Evelina L. Bugli, 90

Mar 18, 2019 by

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — Evelina L. Bugli, 90, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on July 9, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Arturo and Luigia (Vendramin) Sacilotto. Mrs. Bugli was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. She had been a Wakefield resident for 46 years and was a parishioner at St. Florence Church. She had worked many years for Marshall’s Department Store and had also worked for the former Colonial Club. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert R. Bugli. She was the loving mother of Stephen A. Bugli and his wife Paula of North Reading and the late Paul R. Bugli...

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The wonders of STEAM

Mar 18, 2019 by

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. By SARAH ROEHRICH WAKEFIELD — On Thursday, March 14 — Pi Day — the Wakefield Public Schools STEAM Community Task Force hosted STEAM Night for the second time at the Galvin Middle School. STEAM Night is an opportunity for educators and professionals from science, technology, engineering, art and math to share their passion for STEAM through interactive demonstrations. The fair partners high school students with STEAM professionals to offer a variety of free, hands-on STEAM activities for Wakefield students and their families. This year, organizers were extremely fortunate to have over 40 exhibitors for STEAM night, many of whom generously donated their time and resources to come provide activities. Some of our exhibitors provided the following: Amazon Robotics explained how their warehouse robot works, the Brain Matters...

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Town seeking volunteers for board and commission openings...

Mar 18, 2019 by

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town Administrator’s office is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on one of the following committees. Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest via email to Sherri Dalton, Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator at sdalton@wakefield.ma.us by Monday April 1 at 4:30 p.m. Appointments will be made in April 2019 by the Town Council. Conservation Commission The Conservation Commission meets the first and third Thursday of every month as needed to review petitions from land owners and or developers in regards to projects that may require approval as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. The Conservation works closely with the Town Engineer and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The Commission meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Veteran’s Advisory...

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TSF’s 39th annual phonathon March 23...

Mar 18, 2019 by

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Local high school students will be calling Wakefield residents on Saturday, March 23 between noon and 4 p.m. as part of The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield’s 39th Annual Phonathon. The student volunteers will be calling from the Americal Civic Center where TSF has its office. According to TSF of Wakefield Phonathon chairperson Michael Kilkelly, the annual phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield residents in their pursuit of higher education. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a long way in making a difference in the life of at least one local student in need of scholarship assistance. Last year’s phonathon raised over $55,000 in donations. Over the past 59 years, TSF of Wakefield has provided over 11,000 financial awards to Wakefield residents...

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John Moccia, 80

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published in the March 14, 2019 edition EPPING, N.H. — John I. Moccia, 80, of Epping, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, Mass., died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Hyder Hospice House, Dover, N.H. He was born on April 25, 1938 in Melrose, Mass., the son of Vito J. and Mary (Carmella Palumbo) Moccia. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1957. John spent 30 years as an aircraft refueler for Logan Airport; a member of Charlestown, Mass. Teamsters Local 25. John is survived by his spouse, Jean (Desmond) Moccia of Epping, N.H.; children Annette Moccia and fiancé Steve Moraski of Marshfield, Mass.; Anthony J. Moccia and long-term girlfriend Crystal Callahan of Sanford, Maine; Brian D. Moccia and wife Angela of Epping, N.H.; daughter-in-law Patricia Moccia of Arlington, Mass.; grandchildren Samantha Moccia, Ryan...

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Warriors have seven wrestlers selected M.L. All-Stars...

Mar 13, 2019 by

Published March 13, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The Div. 3 North champion Wakefield Warriors had seven wrestlers recently named as Middlesex League All-Stars. Wakefield’s strong senior class was well-represented amongst the Freedom Division All-Stars as captains Aidan Armstrong (132 lbs.), Derek Dimascio (195 lbs.) and Mike Yirrell (182 lbs.) all got the nod. Additionally, junior Brock Johnson (138 lbs.) and sophomore Joao Valdevino (160 lbs.) got the call as did freshmen Ana Valdevino and Nathan Ickes (185 lbs.) The Warriors finished the regular season at 20-5 and their three seniors captains, Armstrong, Dimascio and Yirrell finished their careers with a total of 75 regular season wins. Wakefield lost to Melrose in the final meet of the season to get second in the Freedom Division but turned the tables on the Red Raiders and the rest of the North...

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