will include paving of the main roadway into the site from...

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Serrao named to new post

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By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike has announced that Maria Monks Serrao will be the new director of Facilities and Transportation for Wakefield’s public schools effective tomorrow, July 1. Serrao replaces Peter Evangelista, who had held the position for 28 years. In 2000, he was appointed supervisor of custodians. Serrao will earn $85,000 for the period July 1 through June 30, 2016. Following discussions among town officials, it was decided earlier this year to redefine the schools Facilities Director position held by Evangelista. School board members approved the measure at their Tuesday, April 14 meeting. Zrike, schools’ Business Administrator Michael Pfifferling, Permanent Building Committee and Board of Appeals member Chip Tarbell and the town’s Business Operations Manager Carol Antonelli were all in agreement that the Facilities Director should...

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TSB, WCAT sponsor ‘Movies by the Lake’...

Jun 30, 2015 by

WAKEFIELD —This summer The Savings Bank and Wakefield Community Access Television (WCAT) have joined with the Wakefield Recreation Department to sponsor an outdoor, family-friendly movie series, Movies by the Lake. Three movies will be shown, on Thursday, July 2; Thursday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, each starting at 8:30 p.m., at Wakefield’s Lake Quannapowitt by the Bandstand. Why not start your July Fourth celebrations early with The Lego Movie this Thursday, July 2, and return for Jumanji and Guardians of the Galaxy in August and September? Families can enjoy a picnic beforehand. Bring your chairs and blankets! The movies are free of charge and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Information about the series, including rain dates, can be found on the Wakefield Recreation...

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JV baseball team came close to perfection once again...

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Warriors posted an 18-1 record with lone blemish to Arlington WAKEFIELD — It is very tough to have a perfect season in any sport at any level. The Wakefield Memorial High JV baseball team achieved that great feat in 2014 and came pretty darn close to going undefeated once again this past spring. The Warriors posted an 18-1 record and had another incredible season. Wakefield outscored its opponents, 170-43, and had a team batting average of .409. Ironically those numbers were even better than the Warriors posted in ‘14 when they went undefeated. The lone blemish came against Arlington on April 29 at Pierce Field in Arlington. The Warriors defeated Lexington, Watertown twice, Stoneham twice, St. Mary’s of Lynn, Melrose twice, Burlington twice, Winchester, Belmont, Reading twice, Wilmington, Woburn twice and Beverly. The members...

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