Continuing our look back on 2016...

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This is the second of two parts. Published in the December 30, 2016 edition By MARK SARDELLA With five elections in 2016, politics continued to dominate the headlines in 2016. After the Presidential Primary and the Town Election in the first half of the year, residents would go to the polls three more times in the second half. But first, they celebrated. The Fourth of July, from the children’s activities in the morning to the huge parade in the afternoon and the spectacular fireworks at night, brought tens of thousands out for the festivities. The voters returned Phyllis Hull to the Board of Selectmen in a July 19 Special Election to fill the one year remaining on the term of Betsy Sheeran, who resigned after being elected Town Clerk in April. After losing her...

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PHOTO: Remembered during the holidays...

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Published in the December 30, 2016 edition

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Boys’ hockey team breaks out against Guardians...

Dec 30, 2016 by

Warriors earn first win, top St. Peter-Marian, 7-2 Published in the December 30, 2016 edition By DAN BYRNE STONEHAM — The Wakefield Memorial High varsity boys’ hockey team was back in action on Thursday as the Warriors hosted the St. Peter-Marian High School Guardians at the Stoneham Arena. The teams were two years removed from their previous match up, when they played to a 3-3 draw. With many familiar faces on the ice yesterday, the Warriors showed how they had improved over the last year and a half, as they flexed their muscles in a 7-2 victory. “They were a good team,” head coach Chris Gianatassio said following the team’s first win of the year. “It was a lopsided score, but they had a lot of good opportunities. Tyler (Pugsley) definitely kept us in...

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Public transportation update for weekend...

Dec 30, 2016 by

Posted on: Friday, December 30, 2016 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising travelers to take public transportation when possible, make informed decisions, and utilize MassDOT’s many travel resources ahead of and during the New Year holiday weekend. “We encourage everyone who will be celebrating the New Year to make responsible decisions to ensure they are able to reach their destinations safely,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “All of the MBTA’s transit systems will be free after 8 p.m., New Year’s Eve and travelers should take advantage of these and other opportunities to utilize public transportation and plan ahead.” “Drivers should use our technology tools including mass511 and our online real-time information when they plan their trips,” said Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin. “Most importantly for a driver’s safety...

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Public transportation update for weekend...

Dec 30, 2016 by

Posted on: Friday, December 30, 2016 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising travelers to take public transportation when possible, make informed decisions, and utilize MassDOT’s many travel resources ahead of and during the New Year holiday weekend. “We encourage everyone who will be celebrating the New Year to make responsible decisions to ensure they are able to reach their destinations safely,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “All of the MBTA’s transit systems will be free after 8 p.m., New Year’s Eve and travelers should take advantage of these and other opportunities to utilize public transportation and plan ahead.” “Drivers should use our technology tools including mass511 and our online real-time information when they plan their trips,” said Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin. “Most importantly for a driver’s safety...

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