TSB turns 150 Sunday

May 24, 2019 by

Published in the May 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — May 26 will mark the 150th anniversary of The Savings Bank, a milestone that is being celebrated with the community throughout the year including their celebration with the community on Saturday, June 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. “We are excited to be celebrating this significant milestone and to share our extraordinary history with our customers and the community,” President and Chief Executive Office Robert J. DiBella said. “I am humbled and proud to be at the helm of the Bank which was founded and presided over by Cyrus Wakefield, our first President and town benefactor.” “We look forward to a fun day celebrating with the community on June 22 at the Wakefield Town Commons.” The first 100 years… Steeped in history and deeply rooted...

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John C. Williams, 53

May 24, 2019 by

Published in the May 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John C. Williams, 53, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Winchester Hospital. John was born in Melrose on November 28, 1965, one of three children of William “Bill” Williams and Patricia R. (Ahearn) Mahoney. He grew up in Wakefield, and graduated from Wakefield High School. From an early age, John loved to take things apart to see how they worked. That carried over to his adult life. Few things brought him more joy than working on cars, especially antique cars. He took great pleasure working on cars with his dad. John loved music, especially the Grateful Dead. He was a proud Dead Head, traveling around the country to catch them live. He enjoyed the outdoors, going to New Hampshire...

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Warriors win instant classic against Melrose on final strikeout...

May 24, 2019 by

One win away from Freedom Division title Published in the May 23, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — For a moment, or maybe an eternity, Morelli Field couldn’t breathe. There was a “ping,” a slicing star of tightly stitched cowhide screaming through a dark sky and a collective gasp. Lining the fence on the first base side was a community of Warriors, some frozen in the moment, others coaxing the star to come closer, inviting it to hang out in foul territory. On the third base line was a host of Red Raiders, begging it to stay fair. On the mound was senior captain Gabe Sanders, facing just his third batter of the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. He was exactly the man Wakefield wanted on the mound at this...

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Mary Rose Anjim, 73

May 23, 2019 by

Published in the May 23, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Rose Anjim, 73, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Damascus, Syria on September 30, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Habib and Hneneh (Abou-Hamad) Sulaiman. Mary Rose was raised in Damascus, Syria where she was a caretaker to her family. She met her husband, Elias Anjim, in Syria and together they emigrated to the United States in 1971, settling in Wakefield and raising their family. She was a devoted wife and cherished her role as a stay at home mother, working to run her home and raise her five children. She was an amazing cook and made excellent Middle Eastern cuisine. In later years, she relished spending time with her grandchildren. Mary Rose was...

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Memorial Day program at WSSC

May 22, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club (WSSC) will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27. The program will commence at Moulton Field on Harrington Court at 10 a.m. This event dates back to the end of World War II. At the time, club members planted young maple trees around the perimeter of the baseball field in memory of 18 young men, all from this small neighborhood, who made the supreme sacrifice in that conflict. On every Memorial Day since then, the members of the Club gather to rededicate those trees. In the years that have followed, 11 more trees have been added to honor Wakefield’s deceased veterans of the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars – as well as for all deceased veterans of all...

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Warriors compete at MIAA State Individuals...

May 22, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 WESTON — In sports, the only way to get better is to practice against the best of the best. Last Saturday, the Wakefield High boys’ tennis singles players went up against the top players in Massachusetts at the 2019 MIAA Boys’ North Individual Tennis Tournament located in Weston. Noah Greif drew a tough draw, matching up against the 8th seed in the tournament and 14th ranked player in Massachusetts in Phoenix Tamaoki from Cambridge. Greif knew going into the match it was going to be a difficult one, but that didn’t phase him at all, considering the level of players he faces at his first singles position. The junior captain found himself down 4-1 quickly but fought back to make it 4-3. Tamaoki elevated his level of play, dictating the rallies with his...

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