Home sales take a dip

Nov 29, 2016 by

Published in the November 29, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD – The town saw fewer single family homes sold in October than a year ago, following a state trend. According to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker and Tradesman, there were 17 homes sold in October 2016 compared to 24 sold in October 2015. Statewide, there were 4,913 single-family homes sold in Massachusetts in October, compared to 5,138 in October 2015, a 4.4 percent decrease. This marks only the second time in 2016 when the number of homes sold declined from the same month in the previous year. Year-to-date, sales across the state are up by 10.8 percent with 50,561 homes sold through October 2016 compared with 45,648 sold during the same time last year. In Wakefield, there were 211 single family homes sold through October...

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Earn Your Turkey 5K Race has a huge turnout...

Nov 29, 2016 by

New champs crowned in seventh annual Thanksgiving Day event Published in the November 29, 2016 edition.   WAKEFIELD — The seventh annual AMPT “Earn your Turkey” 5K had a huge turnout on Thanksgiving morning as 805 runners competed and finished the race which was held around Lake Quannapowitt. There were two new champions crowned as Saugus resident Kevin Powers, 21, won the men’s race with a time of 16:31. Powers beat out Revere resident and former Wakefield resident Jared Geller, 21, who was the runner-up at 16:51. Leicester’s Jennifer Pajer, 20, won the women’s title with a time of 18:51. Taking second was Cambridge’s Madeline Weber, 30, in a time of 19:08. Also finishing in the top 10 in the men’s race from Wakefield was Ryan Kerrigan, 35, who came in fifth in a...

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Irene O’Neil Sullivan, 89

Nov 29, 2016 by

Published in the November 29, 2016 edition. NORTH ANDOVER – “Long after we are too big to carry in her arms, a mother carries us in her heart.” And that’s what Irene O’Neil Sullivan did for her entire life. Widowed in 1976 when she was just 48 Irene decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and went to real estate school and became a licensed Realtor a year later. She supported herself and her family and worked her entire career at Century 21 Greer’s in Wakefield. It was a job she loved and was really good at and she loved the people she worked with just as much. She was especially proud of being a past-president of the Eastern Middlesex Board of Realtors. Irene (Emerson) O’Neil Sullivan was born in Boston on Nov. 11,...

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Regina M. Walsh, 85

Nov 29, 2016 by

Published in the November 29, 2016 edition. WILMINGTON — Regina Mary Walsh, 85, of Wilmington and formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Ms. Walsh was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. She had worked as a clerk in the insurance industry before her retirement. Ms. Walsh had been a Wakefield resident for more than 20 years and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. Born in Boston on Aug. 25, 1931, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Mary (Duffy) Walsh. She was the loving mother of the late Cheryl Flattery McGraw and grandmother of Ian McGraw of Colorado. She was the beloved sister of the late James Walsh, Anna Davis, Francis Walsh, Geraldine Bowman, Dorothy Maguire and...

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It’s that time of year again

Nov 28, 2016 by

Published in the November 28, 2016 edition.

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