Three arrested on drug charges

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Three arrested on drug charges

Published in the July 9, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Police assisted detectives from the Massachusetts State Police yesterday with the arrest and booking of three New York men after they allegedly picked up a package containing drugs that had been shipped to the UPS Store on Lincoln Street. When the arrests were made shortly after noon, police said, one of...

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Big bang theory

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Big bang theory

Published in the July 9, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA When is a firecracker just a firecracker? If you were in Wakefield — or anywhere else in the country — on July 4 weekend, you probably noticed a dramatic uptick in the volume of amateur fireworks compared to other years. You were not alone. “Fireworks complaint”  was far and away the...

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Former Winship mansion torn down

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Former Winship mansion torn down

Published July 8, 2020 BY MARK SARDELLA and GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — After today, a long-vacant West Side mansion that has for years been a thorn in the side of neighbors and local police will be no more. The long-neglected former Winship home met the wrecking ball today. The property was purchased for $585,900 last August by James Gattuso,...

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Intercity League cancels 2020 season

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Intercity League cancels 2020 season

Published in the July 7, 2020 edition. After weeks of deciding how to potentially return during Phase 3, the Intercity League officially announced yesterday that their 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. In addition to many factors in the towns/cities of all nine teams including field permits, the league also had to work with individual teams who...

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Praise aplenty for Coach Perry Pappas

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Praise aplenty for Coach Perry Pappas

Published in the July 2, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — For Perry Pappas, it all pays off when he sees Wakefield Memorial High School alumni training together in the summer. “It’s so great see that the bond that was created between them as high school teammates is still strong,” said Pappas. “I take pride in seeing those...

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Adriana Minasian to Bentley University

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Adriana Minasian to Bentley University

Published July 1, 2020 The following is a profile in a series celebrating Wakefield Memorial High School’s class of 2020 seniors who are continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Created by WMHS senior Emma Lambiaso.  Congratulations to Adriana Minasian on committing to Bentley University track and field. Adriana is excited to continue her athletic career as a...

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Charles M. Rollins, 66

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Charles M. Rollins, 66

Published in the July 9, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Charles M. Rollins, 66, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020 surrounded by his family at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on November 26, 1953, he was the son of the late Charles and Marie (Cassie) Rollins. Charlie was a graduate of Pope John...

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Sophie A. Campinell, 86

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Sophie A. Campinell, 86

Published in the July 6, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Sophie A. Campinell, 86, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Born in Arlington on June 5, 1934 she was the daughter of Xenophon Gounaris and Helen (Deleyanis) Gounaris. Sophie (Sophia) lived in Somerville, where she met the love of her life Frank (Campi) Campinell at a...

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Robert M. Coles, 91

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert M. Coles, 91

Army Air Corp. and U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII and Korean era Published July 1, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Robert M. Coles, 91, died March 30, 2020 at the Brightview Assisted Living in Wakefield. Born in Malden on August 20, 1928 he was the son of the late Charles F. and Ethel (Kennedy) Coles. Mr. Coles was raised and...

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