Tri-Board talks finances

Oct 23, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Big Three town boards met this week for their annual “Tri-Board” summit meeting, only this time the meeting was held virtually, via Zoom. The Town Council, the School Committee and the Finance Committee met Wednesday night to discuss the town’s finances and the impact of COVID-19 on the budget. Many of the financial numbers discussed have been presented previously in other venues and reported in the Daily Item. The evening began with a review of the town’s budget process and timeline as each department’s budget is scrutinized by the Finance Committee and Town Council.  Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio discussed the town’s response to the FY 2021 budget shortfall precipitated by losses of revenue due to COVID-19. He talked about the anticipated drop in state aid...

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All but varsity boys’ soccer to play for WMHS tomorrow...

Oct 23, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 BAILEY McDEVITT and the Wakefield High girls’ soccer team will get back out on the field tomorrow when they host a 3-1 Melrose team 9 a.m. at the Galvin Middle School. The Warriors are 2-1 and haven’t played since a 1-0 loss to Wilmington on Oct. 12. (Dan Pawlowski File Photo) Wakefield Memorial High School is looking forward to getting back on the playing field tomorrow. All games scheduled last Saturday were canceled by administrators of both Wilmington and Wakefield High as a precaution after the town of Wakefield went “red” in last week’s public health report. Those matchups will not be rescheduled. This week’s report, published yesterday afternoon, has Wakefield still in the red with 73 total positive cases over the last 14 days which is 33 more than last week’s number. Wakefield...

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Barbara A. Castine

Oct 23, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 READING — Barbara A. Castine (McGoldrick) of Reading passed away on Oct. 19. She was the beloved wife of the late David L. Castine and devoted mother of David Castine and his wife Wendy of Wakefield, Carol Healy and her husband David of Wakefield, Nancy Cresta and her husband Richard of Reading, Diane Castine of Wakefield and Stephen Castine and his wife Linda of Seattle. Barbara was the cherished sister of the late John McGoldrick and loving grandmother of Brittney, Casey, Nate, Jocelyn, Graycie, Sofia, Giavanna, Santino and Gennaro. She was also the loving great grandmother of Landan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading....

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Andrew C. Garofalo, 35

Oct 23, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 WAKEFIELD — It is with broken hearts that we share Andrew Charles Garofalo, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Andrew was a fiance, father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle and cousin who was wholeheartedly dedicated to his family and his friends. Andrew will be deeply missed by his large family, especially his two sons, Jamesen and Aaron, whom he loved more than anything in this world. Andrew is survived by his fiancee, Shauna Hurley of Plaistow, N.H., formerly of Wakefield; his mother, Robin Garofalo of Wakefield; his father, Louis Garofalo, and his wife, Heidi Garofalo, of Harvard; his brother, Matthew Garofalo of Wakefield; his sister, Sarah (Garofalo) Cuzziere, and her husband, Stephen, of Westford; his brother, Michael Garofalo, and his wife, Katie, of Saugus; his sister, Amy Garofalo,...

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Carl P. White, 71

Oct 23, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Carl P. White, 71, of Wakefield, died on Saturday, Oct. 17, at his residence. Born in Wakefield on Dec. 20, 1948, he was the son of the late William and Marjorie (Holoway) White. Mr. White was a lifelong Wakefield resident. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1967, and Bryant & Stratton College of Business. Mr. White was a retired truck driver for the U.S Postal Service. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield. Mr. White enjoyed traveling, watching Boston College and New England Patriots football, walking around Lake Quannapowitt and spending time with his family. He was the brother of the late Paul D. White and Ronald W. White. Mr. White is survived by his sister-in-law, Sylvia White, of North Reading...

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Salem St. mid-rise OK’d

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published in the October 22, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A 19-unit mid-rise apartment building will be built at 581-583 Salem St. after getting the green light from the Zoning Board of Appeals last week. The project will be built on two existing parcels with a combined area of 24,638 square feet. The former Crossfit 128 gym sits on one of the parcels. That building, along with a two-family home on the other parcel just to the east, will be demolished to make way for the new building. To the west of the proposed site is a WMGLD storage yard. Route 128 is to the north. The site is mostly in the business zone, with a small triangle in the rear that is in the Single-Family residential zone. Representing the applicants, Granitz Family Trust, attorney...

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