William D. Loconzolo, 75

Feb 22, 2019 by

Published in the February 22, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — William David “Bill” Loconzolo, 75, of Wakefield and Nottingham, N.H., died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his residence in Wakefield. Born in Malden on March 10, 1943 he was the son of the late Joseph Loconzolo, Jr. and Anna (Casselo) Loconzolo. Bill was raised in Malden before his family moved to Greenwood and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Upon graduation Bill went to work as a union carpenter before establishing his own contracting business, Loconzolo Construction. He raised his family in Wakefield with his former wife Patricia (Iosua) Dudley. He loved food, cooking, fishing and antique cars, most especially Corvettes. Above all, Bill cherished time with his family, spending time on the lake in New Hampshire, eating great food, and enjoying life to...

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Lynnfield-Wakefield boys’ swim ends season with a splash at sectionals and states...

Feb 22, 2019 by

Published in the February 22, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI BOSTON — The Lynnfield-Wakefield boys’ co-op swim team was probably wondering how they would top a championship at the Cape Ann League Meet. How about breaking more school records at sectionals and states to finish the best season in program history with a resounding splash? The members of the boys’ team who qualified for Sectionals at MIT were Wakefield’s Chris Anastasiades, Antonio Anastasiades, Johnny Stumpf and Alex Kent along with Lynnfield’s Nick Alphen, David Blake and Ben Sykes. The boys had a great meet, achieving lots of personal best times throughout the day. The 200 Medley Relay got their best time of the season at 1:45.01 coming in 9th place overall for this event (dropping 1.58 seconds off their seed time). The relay consisted of...

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Fine for parking

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It was heartening to see the Wakefield Town Council take an action recently that will benefit those who drive automobiles, because the trend across the Commonwealth and the nation in recent years has been to treat motorists as the scum of the earth. The Town Council voted 5-2 a couple of weeks ago to add $48,000 to the police budget to hire two part-time civilian parking attendants to enforce the parking time limits in the downtown area. But even though the parking enforcement program will pay for itself in revenue generated, there still wasn’t unanimous support for a measure that will benefit drivers of automobiles. Combining slightly longer time limits with strict enforcement means more spaces will turn over more frequently, increasing your chances of...

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