Warriors topped by Gloucester in D2N playoffs...

Feb 28, 2020 by

Published in the February 28, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI STONEHAM — The Wakefield High boys’ hockey team ran into one of the state’s best goalies and couldn’t break through during a 5-1 loss to Gloucester in a Div. 2 North first round matchup at Stoneham Ice Arena on Tuesday night. Wakefield sent 49 shots on net – only one found the back. The Warriors won most of the battles for puck possession and tilted the ice in the first, but Connor Vittands set the tone with 18 saves and the Fishermen scored halfway through the period and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Gloucester scored again 54 seconds into the second when Jeremy Abreu finished a one-timer. Matthew Moniz, who would become the only Warrior to break through with a goal...

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Youth to get a say in town affairs...

Feb 27, 2020 by

Published in the February 27, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Wakefield will soon have an official way for the youth of the town to have a voice in local government. The Town Council voted unanimously this week to create an 11-member Youth Council that will include residents in the 13-18 age group. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, School Committee member Ann Fortier said that she and Town Councilor Julie Smith-Galvin were at Parent University last year doing a presentation on town government when a parent in the audience, Elizabeth Parsons, asked if the town had ever considered creating a Youth Council. She said that Parsons has been integral in the discussions of ways that the town’s youth cannot just have a voice but play an active part in town affairs. Catherine Dhingra, the...

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Aurora O. Devine, 91

Feb 27, 2020 by

Published in the February 27, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Aurora O. Devine, 91, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Avellino, Italy on December 18, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Filomena (Dragonetti) Cresta. The family moved to the United States in 1939, where they settled in Wakefield and raised their family. Aurora was educated in Wakefield and was a member of St. Florence Church. At the age of 17, she was working at her family’s farm when William Devine arrived to board his horses. The two fell in love and were married in 1946 and they too settled in Wakefield and raised a family of their own. Aurora was an adoring wife and loving mother. She loved cooking, sewing, knitting, and crocheting....

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