Tax rate set

Oct 16, 2018 by

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The local property taxes you pay will be going up, but not as much as they could have. The town has again this year decided to forego increasing the tax levy by the full 2.5 percent allowed by law and will go with a 2.1 percent increase for FY 2019. In addition, the Town Council has continued its historical practice of choosing the maximum allowable shift factor, moving more of the tax burden onto the commercial/industrial classes of properties and thereby affording residential tax payers the lowest share of the property tax burden allowed by state law. Director of Assessments Victor Santaniello appeared before the Town Council last night for the annual tax classification hearing at which the tax rate for FY...

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Tamara M. Hoare, 71

Oct 16, 2018 by

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tamara M. Hoare, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York  she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothea (Welling) Fogal. Tamara was raised in Buffalo until moving to Wakefield at the age of 13. She was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. Tamara was the former owner of the Atlantic North Seafood Restaurant in Malden. In later years she worked at the Paper Store in Stoneham. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards with her friends, baking and spending time with her family. Tamara was the mother of Allyson Cellucci and her husband Brian, Jonathan Walsh and his wife Stacey all of Braintree, and the late Joshua Walsh....

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Warrior swim gets first in nine of 11 events to defeat Melrose 94-68...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Beat Stoneham for third straight win Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. By DAN BYRNE MALDEN — The Wakefield Memorial High School Swim Team has a hectic run of meets on their schedule, but they’re on a roll, and they went into looking to win their second meet. Last week finished up with a Wednesday victory over rival Melrose. The Warriors out-paced the Red Raiders in the pool taking 1st place in nine out of 11 events, en route to a 94-68 victory. In the 200 Yard Medley Relay the Warriors took 1st, 2nd, and 4th, with the team of Hannah Guay, Laura Sweeney, Kaitlin Patt and Abby Federici swimming a 2:03.59 for 1st place in the opening event. Maria Brizon, Alyssa Toppi, Reignyah Grant and Jess Conley came in 2nd at 2:11.81,...

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Healthy Living Expo draws crowd...

Oct 15, 2018 by

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The second annual Healthy Living Expo, sponsored by the Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Americal Civic Center, drew hundreds of people from inside and outside the town in spite of the rainy weather. The free, community family event featured many attractions, including a local Board of Public Health flu clinic, demonstration of a machine that assesses body composition, free samples of health and beauty products, flavor infused water and a visit from the Boston Bruins Mascot “Blades.” The day also included games and face painting, health screenings and free child ID safety cards. Chamber Executive Director John Smolinsky said he was pleased with the turnout, given the inclement weather. Title sponsors were Lahey Health and...

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Brooke Lamothe earns first annual scholarship award from the Meghan Burnett Foundation...

Oct 15, 2018 by

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Meghan Burnett Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of our first annual Scholarship Award from the Meghan Burnett Fly High softball tournament, held in Wakefield this past summer. All graduating seniors who participated were invited to apply for this award whether they played in the tournament, in a band at the tournament or volunteered to help. The award is presented to the applicant who has demonstrated the highest levels of character, positivity and leadership. This year’s award went to Brooke Lamothe, a 2018 graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School. Brooke graduated with high honors at the top of her class with a heavy workload of Honors and AP courses as well as being a multi-sport student athlete. Brooke is well known for her...

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Warren M. Reeves, 92

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Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Warren M. Reeves, 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 7, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Portland, Maine on March 19, 1926 he was the son of the late Walter P. and Gertrude E. (Morse) Reeves. He is survived by many dear friends. Mr. Reeves was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1944. He then served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had been a Wakefield resident since the early 1950’s. He was a very active member of the First Parish Congregational Church of Wakefield and had served as a Trustee and was the Treasurer for 11 years. He was also a member of the Retired Men’s Club. Mr. Reeves was a retired electrical engineer for B&M...

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