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Front Page: November 12, 2019

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Honoring our nation’s finest

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD –  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jay Pinette, chairman of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board, welcomed hundreds of local residents to Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School promptly at 11 a.m. yesterday for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “Every year, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we gather to recognize the heroes among us and to remember those we have lost,” Pinette said. “We gather to pay tribute to those...

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Santos to seek State Rep. seat

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos plans to announce that she is running for the Democratic nomination to fill the 32nd Middlesex State Representative seat soon to be vacated by Democrat Paul Brodeur. Last week, Melrose resident Brodeur defeated at-large City Councilor Monica Medeiros to become the next Mayor of Melrose. Brodeur is expected to officially resign as State Representative next Monday morning. He was elected to his fifth term as State Representative last November and will leave the post with one...

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Front Page: November 11, 2019

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FPCC celebrates 375th ‘Anniversary Sunday’

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Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — First Parish Congregational Church on Church Street, affectionately known as “the stone church by the Lake,” is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, Nov. 10 a special service commemorating the event was held. The building has been at its current lakeside location for 330 years. A combined 180 people attended the two morning services, five of whom became members during the 11 a.m. service. A pot luck lunch was served at noon to the...

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Front Page: November 8, 2019

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FPCC 375th Anniversary on Sunday

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Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Sunday, Nov. 10, the First Parish Congregational Church of Wakefield will celebrate its 375th Anniversary. Pastor John Dale will lead the church’s traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and its contemporary service at 11 a.m. Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Richard Weisenbach and Pat Weisenbach will be among the honored guests. All are welcome to attend and celebrate God’s faithful and abundant blessings to First Parish. Also on that day, new church members will be recognized and welcomed. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes...

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Front Page: November 7, 2019

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Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday

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Published in the November 7, 2019 edition. By JAY PINETTE Chairman, Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board  WAKEFIELD — We are looking forward to having the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 11 a.m. in our magnificent Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School. Once again this year, we are pleased to have the talented musicians of the Wakefield Memorial High School Wind Ensemble and the vocal talents of the Wakefield Memorial High School Chamber Singers, Treble Choir and the Wakefield Choral Society supporting the program....

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Neutral zone violation

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Published in the November 7, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If one thing is certain in this crazy, mixed up, gender neutralized world in which we find ourselves, it’s that you can’t win. Literally. The Wakefield High School Field Hockey Team learned that the hard way last week. The local girls got bounced from the playoffs by a Wayland team — that included boys. Would you care to guess the gender of the players who scored the Wayland goals to defeat Wakefield’s girls? Here’s a hint: Their names were Zeke...

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