Rev. John Dale arrives in time to celebrate FPCC’s 375th year

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rev. John Dale arrives in time to celebrate FPCC’s 375th year

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On Sunday, April 14, Reverend John Dale delivered his first official sermon as new pastor of First Parish Congregational Church, the big stone house of worship on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. Since then, he has been getting to know the Wakefield community, its people and its...

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New rules for park structures

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on New rules for park structures

Published in the May 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A new town policy will govern the installation of any and all structures around the Lake and other town parks and playgrounds going forward. The policy was formulated by an eight-member committee that was formed last year after concerns were raised about the number and types of...

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Bad examples

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Bad examples

Published in the May 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Bad ideas seem to be finding their way to Wakefield with some regularity of late, which is why you should always be aware of what’s going on in nearby communities. Forewarned is forearmed as they say, and in Massachusetts there’s never a shortage of “initiatives” to be forewarned about....

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Warriors pick up steam with 3rd place finish at ML Championship Meet

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors pick up steam with 3rd place finish at ML Championship Meet

Published ion the May 17, 2019 edition. BURLINGTON — The Wakefield Memorial High School outdoor boys’ track and field team competed in the Middlesex League championship at Burlington High last night against all of the teams in the league. The Warriors were the best team in the Freedom Division and finished 3rd overall behind Lexington and Reading. “I am really happy...

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Local nine pick up huge league wins over Stoneham, Burlington

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Local nine pick up huge league wins over Stoneham, Burlington

Published in the May 16, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High baseball team knew these two had a chance to define their season. After a four-game losing streak, three of which came against Middlesex Liberty programs Arlington, Woburn and Belmont, the Warriors reset their focus onto the Freedom Division with two games at friendly Walsh Field...

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Epic comeback leads Warriors to shortened 13-12 walk-off over Burlington

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Epic comeback leads Warriors to shortened 13-12 walk-off over Burlington

Published May 15, 2019 By EMMA LAMBIASO WAKEFIELD — Any condition. Any circumstance. No matter how cold and rainy it is, the Wakefield Warrior softball team has proven definitively that they can play with the best and pull out the win. Heading into Monday’s afternoon game at Vets Field, the Warriors knew they would be facing a difficult team....

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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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Lewis R. Finkelstein, 59

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lewis R. Finkelstein, 59

Published in the May 13, 2019 edition. FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — Lewis R. Finkelstein, 59, of Foothill Ranch, Calif. passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2019 in Mission Viejo, Calif. Lew was born in Boston on January 5, 1960. He grew up in Wakefield, Mass. and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in 1978. Lew graduated from the University...

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Daniel J. McBride, 56

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Daniel J. McBride, 56

Published in the May 10, 2019 edition. ALLENSTOWN, N.H. — Daniel J. “Boone” McBride, 56, of Allenstown, N.H. passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2019. Born in Melrose, Mass, he was the son of the late Ivan J. and Mary M. (McEntee) McBride. He was raised and educated in Wakefield and had been a resident of New Hampshire for...

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