Warrior gymnasts look to rebound after tough two-game stretch...

Jan 31, 2018 by

Published in the January 31, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — After a 2-0 start to the season, the WMHS gymnastics team ran into two of the best teams in the Middlesex League in Reading and Winchester. The Warriors put up good numbers in both of these meets but the opposition was locked in, sending Wakefield to a 2-2 record. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Warriors traveled to Reading to take on a powerhouse Rockets team. Reading put up an impressive 140.95 total score, and although few teams in the state would be able to match that, the Warriors played their game and put up 133.05. Reading won the vault, 35.05 to 32.45. The top four scorers for Wakefield were Lola Barrett (8.3), Courtney Collins (8.15) and Ava Licciardi and Elise Rich who each scored an...

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Mario A. Guzzo, 87

Jan 31, 2018 by

Korean War veteran and avid flyer Published in the Janaury 31, 2018 edition BEVERLY — Mario A. Guzzo, 87,  passed away at his home in Beverly on January 29, 2018. Mario was born in Boston, was raised in East Boston, lived in Chelsea and Somerville for a few years, Melrose for over 40 years and the past 22 years in Beverly. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Guzzo was a plumbing and heating contractor and ran Mario A. Guzzo & Sons Inc. in Somerville for many years. Mario held a private pilot’s license and was an avid flyer out of the Beverly Airport for many years. He loved art and music, enjoyed listening to jazz and had many friends throughout his life. Mr. Guzzo was...

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Boost in housing seen in zoning changes...

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Published in the January 31, 2018 edition By COLIN A. YOUNG BOSTON — Flanked by two top economic development officials, Gov. Charlie Baker told lawmakers yesterday that the gap between housing demand and supply “poses the most serious long-term hurdle to continued economic growth” in Massachusetts, and pitched a plan that municipalities said they can get on board with. The present supermajority requirement to pass local zoning changes has been a “legal barrier” to municipalities that want to create housing in “sustainable locations,” Secretary Jay Ash said Tuesday.  Local officials have long resisted changes to state zoning laws and Baker called the housing gap “one of the thorniest issues” for the state and local governments. But municipal leaders said Tuesday the governor’s proposal to make it easier for cities and towns to build more housing...

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North Star Realtors announces Hunt as agent of the year...

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Published in the January 31, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — North Star Realtors is proud to announce Laurie Hunt as their agent of the year for 2017 in both sales volume and transactions. Laurie has been a full-time professional realtor for more than six years, serving both Wakefield and the surrounding communities, though she’s particularly expert and active in Wakefield. She’s a longtime resident whose obvious love for her community comes across in all aspects of her work. Broker-Owner Angie Sciarappa said, “2017 was North Star Realtors first full calendar year in business, and Laurie Hunt put us on the map in Wakefield.  She’s always a top-producing agent, and this year she was ranked #3 out of over 300 agents in Wakefield. That’s wildly impressive when the only two ahead of her are longtime broker-owners...

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PHOTO: Clear for takeoff

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