Memorial Day program at WSSC

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Memorial Day program at WSSC

Published May 22, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club (WSSC) will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27. The program will commence at Moulton Field on Harrington Court at 10 a.m. This event dates back to the end of World War II. At the time, club members planted young maple trees around the perimeter...

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Burnett space at WMHS to be dedicated

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Burnett space at WMHS to be dedicated

Published in the May 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The dedication and grand opening of the Meghan S. Burnett Makerspace at Wakefield Memorial High School will be held on June 6 at 6 p.m., school Superintendent Douglas Lyons told the School Committee last week. Last December, the School Committee approved the naming of the “makerspace” at the high...

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Crash shuts down Vernon Street

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Crash shuts down Vernon Street

Published in the May 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Vernon Street had to be shut down in both directions for a time last night  after a car took down a utility pole in the area of Vernon Street and Mansfield Drive at about 8:15 p.m. The police report was not complete at press time, but two vehicles were reportedly...

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Warriors compete at MIAA State Individuals

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors compete at MIAA State Individuals

Published May 22, 2019 WESTON — In sports, the only way to get better is to practice against the best of the best. Last Saturday, the Wakefield High boys’ tennis singles players went up against the top players in Massachusetts at the 2019 MIAA Boys’ North Individual Tennis Tournament located in Weston. Noah Greif drew a tough draw, matching up...

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Laxmen’s five-game winning streak halted by Melrose

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Laxmen’s five-game winning streak halted by Melrose

Published in the May 21, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — It was electric from the moment Wakefield marched onto Landrigan Field to a remix that began with David Patrick Kelly from “The Warriors” begging a certain group to come out to play. Wakefield (7-7) showed no fear against an 11-4 Melrose team who is currently ranked 15th...

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Warriors tame Wildcats 6-1 on Senior Day

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors tame Wildcats 6-1 on Senior Day

Published in the May 20, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Everything went right for the WMHS baseball team on Senior Day Thursday. The Warriors flew past Wilmington in one of their most efficient games of the season on their way to a 6-1 win and a 7-1 record against Freedom Division foes. The combination of Chris Alden...

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Mary Rose Anjim, 73

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Mary Rose Anjim, 73

Published in the May 23, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Rose Anjim, 73, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Damascus, Syria on September 30, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Habib and Hneneh (Abou-Hamad) Sulaiman. Mary Rose was raised in Damascus, Syria where she was a caretaker to her...

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Annie Belle Benedetto, 99

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Annie Belle Benedetto, 99

Published in the May 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Annie Belle (Taylor) Benedetto, 99, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield, on May 17, 2019. Annie Belle was born in New London, N.C. on October 3, 1919. She was the cherished daughter of the late Cicero and Rosa Belle Taylor, and sister...

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Violet C. Ralston, 93

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Violet C. Ralston, 93

Published in the May 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Violet C. Ralston, 93, of Wakefield, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Wakefield Center on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Violet was born on August 2, 1925 in Hyde Park, one of four children of the late Frederick and Violet (Grant) MacKay. She...

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Brian E. Sweetland, 59

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Brian E. Sweetland, 59

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. NORTH READING — Brian E. Sweetland, 59, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Born in Melrose on November 30, 1959. He was a lifelong resident of North Reading. Brian was a graduate of North Reading High School. He was a concrete truck driver for the Wakefield Concrete Company...

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