Barbara A. Thistle, 92

Jan 29, 2021 by

Published in the January 29, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mrs. Barbara A. (O’Neil) Thistle, a resident of Wakefield, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home in the comfort of her family on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at age 92. Barbara was born in Boston on January 4, 1929, daughter of the late Edmund G. and Margaret (Dennehy) O’Neil. She was raised in Brighton where she graduated from Brighton High School, Class of 1946. She was married to Roy Thistle on January 25, 1952 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children. Barbara was first and foremost a mother. She was a constant source of love, strength, and tender care for Roy her three children, all while working for over 35 years. She dutifully balanced raising the family and...

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Okundaye’s 42 leads Wakefield to double OT win over Burlington...

Jan 29, 2021 by

Published in the January 29, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Red Sea would have loved this one.  The Wakefield High boys’ basketball team dug deep and found their own energy in an empty Charbonneau Field House on Wednesday night through four quarters, two overtimes, 16 lead changes and 175 total points to pull out an 89-86 victory over Burlington thanks in large part to senior Brett Okundaye’s 42-point game. Don’t let the shortened season or folded up bleachers fool you. This one was an instant classic, and one of the most exciting wins in Warrior hoop history. “This was a huge win for us,” said Wakefield’s interim head coach Bryan Sweeney. “Burlington won the league last year, so going in we knew they were going to be very good. They can...

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Watch for vaccination scams

Jan 29, 2021 by

Published in the January 29, 2021 edition. There has been an uptick in scams related to obtaining a COVID vaccination. The Massachusetts Attorney General advises that you be wary of unsolicited offers that, “ask for payment or a deposit in exchange for early access to vaccines. You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine or to get into a vaccine clinical trial.” There are also scammers creating websites that mimic the state’s registration site to gather Social Security or credit card information. Your best bet is to go to a trusted source of information that you’ve navigated to yourself, not a link from an email. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has become aware that members of the general public are receiving phone calls from scammers...

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