State primary elections Tuesday...

Aug 31, 2018 by

Published in the August 31, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO WAKEFIELD — Get the popcorn ready. Election season is here. The state primaries will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Voters in all seven precincts will cast ballots in the Galvin Middle School cafeteria. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Wakefield’s schools won’t open until Thursday, so there will be plenty of parking. Despite the Primary Election occurring on the day after Labor Day, Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran is optimistically predicting a 23 percent turnout locally. She observed that 2,160 people voted in the June 26 Special Election on the Public Safety Building. Based on that, she’s anticipating up to 4,000 of the town’s 18,000 voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s Primary. She observed that there really isn’t a hotly contested race...

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Ilir Ujkaj brings a worldly wealth of soccer knowledge to Wakefield...

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Published in the August 31, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The question isn’t why Ilir Ujkaj so much as it’s why Wakefield? Those in town know why. The Wakefield High boys’ soccer team has a rich history and plenty of upside waiting to be uncovered. The Warriors went 3-13-5 in 2016 and 5-13-1 last year under interim head coach and Galvin Middle School Assistant Principal Andrew Tetrault. Tetrault, who is well aware of the potential of the Wakefield soccer program after being a part of a state championship team as a player in 1997, agreed to help the team bridge the gap to what would hopefully be the next great coach. The Warriors believe they found that in Ilir Ujkaj. But perhaps more importantly, Ujkaj believes he found the right place for...

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