Next level Crusader: Wakefield’s Rivers to Holy Cross...

Jul 31, 2020 by

Published July 31, 2020 Wakefield resident Joe Rivers, a 2020 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, will be attending Holy Cross in the fall where he will remain a Crusader for the football team. Rivers will be studying economics at Holy Cross. Rivers was a standout two-way player for Fenwick, playing linebacker on defense and RB/WR on offense. He will play strong safety at Holy Cross. Rivers, a member of the National Honor Society, is a two-time Catholic Central League football All-Star, a Boston Herald All-Scholastic, a Shriner’s All-Star team member, and the second player in the history of Fenwick football to be named a Grinold National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. Rivers was the school’s male representative as the Catholic Central League’s Student-Athlete of the Year. “My favorite memory at Fenwick was defeating Stoneham my senior year...

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Plenty on Town Council’s plate...

Jul 31, 2020 by

Published July 31, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Monday’s Town Council meeting features a mix of routine and unique agenda items. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. via Zoom teleconferencing. Those who wish to view the meeting live are invited to use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88692489436. Town Council meetings can also be viewed on WCAT’s Facebook page: facebook.com/WCATWakefield/. As always, the meeting will include a public participation segment near the beginning. Any member of the public who wishes to address the Town Council is asked to submit any comments or concerns to https://www.wakefield.ma.us/public-participation at least two hours prior to the start of the meeting. Alternatively, members of the public are invited to participate via the Zoom virtual meeting, using the instructions listed above. The Town Council will be updated on the Public Safety Building. At the...

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Troop 701: Dedicated to town since 1928...

Jul 30, 2020 by

Published July 30, 2020 This is the fifth, and final, installment in a continuing series of articles about the legacy of service to the community left by Wakefield’s Eagle Scouts. By JEFF CRUMP WAKEFIELD — A scout must earn a minimum of 21merit badges on his journey to Eagle, and 13 of them must come from a required list. Of those 13, three are dedicated to citizenship: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World. Inspired by their work on these badges, many Eagle scouts choose to give back to their community through their Eagle Service Leadership Project. In 2014, Connor Shine built the shed at the Dobbins Tennis Courts. In 2012, Kevin White built a closet and fixed up other storage space at the Senior Center. Also in...

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Brewers crush Unknowns, take second in Twi League...

Jul 30, 2020 by

Published July 30, 2020 By LUCAS SMITH WAKEFIELD — Twi League action continued on a picturesque Wednesday night at Moulton Field, as the Brewers took on the Unknowns in a highly anticipated matchup. Tom Caron started on the hill for the Unknowns. Brian Millea was on the mound for the Brewers, and he did not disappoint, pitching a complete game with five strikeouts and picking up a 14-2 win for the Brewers who claimed second place in the league. The Brewers got the bases loaded early in the 1st after a Drew Betts single, a Matt Fiore hit by pitch, and John Halsey reaching on an error by third baseman Bryan Butt. Anthony Carbone got the Brewers on the scoreboard first on a single that scored Betts from third. The Brewers weren’t done in the top half...

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Luca Cresta, 90

Jul 30, 2020 by

Enjoyed ballroom dancing, cooking and tending his garden Published July 30, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Luca Cresta was born on June 30, 1930 and passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born in Castelfranci Provence of Avellino, Region Campania, Italy. At the age of 21 he moved with his family to a bigger farm in Province of Pisa, Region Tuscany. Here he worked on the farm; worked general construction and served in the Italian army. He got married to Concetta Raffaele and later came to the United States. He first worked in a clothing factory in Germantown, Penn. and then settled in Wakefield. He worked at Middlesex Furniture Co. owned by John Raffael, Sr. and was later employed by Charley Cardillo Construction. Luca worked for him for many years and became a very good...

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Geraldine A. Lee, 87

Jul 29, 2020 by

Active with Wakefield Animal Hospital and Food Pantry Published July 29, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Geraldine A. Lee, 87, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 27, 2020 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Agnes (Burke) Musgrave. Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Howe High School in Billerica and Burdett College of Business. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1958. Mrs. Lee had retired from the Wakefield Animal Hospital as an Office Manager and volunteered her time as secretary for the Wakefield Food Pantry. Mrs. Lee was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wakefield for many years. One of her greatest joys was her time spent with her husband of 65 years and her family. Gerry especially enjoyed her summers...

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