Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rail trailers to seek $384K in Lynnfield

Published August 22, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Finance Committee voted 8-2 on Aug. 19 to recommend a proposed warrant article seeking to complete the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail’s final design. The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail submitted a citizens’ petition containing 325 signatures on Aug. 20 requesting that a Special Town Meeting be held in September....

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Spring eyed for transmission line project

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Spring eyed for transmission line project

Published August 21, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – If you’ve been wondering if this summer’s ongoing gas line work on Salem Street is related to National Grid’s plans to run a 345kv underground electric power transmission line along the route, the answer is “yes.” General Manager Pete Dion of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department confirmed yesterday that...

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Changes coming to trash pickup program

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changes coming to trash pickup program

Published in the August 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — In the next few weeks you’ll notice some subtle changes in the town’s trash collection program. First, there will be a new contractor. JRM Hauling and Recycling of Peabody takes over for Somerville’s Russell Disposal, Inc., which has had the contract to collect refuse in town for several years. Russell is...

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Sweeney named to Boston Herald’s preseason watch list

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sweeney named to Boston Herald’s preseason watch list

Published August 22, 2019 Wakefield sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney was recently named to the Boston Herald’s 14th annual preseason MIAA football watch list. Sweeney was one of 16 running backs listed as an honorable mention. He was the only sophomore running back on the list. He was one of just two sophomores on the entire watch list, joining Everett...

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Wakefield’s Elwell helps U15 baseball team win tournament in Italy

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield’s Elwell helps U15 baseball team win tournament in Italy

Published August 21, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI SALA BAGANZA, Italy — Earlier this month, North Reading’s Marco Vittozzi brought over his ages 15 and under baseball team to Italy to compete in the Sala Baganza International Baseball Tournament. This is the fifth time in the past seven years he had done this trip and, for the second time, his...

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Wakefield residents battle through the heat at Melrose Tennis Open

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield residents battle through the heat at Melrose Tennis Open

Published in the August 20, 2019 edition. MELROSE — While countless news stations declared severe heat warnings and to stay in the comfort of air conditioning, many of Wakefield’s top players endured the heat in some high-level competition on the Tremont and Crystal Street tennis courts of Melrose. The Melrose Open, held annually, took place on July 20 and 21....

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Roy E. Orrall, 92

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Roy E. Orrall, 92

Veteran served in World War II Published August 22, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Roy E. Orrall, 92, a longtime resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Roy was born in Winthrop on June 12, 1927, and was one of four children of the late...

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Russ Conway, 70

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Russ Conway, 70

Longtime Bruins beat writer Published August 21, 2019 LAWRENCE (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, where he had...

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Theresa M. Collins, 92

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Theresa M. Collins, 92

Published in the August 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Theresa M. Collins (DiGerolomo), 92, of Wakefield died Friday, August 16, 2019 at her residence. Theresa was born in Boston on June 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Carmella (Mauriello) DiGerolomo. Theresa was raised in the North End of Boston and later married her husband...

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