Maria Rose Lusignolo, 98

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. HARWICH — Maria Rose Lusignolo, 98, of Harwich, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich. Born in Castelfranci, Italy on April 7, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Palmina (Nigro) Roberto. Mrs. Lusignolo had been a Wakefield resident since 1929 before moving to Harwich four years ago. She retired in 1980 from L.B. Evans Shoe Company in Wakefield. Mrs. Lusignolo was an active member at St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield, Wakefield Lodge # 1734 and the Order of the Sons of Italy. For many years, she volunteered at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield and at My Brothers Table in Lynn. She was the wife of the late Angelo J. Lusignolo. Mrs. Lusignolo is...

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Christopher J. Barrett Realtors celebrates 50 years...

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On a cold morning in February, a visitor to Christopher J. Barrett Realtors at 73 Albion St. finds co-owner Christopher M. (Chris) Barrett seated at a desk once owned by his father. It is a massive, elegant piece of furniture that looks like mahogany or another type of hardwood. The younger Chris Barrett looks at home in his office, even while renovations are underway on the first and second floors. He shows his visitor a listing published in the Daily Item in 1969 for a home on Outlook Road that was priced at $35,900. “It was one of the first homes we sold,” he says. 2019 marks a milestone for this prominent Wakefield real estate company. It was 50 years ago that...

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Warriors come up short on Senior Night...

Feb 20, 2019 by

Pistons rookie Bruce Brown makes his Wakefield return Published February 20, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Somebody tell Bruce Brown to come back for a playoff game. The Detroit Pistons rookie and former Wakefield High standout returned to the Field House on Thursday night, 24 hours after starting against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. Wakefield head coach Brad Simpson introduced Brown who played two seasons for the Warriors from 2011 to 2013 before transferring to Vermont Academy. “Take the basketball away from Bruce, he’s still one of the finest young men I’ve had the good opportunity to work with and I’m very proud of him,” said Simpson to a packed house of Bruce fans. Brown accepted his old number 1 jersey (a swap with his current Pistons number 6 is on the way) and...

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Rail trail progress update

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on the project. The RPC previously gave an update last March. “The committee’s goal is to go out and find information to bring back to the community,” said Noumi. “Our goal is to present neutral facts to everybody.” Noumi noted the RPC reviewed four potential rail trail alternatives, but the committee determined that the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail is the only feasible project. He noted the proposed rail trail would begin on Main Street in Wakefield near the...

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Hopeful signs on for SC

Jan 30, 2018 by

Published in the January 31, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Friday, a Greenwood resident expressed interest in running for School Committee. Colleen E. Guida of 49 Renwick Rd. took out papers for nomination to a three-year term on the board. She is the first person to show a desire to serve on the School Committee. Kate Morgan and Rob Tiro are the incumbents, and have yet to pull papers for nomination for reelection. Also last week, Christopher J. Fowlie, 21A Summer St., took out nomination papers for the five year seat on the Planning Board, creating the potential for a race for that post. He pulled papers Thursday, Jan. 25. Also pulling papers last Friday were Sonia Borda, 3 Border St., for the three year Board of Health position, and incumbent Kevin Patrick Scanlon...

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Gridmen beat Winchester in home opener...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Warriors start fast, maintain lead in big 28-13 win Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Warrior football ran onto a misty Landrigan Field on Friday night looking for a bounce-back win in the home opener over a team that beat them 35-7 the year before. Wakefield started fast against Winchester and sustained their drives late to hold on to a huge win. Warrior fans who faced the early rain head-on will surely remember Wakefield’s first two plays from scrimmage, but it was actually the defense that set the tone in this one. On Winchester’s first drive, the Sachems picked up a first down but the defensive front, led by co-captains Alex Joly and Devin O’Brien stuffed a couple of run attempts forcing a third and long from about...

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