Town Council weighs in on 40B plans...

Jun 17, 2021 by

Published in the June 17, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council this week discussed a draft letter to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) regarding a proposed 38-unit 40B affordable housing development development on a five-acre parcel at 572 and 596 North Ave. As part of the 40B process, MassHousing solicits input from town officials. In his letter, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio points out that while this project would provide a welcome increase in affordable housing, Wakefield’s current percentage of approved affordable housing units slightly exceeds 10 percent of the overall housing stock, despite the fact that a number of these approved developments have not yet executed building permits. In the draft letter, Maio outlines the pluses and minuses of the project from the town’s perspective.  “Conditions that support approval of this site by the...

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Warrior girls’ track impresses at league meet...

Jun 16, 2021 by

Will send multiple athletes to state meet this weekend Published June 16, 2021 SAMMY SEABURY is the league champion in the two mile after getting a 17 second personal best with a time of 11:20 at the league meet in Burlington on June 10. Seabury is the top ranked two miler going to the Div. 2 North state meet this weekend at Weston High. (File Photo) BURLINGTON — The Wakefield High girls’ track and field team had a fantastic showing at the Middlesex League Championship meet on June 10 in Burlington.  Sammy Seabury is the Middlesex League Champion for the two mile. She shattered her PR by 17 seconds running an unbelievable time of 11:20. Her last lap was her fastest. “I was so impressed watching her race today,” said head coach Karen Barrett. “A...

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Teresa Leary, 94

Jun 16, 2021 by

Had a very quick Irish wit and loved to spend time with her family Published June 16, 2021 MELROSE — Teresa A. (Gilmartin) Leary passed away on June 13, 2021; she was 94 years of age. Teresa was born in Melrose on April 23, 1927 to the late John and Delia (Gill) Gilmartin. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. Teresa was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of the “Winnie Club”, a group of St. Mary’s High School friends who named the club after Sister Winnie, a friend who joined the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus right out of high school. Mrs. Leary worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 20 years in the...

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Warriors take 5th at league championship...

Jun 15, 2021 by

Published in the June 15, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thursday afternoon in Burlington, the Wakefield High boys’ track and field team competed in the Middlesex League Championship against all 12 teams in the league. The boys finished 5th overall with 69 points. Michael Roberto ran a patient race in the two mile and closed quickly over the last lap for the win in a fast time and personal best of 9:49. Roberto ran the last 400 meters in 66 seconds. Ajay Haridasse ran a personal best of 10:07 to score with his 8th place finish. Logan Cosgrove had an excellent day as he won the shot put with a personal best of 48’9.5” and followed that up with a big personal best in the discus to place 3rd with his throw of 132’10”. Robbie Hagopian threw a...

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Wakefield golf tees off fall season with victory...

Sep 30, 2020 by

Published September 30, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI  STONEHAM — Let’s just say, it’s nice to be back. For the first time in 212 days, Wakefield Memorial High School student athletes competed in a sporting event.  Yesterday, the Wakefield golf team tee’d off their season at Bear Hill Golf Club against Freedom foe Stoneham. The Warriors, while surely taking a moment to enjoy the sun and their time together again on the links, got down to business quickly, winning nine of their 10 head-to-head matchups and escaping back down Prospect St. with a 47-25 victory.  The two teams are scheduled for a rematch today, 4 p.m. at Thomson Country Club in North Reading.  The Warriors had two players make par at Bear Hill’s Par 36 as seniors Jack Ryan and Oliver Miller both hit the mark....

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Barbara L. Wetmore, 90

Apr 6, 2020 by

Published in the April 6, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Barbara L. Wetmore, 90, of Wakefield, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Saugus. Born in Revere on July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Virginia M. (Logan) Collins. Mrs. Wetmore was raised and educated in both Revere and Everett. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother and her life focused on caring and providing for her family. Very artistic, Mrs. Wetmore painted in several mediums, but loved oil the best. She was an avid reader and lifelong learner; researched and studied with textbooks and was an ardent science fiction fan. She read three newspapers a day and was always current with the news and politics. She loved sharing stories and...

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