Town’s finances OK, despite COVID hit...

Sep 30, 2020 by

Published September 30, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — At about the one-quarter point of Fiscal Year 2021, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio last night provided the Town Council with an update on the town’s finances. Maio talked about the unique fiscal year, which included COVID-19-driven budget shortfalls, as well as the town’s efforts to maintain programs and position itself for the long term. He said that the town is looking carefully at its hiring and capital spending and trying to prudently manage reserves while using Free Cash to smooth out any rough spots. Maio talked about the $98.5 million FY 2021 budget that was set before COVID-19 hit. That budget had real estate taxes coming in at $76.2 million. Maio had forecast local receipts (excise tax, local meals, hotel tax, etc.) at $7.25 million. (The FinCom...

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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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Pamela M. Wickwire, 49

Sep 30, 2020 by

Published September 30, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Pamela M. Wickwire, 49, of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 26, at her home. Born in Malden on Feb. 18, 1971, she was the daughter of Judith A. (Bauer) Perry of Wilmington and Charles F. Perry of Derry, N.H. Pam was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1989; Emmanuel College, Class of 1993, and had earned her master’s degree from Cambridge College. She was a kindergarten teacher at the Linden School in Malden and was truly a dedicated and involved role model to her many students and colleagues, who were very special to her. Pam was a very enthusiastic and dedicated sports mom, to her boys Dylan and Josh, no matter what sport or however far away it was, Pam and her husband, Bob, could...

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James Earl Tamagini Sr., 84

Sep 30, 2020 by

Distinguished Boston attorney Published September 30, 2020 Attorney James Earl Tamagini Sr., 84, of Wakefield, returned to the Lord peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 26, 2020. James was born in Boston on June 19, 1936. He grew up in Wareham and was known as “Mikey” by family, friends and all who loved him on Cape Cod. He is the son of the late Bertha Tamagini and the nephew of the late Jim Tamagini, known to many as “Tiny Jim,” who was instrumental in James’ upbringing and owned his family’s famous restaurant in Buzzards Bay, Tiny Jim’s. James worked there in his youth and was always proud to tell stories of how his Uncle Tiny was famous for introducing pizza to Cape Cod and hosting many celebrities. James was the beloved...

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Doris M. Sullivan, 86

Sep 30, 2020 by

Camping, traveling enthusiast Published September 30, 2020 MELROSE — Doris M. (Arsenault) Sullivan, 86, passed away at her home in Melrose on Sept. 27, 2020. Doris was born in Boston, raised in Chelsea, andgraduated from Our Lady of Assumption Grammar School and from Chelsea High School. Doris and her late husband, Lawrence, a former Alderman in Chelsea, lived most of their lives in Chelsea before moving to Melrose 15 years ago. They loved to go camping in Exeter, N.H. and traveling to Aruba and Florida with their great group of friends. Doris also loved to go shopping with her girls. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Sullivan. Loving mother of Donna M. Keohane of Wakefield and her late husband Kevin, William H. Sullivan of Everett and Debra A. Sullivan of Melrose....

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