Baptist Church rubble to be removed soon...

Nov 30, 2018 by

Published in the November 30, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — It’s been more than a month since the fire that destroyed the First Baptist Church on Oct. 23 and many have been wondering when the pile of rubble left from the fire and subsequent demolition will be removed. According to Wakefield’s Emergency Management Director Thomas Walsh, it was determined that the church, and now the remaining debris, contained asbestos. Whenever that happens, Walsh said, a plan for disposal of the remains of the building must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency for approval before anything can be removed. He said that after speaking with an EPA official, he expected that approval to come through this week. If that happens, removal could begin as soon as next week. A devastating seven-alarm fire caused by a lightning strike destroyed...

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The Savings Bank provides temporary home to Tall Spire...

Nov 30, 2018 by

Published in the November 30, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tall Spire Nursery School has a new home for the remainder of the school year, thanks to The Savings Bank. Beginning on January 2, Tall Spire will be located at 3 Chestnut Street in Wakefield in the building formerly occupied by Chas. F. Hartshorne Insurance. The Bank recently purchased the property, which is adjacent to its Main Office. “We are pleased to offer this location as a temporary home to Tall Spire,” Bob DiBella, President of The Savings Bank said. “We are extremely happy that they will have a home which will let them continue their decades-long tradition of providing quality education to children in the community.” “We are so incredibly grateful for The Savings Bank’s generosity,” Tall Spire Director Kathy Relihan said. “We are...

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William Muse, Jr. 78

Nov 30, 2018 by

Published in the November 30, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — William Arthur Muse Jr., 78, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died unexpectedly November 23, 2018. He was the husband of Elaine (Henderson) Muse with whom he had shared 55 years of marriage. Born and raised in Stoneham, he was the son of the late William A. and Lillian Mae (Wyatt) Muse. Bill was the next oldest of six children. He was an Army veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1965. Bill retired from the Wakefield School Department in 2006. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed owning and riding his motorcycles. He leaves four sisters, Carol Sheridan of California, Phyllis DeMattos and husband Cliff of California, Barbara Ramond and husband Ronald of Vermont and Dianne Snow of Florida; and his...

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