Healthy Living Expo draws hundreds...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce along with the Board of Health for Wakefield, Melrose and Reading, held their first annual Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Americal Civic Center on Main Street. The free Expo focused on health, wellness, fitness, lifestyle changes and financial retirement health, along with complimentary and interactive health screenings, fitness demonstrations, healthy food presentations, giveaways, prize drawings and a flu clinic. Hundreds of people attended to receive flu shots from Hallmark Health Medical Associates, watch fitness demonstrations, participate in music thearpy and meet the Boston Bruins mascot Blades. The Expo also featured a raffle for prizes such as a Mary Kay basket and amazon.com gift card from The Savings Bank. A face painter and balloon artist...

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Gridmen beat Winchester in home opener...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Warriors start fast, maintain lead in big 28-13 win Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Warrior football ran onto a misty Landrigan Field on Friday night looking for a bounce-back win in the home opener over a team that beat them 35-7 the year before. Wakefield started fast against Winchester and sustained their drives late to hold on to a huge win. Warrior fans who faced the early rain head-on will surely remember Wakefield’s first two plays from scrimmage, but it was actually the defense that set the tone in this one. On Winchester’s first drive, the Sachems picked up a first down but the defensive front, led by co-captains Alex Joly and Devin O’Brien stuffed a couple of run attempts forcing a third and long from about...

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Girls’ soccer looking forward to a great season...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Start off 1-2 against a tough Middlesex League Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—The 2017 fall season has begun and the WMHS girls’ varsity soccer team has started their season out 1-2 in the first 3 games. It’s been a slow start for the Warriors, after dropping the first two games of the year, albeit to strong sides in Winchester and Lexington. Last Thursday, the Warriors got into the win column when they took out Burlington by a 3-1 score. The performance against Burlington was more of what head coach Steph Martin was hoping to see from her team this year, as it’s weighted heavily in senior leadership bringing expectations of success. “We have a big senior class,” Coach Martin said in a recent interview. “We have ten seniors. A...

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Sex for a fee charges imminent

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police continue to investigate a couple of local establishments where they believe employees offer sex for a fee. Undercover officers went to an address in the 100 block of Albion Street yesterday morning and another in the 800 block of Main Street in Greenwood in the afternoon after Wakefield detectives found various services offered on the internet. At about 10:30 a.m., after detectives noticed an advertisement on backpage.com, an undercover officer was sent to the Albion Street business. He went in for a massage and reportedly a 34-year-old woman made “an inappropriate advancement” toward him. At that point local detectives went into the establishment, investigated and in all likelihood will file a sex for a fee violation, a spokesman reported. Just before 2 p.m. police...

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Dog park grand re-opening Sept. 23...

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town of Wakefield would like to welcome the canine public and their human companions to the grand re-opening of the Wakefield Dog Park located at 667 Main St. on Saturday, September 23, at 12 noon. There will be a ribbon cutting as well as light refreshments. The park has recently undergone a renovation to include dog and human friendly water stations, benches and friendlier turf. “We are excited to see this park become a reality for Wakefield Citizens” said Selectman Peter May. The park was initially created in the Fall of 2016 and has undergone several upgrades and feature enhancements since opening as resident feedback came in. With increased usage, positive feedback and help from the Department of Public Works, we were able to...

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Girls’ cross country edged by Arlington in great opening race...

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. Lucey takes first place for Warriors WAKEFIELD — Wakefield girls’ cross country hosted Arlington in the first meet of the season on Tuesday. This race was the first of two crossover meets to open the season for the Warriors. They will not count towards winning a championship, but Wakefield held tough against a serious numbers disadvantage and just lost 27-28. Arlington had 55 girls running, while Wakefield had 11. “I was really impressed with our first home meet,” said head coach Karen Barrett. “On paper, it looked like we were going to get beat really bad. We lost four point-scorers and Arlington did not lose anybody from last season. We really showed a lot of grit and talent.” During a meet that Barrett thought was a great...

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