Americal Civic Center getting a new floor

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Americal Civic Center getting a new floor

Published September 18, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Soon after the Recreation Department moved its office into the Americal Civic Center several years ago, Director Dan McGrath became acutely aware that the flooring in the Drill Hall was in rough shape. “We were past borrowed time,” McGrath said, adding that the risk of someone getting hurt was a...

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First Baptist Church to rebuild

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on First Baptist Church to rebuild

Published in the September 17, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A much-anticipated decision on the future of the First Baptist Church site has been made. The congregation voted on Sunday to rebuild on the site of last year’s devastating fire that destroyed the historic house of worship. “I wanted to let you know that today the congregation of First Baptist...

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Changes coming for refuse collection

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changes coming for refuse collection

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beginning September 30, JRM Hauling and Recycling will be servicing the town for both trash and recycling management. Little will change for residents, and existing blue trash bins will still be used. Currently, JRM provides recycling services to Wakefield and Russell Disposal provides trash refuse collection services. Russell Disposal informed...

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Wakefield girls’ soccer ready to make some noise in 2019

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield girls’ soccer ready to make some noise in 2019

Warriors off to a 2-1 start; host Watertown in youth game tonight Published September 18, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — If there existed strength of schedule statistics for Wakefield High sports, girls’ soccer would be at the top. Most fall teams start their campaigns against Middlesex Large opponents, but in girls’ soccer, those opponents are consistently the best in the...

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Record numbers have Warrior harriers ready for another great season

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Record numbers have Warrior harriers ready for another great season

Published in the September 17, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Nearly all high school sports go through ebbs and flows in regards to participation. The Wakefield High boys’ cross country team is pretty much at high tide. With a program record 52 Warriors, head coach Perry Pappas, in his eighth season at the helm, knows how much...

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Warriors shut down Belmont, pick up first win of season, 21-10

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors shut down Belmont, pick up first win of season, 21-10

Pierre breaks game open; Stikeman scores twice Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. BELMONT — It’s one win that sort of feels like two. After dropping their season-opener to Greater Lawrence 16-14 on Sept. 6, the Warriors had two options heading into practice last week: Use it as fuel or let it crush their season. The Warriors emphatically...

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Doris A. LaSpina, 90

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Doris A. LaSpina, 90

Member of Saint Florence Church Published September 18, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Doris A. LaSpina, 90, of Wakefield died Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Born December 20, 1928 the daughter of the late Michael and Alice (Condon) Beatty. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School class of 1946. Doris had been a Wakefield resident since...

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James R. Scrivano

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James R. Scrivano

Published in the September 17, 2019 edition. PICAYUNE, Miss. — James R. Scrivano Sr., of Chelsea, Mass., Mississippi, and the road, passed away on September 7, 2019, in Picayune, Mississippi after a short but hard fought illness. He attended the Williams School where he was president of his class and he graduated from Chelsea High School where he made...

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June Hazelwood, 93

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on June Hazelwood, 93

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — June Winifred Turner Hazelwood, 93, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on September 12, 2019 with family by her side. Born in Belmont on June 17, 1926, to Mildred and Frank Turner, she grew up in Medford. June graduated from Medford High School Class of 1944. As a teenager, she was...

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