Thomas McDonald, 99

Feb 29, 2016 by

Published in the February 29, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thomas H. “Papa” McDonald, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died at his home on Saturday, Feb. 27, following a brief illness. He was 99 years old. Thomas was born in Wakefield, Feb. 24, 1917. He was the son of the late Thomas H. and Ann (Foley) McDonald. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1934. He served under General George Patton and was a participant in the Invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and was the last living European Tour Veteran of Wakefield. He retired from General Electric Jet Engines in Everett, where he was a sheet metal worker for many years. Thomas was the beloved husband of the late Mary R. (Shea) McDonald. He was the loving father of...

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Lynn man arrested for stolen plates...

Feb 26, 2016 by

Published in the February 26, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police yesterday said they arrested a Lynn man for giving a false name/Social Security number following a discovery that the vehicle he was driving had stolen license plates attached. When police spotted James Joseph Owen Jr., 12 Sidney Ave., #2, Lynn inside a 1999 Chevrolet S10 in a parking lot on North Avenue, a check was run with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and it was learned that the plates had been stolen. The matter was reported to the Wilmington Police Department. Owen also was arrested on three outstanding arrest warrants out of Lynn District Court at 4:25 p.m. —– In other police business on Thursday: • Police assisted a driver whose vehicle had run out of gas while at the intersection of North Avenue...

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Kindness goes a long way

Feb 26, 2016 by

Published in the February 26, 2016 edition.

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Boys’ indoor track team has six M.L. All-Star selections...

Feb 26, 2016 by

Five individual athletes, relay team honored in Freedom division Published in the February 26, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League boys’ indoor track coaches met recently to make this year’s all-star selections in both the Freedom and Liberty divisions. For the Warriors, they had five individual athletes chosen and one relay team honored. Senior Alec Rodgers and junior Ryan Sullivan were chosen in the mile. Adam Roberto, a junior, was selected in the 1000 meter run and Rich Custodio, a senior, was honored in the two mile. In the dash, senior Eric Chi was chosen. Wakefield also had its 4×400 relay team named. The five runners in that event included freshman Brian Smith, senior Joe Boudreau, junior TJ Sellers and sophomore Matt Greatorex and junior Dan Summers. M.L. Freedom division champion Burlington led...

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Getting Ready For Softball

Feb 26, 2016 by

Published in the February 26, 2016 edition.

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