An Easter play tonight at Congregational Church...

Mar 30, 2018 by

Published in the March 30, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — In preparation for Easter Sunday, this year to be celebrated on April 1, members of the First Parish Congregational Church presented “A Passion for the Christ” Thursday night, March 29. A second and final performance is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. The story of Jesus’ final days in Jerusalem are played out with a series of monologues delivered by Jesus’ disciples; Caiaphas, the high priest; an adulteress; Mary, mother of Jesus; Judas, betrayer of Jesus; Martha and Lazarus, friends of Jesus; Pontius Pilate and several other characters from the New Testament. The time and setting for the performance is Saturday night in Jerusalem. Jesus has been crucified and is lying in a tomb. The streets are quiet, and reactions to His...

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Girls’ tennis team focused on return to states...

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Published in the March 30, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Tennis requires a unique blend of athleticism and strategy. Balance, endurance and strength combined with anticipation and planning might seem like a lot, especially if you are a high school student who just spent the day navigating all sorts of challenges and future preparation. Which is why for the WMHS girls’ tennis team, this sport is all about focus. The Warriors are focused on improving this season and getting back to states after going 6-10 last year. Wakefield had made states the previous two years before that. The Warriors have the senior leaders and the talent to make that happen this season. “The seniors are great,” said Wakefield head coach Kathy Healey. “They’re all veteran players who have been on the team...

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Camella A. Fondini, 93

Mar 30, 2018 by

Published in the March 30, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Camella A. Fondini, 93, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on November 9, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Felice and Susie (Evangelista) D’Alessandro. Mrs. Fondini was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941. She had retired in 1994 as a Patient Accounts clerk at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Fondini was the wife of the late Giordano E. Fondini. She is survived by her two daughters; Susan A. Hodgkins and her husband Frank of Melrose and Maria A. Fondini of Wakefield, her two grandsons; Matthew Antetomaso and his wife Mary of Methuen and Jordan Antetomaso of Georgetown, and her great-granddaughter Gianna Claire Antetomaso. Mrs. Fondini is also survived by several nieces and...

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