Boys’ hockey beats Stoneham 3-1...

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Published in the January 17, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI STONEHAM — The Wakefield and Stoneham boys’ hockey teams played a quality game on Wednesday night at the Stoneham Arena. In the end, it was a hard-earned 3-1 win for the Warriors who displayed the type of complete-game effort it takes to beat any team in the Middlesex League. The two teams were scoreless after a physical, fast first period. The scoring picked up in the second with captain Scott Elwell getting the Warriors on the board just two minutes into the frame. After the Spartans tied it 49 seconds later, the played reverted back to a high-pressure grind. Wakefield won the period with a goal by Owen Locke from the blue line to take a 2-1 lead into the final period. Wakefield’s defense...

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Milly Arbaje-Thomas keynote speaker at King celebration...

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Published in the January 17, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Human Rights Commission is excited to announce that Milagros “Milly” Arbaje-Thomas, CEO of METCO, Inc. will be the keynote speaker of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, Jr. celebration. This year marks 50 years of partnership between Wakefield and the METCO program. When asked about his thoughts, Superintendent Doug Lyons said, “Milly Arbaje-Thomas took the lead at METCO in January 2018 and has been a force for positive change since stepping into the role. She has collaborated with partner school districts and community leaders to create a new vision for METCO. A vision rooted in addressing equity, diversity and inclusion for all students. She has forged relationships at the State and District levels to support students and families securing funding increases...

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An uncle, never met, is remembered...

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Published in the January 17, 2020 edition. BY DAVID WATTS, JR.  WAKEFIELD — Growing up, I knew him as “Uncle George.” He was a portrait of a young man in uniform in a line of portraits on the wall of the high school auditorium; an aircraft navigator’s bubble sextant; a medal in a black leatherette case – the Distinguished Flying Cross. Not much was said about Uncle George, other than that he was shot down and died. He grew up in the Greenwood section, and, like many in his generation, he went to war. And that’s where the story stood until 2008, when I made a point-to-point flight aboard the Collings Foundation’s North American B-25J Mitchell medium bomber Tondelayo, spent mostly in the bombardier’s “greenhouse.” Seventy-five years ago, on January 18, 1945, a B-25J,...

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