Progress made on ‘Complete Streets’

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Progress made on ‘Complete Streets’

Published in the August 15, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — At a meeting last week, town officials discussed the “Complete Streets” program and presented a list of potential projects. Nearly a year ago, in September 2017, the Board of Selectmen voted to enter the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets program and adopted a “Complete Streets...

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WMHS grad is top aide to Maine governor

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WMHS grad is top aide to Maine governor

Published in the August 14, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – It’s safe to say that growing up in Wakefield, Julie Dumont Rabinowitz never imagined that one day she’d be working as the Press Secretary and Senior Policy Advisor for the Governor of Maine. But in hindsight, it’s not all that surprising that the 1988 Wakefield High School...

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Work on transmission line starting

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Work on transmission line starting

Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — National Grid has begun preliminary site preparation work on the unused portion of the MBTA right-of-way between Bennett and Salem streets. Last week, surveying of the MBTA right-of-way and marking trees within that corridor was scheduled to begin. The work is related to a new 345-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line...

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Wakefield resident Kevin Dougherty a finalist in Bruins’ National Anthem Contest

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Published in the August 15, 2018 edition BOSTON — For the first time in 42 years, the Boston Bruins are searching for a new National Anthem singer.  Kevin Dougherty is up to the task.  The Wakefield resident was one of 52 invited to audition at the Boston Garden.  Dougherty, a United States Navy Veteran, was named the 2018 Distinguished...

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Merchants to meet Watertown Reds in ICL semifinals

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Published in the August 14, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI SOMERVILLE — The Wakefield Merchants, owners of a 17-10 regular season record, a second place finish a bye in the first round, will meet the No. 3 Watertown Reds in the semifinals scheduled to start tonight at Trum Field in Somerville. The No. 1 Lexington Blue Sox will host...

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Wiffle ball home run derby helps raise money for Wakefield’s Jimmy Fund teams

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Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Competing in the Jimmy Fund Little League has become an honored Wakefield baseball tradition.  The wiffle ball home run derby at Fernald Fund is becoming its own custom with the same goal: to raise as much money as possible for the Jimmy Fund. The second annual wiffle ball home run derby took...

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James A. Andaralo, 27

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Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. BRIGHTON — James A. Andaralo, 27, of Brighton and a former Wakefield, resident died Friday, August 10, 2018. James was born in Minsk, Belarus on August 11, 1990 and was the beloved son of Alexander and Elena (Shavel) Andaralo of Wakefield. James and his family came to the United States when he...

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Marcia Hicks, 63

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Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Marcia Jean (Troughton) Hicks, 63, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of 37 years of Chester Hicks, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born on February 28, 1955 in Arlington, Mass. to John Troughton and the late Betty (Chandler) Troughton, she was raised in Wakefield, Mass. and has been...

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Marjorie M. Fazio, 78

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Marjorie M. Fazio, 78

Published in the August 9, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Marjorie M. Fazio, 78, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Wakefield on June 26, 1940, she was the daughter of Rubin and Irene (Bennett) Surette. Mrs. Fazio was raised and educated in Wakefield and was a...

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