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Front Page: June 18, 2019

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Police investigating human remains found behind home

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Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Wakefield Police Department are investigating the apparent discovery of human bones on residential grounds in Wakefield. At 10:24 a.m. Monday, a landscaper working at 15 Lakeshore Drive located what appeared to be human bones, shoes and clothing under some brush behind a shed located in the back yard of the residence. The preliminary investigation suggests the remains had been outside for an extended period of time. Due to the condition of the remains, a...

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Front Page: June 17, 2019

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Firefighters rescue boaters on Lake

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Published in the June 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Firefighters had to rescue boaters in two separate incidents on Saturday as high winds proved challenging for those operating watercraft on Lake Quannapowitt. Just before 2 p.m., a caller reported a catamaran had overturned with two occupants in the water about 50 yards offshore at the Common. Firefighters donned dry suits and went out to assist with getting the vessel turned upright and bringing the two occupants back to shore. At about 5:45 p.m., the Fire Department responded to the area of Beebe’s...

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20th Relay For Life continues to save lives

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Published in the June 17, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Those attending last weekend’s Wakefield Relay For Life had an extra reason to celebrate. It was the local Relay’s 20th anniversary as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life events are staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries who give of their time and effort to take action against cancer. It is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Wakefield event co-chair Elaine Silva served as master of ceremonies for the opening...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bones found behind a local shed

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Posted on: Monday, June 17, 2019 Police are reporting that bones have been found behind a shed on a Lakeshore Drive property. The home had recently been sold. It was once a sober house, police said. Local authorities are in something of a holding pattern at the moment as experts first determine whether the bones are human. Then the scene must be sifted through to gather as many of the remains as possible. The State Police and Medical Examiner’s Office are involved as well. Read tomorrow’s Daily Item for...

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Front Page: June 14, 2019

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Soccer, Food Pantry events planned

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Published in the June 14, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Soccer Association turns 50 this year and will hold an anniversary celebration on Sept. 8. In addition to that event, the Wakefield Food Pantry is planning a weekend Soccer Jamboree fundraiser for Aug. 16-18. Mike Boudreau, who serves on the boards of both organizations, appeared before the Town Council this week to seek approval for the two events. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held on the Galvin Middle School turf fields (Walton and Mullen fields) and the Galvin...

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Front Page: June 13, 2019

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Settling at Galvin to be addressed

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Published in the June 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The bad news is that the concrete slab under the Galvin Middle School is sinking and will require a major fix. The good news is that the school remains safe and the problem can almost certainly be rectified at no cost to the town. School Superintendent Douglas Lyons called upon Director of Facilities Bob Schiaroli to provide an update at last night’s School Committee meeting. Schiaroli said that there has been some settling of the slab beyond...

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