WCNA to build new playground entrance...

Feb 28, 2020 by

Published in the February 28, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Users of the Spaulding Street Playground will soon have a more auspicious entrance when they arrive. The Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association (WCNA) would like to create a new gateway to the children’s playground at the edge of Lake Quannapowitt on the Lower Common. Peter Scott of the WCNA appeared before the Town Council this week to outline the proposal. He showed an image of the current entrance, which consists of a 55-inch gap in a chain-link fence facing Spaulding Street. The WCNA proposes upgrading the entrance to the playground by installing two granite posts on either side with a composite redwood beam going across the top. The old weathervane from the original wooden playground equipment will be placed on top of the beam....

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Helen V. Jennings, 99

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Published in the February 28, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Helen V. Jennings, 99, died peacefully in her Wakefield home on January 13, 2020. Helen was born on October 9, 1920, the year women gained the right to vote, in New Berlin, Chenago Co. N.Y. She was the daughter of Elizabeth and Joseph Glennie and the sister of the late Margaret Hilts Sweeney, Harold and Elizabeth Glennie. She was the loving wife of Richard R. Jennings Jr. who passed away in 2010 and whom she never stopped missing. She was the mother of Richard (Mary) Jennings of Wakefield, Sharon (Fred) Hupprich of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Patti (Bill) Kumpel of Wakefield and John (Jon Larson) of South Portland, Maine. She also leaves her beloved cat and constant companion, Sterling. Helen also leaves behind her six...

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Rami J. Wanis, 51

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Published in the February 28, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Rami J. Wanis, 51, of Wakefield died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Damascus, Syria on February 18, 1969 he was the son of Haneneh (Shankhour) Wanis the late Jamil T. Wanis. Rami was raised and educated in Wakefield and attended Wakefield Memorial High School. He is survived by his son, Steven Wanis of Wakefield; his wife, Marcianne (Czinege); and his three brothers, Iyman Wanis and his wife Carolyn, Iyad Wanis, and Tito Wanis all of Wakefield. He is also survived by niece Lyla Wanis of Wakefield and nephew Jimmy Wanis of Wakefield, and the Chankhour, Anjim, and Boghos families. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on...

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