School positions updated

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on School positions updated

Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Committee last week updated the contract for elementary school assistant principals at the Woodville and Dolbeare Schools as well as the job description for a Level 2 technology specialist. School Business Administrator Michael Pfifferling explained that the technology specialist was not a new position, but since the position was vacant it seemed like a good opportunity to update the job description which had been created six years ago. He said that when the job description was...

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Helping PR hurricane victims one box at a time

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Helping PR hurricane victims one box at a time

Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — It only takes one person to start a movement, and Wakefield resident Elizabeth “Liz” Stumpf started one not long after Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria, a monster storm that left behind destruction, hunger and darkness. Stumpf, a hygienist for a dental practice in North Reading, was born on Long Island, N.Y. but moved to Puerto Rico when she was two years old. When she moved to Wakefield 22 years ago to start a family with...

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Liquor license action taken

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Liquor license action taken

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Board of Selectmen took actions last week related to two restaurant liquor licenses for establishments headed in opposite directions. They approved the modification of Caffe Italia’s liquor license to allow liquor to be served when the restaurant expands to a second floor. The board also reclaimed the liquor license of another longtime local eatery, Porto Bello, which shut its doors without formally returning its liquor license to the town. Attorney Brian McGrail appeared at a public...

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Wakefield hangs tough, comes up short against undefeated Red Raiders

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield hangs tough, comes up short against undefeated Red Raiders

By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — A crisp morning, mixed with plenty of sunshine and just a dash of a late November chill was the perfect recipe for fans at Fred Green Field to start their day as Wakefield and Melrose faced off in the 58th annual Thanksgiving Day game. The road Warriors traveled to Melrose for their eighth away game of the 2017 campaign on a mission to spoil a perfect season as the Red Raiders started the game at 11-0. Although Wakefield got an inspired performance from their...

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“The” Game

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on “The” Game

Wakefield looks to spoil a Melrose perfect season Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI  MELROSE — It’s a legitimate question for many high school football fans across the state. Will Melrose rest their starters on Thanksgiving against Wakefield? I suppose if you aren’t familiar with the rivalry it makes sense. Melrose clinched a State Championship appearance on Saturday with a 22-8 victory over Hopkinton in the State semifinals. In the grand scheme of things, wouldn’t the Red Raiders want to rest their starters to get...

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AMTP Earn Your Turkey 5K

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on AMTP Earn Your Turkey 5K

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — This just in: Thanksgiving dinner is much more satisfying after a morning run around Lake Quannapowitt. The 8th annual “Earn your Turkey” 5K race, sponsored by Active Motion Physical Therapy will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m.  Registration on the day of the event takes place from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Comverse Building (200 Quannapowitt Parkway). Registration fees are $30 or a $95 team fee with a maximum of four runners per team.  This year, scores...

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Ronald Albino, 67

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Ronald Albino, 67

Published in the November 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Ronald Albino, 67, a resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Ron was born in Winthrop on December 5, 1949, one of ten children of the late Avelino and Mary (Silva) Albino. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, and from North Shore Community College with an associate’s degree. Ron then proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he married Karen Duquet and...

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Michael Palmerino, 67

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Michael Palmerino, 67

Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Michael Palmerino, 67, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford. Born in Winchester on August 9, 1950 he was the son of the late Michael D. and Anna M. (Faragi) Palmerino. Michael was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He was a retired National Sales Manager from APEM in Haverhill. Michael was...

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Lawrence L. Pierce, 80

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lawrence L. Pierce, 80

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Lawrence “Larry” Leroy Pierce, 80, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with his loving family by his side. Larry was born on April 13, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. The son of the late Leroy Vernon Pierce and Albra Frances Stone Pierce. Larry was the beloved husband of Janice Lever (Preshong) Pierce for 35 years. He was the loving father of Michael Pierce and his wife Karen of Wakefield, Linda McCarthy and...

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