Town Meeting Monday

Apr 29, 2016 by

Published in the April 29, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Annual Town Meeting gets underway on Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School. There are 20 articles on the warrant. Any registered voter in the town of Wakefield is eligible to attend, speak and vote on each warrant article. Article 1 relates to the Town’s $87,205,963 FY 2017 operating budget. Typically, each section of the budget is presented and voted separately. The largest portion of Article 1 is the School Department’s $36,266,170 budget. The $10,217,504 requested under Protection of Persons and Property includes the Police and Fire department budgets. Voters will be asked to approve $2,292,208 for General Government. Voters will also be asked to appropriate $15,705,963 for “Benefits and Administration,” which consists mainly of health...

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Blossoms at the Beebe tomorrow

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Published in the April 29, 2016 edition.

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Girls’ track team knocks Melrose from the unbeaten ranks...

Apr 29, 2016 by

Warriors post decisive 78-58 triumph in M.L. Freedom division clash Published in the April 29, 2016 edition. MELROSE — Entering yesterday’s meet against arch rival Melrose, the Wakefield Memorial High girls’ track team and the Red Raiders were both undefeated in the Middlesex League Freedom division. But after the two teams competed against each other at Pine Banks, it was the Warriors that left Melrose in the dust as they posted a decisive 78-58 triumph to go to 3-0 on the season. “(The) Wakefield girls were in it to win it. They knew it was a huge meet and they all showed up,” said Coach Karen Barrett. Abby Harrington, a junior, started it off with a win in the 400 hurdles running a time of 69.2 seconds. Harrington also won the long jump with...

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Angela Petrillo, 88

Apr 29, 2016 by

Published in the April 29, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Angela M. Petrillo, 88, a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Tuesday, April 26. Born in East Boston, April 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Nunzio and Carmella (Terranova) Lombardo. Angela was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. While in high school she excelled in academics and in the drama club, where she had many leading roles. Angela moved to Wakefield with her family in 1966. After raising her family, she became a real estate broker in the Wilmington area with Carlson and Casalot Realty. Angela was the beloved wife of the late Gennaro J. Petrillo. She was the loving mother of Robert L. and Richard P. Petrillo, both of...

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Designer Lawn a major Blossoms sponsor...

Apr 28, 2016 by

Published in the April 28, 2016 edition.

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