Council opens TM warrant Monday...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — In its second official gathering of 2020, the Town Council on Monday will continue hearing the fiscal year 2021 spending plans of municipal departments and are expected to talk about allowing members of town committees, boards and commissions to remotely participate in meetings, among many other matters. The Town Council meets in the big studio at the WCAT facility at the rear of Wakefield Memorial High beginning at 6:30 p.m. At 7:05 p.m. councilors will hold a public hearing on a Municipal Gas and Light Department request for utility pole locations. The Town Council has wasted no time in getting down to the business of reviewing department budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The Town Council will hear more Monday. Scheduled for review are the FY 2021 spending...

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James H. Powell III, 97

Jan 24, 2020 by

Enjoyed boating and winter golf in Florida Published January 24, 2020 PEABODY — James H. Powell III, 97, of Peabody, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Jim was born in Boston on October 3, 1922, one of three children of the late James H. Powell and Amy E. (Spratlin) Powell. Raised in Lynnfield and Melrose, Jim graduated from Melrose High School where he excelled on the MHS Football team. He served as a Pilot Instructor in the U.S. Navy during WWII before his honorable discharge in 1946. On June 30, 1944, he embarked on what would become a 75 year marriage to his beloved wife, Hazel J. Daine. They lived in Melrose, before settling in Wakefield to raise a family...

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Carl E. Akerberg, 83

Jan 24, 2020 by

U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Carl E. Akerberg, 83, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on October 7, 1936, and was the son of the late Edwin C. and Mary (Manfredi) Akerberg. Carl was raised and educated in East Boston and Revere, and was a graduate of Revere High School. He was a retired pipe fitter for General Electric of Lynn. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Marine Corps. In his spare time, Carl enjoyed dancing, snorkeling, and hiking. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (Spinale) Akerberg. Carl was the loving father of William E. Akerberg of...

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Warrior boys take 5th overall at state relays...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Meet Burlington tonight to decide Freedom Div. Published January 24, 2020 BOSTON — The Wakefield High boys’ indoor track and field team finished 5th overall at the Div. 4 State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center last Friday night. Wakefield finished with 26 team points, trailing North Reading (29), Triton (29.5), Wilmington (34.5) and Burlington (35). The Warriors defeated Wilmington in a Middlesex League matchup on Dec. 27. Wakefield will compete for the regular season league title tonight back at the Reggie. Wakefield’s Sprint Medley relay team of Ryan Obear, Tucker Stikeman, Bradley Diaz and Trevor Zupan were champions with a time of 3:42.09. They finished 3.8 seconds faster than second-place Wilmington. The 4×400 relay team took second with a time of 3:35.11. They closed strong to finish just ahead of the Wildcats again who...

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Wakefield defense forces Watertown drought...

Jan 23, 2020 by

First place in Freedom on the line in Wilmington Friday Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Having lost their previous game on Sunday against Bishop Fenwick, the Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ varsity basketball team looked to bounce back against Watertown on Tuesday in a rematch of the season’s first game, which saw Watertown take the win by just two points. At the Charbonneau Field House on Tuesday night, the Warriors locked down the Red Raiders to the tune of a 38-16 win. Wakefield allowed eight first quarter points, then just eight points in the second through the fourth quarters. In the first matchup, which saw Watertown win 43-42, Raider forward Taylor Lambo dominated with 21 points. Aggressive offense from the Warriors, and lockdown defense saw Lambo land in foul trouble...

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Decision close on 259 Water St....

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals appeared ready to issue a decision last night on Anthony Arcari’s application for Special Permits and site plan approval to construct a 16-unit mid-rise apartment building at 259 Water St., but ultimately decided to hold off until its next meeting on Feb. 12 so that a few last-minute changes could be incorporated into the final plans. Attorney Brian McGrail and Arcari were on hand for last night’s meeting along with Peter Sandorse of Phoenix Architects and and John Ogren of Hayes Engineering. Sandorse talked about some 4-foot high cedar screening on the proposed building that would hide hide the rooftop HVAC units. ZBA member Jim McBail wanted to see a product cutout of the proposed screening.  Sandorse...

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