Mauro headed to Wakefield

Jul 12, 2018 by

Published in the July 11, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA LYNNFIELD — The School Department is looking for a new special education director. Wakefield Superintendent Douglas Lyons announced last week that Lynnfield Public Schools Student Services Director Kara Mauro has been named the new assistant superintendent for the Wakefield Public Schools. Mauro will replace Lyons, who moved up from that position to become superintendent when Dr. Kim Smith retired on June 30. “It is a pleasure to announce that we have identified Ms. Kara Mauro as the new assistant superintendent for the Wakefield Public Schools,” Lyons said. “Ms. Mauro has been employed as the director of special education in Lynnfield for the past seven years. She distinguished herself in the interview process as a dynamic district administrator with classroom and leadership experiences that will add...

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Report: MarketStreet traffic worse than expected...

Jul 12, 2018 by

Published in the July 11, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Traffic at MarketStreet Lynnfield has had a “profound impact” in town, a subcommittee for the MarketStreet Advisory Committee recently concluded. Police Chief/MSAC member David Breen and MSAC member Jocelyn Fleming presented the Traffic Subcommittee’s report to the advisory committee recently. “Since the opening of MarketStreet, traffic has been one of, if not, the main concern of many residents,” the report stated. “It does not matter the season, day of the week or time of the day. There is bound to be traffic as you approach MarketStreet. The traffic affects anyone traveling around the area (and) not just those individuals heading into MarketStreet.” The subcommittee’s report stated the outdoor mall has generated more traffic than the previous occupant of the site, the Colonial...

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The new LMS track and field are looking great...

Jul 12, 2018 by

Published in the July 11, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Middle School track is close to being completed, Fields Committee Chairman Arthur Bourque said in an interview with the Villager. Bourque said the contractor spent the last week of June and first week of July installing the polyurethane surface on the track. He noted the track was painted red and is scheduled to be striped this weekend. “The track needs to cure for a week before they stripe it,” said Bourque. “It looks really nice. We want to have it open some time around July 18.” Bourque noted the process to finish the LMS track was “painstakingly slow.” “The machinery that they use is extremely accurate, but it moves extremely slow,” said Bourque. “The process of creating the surface involves...

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A “first” highlights successful 51st LAA 4th of July 5K...

Jul 12, 2018 by

Shawn Wallace pushes through for gold Published in the July 11, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — The 51st running of the Lynnfield Athletic Association 4th of July 5K road race had a little bit of everything.  It had the biggest turnout in recent memory, with 334 participants as registration and turnout was up 30 percent from last year.  It had a great cause, with all proceeds going towards equipment for the new track being installed at Lynnfield Middle School.  “Typically this race would raise funds for scholarships and athletic equipment,” said LAA President, Kristen Shinnick. “This year we felt the race was the perfect tie-in to raise funds specifically for new equipment for the track facility being installed at the middle school.” It had plenty of local sponsors and volunteers, ready to...

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Senior Babe Ruth hangs on to beat Arlington, 7-5...

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Published in the July 11, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — On Monday evening, the Lynnfield Senior Babe Ruth baseball team beat the visiting Arlington Pond Rats, 7-5, at Lynnfield High School. With that win, they improved to 4-3. “We were leading, 7-1, but they chipped away,” explained Lynnfield first-year manager Al Fiore. “We were missing some of our key players who are on vacation.” Brian Cardarelli was the winning pitcher in this game as he went 4 2/3 innings allowing four runs. Lynnfield’s offense did all of its damage in the first two innings as they scored three times in the bottom of the first inning and four runs in the second. Cardarelli helped his own cause at bat going 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. Clayton Marengi also went 2-for-4 at...

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Alfred J. French, 93

Jul 12, 2018 by

Published in the July 11, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Alfred J. French, 93, of Lynnfield, formerly of Chelsea died, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his residence in Lynnfield. Alfred was born on January 21, 1925 in Chelsea and was the son of the late Alfred and Lillian (Foley) French. He was raised Chelsea and Lynnfield and was a graduate of Boston University. He later went on the serve as a Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a veteran of many combat missions during his two years of active duty service. Alfred was a pilot engineer for the former Eastern Airlines out of Logan Airport and eventually retired as a Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Boston. For many years he and his late wife Marie were residents of...

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