Any ideas on better T service?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Any ideas on better T service?

Published in the July 17, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Got an idea for improving MBTA bus or commuter rail service to Wakefield? Now may be your chance to relay your thoughts through the town to the MBTA. The town has received a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation outlining a process for submitting ideas for...

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10th Festival Italia set for Aug. 24

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 10th Festival Italia set for Aug. 24

Published in the July 16, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With Festival Italia just over a month away, the elements of 10th annual summer celebration are falling into place. Festival Italia is scheduled to take place on Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain date Aug. 31.) The event is billed as “a celebration of...

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Summer Safety Night on July 18

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Summer Safety Night on July 18

Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Wakefield Fire Department, Wakefield Police Department, Action Ambulance Service Inc. will host a summer safety night at the Lower Common of Lake Quannapowitt to provide summer safety resources and other important information to visitors. Attendants will also have the opportunity to...

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Merchants shut out Royals on beautiful night for baseball

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Merchants shut out Royals on beautiful night for baseball

Published in the July 17, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI SOMERVILLE — Good luck finding a better night for some summer ball. The Wakefield Merchants and Somerville Royals played under a setting sun and some bright lights at a bustling Trum Field; all with a summer breeze so refreshing, the Splendid Splinter himself may have been fanning you with some...

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Warrior Dance Team performs well at UDA camp; earn trip to Citrus Bowl, Disney World

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior Dance Team performs well at UDA camp; earn trip to Citrus Bowl, Disney World

Seven All-Americans named  Published in the July 16, 2019 edition. BOSTON — The Wakefield Memorial High School Dance Team Program recently attended the Universal Dance Association overnight camp at Emmanuel College. At camp, each dancer learned three routines over the course of three days while also attending team and individual technique classes. During the last day of camp, they performed...

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Unity, passion and a dash of rain creates perfect 2nd annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Unity, passion and a dash of rain creates perfect 2nd annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — As legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” This attitude was a constant throughout the 2nd Annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament, which was held July 28-30 across Wakefield and Stoneham. The event is held for Meghan Burnett, who tragically...

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Kenneth A. Petrillo

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Kenneth A. Petrillo

Published in the July 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Kenneth A. Petrillo, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 15, 2019. Son of the late Natalie and Nino Petrillo of East Boston. Beloved husband of Marcia Fabiano. Step-father of Christina Ryan and her husband Jay of Boxford. Loving Papa of Regan and Rory Ryan. Brother of Therese Pagano and her husband...

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Margaret R. Murphy, 84

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Margaret R. Murphy, 84

Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Margaret Regina (Hunt) Murphy, 84, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Regina was born in Boston on August 24, 1934 to the late William and Delia (Biesty) Hunt. She graduated from Mission Hill High School and received an associate’s degree...

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Jean M. Burke, 84

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Jean M. Burke, 84

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jean M. Burke, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Marie (Hovak) Whitford. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wakefield and was...

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