Impromptu return to a tradition...

Dec 4, 2019 by

Published December 4, 2019 WAKEFIELD — It had become a new Wakefield tradition. A family-friendly 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt on Thanksgiving morning drawing hundreds of people. For unknown reasons, the event was not organized this year, which is when Town Councilors Julie Smith-Galvin and Mehreen Butt stepped in. While it was too late to secure an official race timing company, Butt and Smith-Galvin organized a “Pop Up” event inviting anyone who wanted to run or walk an informal, untimed 5K to meet at the top of the lake. The event was free, but a voluntary donation to Wreaths Across America was suggested. “Jay Pinette, chair of Wakefield’s Veteran Advisory Board had just shared at a Town Council meeting the Board’s goal of putting a wreath on every veteran’s grave at Forest Glade Cemetery. We...

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Edward W. Campbell Jr., 76

Dec 4, 2019 by

Avid outdoorsman, loved golfing, hunting and fishing Published December 4, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Edward W. Campbell, Jr., 76, of Wakefield died on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Edward was born in Boston on March 21, 1943 and was the son of the late Edward W. and Mary E. (White) Campbell. Edward was raised in Boston and was a graduate of St. Columbkille High School, Class of 1961. He was a Boston Police Officer for 35 years and was a master trainer of the K-9 Division for the Boston Police Department. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandchildren whether it be cooking out with the family or supporting the grandchildren sporting events he was always on the go. He was an avid outdoors man...

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Fenwick cruises past MC on Thanksgiving...

Dec 3, 2019 by

Published in the December 3, 2019 edition. By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI MALDEN — The Bishop Fenwick football team did not get caught looking ahead to this Saturday’s Division 6 Super Bowl game against Ashland on Thanksgiving Eve as they hammered host Malden Catholic 46-18 at Brother Gilbert Stadium on a wet morning. With that victory, the Crusaders, who feature seven players from Wakefield, improved to 10-1 while the Lancers ended up at 2-9. The Crusaders took control early as they led 20-0 after the opening quarter. “We handled it the right way,” said Crusaders head coach Dave Woods who lives in Wakefield. “We were able to get everybody into the game in the second half.” Quarterback Chrys Wilson (4 for 7 passing for 140 yards and two touchdowns), scored the first two touchdown as he...

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Rail trail progress update

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on the project. The RPC previously gave an update last March. “The committee’s goal is to go out and find information to bring back to the community,” said Noumi. “Our goal is to present neutral facts to everybody.” Noumi noted the RPC reviewed four potential rail trail alternatives, but the committee determined that the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail is the only feasible project. He noted the proposed rail trail would begin on Main Street in Wakefield near the...

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Hopeful signs on for SC

Jan 30, 2018 by

Published in the January 31, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Friday, a Greenwood resident expressed interest in running for School Committee. Colleen E. Guida of 49 Renwick Rd. took out papers for nomination to a three-year term on the board. She is the first person to show a desire to serve on the School Committee. Kate Morgan and Rob Tiro are the incumbents, and have yet to pull papers for nomination for reelection. Also last week, Christopher J. Fowlie, 21A Summer St., took out nomination papers for the five year seat on the Planning Board, creating the potential for a race for that post. He pulled papers Thursday, Jan. 25. Also pulling papers last Friday were Sonia Borda, 3 Border St., for the three year Board of Health position, and incumbent Kevin Patrick Scanlon...

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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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